The Benjamin

New York, USA

The hotel

Thanks to a multi-million dollar makeover The Benjamin Hotel in Midtown Manhattan is looking hotter than ever and if you want to dive into a world of boutique luxury then right here is where you rip off the covers and get involved. Although the designs and modern touches are bang-up-to-date the level of customer commitment goes way back with pretty much 24-hr everything ranging from the front desk to the fitness room to the in-room spa and beauty services. The gourmet snack boxes alone will have you hungry for more and if you want a real taste of classic New York City style then check out The National Bar & Dining Rooms that's got grand café chic down to a tea. As The Benjamin Hotel stretches to almost 30 storeys there's no chance of getting lost in the city and as major attractions, such as the MET, the Empire State Building and Madison Avenue, are all just a few blocks away this is an excellent base to experience the best of the Big Apple. Finally, guest rooms have every box ticked with kitchenettes and mini-fridges ensuring you can definitely have your cake and eat it.

Amenities

  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated on the corner of East 50th Street and Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan; close to Fifth Avenue, Grand Central Terminal, the Rockefeller Centre and Bloomingdales. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

209 guest rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 42” HD flat-screen cable TV, iPod alarm clock, kitchenette, mini-fridge, bathrobes, WiFi access*. Guest Rooms are 250–275 sq ft and have 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Studios are 300–350 sq ft, and have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

One Bedroom Suites are 450–550 sq ft with a separate living area with 1 queen-size sleeper sofa, and 1 queen-size or 1 king-size bed in the bedroom, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The National Bar & Dining Rooms (classic NYC bistro dishes served for breakfast, lunch and dinner). In-room dining* from the National menu (6:00am – midnight) including Bedtime Bites (selected midnight snacks from the National). Winks’ Kidzzz Club. 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness room and steam room. 24-hour in-room hair and beauty services* by Federico. Business centre. Laundry/dry-cleaning services*. 24/7 reception team, concierge and shoe shine services. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Jun 16, 2019 Aged_Right Lopatcong, New Jersey

Wow Shady AJ!!! I booked a King Terrace Suite in advance non refundable for my 45th birthday/ Father’s Day so the room was guaranteed. Upon my arrival with my wife & daughter... at the appropriate check in time 3pm. I was told by shady AJ, I see you booked a King Terrace Suite. Shortly after he said the room wasn’t ready! He could take our bags… Read more
Wow Shady AJ!!! I booked a King Terrace Suite in advance non refundable for my 45th birthday/ Father’s Day so the room was guaranteed. Upon my arrival with my wife & daughter... at the appropriate check in time 3pm. I was told by shady AJ, I see you booked a King Terrace Suite. Shortly after he said the room wasn’t ready! He could take our bags and give us call later when the room was available. At that very moment. I knew wasn’t getting a king terrace suite based upon Shady AJ body language and sly ways. He was up to know good without a care for my family and I. I purposely waited in the lobby and wasn’t leaving our bags with Shady AJ to speed up the process. Shady AJ called us back up to the front desk and tried give us a room of lesser value sneaky! After seeing the room I was highly disappointed! This was not the room I booked and paid for in advanced! They had know problem giving me my money back they just wanted my family and I out of there! I get it! I’m out! I’m happy to say the Hilton Midtown was fabulous and we are accepted there! Read less
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Jun 13, 2019 PierreL52 Montreal, Canada

Loved this hotel. Especially Studio rooms. Staff was very friendly and the restaurant was also very good and at cocktail hour. Location is impeccable: walking distance to many sights and the metro station is only a block away.
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Jun 12, 2019 Tom M Toronto, Canada

We had 2 rooms for 3 nights while visiting New York City to celebrate our anniversary. Read a lot of reviews on the Benjamin and they were all true and I thought the hotel was better than what most people wrote as very good. I use to live in hotels (traveled 9-10 months a year) All I want is a spacious room and most important very very clean. The… Read more
We had 2 rooms for 3 nights while visiting New York City to celebrate our anniversary. Read a lot of reviews on the Benjamin and they were all true and I thought the hotel was better than what most people wrote as very good. I use to live in hotels (traveled 9-10 months a year) All I want is a spacious room and most important very very clean. The Benjamin was all that. We were greeted with great respect like we were family. When we told them we were there for our anniversary they upgraded both rooms to a suite and they also sent up champagne, cheese, and crackers with a card wishing us a happy Anniversary. All 3 different doormen / valet were great guys with very helpful advice and recommendations. The room was extra clean, very comfortable bed, comfortable pillows. Very spacious rooms with a sitting area. Never ate at the restaurant so can’t comment. I highly recommend the Benjamin Hotel for long or short stays. Excellent Location approx 10 min. Walk to Times Square, 1st time I enjoyed the in suite coffee. I will definitely stay there again. The washrooms a bit small however it worked just fine. Read less
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Jun 11, 2019 Yenier London, United Kingdom

I stayed again at The Benjamin on a business trip, and once again was impressed with the service I received and the property itself. Everyone I interacted with was lovely. I also love the rooms; very comfortable and cozy.
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Jun 10, 2019 Andrea B

The Benjamin was a great location for our girls weekend. The room was far more spacious than most NY hotels and the service was above and beyond. The front desk, concierge along with the doormen were welcoming and helpful. Thank you! We will be back.