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The Benjamin
Ranked #101 of 471 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stayed 6 nights in May/June. Staff is attentive and was exceptionally helpful to us as this was our first time in NYC. Really appreciated the kitchenette, although bathroom was a bit small.
Would recommend the suite, rather than the normal size room. Couple we were with had a suite with terrace and it was fantastic. Hallways could use some work, carpets were not the cleanest, but overall a good boutique experience. Really loved the smaller hotel with more personalized service -- older refurbished character building, not a grand, cold "resort" feel.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

This hotel was picked for me by hotwire. There was a chance of 4 hotels in the star range that could be a possibility. This hotel was the one we 'didn't' want. As it turns out it was perfect. Location is great, staff was great and the kitchenette was a real money saver. We really liked the hotel and room after all and would stay there again. We had no issues what so ever.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at The Benjamin. Staff was very nice and went out of there way to assist me. The room was exceptionally clean. I actually wished we had book rest of
our stay here. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

I normally stay at Marriott properties but decided to adventure out and stay here. The hotel is nice, small but quaint lobby. I had requested an early check in at 100pm. I arrived at 200pm and they could not honor it. I understood when for lunch. Came back at 400, room was still not ready. I was not very happy with this but I did not complain.
Around 430 I got the room. The room was very spacious with a kitchenette and a balcony. Very nice. I really enjoyed having the balcony. I did pay for this type of room , it was not an upgrade.
The staff was good, not overly attentive but ok to my satisfaction.
I wished they had given me a couple of drinks at the bar since room was not ready.
Otherwise I would def try the hotel again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at the Benjamin because we were hosting a dinner in the Corner Room of the National. The staff at the Benjamin were exceptional as were the staff at the National. This was truly one of my best experiences in NYC

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Midtown Manhattan offers many hotels to choose from, but the Banjamin has earned my repeat business. The entire staff went out of its way to make sure they were exceeding my expectations. The hotel condition was updated and high quality, and the bedding was ideal.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Have electively stayed here for a long weekend 7 of the last 8 months for work in NYC. I travel with another family member and my two toddlers. I cannot say enough about what a fantastic place to stay this has been for my family. The staff is so very attentive, friendly, gracious, prompt and courteous. They are more than happy to meet our needs as a family which means a great deal to me. (unfortunately, many NYC hotels have been less than gracious to a family with two small children). We lived in NYC, (UES), for 10 years prior to having our kids and heading West. We know the workings of the city well and truly consider this a home-away-from-home now. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Benjamin

Address: 125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-9501
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
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:
#27 Green Hotel in New York City
#44 Family Hotel in New York City
#53 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#73 Business Hotel in New York City
#83 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $210 - $535 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 featuring kitchenettes and Signature Benjamin Beds. Originally designed as a residential-style hotel with wind-swept terraces to entertain, the Neo-Romanesque style edifice, a New York City Landmark, exudes the ambiance of a private club. The Benjamin was fully redesigned by Interior Designer Lauren Rottet and restyled in partnership with Benjamin Sleep Expert, Dr. Rebbeca Robbins, to bolster the residential appeal and create an ambiance of relaxed sophistication. Housed within the hotel is The National Bar & Dining Rooms with a menu of modern bistro dishes by Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The Benjamin features a Pillow Menu and bedtime snacks. Families enjoy Winks' Kidzzz Club during their stay. Hotel Services Fee is $30 plus tax per room per night and provides you with $10 daily credit toward The National, Wireless Internet, 24/7 access to our Fitness Center ... more   less 
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