The Benjamin

Midtown, New York

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Attention to Covid 19 Precautions

Jul 3, 2020 Pete G Chapel Hill, North Carolina

I chose to return to the Benjamin because of my excellent past experiences for another four day stay. Given the Cover 19 context, I was very focused on picking a hotel that would be very focused on maintaining the highest possible precautions. I was happy to find the Benjamin very disciplined here. All staff wore masks at all times and hand… Read more
I chose to return to the Benjamin because of my excellent past experiences for another four day stay. Given the Cover 19 context, I was very focused on picking a hotel that would be very focused on maintaining the highest possible precautions. I was happy to find the Benjamin very disciplined here. All staff wore masks at all times and hand sanitizer was readily available in the lobby and near all elevator doors. I choose not to have daily room services and the staff accommodated this by picking up trash and used linens outside my door and leaving fresh supplies and towels in a bag outside my room. My room was very clean and appointed with all the comforts I have enjoyed on past visits. It was easy to order take out from nearby restaurants and bring it back to the room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Homelike comfort!

May 12, 2020 michelleH9814TW

I stayed at The Benjamin for a month when I came with a medical team to work at a hospital in NYC. This hotel exceeded my expectations - my room was perfect for an extended stay! I was happy to have a kitchen area and living space. It was very clean and all of the staff members that I encountered were extremely friendly and receptive to any… Read more
I stayed at The Benjamin for a month when I came with a medical team to work at a hospital in NYC. This hotel exceeded my expectations - my room was perfect for an extended stay! I was happy to have a kitchen area and living space. It was very clean and all of the staff members that I encountered were extremely friendly and receptive to any requests. Despite it being difficult to leave my family behind for a month, it felt so nice to have such friendly people working there that greeted us in the morning when we left for work as well as when we returned many hours later. These workers made my experience so pleasurable even though we were there for difficult work!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding service and fantastic location

Apr 29, 2020 caitlinmarie18 Milan, Italy

I stayed here on business in March 2020, and was extremely impressed by the staff's dedication and accommodation. My 2-week trip was cut short due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, but before leaving a number of my meetings and presentations were changed from in-person events to conference calls. Anya the fabulous concierge helped to arrange… Read more
I stayed here on business in March 2020, and was extremely impressed by the staff's dedication and accommodation. My 2-week trip was cut short due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, but before leaving a number of my meetings and presentations were changed from in-person events to conference calls. Anya the fabulous concierge helped to arrange use of the business event rooms to set up our computers for these meetings. Even though she too was facing a cancelled trip to celebrate her birthday, she went above and beyond to make her guests feel better. Thank you Anya! I would definitely stay here again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic hotel

Mar 14, 2020 C25white Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom

We stayed here last year after booking as part of a BA package and I'm so glad we did! The staff are all really friendly and helpful and when we got there they'd upgraded us to a suite as it was our first wedding anniversary, they even left some goodies in the room. The suite was lovely, so spacious with a MASSIVE comfy bed and the toiletries… Read more
We stayed here last year after booking as part of a BA package and I'm so glad we did! The staff are all really friendly and helpful and when we got there they'd upgraded us to a suite as it was our first wedding anniversary, they even left some goodies in the room. The suite was lovely, so spacious with a MASSIVE comfy bed and the toiletries in the bathroom were great quality too. Didn't have much of a view from the room but that doesn't matter when we weren't in it much. It's a great location, close to central park, grand central station, Rockefeller, times square etc. I'd say the only drawback to the area is the nightlife - it was either really expensive hotel bars or Irish pubs, nothing really in between. Next time we visit New York I would probably stay further down so that we experience different areas but I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again or recommend it! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great first impression!

Mar 7, 2020 aimeebG9715PA

We love this hotel and have stayed here several times. Upon our arrival, Jaime provided excellent service and was very welcoming! The rooms are fantastic, always clean and comfortable, and the hotel is in a great spot in the city.