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“Wonderful Hotel in a Great Midtown location” 5 of 5 stars
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The Benjamin
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)   |  
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Wheatfield, Indiana
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“Wonderful Hotel in a Great Midtown location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Classic luxury hotel with a boutique feel. The Benjamin has a great location in Midtown with shopping, great restaurants and bars all within walking distance. The hotel restaurant, The National, has a great atmosphere with a professional crowd.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 August 1, 2014

We have been staying at The Benjamin for ten years, multiple times per year for extended stays. All the staff are top notch. Need a taxi Mohahmed, the evening doorman will hunt one down for you. Hartman, David, Omar handle the front desk with ease and do all that they can to insure we have what we need. Sarah, the Concierge is a wealth of information. The Nat'l restaurant has consistent food either within the restaurant or room service. The rooms are well appointed, clean and comfortable. In 2013 we spend nearly 50 days at this property. In 2014 we are likely going to exceed that number. Love the selection of pillows from their sleep menu.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My Husband and I stayed there last weekend and I want to say we were extremely Satisfied and happy with our Terrace Room and the Service!!
I want to especially acknowledge One of your employees
His name is Elias!! He was so polite and courteous and was extremely helpful in every way!!
You can see he really takes his job very serious!!
He truly loves what he does and it shows!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were the people who LOVED the 2 bedroom penthouse suite a few years ago. For the past 2 years it was GREAT! This year they changed it to a 1 bedroom penthouse. Now if you book a 2 bedroom suite you get a MUCH MUCH smaller room with a TINY balcony. BUYER BEWARE! You can get a MUCH better and bigger 2 bedroom suite from other hotels in the city. In addition, since we weren't staying in the penthouse it seemed like they didn't care about us. In the past we received special little dolls or stuffed animals for our two daughters. This trip? Not even a thank you note (even though I notified the concierge of our arrival weeks before arriving. It's a decent hotel, but, suites aren't worth it anymore. You can get a better two bedroom suite, with a MUCH bigger balcony, next door at the Kimberly.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Stay at the Benjamin. You will not be disappointed. Location was great (mid town) to subway, cafes, restaurants, and drugstores. The best attribute of the Benjamin Hotel is its staff, from housekeeping to front desk to doorman (Elias is the best-even making sure that I got my early early wake up call for the ride to JFK),

Room Tip: the 350 sq. ft. room is roomy. The 550 sq. ft. rooms are the best with a separate sitting area (wi...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After comparing several similarly priced hotels we settled on The Benjamin for a week in New York in July. Thrilled with our decision. Centrally located to everything, including the fabulous Grand Central Station Food Hall. The the one week extended stay 20 % discount really made this hotel exceptional value for this Kiwi family and the living room with rollaway and sofa bed ,perfect for our teens travelling with us. The kitchenette gave us the ability to prepare our own creative breakfasts. beds extremely comfortable and we all made use of the twelve choice pillow menu. The aircon was a bit noisy but worked well in the July heat. Full marks to Aussie Robert on reception for exceptional customer service. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was our second stay at the Benjamin. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the room was quite comfortable and clean. The location was perfect for us. The metro is within easy walking distance. The Metro Cafe is even closer and great for a quick breakfast or lunch. Two drugstores close-by and Ess A Bagel is right around the corner.
We will definitely return to The Benjamin!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#57 Business Hotel in New York City
#65 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#66 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#99 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Benjamin 4.5*
Number of rooms: 209
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. ... more   less 
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