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“Classy, clean, perfect location, great staff.”
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The Benjamin
Ranked #98 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed January 14, 2007

This hotel is beautiful.
Although it has a small lobby and the room is not that big, the quality of the room and the service makes up for it in a big way.
I got here and everyone was very polite and check-in was a breeze.
The room had a great workstation with a leather chair and a printer/fax. The internet is wired which sort of restricts you to the desk,
The TV is in the perfect spot. The bathroom and shower were impeccable with great soaps and gels that smell superb.
The towels are nice and thick and the bathrobe is very comfortable.
Although there is only a bar and no resto, your in NYC and there are great places to eat no matter what direction you head in.
This location is a few blocks from broadway and a bit less to 5th for shopping which is super becuase time square is so noisy.
There is a concierge downstairs who is willing to help you with all your requests.
The bellhop ran directly into traffic to get me a cab.....( he's still alive too!!) There is a small workout room with low impact machines (all new)
I have been to plenty of hotels in NYC and spent more on other places but this place has been the best gem yet.
If your in NYC and your looking for a great place to stay where it's relatively quiet, this is your best bet.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 8, 2007

The hotel while small is very nice. The suites are nice enough and at a nice size to accomodate my wife and two kids. It was in a very good location near all the major shopping. The price for this hotel during the holiday season couldn't be beat (I know I tried).

While the bathroom is a bit small for two adults and two children it was clean. The beds were very comfortable. I would definately recommend this hotel to all.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 8, 2007

The Benjamin is located on the upper east side of Manhattan across the street from the Waldorf, so it is on the opposite side of town from Broadway and Times Square. However, both are easily accessible using the subway as are the Financial District and Battery Park (ferry to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island),,,and this comes from a couple who never stayed in Manhattan and rode the subway prior to this visit. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and Central Park are each about a 10 minute walk away and of course there are plenty of great places to eat nearby. We walked (about 30 minutes) after an 8pm show at the Jacobs theater, up Broadway, through Rockefeller Center to the Benjamin. The Benjamin staff was very friendly, took care of our every need and did not bother us one single time. The bed was new and very comfortable and the room was spotless.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank PapaJerryW
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Reviewed January 6, 2007

We just came back from spending a night at this hotel. The rooms were nice,Very clean and the bed was very comfortable. We have stayed at quite a few hotels in the city and for the price (which was less then most hotels of this class) it was well worth it. It is in a very good location for many of your main attractions. The staff was very polite and helpful. We would definitely recommend staying here and will do so again.
Tips: The rooms offer you a selection of drinks and snacks, for half the price, there is a mini-mart right nextdoor to the left when you walk outside.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank bronze28x
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Reviewed January 6, 2007

I stayed at the Benjamin on 1/6 having received the recommendation from a friend and liking the central location. There are a number of hotels within this block including Affinia 50, Doubletree Metropolitan, the Kimberly and the San Carlos. I booked an online rate of $198.00 with Hotels.com. The room on the 22nd floor was small but with a nice view and very comfortable amenities - super comfy bed with down comforter, thick towels. Nice mini bar selection, printer, internet access etc... Only complaint was that the room lacked a full length mirror. When I called to ask for a mirror, the hotel offered to upgrade me to a different room, but I was already settled and asked if they had a mirror that could be brought to the room. After a few phone calls back and forth between the front desk and housekeeping, not only did I get a full length mirror brought to the room, but also a voucher for breakfast to make up for the inconvenience. Room was very quiet. and amazingly had none of the usual aircon/heating challenges of most NYC hotel rooms. Room service breakfast ordered the next morning came within 30 minutes and was nicely presented, hot and felt like someone in the kitchen actually cared about making it. Also took advantage of the hotel's spa for a facial which was excellent. The treatment rooms are a bit "sparse" but the esthetician's pleasant manner and expert touch more than made up for it. Service all around - excellent. I would stay here again and would recommend it as a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled solo
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5  Thank sailorgirlmn
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Reviewed January 3, 2007

I only stayed for one night and it was OK. I suppose for what I paid I expected a little more atmosphere but it was Manhattan after all and hotels are expensive. My room was spotlessly clean and quite comfortable. It was a little dark however and I would have liked some natural light but when I opened the shades my room looked straight out into other guests rooms and privacy became an issue.

Would I stay there again? Probably.

  • Stayed: December 2006, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 19, 2006

Our stay was absolutely perfect. We had a suite with a huge balcony that was just awesome. The suite was large, quiet, updated, etc with a ton of amenties. I liked that we had a regular sized fridge to put drinks in, leftovers, deserts, etc. Smith & Wollensky is just a block away as well as shopping, restaurants, anything you could want. The hotel is an oasis away from the chaos that I love about New York, but I also enjoy having a place of refuge.

I felt like for once we got our money's worth on a room in New York. The suite was the size of an apartment with a huge balcony, kitchen, work space, dining table, living room, bath and bedroom for less than $400. The room had more of an apartment feel to it which I like. You've got a coffee maker and ice maker right at your finger tips. Just little things that add up to a great stay.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ratherbeonvacation
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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:
#25 Green Hotel in New York City
#53 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#64 Family Hotel in New York City
#73 Business Hotel in New York City
#81 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $269 - $737 (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 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. Hotel Services Fee is $30 plus tax per room, per night and provides you with the following amenities: •$10 daily credit toward Geoffrey Zakarian's The National Bar & Dining Rooms* •Wireless Internet on all of your devices throughout your stay •24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness center outfitted by Technogym •In-room artisanal coffee and tea offerings •Unlimited business services including printing •24/7 access to our private Residence Lounge •Unlimited local and domestic long distance calls •Access to our Clef D' Or Concierge services •Package handling and storage prior to and during your stay *Must be redeemed daily. Cannot roll over. **Fee is exclusive of service gratuities ... more   less 
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