Hotel 48LEX New York

517 Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10017  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Personable staff, spacious rooms and tasty cuisine
There is a daily hotel fee that includes Wi-Fi, fitness center access, bottled water and more
The pied-à-terre accommodations at this property are designed to feel like a home away from home tucked into the high energy of the Big Apple. At the midtown intersection of East 48th Street and Lexington Avenue, Hotel 48LEX sits close to New York City's biggest draws like Broadway and Times Square. But staying inside the property has its appeals too: the gym is open 24/7 and the hotel's lounge serves complimentary coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day. For something more substantial, try Lexington Brass restaurant's New American cuisine. Guests love the hotel's quieter, smaller feel (with only 116 rooms and no long hallways to wind through) and friendly, attentive staff – many guests note feeling special when greeted and escorted to their rooms by hotel employees. Once inside their accommodations, many lodgers were pleased to find spacious bathrooms, kitchenettes and windows that opened to let in the New York air. Keep in mind there is a daily hotel fee that includes Wi-Fi access, wine and cheese evening receptions, fitness center access, bottled water, business center access, an afternoon tea and more.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 116 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Modern



  • 4.5Hotel Class


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Unlike its sky-scraping neighbors, the 116-room Hotel 48LEX New York eschews grand gestures, opting instead for an intimate vibe that lends an apartment-like vibe, plus all the benefits of a full-service hotel.


It is primarily designed for business travelers and couples, and almost all rooms can only fit two guests. Highlights include excellent views, in-room spa treatments, and a chic lounge that serves drinks and free snacks.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2089 have reviewed the Hotel 48LEX New York, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2089 reviews 4.5 (based on 2089 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Hotel 48LEX caters to leisure and long-term business travelers with rooms that feature Beekman 1802 bath amenities, plush robes, flat-screen TVs, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-drawer dishwashers and coffee machines. Fourth-floor rooms have terraces. There is a $40 daily fee that includes a light breakfast, afternoon tea, wine and cheese receptions, Wi-Fi access, bottled water, business center use and fitness center access.
  • Most rooms have large walk-in showers
Nightly resort fee$40

Standard room size330 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The midtown Hotel 48LEX New York on 48th Street and Lexington Avenue (hence Lex), is just slightly east of central Manhattan. Many of New York City's top tourist sites – like Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, the Museum of Modern Art and Times Square – are within walking distance or a short cab ride away. Sweeping cityscapes are visible from most rooms and the hotel is surrounded by skyscrapers.
  • Central Park and high-end Fifth Avenue shopping are both less than a mile away
  • Grand Central Station is five blocks south and the hotel is within walking distance of multiple subway lines
  • About 7 miles from LaGuardia Airport and 14 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($70 to $80)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel's restaurant, Lexington Brass, serves a modern twist on American fare using seasonal, farm-to-table ingredients, as well as traditional comfort foods. It's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's second floor lounge is open 24 hours a day and serves finger food as well as coffee and cocktails throughout the day.
  • Room service is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Cocktail Bar open daily from 4 to 11 p.m. and serves ecletic mix of cocktails
  • Hotel guests can participate in the Lexington Brass' three-course, $30 prix-fixe dinner menu
  • Tea is offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m. and a wine and cheese reception is offered nightly from 5 to 6 p.m.

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Cribs are available and babysitting services can be arranged through the concierge.
  • Build-a-Bear workshop is four blocks west
  • About four blocks east of American Girl Place and Nintendo NY
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The hotel has a small, modern fitness center with 24-hour access for guests. The room has Peloton bikes and LifeFitness equipment, including cardio machines, a weight-training machine and a set of dumbbells.
  • Cardio machines also have personal entertainment centers.
  • Complimentary towel service, water and magazines
  • Note children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Free running maps
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


Decorated with modern amenities, the hotel has four boardrooms at 300 square feet each for meetings and events. The rooms have audiovisual capabilities with top-notch sound systems and flat-screen TVs wired to conference table for easy video conferencing and presentations.
  • There is a small business center on the second floor with a computer and printer; guests can fax from the front desk
  • The front desk can assist with office equipment rental and photocopying
  • Dedicated event planning staff
  • Penthouses are available for receptions and meetings

Number of meeting rooms4

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The hotel welcomes pets that weigh less than 50 pounds (or two dogs with a combined weight of 75 pounds or less) for a $50 per day per pet fee; no more than two pets are allowed per room. The fee will go toward cleaning and some puppy perks like in-room dog bowls and beds.
  • The hotel asks that you give three days advance notice if you are bringing your pet(s) with you
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


While the hotel will host weddings, the Hotel 48LEX's meeting space (four boardrooms) has a distinct business vibe. Most wedding guests opt to reserve a block of rooms for a wedding held elsewhere, and use the hotel's space instead for smaller functions like bridal showers, brunches and rehearsal dinners. The hotel offers various wedding packages which include luxuries such as professional photographers and breakfast in bed for the newlyweds.
  • The penthouse suite can be reserved for intimate wedding parties and can fit up 50 guests
  • The second floor lounge and boardrooms can be transformed into private dining rooms; all have floor-to-ceiling windows with street views that create a distinctly NYC ambiance
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral situated three blocks northwest

Maximum wedding guest capacity50

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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