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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited NYC for Thanksgiving 2014, and had a wonderful stay at The Benjamin. Another holiday finds me in NYC again and another stay at The Benjamin. Being the realist that I am, I did not expect for the hotel to match the experience I had at Thanksgiving and was prepared for a let down, but I was wrong! The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We could walk to Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller and Empire State Building. We only used the subway once, to get to Little Italy. The bar in the hotel - The National - was great for a drink or meal and always had great service. The air con was noisy but overall, we slept pretty well. The concierge had some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel was suggested by our travel adviser, as my wife dislikes staying in huge impersonal hotels, particularly those of the high rise variety. We stayed here for five nights having travelled down from Boston. The service, ease of check-in, speed of luggage delivery and general helpfulness of all the staff was first rate. Our room was an excellent size,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been travelling to NYC since 1987. Stayed in a lot of hotels but never the Benjamin. I was very pleased with the location, service, rooms, fitness centre (steam shower) and the National restaurant which is on the first floor. Just a great experience all around. This is my new favourite. Like a boutique hotel - just a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for a long weekend while dropping our daughter off for an internship. The Benjamin is a Chic Boutique type hotel. The rooms are very, very spacious and nicely appointed. I can't give the staff enough praise. They were all very helpful. At the front desk, Omar was very helpful and accommodating when an issue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

High praise for recent 3 night weekend stay at the Benjamin. Pluses: the room was big, we had a deluxe king. The closet was large and separate his and her side.: it was big enough for clothe . shoes and my suitcase. The marbled window will in bathroom was wide enough to use as adfitional counter space. Little kitchenette with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wanted to share my excellent experience at the Benjamin Hotel. The hotel itself is modern and comfortable. The restaurant, the National, is excellent. We had both breakfast and dinner there! Most importantly, the staff (specifically the manager, Omar) is incredibly accommodating and always makes you feel truly at home. I will always stay at the Benjamin when I'm in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel that likes to specialize in sleep comfort. The pillow menu is a nice touch. The hotel restaurant is quite good. Outstanding customer service and well priced for the area. Downside was the the extremely slow elevators. It seemed that only one was operable during our stay.

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

Dear Guy B, Thank you for taking the time to post a review from your visit to The Benjamin. We take our guests’ feedback seriously and use it to improve the services and amenities we offer. I am thrilled you enjoyed them all from your spacious suite, service of our team and comfort of your room. A good night of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a comfortable hotel, but absolutely nothing special. The lobby is so small that only one group can occupy the seating at a time. The restaurant (The National) is grossly over-priced, and I did not care for the spices used in the food at all. But back to the room....we had a small balcony (at a hefty up-charge) that... More 

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

Dear gring0mama, Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review from return visit to The Benjamin. We take our guests’ feedback seriously and use it to improve the services and amenities we offer. I am glad that overall you did enjoy your experience. At The Benjamin, we offer multiple room types with various layouts all designed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My new wife and I are driving back home from a legendary wedding weekend in New York City. When we were originally scoping for a hotel - we had so many to choose from and weren't sure what to do. When we met Omar and he took us on a very personal tour of the hotel and shared with us... More 

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

Dear Melissa R, Thank you for the fantastic review on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled that you had a memorable wedding weekend and honored that you chose to spend it at The Benjamin. It is great to see that Omar helped you select a room perfect for you and your wife. What really makes The Benjamin special is the people... More 

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