The Benjamin

125 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10017

Price from: £101

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#71 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:3.4 out of 5
Location:
3.9
3.9
Bedrooms:
3.9
3.9
Eating/drinking:
3.5
3.5
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
3.9
3.9
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
3.4
3.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Families with teenagers, People watching, Sightseeing

Expert review of The Benjamin

A mecca for business travelers to New York City.

Once the Hotel Beverly, the Denihan family bought the property in 1997 and renamed it The Benjamin in honor of the family patriarch. The hotel is perfect for executives and those who prefer self-catering accommodation.

Location: 

The hotel is situated on Lexington Avenue and 50th Street, close to shops, the Rockefeller Center and other sights. 

Bedrooms: 

Guests have a choice of 209 rooms and suites with mahogany furniture and sofas and chairs made of chenille, mohair and linen. Superior rooms are the basic accommodation and start at 250 square feet. One- and two-bedroom suites have sitting areas with plush sofas and colorful pillows as well as small kitchens with a refrigerator, microwave, dishes, silverware as well as stemware. Some suites have private terraces as well. All rooms have 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, bespoke beds, plasma TVs, a choice of 12 speciality pillows and Elemis bath products.

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Public areas: 

A grand staircase and Venetian mirrors dominate the two-story lobby.  

Eating and drinking: 

The National features cuisine by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The Franco-American bistro features classic dishes such as steak frites in a Parisian-style setting.

Leisure facilities: 

Guests enjoy holistic treatments at the hotel's state-of-the-art Wellness Spa. The fitness center is open 24 hours and has a selection of cardio and weight-training equipment. 

Service: 

Porters are available to help you with your bags. The desk clerks are friendly and the service is polished.

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Who stays there: 

Business travelers and families with older children.

Price advice: 

Suites are a good value for families. Sundays are always less expensive than other days of the week.

Pros: 
Location
Great spa
Cons: 
A bit stuffy

More information on The Benjamin:

Price from:
£101
Type:
Hotel
Address:
125 East 50th Street, New York City, New York, United States, 10017
Amenities:
Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Midtown East

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