The Benjamin Hotel
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The Benjamin Hotel is a sophisticated and upscale hotel in the heart of New York City, perfect for those who wish to enjoy the many attractions in the area at their leisure. Stroll through the lush Central Park, marvel at the Empire State Building, enjoy shopping in Fifth Avenue or see a show at the vibrant Theatre District. The hotel is also conveniently only 9 miles away from LaGuardia International Airport.
All of the guest rooms at The Benjamin Hotel are sleek in appearance and come with a whole host of additional features to help you feel right at home. All rooms include a kitchenette with a mini fridge, an HD flat-screen TV, high-speed internet access, a private bathroom with Elemis bath amenities and an iPod alarm clock/radio. In-room dining is also available.
Sit back and relax at The National Bar and Dining Rooms and tuck into delicious American cuisine with a modern edge. The hotel also facilitates The Wine Room, an on-site Wellness Spa and a 24 hour gym (located at a sister hotel nearby).
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Floors Number: 29
- Total Rooms Number: 209
- 24 hour front desk
- Lift to all Floors
- Multilingual Staff
- Concierge Desk
- Room Service Not 24hr: Yes
- In Room Safe
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Steam Room Free: No
- Gym Free: No
- Name: John F. Kennedy International Airport
- Distance: 26.3 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: John F. Kennedy International Airport Distance: 26.3 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 2495 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Best hotel in NY
Stay Date: 02/2017, Zlata B wrote this review.
A fantastic hotel! I would say it's good for families and business. Great restaurant downstairs, great breakfast, fantastic rooms and hotel location is one of the best. The value for money is one of the best you find. The ambience and decoration of… See more
A fantastic hotel! I would say it's good for families and business. Great restaurant downstairs, great breakfast, fantastic rooms and hotel location is one of the best. The value for money is one of the best you find. The ambience and decoration of this hotel makes your NY experience so much more special. The service was very good. I cannot find anything wrong with this hotel. So many good restaurants around. We were upgraded to suite. However I can see how even just our bedroom (without living room) would be a good value and good size for 2 people. There was also a small kitchen so if you travelled with kids would be amazing Collapse
Great hotel ruined by a new 'Facilities Charge'
Stay Date: 02/2017, ChunkyW wrote this review.
I've been staying at The Benjamin for the past 15 or so years. I love the location, staff and facilities in each room. The combination of these attributes and the service consistency is a winning formula. New this year is a $30 Facilities Charge. I… See more
I've been staying at The Benjamin for the past 15 or so years. I love the location, staff and facilities in each room. The combination of these attributes and the service consistency is a winning formula. New this year is a $30 Facilities Charge. I learned of it when booking my reservation for a family trip to the hotel. I was told it was for the use of the web, business center and included a $10 credit to be used in the bar (the credit can't be used for room service). I wasn't happy with the new fee at the time of booking but continued as the operator said $10 credit was for each person staying at the hotel - we were a party of 6. It turns out the credit is per room and not per person so having diligently spent $60 or more at the hotel each day we were there, you can imagine the shock in learning the credit is per room, I. E. I'd overspent by $50 each day. Stephanie on the desk was first class in unraveling this mess and I admire her professionalism. Her fluency in my problem would suggest to me that I'm not the first guest this year to complain about the new charge and that the 'credit' isn't shown on the bill. In summary, the magic of The Benjamin has lost a little of its sparkle with this new charge. It's so unnecessary to post it as an add-on; either include it in the room rate or don't charge it. Collapse
Big rooms, great for an extended stay
Stay Date: 02/2017, Kate G wrote this review.
We stayed in a terrace suite, which would have been AMAZING had we not stayed during the winter! Our room was large (separate living room area and kitchenette with fridge, sink and microwave), comfortable and not the least bit stuffy. Location is gre… See more
We stayed in a terrace suite, which would have been AMAZING had we not stayed during the winter! Our room was large (separate living room area and kitchenette with fridge, sink and microwave), comfortable and not the least bit stuffy. Location is great and an easy area to catch a cab. A nice surprise was the BEST in-room mini-bar snacks I've seen. Super tempting after a late night. Food at the National (restaurant) is great too, with a fun ambiance. Collapse
Perfect Mother Daughter NYC hotel
Stay Date: 02/2017, SBos2N wrote this review.
My teenage daughter and I stay here every year and it never disappoints. It is hard to find good NYC hotels that offer rooms with two queen beds AND an excellent location AND a restaurant as good as The National. The concierge has always been terri… See more
My teenage daughter and I stay here every year and it never disappoints. It is hard to find good NYC hotels that offer rooms with two queen beds AND an excellent location AND a restaurant as good as The National. The concierge has always been terrific and the doormen always warm, helpful and welcoming. The room size is good (for NYC) and the rooms are very clean, the beds/bedding comfortable, and the rooms are relatively quiet. The front desk staff is always welcoming and engaging as well. Collapse
What a wonderful gem and great surprise!
Stay Date: 01/2017, TitanAmore wrote this review.
Was in NYC for business Jan 27-Jan 30, and The Benjamin was booked through my work colleagues. I normally book all my hotel stays, so I had to trust that the choice made would be suitable for me. Since I wasn't familiar with the hotel (except throu… See more
Was in NYC for business Jan 27-Jan 30, and The Benjamin was booked through my work colleagues. I normally book all my hotel stays, so I had to trust that the choice made would be suitable for me. Since I wasn't familiar with the hotel (except through its website, which as we all know can sometimes be decieving), I wasn't sure what to "truly" expect. (As a side note, my husband pleasantly surprised me by joining me on the trip, it being his first visit to the "Big Apple"). When we arrived from Los Angeles early in the evening, we were warmly welcomed by the doorman, who treated us as if we were long lost friends. The lobby was exactly the right size for the boutique hotel with high vaulted ceilings, dark woods drenched in rich colors and a very relaxed atmosphere. Steven helped us with our check in and, Tom the concierge, aided in suggestions for where to grab a quick bite in the area 50th and Lexington (mid town), including fulfilling our request of finding a local pub for a quick Guinness, prior to having dinner. Taju showed us to our room in the 17th floor (1704 is a corner room), and the view was lovely, with 2 windows looking down on Lexington Avenue. The beauty (and lovely surprise) was the "suite" aspect of the room. We had a king sized bed (which was extremely comfortable), the room was perfectly portioned for 2 people. Perfectly sized 40" (?) flat screen TV, desk, overstuffed chair, huge closet, safe, iron, and board and extra pillows. The bathroom was "petite", but again perfectly sized for 2, being an historic bldg, the bathroom was classy with vintage touches but with all modern amenities, Elemis bath products (full sized bottles of bah wash, shampoo and conditioner in the shower, as well as small bottles or the Elemis body lotion, which came in handy as I had forgotten mine), bathrobes, hair dryer, and "green conscious" to boot. To finish it off, the kitchenette with coffeemaker & Lavazza coffee pods, Nestle' regular and flavored creamers, ceramic cups, glassware, real silverware, fridge, microwave, granite counters, additional food amenities tray (for purchase) and beverages in the fridge. Nothing was forgotten, all was thought of. Additionally, the room color scheme was done in relaxing neutral colors of classic creams and tans, and the bathroom was white and bright, making make-up application a breeze. Individual heating/air conditioning controls and black out blinds rounded out the charm of the room. If my husband hadn't been to the city before, I can honestly say we might have stayed in the room half our trip, it was that warm and inviting. At check in, we were told of a $10/day bar credit in the hotel restaurant The National, and we took advantage of that at the bar. We didn't eat at the restaurant but the platings looked yummy with good portions (my husband is in the hotel/restaurant business, so we are always a bit "tough" on our critiques especially in the restaurant area). When heading out of the hotel, doormen Jonathan, Clinton, and Gary were very helpful in offering to hail a cab, directions and information in general. Stephanie and Mai at the front desk were also helpful, especially when we had gone out to sightsee, and I thought I'd forgotten a bracelet in the room when we checked out (we had left our luggage at the hotel for later pickup). They went out of their way to personally check the room when I realized it was mssing and phoned to inquire about it. They promptly called me back, letting me know they hadn't found it. (I had actually packed it, sigh of relief). When we were preparing to check out and arranging our transportation to JFK, Clinton suggested we use their car service at hotel, which was $60 all in (tolls and tips included). (I normally use Carmel Limo service while in the city, and they prices are comparable, but we liked this option as we were leaving bags at the hotel while exploring the city half day before departure). Our driver, Benjamin, (a coincidence) was waiting for us at the appointed time, had a clean, comfortable Lincoln and got us to the airport in plenty of time so we didn't feel rushed (left hotel at 2:30 pm for a 4:40 pm flight), this all happening on the Monday following the Executive order travel ban, which we had heard caused havoc at all Tri-state airports. In closing, we highly recommend The Benjamin for a night, a long weekend or extended stay, you will not be disappointed! (Another side note: the Waldorf Astoria is across the street from The Benjamin. We walked through the lobby, taking in its historic beauty and grandeur, but we were happy to be staying at The Benjamin, where upon return, we were greeted with a genuine warmth and friendliness and our room was wonderful and not overpriced base on name/reputation). Enjoy your visit...we sure did and we WILL return, God willing, sooner than later. PS the only downside was the air conditioner that was a titch noisy, but just slightly. We used it to quickly cool down the room, as the heating in the room worked so well, but air con was needed especially after dressing for the outside cold weather, we were too hot...lol! Collapse
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