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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed in room 1902 from 23rd March until 28th this year & from start to finish this place was perfect. Smart, efficient, polite, friendly staff, excellent bar & resteraunt & a lovely spacious room. The room was spotlessly clean & faced out onto Lexington Ave with great views of the street below. Equipped with air con, a kitchenette large...

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

Dear rob w, Your review has made our day! We want to remain your destination of choice in NYC. We are thrilled to know we have earned that privilege from you. We are steps from Rockefeller Plaza, Grand Central Station, Fifth Avenue and much more. Our staff is eager to please and provide genuine and attentive service. We look forward...

Rochester
Reviewed 4 April 2014

I had booked a number of guest rooms for an extended family stay in early March and from the time of making (and changing/updating) the rooms reservations throughout our stay, everything was impeccable and customer service was superb. Reservations agents; front desk staff; the Housekeeping and Engineering (we had use of the Terrace Suite for an allday family meeting with...

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

Dear mfk59 I appreciate your terrific review! I am elated that your family event went so well and all of our staff was attentive to your expectations. Thank you for recognizing Marioara; she is marvelous and we appreciate all she does to make our hotel shine. Our Terrace Suites are available for only a few dollars more and have ample...

New Rochelle, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2014

My wife and I stayed here for her "big birthday" for a couple of nights 2 weeks ago. Everyone we encountered couldn't have been nicer. They were extremely helpful, courteous and frienldy...not fake friendly as you find at many hotels but genuine. We had a lovely suite and were quite appreciative of the "happy birthday" treat they sent up from...

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

Dear TheTeeMan, Thank you for a joyful review of your special occasion visit to The Benjamin! I am so pleased that Jeff was able to help set up your stay. Our whole team has a keen interest in making sure you make the most of your visit and we hope to see you and your wife back again soon! We...

France
Reviewed 3 April 2014

My parents and I have just got back from a four-night trip to NYC, staying at this hotel. I'm giving it four stars instead of five purely because there was such a change in attitude on the front desk depending who was working. We arrived in the early hours of the morning after an excruciatingly long trip we we didn't...

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

Dear Cupcake1972 Thank you for your terrific review. I am so pleased that you and your parents had such a positive visit to NYC. Our beds are supremely comfortable and our Rest & Renew program is informed by sleep expert Rebecca Robbins. I am so pleased that you've finally found a hotel where you can sleep and feel rejuvenated! I...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 April 2014

For my wifes birthday and to visit our son, we stayed at the Benjamin. We were given a studio suite, which by any standard, not only by the standard of New York, was large and well equipped. Outstanding was the large and really comfortable bed. As the saying goes, we slept like babies. The kitchenette was also a useful feature....

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

Dear bpest080, I am humbled by your delightful review. Our team is eager to create fond memories for all of our guests. I am so pleased that your visit to NYC to celebrate your wife's special birthday and to spend time with your son was a success. If we were able to play even a part in spreading happiness upon...

Remsenburg, New York
Reviewed 2 April 2014

The Benjamin screams NYC luxury quality. Excellent restaurant, rooms, and service overall. Was greeted upon my arrival with fruit and water by room service as well as a personal note from the Manager for my stay. Tops in my book and will visit again.

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

Dear Francis S, I appreciate your charming review. Our goal is to make sure you make the most of your visit to NYC and our team is exceptionally prepared to extend you a warm and genuine welcome. I am so glad that you will be returning soon. Please contact the Executive Office if I may be of assistance. All the...

Bristol, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The Benjamin is perfectly located and the service is Outstanding! I stayed for 10 days and felt at home the whole time. The staff was very friendly and my housekeeping lady (Diana) was like a personal caregiver, I left her a note with a few request and everyday she accommodated all my little nuisances. The room was very large, always...

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

Dear Rick H, You're review is exactly what The Benjamin is all about! I am so excited that you recognized Diana from Housekeeping. Keeping your room spotless, making you feel at home and paying attention to every detail defines our service. Our Terrace Suites are an unsurpassed experience in Midtown. Overlook 50th Street or peer down Lexington Avenue with views...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 April 2014

The staff at The Benjamin was professional and honest! I had left some valuable jewelry in my room after checking out. When I discovered this I called and was able to get item back. Honesty on many levels from housekeeping to front desk!

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

Dead Sherriefmccarthy, Thank you for sharing your splendid remarks! Having our guests share their stories on our TripAdvisor page is a delight. The team works relentlessly to have everything just right during your stay, but also before and after too. Our goal to provide genuine and attentive service. We understand sometimes things can be left behind and that's why our...

New York
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This Hotel is in a fabulous location! We brought our young kids and had tons to do! Close to Central Park Zoo, Dylans Candy Bar and FAO Schwartz. We stayed in a Suite which was a great size for our family of 4--and it even had a small kitchenette which was prefect for all the snacks we need for them...

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Dear Amy C, You've made our day with your wonderful review. We make many enhancements available to our guests so you'll Be at your best during your visit. Our suites are spacious, well appointed, and functional. Our queen size sofa sleepers and kitchenettes complete with tableware, refrigerator and microwave (toasters, blenders and tea kettles available upon request) are great added...

Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My disabled adult daughter (wheelchair) and I were never at the Benjamin before. We had a nice large accessible room and received fabulous service and help with moving her around. The spa treatment she received for medicinal treatment was the best she said she ever had. Food at the National also very good.

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Dear Marcia M, Thank you for posting a radiant review of your recent stay with your daughter. Our whole team rejoiced in your kind words about service, The National, Federico's Spa & Salon and your supremely comfortable suite. Our suites feature the added comfort of a separate living room and plush seating to feel at home. I hope to welcome...

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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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Address: 125 East 50th Street, at Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-9501
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: $327 - $780 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Benjamin 4.5*
Number of rooms: 209
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Also Known As:
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Benjamin New York City
Benjamin Hotel New York City
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in New York City
#54 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#58 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#65 Family Hotel in New York City
#73 Business Hotel in New York City
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“Higher room is better. Elevators work well.”
 of 5 bubbles GeorgeF213, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were advised by the front desk that the back of the hotel away from the street.... was the best for avoiding noise.”
 of 5 bubbles R262UEmichelleg, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“12th floor was away from the craziness of NYC streets”
 of 5 bubbles 581mackenziet, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I believe all rooms would be good. Ours was on 6th floor next to elevator and we have no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles NanaBev1, 21 Dec 2016 | Read review
“High floor on the Lexington side”
 of 5 bubbles DrJSoCal, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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