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The Benjamin

  • 125 E. 50th St. Map It
  • Design

Pros

  • Sleep-friendly
  • Great location
  • Gracious staff
  • Kitchenettes in big rooms
  • Pets stay for free

Cons

  • Paid Internet and Wi-Fi
  • Boring views
  • Dull neighborhood after dark

Updated 02/20/2014

Fodor's Review

NYC is often called the City that Never Sleeps, but if a good night's rest is essential for your visit, the Benjamin may be your choice accommodation—with a menu of 12 pillows to choose from (including buckwheat, water, and Swedish memory varieties), white-noise machines, and 500-thread-count sheets, they've got it covered. While awake, you can take advantage of the kitchenettes in some of the rooms, the handy location near Grand Central Terminal, and high-quality service

from a friendly staff. The views, however—of a neighboring hotel—are a bit blah. The National restaurant downstairs serves modern bistro cuisine (and is the hotel's only free Internet option) in an airy setting.

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Hotel Information

Address:

125 E. 50th St., at Lexington Ave., New York, New York, 10022, United States

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Phone:

212-715–2500

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 112 rooms, 97 suites
  • No meals

Updated 02/20/2014

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Sep 24, 2012

Lovely small hotel with nice service

The Benjamin, located in midtown, has a nice, intimate feel to it that has led us to stay there three times. The rooms are very nicely set up and, given that you're in Manhattan, a good size--although the generous closet and bathroom sizes took up room that could have added more space to the bedroom. They are known for their pillow menu and good sleeping experience--which we had, except for a humming air conditioning unit (but that can be typical

in New York). The desk people and concierge were friendly and helpful, And the breakfast restaurant is quite good. Even some celebrities seem to like it, as we spotted Lindsay Davenport (of tennis fame) registering there. Drawbacks, besides the humming air conditioning unit, are a small lobby and perhaps somewhat less knowledgeable staff than in some of the larger good quality hotels.

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Sep 16, 2012

I love NY

Stayed here for my first NYC trip. The concierge was very helpful. The room was nice. Bed was amazingly comfortable & I loved the pillow menu. The bar manager was so friendly & gave lots of suggestions of fun non-tourist things to do. Over all fantastic experience! :)

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