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The Benjamin

4 stars
125 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
92 reviews
First Time!

It was our first time to the Big Apple and The Benjamin did not disappoint! From the greeting at... See full review

  • Ithaca Parent
  • Feb 27, 2014
big rooms, kitchenete

I like this hotel. It's in a less trendy neighborhood but the rooms are pretty large (stayed in a... See full review

  • maj19
  • Mar 5, 2013
Sweet dreams at midtown boutique hotel with Sleep Concierge for guests

With a prized midtown Manhattan location, sumptuous decor and prestigious award-winning restaurant headed by a celebrity chef, The Benjamin makes a New York City stay more than memorable. The hotel staff takes guest comfort seriously -- they feature an official Sleep Concierge to ensure sweet dreams, and even a "Dream Dog" program for that special pet. Additional indulgence at The Benjamin is easy at Federico Hair & Spa, with a variety of treatments to soothe even the most wearied urban adventurer.

Highlights

  • A Sleep Concierge, plus custom-design Benjamin Bed and 12-choice pillow menu
  • James Beard-award-winning The National, created by a celebrity chef
  • "Dream Dog" program, ensuring a happy NYC visit for pets
  • Newly re-designed rooms by Rottet Studio

Location

The Benjamin features an ideal midtown east Manhattan location, on the corner of East 50th Street and Lexington Avenue. Walk to Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Museum of Modern Art, Broadway shows and Central Park, or hop the subway, only a block away.

Rooms

Stately guest rooms and suites at The Benjamin ensure total luxury and comfort, with special executive rooms equipped for the business traveler. All newly re-designed rooms by Rottet Studio are nonsmoking and include the custom-designed Benjamin Bed with 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvet and 12-choice pillow menu. There is also high-speed Internet/Wi-Fi access (fees apply), a TV web browser and a two-line phone with voice mail.

Features

Savor Continental classics and seasonal specials crafted from local ingredients at The National, the intimate restaurant at The Benjamin and recipient of the prestigious James Beard award. The restaurant is open daily from early morning until well past midnight. There is also the Federico Hair & Spa, with a variety of treatments and open daily, and a fitness center.

Transportation

  • Grand Central Terminal (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Penn Station (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Statue Cruises, Battery Park (Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry) (6.2 mi/10.4 km)
  • LaGuardia Airport (11.2 mi/18.1 km)
  • Newark Liberty International Airport (15.7 mi/25.2 km)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (17 mi/27.4 km)

Attractions

  • Museum of Modern Art (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Rockefeller Center (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Times Square (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Central Park (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Empire State Building (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Madison Square Garden (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • American Museum of Natural History (2.7 mi/4.3 km)

Business

  • Offers 1,200-square-foot Morrison Room, The Corner and the Lexington Rooms, for a total of nearly 5,000 square feet (fees apply)
  • Custom-menu catering services (fees apply)
  • Executive suites with special facilities for business guests (fees apply)

Policies and fees

Parking is available for $55 USD for a regular size car and $65 USD for SUVs (for a 24-hour period with no in and out privileges).

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

The Benjamin Rooms

Guestroom
Privileged elegance in midtown-1 luxury bed-Pillow menu-HI speed-Galley- 250 sq ft
Studio Suite
Privileged elegance in midtown-1 luxury bed-Pillow menu-HI speed-Galley-350 sq ft
One Bedroom Suite
Lavish space-1 bedroom-Luxury Bed-Elemis bath-Pillow menu-HI speed-Galley-550 sq ft
One Bedroom Deluxe Suite
Lavish space-1 bedroom-Luxury Bed-Elemis bath-Pillow menu-HI speed-Galley-Balcony-550 sq ft
Room Amenities
Description not provided

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Jogging track
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Doctor on call
Copy service
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Cellular telephone rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Radio
Cordless phone
Safe
Phone with speaker
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Outlet adapters
Turndown service
In room movies
Sofa bed
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Iron
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

40.7565 -73.9723
Area served
NYC - New York City
Nearby airports
LGA - La Guardia Airport, (LGA), 8.60, MI, W; JFK - John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK), 17.66, MI, W; EWR - Newark International Airport, (EWR), 18.13, MI, E; TEB - Teterboro Airport, (TEB), 13.80, MI, E
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.1 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.2 mi
  • Lever House: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.3 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.3 mi
  • International Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.4 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.4 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.4 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.1 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.2 mi
  • Lever House: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.3 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.3 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.3 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.3 mi
  • International Building: 0.3 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.3 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.4 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.4 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.4 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.4 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.4 mi
  • University Club: 0.4 mi
  • GE Building: 0.4 mi
  • East Side: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of Television and Radio: 0.4 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Henri Bendel: 0.4 mi
  • Trump Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Bloomberg Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.4 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.5 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.5 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.5 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.5 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.5 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.5 mi
  • FAO Schwarz: 0.5 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.5 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Park Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.6 mi
  • Barney's: 0.6 mi
  • Harmonie Club: 0.6 mi
  • Fifth Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Metropolitan Club: 0.6 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.6 mi

Dining

The National
Open daily 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. The National Bar and Dining Rooms is the culmination of internationally acclaimed chef Geoffrey Zakarians vision to bring true all-occasion dining to New York Citys Midtown. The experience is inspired by the grand cafes
Room Service
24 Hours

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (92)

Ratings and reviews for The Benjamin

Overall score

4.1 / 5
92 out of 92
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
shore, nj
Jan 1, 2011

"Unbeatable location for the price

excellent hotel staff extremely friendly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 29, 2010

Warm and cozy!

This is a very well maintained hotel in an excellent location. The service was excellent with the staff always going out of their way to help us. They did this in many little ways, which added up to very big level of appreciation on our parts. The room was very warm and cozy, especially since NY was having an awful snow storm while we were there. The room was well appointed and clearly updated. The Benjamin was a lovely experience, which we highly recommend and will repeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Dec 21, 2010

Great experience

This was a hassle-free experience in a lovely hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Plenty to do within a short distance.

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Gretna,La.
Dec 13, 2010

great location

We did a lot of difference things.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Entertainment tip: Long walk from hotel

Have a good pair of shoes and have fun!

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Obgyndoc
Simsbury, CT
Dec 13, 2010

birthday getaway

Friendly staff. Helpful concierge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 5, 2010

Backup midtown boutique hotel

Junior suite was very small, with just enough room for a desk and side chair, did not compare favorably to other midtown boutique hotels. One small window and a dark interior view. Room spotlessly clean, comfortable bed. Quiet and peaceful. Very early check in graciously provided. Tiny, slow, overcrowded elevators. Outdated computer equipment, unable to print a one page document. Wonderful, convenient midtown location, steps to subway and restaurants.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Easy access to subway, plus lots of take out food and restaurants.

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
toronto canada
Nov 24, 2010

very pleasent

The staff was the best

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Chicago IL
Nov 21, 2010

Good Hotel, Kind of rude staff

The hotel was fine, nothing special. The bed was comfortable, but the housekeeping staff was exceedingly rude. Starting at about 9am, they began cleaning the rest of the rooms on the floor, slamming neighboring doors multiple times. This kept up until I went to the hall to ask them to please be courteous of their paying guests. Next morning, same thing. Seems like a hotel - especially an expensive one that gives a sleep guarantee - would pick up the no-rainers like this.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla
Oct 25, 2010

NYC Trip

Excellent service, friendly staff and centrally located to everything. Very very nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Get map and take Subway. Access to all NYC activities.

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
gsf
Business
Michigan
Oct 8, 2010

Fantastic Hotell

The Benjamin is exactly what you would expect from a boutique hotel on the Upper East Side. Can't go wrong. Stunning Roof Top Bar - worth the visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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