Lexington Hotel NYC, Autograph Collection

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Why We Love It

  • Completed a $46-million renovation that dressed up standard rooms with a bit of Jazz Age flourish
  • Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio lived in a penthouse here during their marriage
  • Within five blocks of Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Center
  • Presidents and pop stars are counted among its guests

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
"Complimentary breakfast and drinks"
Dec 18, 2018
Garden City, NY, USA

Map & Directions

The hotel is about 20 minutes west of LaGuardia airport in good traffic. It's about 40 minutes northwest of JFK airport in good traffic. The hotel is about six blocks from a subway station where the "E" train runs to the AirTrain that connects to JFK airport.

Rooms & Rates

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During New York City's Jazz Age, one architecture firm built several landmark hotels in the city, including the Waldorf Astoria, the Sherry-Netherland and the Lexington. While the Lexington's roots extend back to the 1920s, a $46-million renovation in 2013 buffed and polished the hotel to a new sheen. It still nods to its history, with guest rooms that have jewel-toned satin upholstery, angular deco patterns and photos of famous buildings. Cozy rooms are snug, while upgraded rooms are generally about 30% larger.

The hotel has a glitzy, sexy history. A Playboy Club previously inhabited a ground floor space, which is now a popular Latin nightclub. Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio lived in one of the penthouse suites during their brief marriage. Contemporary celebrity guests include Bill Clinton, Patti LaBelle and Jennifer Lopez.

In Midtown East, the hotel is close to several landmarks. Head three blocks east to reach the marble monolith of the United Nations, which neighbors a charming, old-English style apartment complex called Tudor City. About five blocks south is Grand Central Terminal, which has several major subway lines. And three blocks west are Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue shopping.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities Coffee and refrigerator available upon request. 

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request, and in the Deluxe King rooms only: $25 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets (maximum 2 per room) are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable fee of $150 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A Destination Fee of 28.69 USD  inclusive of tax, per night will be charged upon check-in.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet parking of $65.00 (subject to tax) per day for standard size vehicles and $75.00 (subject to tax) per day for oversize vehicles. In and out privileges are not included. Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(24 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lexington Hotel, an Autograph Collection (part of Highgate) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Watch out for the $20 coupon for the bar...the bartender adds a tip (not supposed to) that exceeds the $20 coupon.
Jay Dec 25, 2018 Denver, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Complimentary breakfast and drinks
Other Comments
Everyone was very friendly including Kevin the doorman
Jane Dec 18, 2018 Garden City, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very clean and great location!
Danielle Nov 26, 2018 Colrain, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy location
Nancy Nov 26, 2018 Providence, RI, USA
Enjoyed Most
I've been to this hotel. It is mid-range, mid-price, clean, good location.
Other Comments
This is probably not the right place to put this comment. My issue was with Travelzoo. I made this and booking and tagged in my calendar to review one week out. I could not download the info on travelzoo site to modify the res- I needed to change it. The site would not download. I called the hotel but they couldn't assist with a third party booking. So- I lost my reservation because I could not get there on the check-in day and couldn't easily get through to Travelzoo. This is why third party sites are good for research but not actual purchases.
Rosemarie Nov 21, 2018 Longboat Key, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Excellent Location
Other Comments
The hotel and staff were very nice. Excellent location. Rooms were a major disappointment. Very small with little room for luggage and clothes. Bathrooms had no room for toiletries and the tissue roll was against my leg while using the toilet.
Thomas Oct 30, 2018 Belton, MO, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very quiet room. I’m not a great sleeper, especially when traveling, but I slept great.
Other Comments
We had a very small room, even by NYC standards, but it was impeccably clean and comfortable.
Susan Oct 01, 2018 Vernon, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
The connection to Marilyn Monroe is well played. The lobby is beautiful and we enjoyed the live entertainment.
Other Comments
It took three calls and 90 minutes to get a refrigerator delivered for medical needs. Towels were requested and not delivered. The windows were filthy.
Richard Oct 01, 2018 Westminster, CA, USA
Other Comments
Compact refrigerator would be nice in room
August Sep 06, 2018 Taft, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful hotel with excellent service in a great location
Aliya Sep 03, 2018 Bloomfield Hills, MI, USA

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