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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Benjamin Hotel New York City
- Benjamin New York City
- Benjamin Hotel New York City