Hotel 48LEX New York

Midtown, New York

The hotel

As its name gives away, Hotel 48LEX sits on the corner of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, in the thick of Midtown Manhattan’s social and sightseeing scenes. But the name doesn’t give away all its attractions. A deluxe four diamond urban sanctuary, your chic guest room’s designed to feel like a Manhattan apartment, dressed in muted charcoals and cloud whites, complete with silver linings. Inside your residential-style lodgings, essentials like a kitchenette are accompanied by luxuries like floor-to-ceiling city views, pantries with Dean & DeLuca goodies, and free PressReader access. Tearing yourself from your ‘apartment’ rewards you with complimentary breakfasts and wine and artisanal cheese receptions in The Lounge, with its cool cocktail bar; and modern American bistro dishes at Lexington Brass, whose famous brunches feature a ‘Make your own Bloody Mary’ bar.

Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the corner of Lexington Avenue and 48th Street, just a short walk from 5th Avenue’s shopping, Central Park’s peace, Times Square and Broadway’s theatre scene, and many of Midtown Manhattan’s most popular museums and landmarks.

Hotel information

116 rooms and suites. All with floor-to-ceiling windows with city views, 37” flatscreen TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone, kitchenette, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, and bathrobes and slippers. Queen Salon Rooms are 330 sq ft with floor-to-ceiling windows and city views have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Complimentary breakfast. The Lounge (light snacks, fruit, coffees and cocktails, complimentary evening wine and artisanal cheese receptions). Lexington Brass (American bistro, farm-to-table menu, brunches). Room service*. Fitness centre (24-hour). Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking from $70 plus tax per day (payable locally and subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $40 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Resort fee includes use of the following amenities - ​​​Daily light contemporary breakfast served in The Lounge - ​All-day gourmet coffee and teas by request - available in The Lounge or on-the-go - Afternoon tea featuring London-based Newby Teas, served in The Lounge daily from 3:00-6:00pm - Evening wine and cheese reception featuring Sommelier-selected pairings - Access to all amenities of The Lounge - ​Evening turndown service (on request) - Bottled water in-room - Premium Wi-Fi access​ - Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Mar 21, 2020 stephwcaldwell Sarasota, Florida

The staff at Hotel 48Lex was excellent! The rooms are very nice with beautiful bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. The staff were so accommodating. We arrived the day NYC closed restaurants due to Cov-19. Marcelo went above and beyond by providing us with Kashi bars and water.
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Mar 12, 2020 Bénédicte S

We were happy to come back to the 48 lex hotel and were fully satisfied with our 4 night stay. We chose the same room as last time, the lexington penthouse, which we really appreciate. The staff are very nice and helpful, and the location is just perfect !! We already miss the hotel and the city and we will definitely come back for our next… Read more
We were happy to come back to the 48 lex hotel and were fully satisfied with our 4 night stay. We chose the same room as last time, the lexington penthouse, which we really appreciate. The staff are very nice and helpful, and the location is just perfect !! We already miss the hotel and the city and we will definitely come back for our next trip to New York Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Midtown perfection

Mar 9, 2020 NewNuu

By far the best hotel I have ever had the pleasure to stay at in New York for over 20 years! Everything - from cleanliness and upkeep of the property - to the kind and helpful staff at the desk and in the lounge - was perfect. Melvin at the front desk was there for our check-in and so patient and professional. The staff in the lounge for… Read more
By far the best hotel I have ever had the pleasure to stay at in New York for over 20 years! Everything - from cleanliness and upkeep of the property - to the kind and helpful staff at the desk and in the lounge - was perfect. Melvin at the front desk was there for our check-in and so patient and professional. The staff in the lounge for breakfast was always there to refill what was low or tend to the guests immediately. they made us feel like we had been here dozens of times and were welcoming us home. The rooms are clean and well maintained. What sets this hotel apart is the lounge on the 2nd floor - breakfast is included so the layout was simple but delicious. The layout of the lounge is like being in your own living room with relaxing music always playing. Never gets too loud or rowdy. Coffee tea and random snacks are always available. There is a wine reception daily from 5-6 which we were able to catch once. Cheese and crackers and some grapes to go with your glass of wine. Overall, I will be making this hotel my home for every future trip and am so happy with our entire experience. I would recommend it for couples, small groups of friends and anyone looking for a boutique experience which is both luxurious and hip at the same time. If you’re looking for a downside - it could be the cost and “resort fee” which catches some visitors by surprise upon their exit. But with the state of other hotels in the city and what you get for your money - it is DEFINITELY worth the extra spend! To the staff at this hotel - thank you for making our anniversary such an amazing and unforgettable experience in the city. Will definitely be back on our next trip. N.A. (Canada) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Long weekend in midtown

Mar 5, 2020 Nancy M Chicago, Illinois

Love that the hotel operates as a boutique and doesn’t have the congestion and busy lobby activity of bigger places in midtown. Feels European and the breakfast lounge area is inviting. Only negative is that I’d like more substantial lighting in the room. Bathroom lighting is excellent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic wedding anniversary weekend

Mar 2, 2020 nel0858

Fantastic wedding anniversary weekend. Hotel 48 Lex in New York City is absolutely fantastic . I would highly recommend this hotel for any future stays . Staff is very friendly and professional . The hotel was very clean so where are the rooms. Will definitely be returning for another fantastic weekend .