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The Benjamin

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125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Benjamin is centrally located in midtown Manhattan in a building that also has some residential apartments. The elevators are a bit small and old, and the rooms are on the smaller side, but the staff is lovely, costs are relatively low, and the design is such that nothing feels tiny. The concierge is beyond great. We got some dinner... More 

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Weston, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Benjamin's incredibly low mid-week rate seemed too good to be true. It was. Pros: Lovely room in excellent midtown location. Good service. The best pillow menu I've ever seen. Typically small NY bathroom, but well laid out and exceptionally well lit. Cons: The rooms available at the low rate are the "undesirables." Our first room looked directly out at... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

New York hotels tend to divide into very convenient but soulless hotels (Marriott, etc) and boutique hotels which lack decent facilities. The Benjamin has both. Good wifi, a gym, room service (including breakfast), coffee making facilities in rooms. At the same time, it's small and quite intimate. The restaurant (The National) is a great restaurant in its own right. The... More 

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Smithville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice but very loud as bar and restaurant are combined. Our reservations was for 6:15 PM and was directly seated. Service and food was great. A little pricey for southern couple. Price wise I would give $$$$. We had two filets and baked potatoes, 2 glasses of tea. $144.00 not including tip.

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Orange County, CA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were so very disappointed with The Benjamin on many levels: Subpar room with weird furniture placement. Broken window shade that had to be repaired upon arriving to room. Broken elevator (for a few hours). Torn lampshade. Three calls to request two additional wine glasses. Repeated calls to request top flat sheet (the way we prefer to sleep) and being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Outstanding Hotel. Everthing was perfect. From the politeness, friendlyness and outstanding service from everybody to the beautiful clean updated room and the magnificent food. This is a 5 star hotel. Everthing was better then expected and I couldn't have asked for a better stay. I recommend this hotel and look forward to staying here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Family & I rented the 1-bed suite. Room and location were excellent. If travelling for business, you should check whether the guest business suite will be available to guests on the date of your stay. On 2 of the 6 six days of my stay, the guest/business suite had been booked by external companies (they rent it out), and hotel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Benjamin for one week for a business trip and was pleased with the quality of the service. The hotel was in an excellent location close to 5th avenue shopping, Rockefeller Centre, Times Square and Central Park. I had a small but nice room on the 21st floor with a decent view. The air conditioning was very... More 

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SteveSasso, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Dear Bradantha_54, Thank you for the review from your week long stay at The Benjamin. While I am pleased to see that overall you enjoyed your stay and your clean and crisp room, I am concerned of the reported air conditioning issue reported. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I have also sent a message to you via... More 

Philipsburg, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the absolute pleasure of staying at the Benjamin this past weekend in an amazing one bedroom suite with perfect views of the city skyline. The hotel was classic vintage 1920's, which we love, and felt so romantic. The staff could not have been nicer. We were everywhere from Yankee's Stadium to Battery Park to Madison Square Gardens and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at The Benjamin for 7 nights in July to celebrate our anniversary. Prior to our stay I was in contact with one of the managers, Mr. Joe Rauner. He went above all expectations to make our stay perfect - complete with a complementary upgrade to a suite and a bottle of wine and cheese plate... More 

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SteveSasso, General Manager at The Benjamin, responded to this review

Dear sjschreder, Thank you for the detailed and thoughtful feedback in your review of The Benjamin. I am sure you researched many hotels before selecting ours to celebrate your anniversary. I am glad that our Hotel Manager, Joe was able to help create a memorable experience for you and your husband. I appreciate all of the information in your review... More 

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