The Benjamin

125 East 50th Street at Lexington Avenue | New York, NY 10022-9501  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Gourmet restaurant, on-site spa and rooms with luxe amenities
Rooms are on the smaller side

Love the Roaring '20s? Then midtown East's The Benjamin is the perfect hotel for you. Upon walking through the elegant marble-decked lobby, you'll be transported to another era. But don't worry: Despite its retro decor, you'll find plenty of modern amenities here. For example, The Benjamin offers guests a pillow menu with 10 choices on it, a spa and a bistro restaurant named The National. Though some recent guests lamented that the accommodations lean toward the smaller side, most applaud the hotel's prime location, impeccable service and luxurious extras, including Egyptian cotton linens, minifridges and HD flat-screen TVs.

New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 209 rooms
Primary View
City center
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers


  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



NYC is often called the City that Never Sleeps, but if a good night's rest is essential for your visit, the Benjamin may be your choice accommodation—with a menu of 12 pillows to choose from (including buckwheat, water, and Swedish memory varieties), white-noise machines, and 500-thread-count sheets, they've got it covered.

New York Magazine


The efficient staff is quick to help with any request, noting guests’ preferences for future visits and leaving treats for those celebrating birthdays or special occasions.

Travel + Leisure


There’s also a sleep concierge who can arrange bedtime snacks and massages at the on-site spa. Celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian owns the hotel's James Beard Award-winning restaurant, the National.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 3175 have reviewed the The Benjamin, 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 3175 reviews 4.5 (based on 3175 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Decorated in neutral cream tons with orange accents, rooms at The Benjamin are outfitted with custom beds, Anichini bedding and a choice of pillows from their 10-pillow menu.
  • Kitchenettes with microwave and minifridge (with minibar), as well as a desk and chair in every room
  • Flat-screen HD TV and iPod docking station
  • Bathrooms feature white marble

Standard room size250 to 275 square feet

  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Located in midtown Manhattan at the corner of 50th Street and Lexington Avenue, The Benjamin is almost a mile east of Times Square.
  • Two blocks west to St. Patrick's Cathedral and four blocks west to Rockefeller Plaza
  • Fifth Avenue shopping is about three blocks to the west
  • Grand Central Station is a half mile south, but there are multiple subway lines within a four block radius, including a stop across the street
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55 to $65)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


The on-site dining at the hotel, The National, is led by James Beard Award-winning chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Inspired by American dining rooms and French bistros, The National serves fresh, locally sourced ingredients in unexpected combinations.
  • Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Saturday and Sunday with live music on Sunday evenings
  • Private dining for up to 80 people is available on the second floor of the restaurant; menus crafted by Zakarian
  • Room service from The National served from 6 a.m. to midnight

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican, French

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


The on-site spa, Federico Hair & Spa offers different types of massages in 30- to 90-minute increments. Along with spa treatments, Federico provides a full array of salon services, including haircuts (starting at $80 for a junior stylist), conditioning treatments (starting at $80 and up), waxing, makeup applications and nail services.
  • Services are offered 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Steam rooms are available in the fitness center

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Benjamin offers a free Winks' Kidzzz Club that aims to help children ages 2 to 12 establish healthy sleeping patterns. The program includes a special pillow, kid-size robe, a Winks the Owl doll and a lending library of bedtime stories.
  • The hotel offers family packages like the American Girl Place Experience
  • No kids menus but cribs and babysitting services are available
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


The Benjamin offers a 24-hour fitness center located on the third floor of the building. The gym includes cardio equipment and weight-training machines.
  • On-site men's and women's locker rooms feature showers and a steam room
  • The hotel offers fitness concierge through SIN (Strength in Numbers) who will create a profile for you and arrange workouts and nutritional guidance
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Benjamin offers 2,200 square feet of meeting space, as well as a private dining area that connects to the on-site restaurant, The National, and a VIP suite. The Lexington Rooms, made up of four rooms that can be divided or combined to fit the occasion, give a total of 1,200 square feet and can accommodate up to 150 people for a reception.
  • All menus are customized by Food Network "Iron Chef" Geoffrey Zakarian
  • The Corner can fit 48 people for private dining
  • Event staff on-site with audiovisual equipment

Number of meeting rooms5

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


The hotel welcomes pets with their goodDOG package. Dogs receive a welcome BarkBox, a collapsible water bowl, paw wipes and doggie bags. Minibars in rooms contain pet treats for purchase and a dog bed for use during your stay.
  • There is a $60 fee for pets with no size or weight limit; $10 of the fee is donated to the Animal League shelter
  • Pets are not to be left unattended and a fee will be charged to guests whose pets cause damage
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


The Benjamin can cater to weddings for up to 150 people in its 2,200 square feet of event space. The hotel prides itself on its restored historical architectural details. The Lexington Room is a flexible space that can fit any size occasion.
  • Events catered by famous restaurateur, Geoffrey Zakarian

Maximum wedding guest capacity150

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

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