$236 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 20, 2014 Check-out: Apr 21, 2014

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
dogsandglue
Los Angeles, California
Jun 20, 2012

Quiet, clean, friendly, great value

Super convenient, clean, friendly staff, located in mid-town as a great point to begin any journey around Manhattan, restaurant was great.

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
ColoradoSPH
Centennial, CO
Mar 26, 2012

Good midtown hotel

A bit pricey, but a rare find in NY in that you actually get everything you paid for,

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

3
Desert Dancer
Albuquerque, NM
Mar 19, 2012

The Benjamin

Great location. Nice price for the area. But a little funky smell in the hotel. Also, the pictures of the hotel were much nicer than the hotel itself.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Dining at The Benjamin is fairly reasonalbe for Mid-Town Manhattan.

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
MKowch
Business
Bear, DE, USA
Feb 23, 2012

INDIE SOAP AWARDS NYC

Simply an amazing stay!! Beautiful rooms and the most courteous staff! I'll be back, often.

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

Business

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
borianche
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Feb 23, 2012

Great location and rooms!

Highly recommend this hotel. It's a gem in the city!

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

Business

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
Queen mother
Business
dayton,oh
Feb 8, 2012

my new favorite

no wait for room, clean and tidy elevator a little slow

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

Business

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
joelly
Long Island, New York, USA
Jan 30, 2012

a comfortable weekend getaway

Very convenient to major NYC attractions. Comfortable. Quietest rooms are in a rear. I would recommend this to friends, especially adult couples

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

Reviewer score

4
Youngturk
Business
New York, NY, USA
Jan 13, 2012

Great last minute buy

Well located, large rooms. Online reservation did not load into the hotel system. They made me wait for 50 min. Manager on duty was in a meeting. Friendly bellmen, not so front desk. Large fridge, microwave, sink in deluxe room studio.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

4
LEPPARD
Buffalo, NY, USA
Dec 27, 2011

FIRST TIME NYC

ENJOY OUR STAY, ABLE TO CHECK IN EARLY GET TAXI FAST IN FRONT HOTEL AND ABLE TO WALK TO OTHER LOCATIONS WE WANTED TO SEE ABLE TO FALL ASLEEP EASY WOULD STAY HERE AGAIN

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

Reviewer score

3
cormackc
Business
Gambier, OH, USA
Nov 5, 2011

perfectly fine midtown hotel

The room, maybe it was the kitchenette, had a bad cleanser smell that never left for my three days. The concierge had no recommendation just off the cuff when I asked if anything was popping in town that day. Seems like she should be trained to always have one thing to suggest. The room is too dark but spacious as NY goes. The toilet seat didn't stay up. Small point but it was designed that way. Wacky. Elevators slow. People friendly, good location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Benjamin

Reviewer score

5
Maggie's Daughter
Business
Atlanta, GA, USA
Oct 22, 2011

End your search. Always book The Benjamin.

Worth every penny. I was sick one morning/day and the staff at The Benjamin was kind and compassionate. Brought me ice for my wicked migraine and helped me arrange delivery of medicine from the local pharmacy. Even had a bowl of soup and tea delivered. The rooms and linens are impeccable. Like I said. End your search and always book here.

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

Business

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