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The Benjamin

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125 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022-9501
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 05/30/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#140 of 526 hotels in New York City
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Quintessentially New York in the heart of Midtown, The Benjamin was originally designed as a residential-style hotel with wind-swept terraces to entertain. Now an iconic landmark, the hotel still exudes the ambiance of a private club. Elegant room accommodations restyled in partnership with Benjamin Sleep Expert, Dr. Rebecca Robbins, bolster the residential appeal and create an ambiance of relaxed sophistication. Rooms and suites range from deluxe rooms, studios and one-bedroom suites to VIP suites with terraces. The boutique hotel promises to assist guests with thoughtful services and amenities include Les Clefs d'Or Concierge, The National Bar & Dining Rooms by celebrity Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, 2,200 square feet of residentially styled event space, The Benjamin's comprehensive sleep program by Dr. Rebecca Robbins, Winks' Kidzzz Club, and pet program. Hotel Facilities Fee is $39 plus tax per room per night, complimentary WiFi and $10 daily credit at The National Bar & Dining Rooms.
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Parking
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Restaurant
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Spa
Paid wifi
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Grade: 100 out of 100
478Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
62Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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MLB wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Nicely redone east side for walking and subway access. Rooms are small but very clean with everything you need (your not supposed to be in your room!) lobby staff very accommodating. Amenities are not obvious and categorized as a luxury hotel is a stretch.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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931nd wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution4 helpful votes
I stayed for a week and booked a 1 BR suite. I was placed on the 9th floor and upon entering the room, I was sorely disappointed. Every piece of furniture had a stain. The blinds and carpet were stained. Shower curtain was dirty. Lights in the kitchenette and entry turned on like it was a 1950s horror movie. The shower head was seconds away from being detached from the wall. I checked the headboard and there were two huge stains where one might lay their head, and that was it for me. I went to complain and the staff were immediately conciliatory and offered to change my room. I visited suites on the 17th and 19th floor and chose the latter, which was actually pretty bright and in much better condition than the other one. The staff who showed me the room even remarked that higher floors are better because they get less use. I had some billing issues in that they placed two holds on my credit card, which effectively locked it up for a month. I tried to resolve this by speaking with the manager several times but got nowhere so I just waited for it to drop off. I know pre-auth is a practice but a double charge was really annoying. Moreover, they overcharged me so I'm pretty sure getting that resolved will be a hassle. Other points: - bathroom is dated; toiletries average - gym faces a wall and it's really dark there; equipment is largely cardio - no mini bar or bottled water in the room - everything is extra (but there is coffee) The staff were lovely and I felt bad that they probably get a fair number of complaints about the state of the hotel but aren't able to do much about it. If you need to be in midtown, it's an excellent location and very walkable. If your expectation is a luxury service, you will be sorely disappointed because there is nothing luxury about this hotel. Given the quality of the room and the lack of perks, it's more like a 3 star. But if you lower your expectations you might be satisfied.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Definitely get the highest floor possible because the rooms are way better quality.
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Paula H wrote a review Jul 2021
Brooklyn, New York16 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I decided to take a staycation weekend in the city and booked a suite at the Benjamin hotel for a few nights. The suite had a full kitchenette (with sink, microwave, full refrigerator and freezer, dishes, etc), and a seperate living room and bedroom, both of which were comfortable, tastefully appointed and a nice size. The staff at the hotel was stellar - everyone was warm and provided great service. I especially liked the bellhops - each of the gentlemen who assisted us during our stay were super-friendly and helpful. It was such a relaxing and enjoyable weekend for us that I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Steven M wrote a review Jun 2021
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Stayed with family end of June 2021. We originally booked a room with 2 queen beds but upon our arrival, AJ at the front desk noticed we had a large party, including a cat, and multiple bags. He offered to upgrade us to a suite with living room and separate bedroom at no additional cost. He even accommodated a late check out. Overall, staying at The Benjamin was a very positive experience.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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vacations99 wrote a review May 2021
Boston20 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed in a king suite for one night and were disappointed to find a used qtip and tissue sitting on the bathroom floor upon arrival, threadbare stained carpet, stained, dirty upholstery, and mold in the shower and curtain. Despite the professional staff, this hotel is not worth the close to $500 / night. We would have done much better with a renovated chain hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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$222 - $592 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTurtle Bay / Midtown East / Manhattan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
209
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Benjamin
Which popular attractions are close to The Benjamin?
Nearby attractions include St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.3 miles), Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic (0.2 miles), and St. Bartholomew's Church (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Benjamin?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a spa, and a business center.
What food & drink options are available at The Benjamin?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Benjamin?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Benjamin?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Symphony, Obao Noodles & Bbq, and Nerai.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Benjamin?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Benjamin?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Benjamin offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Benjamin?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.8 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.8 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.6 miles).
Is The Benjamin accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.