Midtown East - Grand Central

Lexington Hotel NYC, Autograph Collection

Megan Crawford
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • In 2013 completed a $46 million renovation, that dresses up standard chain-style 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 guest list

75% (8 Member Ratings)

"The rooms were a good size"
Jan 10, 2017
Cairo, NY, United States

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 is Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue shopping.



  • Bar
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 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


  • Bathrobes
  • 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

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Infant’s crib available on request free of charge. Extra bed (rollaway) available on request for adults in the Large King Rooms only: $25 per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged an extra $50 per day. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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75% Positive
(8 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lexington Hotel, an Autograph Collection (part of Highgate) over the past 15 months.
3.9 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
3.6 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The rooms were a good size
Melanie Jan 10, 2017 Cairo, NY, United States
Enjoyed Most
the comfortable bed
Daniela Nov 04, 2016 Viareggio, Italy
Enjoyed Most
Great location, updated and clean. Starbucks right off the lobby. Doorman and bellman were so helpful and friendly.
Mary Ellen Feb 29, 2016 FAIRFIELD, CT, United States

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