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“Very comfortable and conveniently located”
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The Benjamin
Ranked #72 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very comfortable and conveniently located”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Recommended to the Benjamin by family members from Canada who had stayed a couple of times previously. We had a 23rd floor King Suite at the rear of the hotel which, whilst we could still hear the frequent sirens on E 50th, was quiet within the hotel and external noise was minimal. The suite was spacious (a dream for NYC) and we really appreciated the pillow options. We had a comfortable sitting room and a kitchenette as well as the king bedroom. The only criticism from a guests perspective of this is that, if the Benjamin is going to provide a kitchenette, please don't stuff the work surfaces and refrigerator full of over-priced tiny products. Guess what? Guests want that space, which they have paid for, for storage of stuff they've bought cheaper elsewhere...(and that does not include from the miserable guys in the newsagents next door!)

Housekeeping service was great. The ladies were flexible with times which suited us and attentive to detail with regards cleaning. They were great and are unsung heroes. Concierge was good for providing postal service and local info.

We've noticed that there is criticism of elevator service in the Benjamin. During our stay (4 nights) the service elevator was out of use. This meant that staff had to use one of the two guest elevators. It's clearly an issue that the Benjamin needs to address.

The location of the Benjamin in upper midtown is perfect for walking around Manhattan and with very easy access to the subway at Lexington/53rd for Brooklyn/World Trade etc at the south of Manhattan and to JFK should you so choose.

When we left, Mohammed was extremely helpful in acquiring a limo (for the same cost-ish) of a NYC yellow cab to get us to JFK. William the driver was great and we never feared for our lives (unlike on our journey from Newark Airport to Manhattan). Many thanks to both!

We would definitely return and would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

The Benjamin is very nice, boutique hotel with helpfull staff. Everyone has a "yes" attitude. It was our first time in NYC and Anya Orlanska, Concierge chef was very helpful with planning our free time. She was also very patient and helpful when our flight to NYC was cancelled and we had to change our plans. Everything was organized perfectly by Anya including tickets, baby sitter for our kids, etc. Anya is very proffesional and thanks to her we felt very comfortable, just like at home.
The room was very nice, clean and spacious.
It is very good hotel for demanding guests.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

I went to stat in this hotel along with my grandmother for 5 nights in July this year. It was her first time to usa so we were both very excited. On arriving at this hotel we were given a very friendly greeting and were shown to our two rooms next to each other on the 14th floor. We both had good views of the street below. The room was very nice, the bathrooms were great ,beds were comfy , everything worked fine. Its in a great location in midtown manhattan and across the road from a subway station. We were only a few blocks away from st patricks cathedral so it was within walking distance. All in all an amazing stay friebdly staff friendly guests would recommend if coming to nyc

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

The Benjamin Hotel was the perfect boutique hotel! Robert, the Manager was so helpful in carefully finding the perfect room, and the entire staff were so helpful and attentive. Everyone went out of their way to make you feel at home. The king suite with a large bedroom, great closet space adjoining bath, a very large light living room and a perfect small kitchen was immaculate, spacious, luxurious and quiet! A lovely apartment in Manhattan!!! It is definitely worth it on nice days or weekends to request a room with an outdoor terrace if one is available - it provides another living room, and it is a treat to be outdoors on your own terrace in NYC. The central quiet location is excellent - walking is easy to everywhere!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

What could be better than being in the best city of all and have the comforts of home ....staying at The Benjamin you can find all of this...from the minute you arrive, the bellman, Elias and Mohammed warmly welcome you with the start of your stay. Upon my visit, my phone did not work, having a sick mom, my phone is quite important, Elias went out of his way to repair my problem as well as delivered it to my room. Once again, Khady at the front desk far surpassed the presentation of what every hotel in this beautiful city should represent. Her professionalism, as well as her warming welcome makes the stay here at The Benjamin your home away from home!! As everyday life at times can be trying, it is once again a pleasure to enjoy the care that all mentioned present to their visitors. Definitely make The Benjamin your choice to stay..find Khady as she will make every minute of your stay be one that you will want to return to again and again..

Room Tip: Room 2601....the balcony will make you never want to leave, of course only to return to the beauty i...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The Benjamin paid such great attention to detail and made me feel so special on a trip I took! They found out it was a romantic weekend for my boyfriend and I and they upgraded us to a suite and sent us chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. It was clean and well kept, and they even let me use the spa restroom to change when my room was not ready upon check in.

Thanks Benjamin for your attention to detail and impeccable service!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

We spent a great week at The Benjamin. Good location in Mid-town with easy access to Manhattan. The Great Bits: room size, balcony, staff, location. The Good Bits: in house restaurant “The National”, breakfast café next door (New York Luncheonette). The Bad Bits: lifts were jammed/slow, bathroom off main bedroom. Typically we stay closer to 5th avenue but this location opens up a new range of restaurants which are very good. 
You are minutes from famous Ess-a-bagel. You can walk a few easy blocks to 5th avenue, Rockefeller Plaza, MOMA, Times Square, Central Park (MCA, Guggenheim), Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station, Bloomingdales. Soho, Nolita, Brooklyn Bridge etc… are roughly $11-15 away in a taxi. To Do: Foods of New York Tour (Chelsea/Meatpacking); Circle Line 2-Hour Semi Circle Cruise; use SmartDestinations to book museum tickets (you queue jump and save 20%).

Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor which means you get a balcony and windows on all sides. Gives you an int...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Property: The Benjamin
Address: 125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-9501
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Green Hotel in New York City
#53 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#58 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#64 Family Hotel in New York City
#73 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Benjamin 4.5*
Number of rooms: 209
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Midtown, The Benjamin offers 209 newly re-designed terrace suites, one-bedroom suites and guest rooms by Rottet Studio featuring kitchenettes and signature Benjamin Beds. Housed within the hotel is The National Bar & Dining Rooms with a menu of modern bistro dishes by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Known best for its world-renowned Sleep Program Rest & Renew, The Benjamin features a Pillow Menu and bedtime snacks. Families enjoy Winks' Kidzzz Club with pint-sized amenities for kids to use during their stay. A private guest lounge on the second floor offers two business stations and lounge seating. The Benjamin affords quick access to Fifth Avenue's high-end boutiques, Rockefeller Center, MoMA and Central Park. Hotel Services Fee is $30 plus tax per room, per night and provides you with the following amenities: •$10 daily credit toward Geoffrey Zakarian's The National Bar & Dining Rooms* •Wireless Internet on all of your devices throughout your stay •24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness center outfitted by Technogym •In-room artisanal coffee and tea offerings •Unlimited business services including printing •24/7 access to our private Residence Lounge •Unlimited local and domestic long distance calls •Access to our Clef D' Or Concierge services •Package handling and storage prior to and during your stay *Must be redeemed daily. Cannot roll over. **Fee is exclusive of service gratuities ... more   less 
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