The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection

Karl Klockars
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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 former guests

"Nice hotel w bar. Appreciated ease of check in and check out. Appreciated the drink vouchers arranged through travel zoo."
Jul 13, 2019 - Dedham, MA, USA
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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
  • 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
  • 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 guest charges will apply as follows:
$30 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

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

Fees: Valet service fee: $65 plus tax per day.
Valet service fee for oversized vehicle: $75 per day.

In and out privileges are not included.

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

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(66 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Lexington Hotel, an Autograph Collection (part of Highgate) over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice hotel w bar. Appreciated ease of check in and check out. Appreciated the drink vouchers arranged through travel zoo.
Mary Jul 13, 2019 Dedham, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Booked through TravelZoo. Everything was very nice except the view (fourth floor A/C units and vacant lot trash).
Other Comments
The Concierge was helpful, access to Starbucks was handy, and the complimentary drinks were appreciated.
Frederick Jul 10, 2019 Benton Harbor, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was great and the rooms themselves were nice---but the hotel was a zoo. The lobby swarmed with tour groups, and the old elevators could not accommodate the hordes of guests, resulting in long waits to go up or down. I felt anxious and overwhelmed each time I stepped into the place. I won't go back.
Holly Jul 09, 2019 Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and price. Friendly atmosphere and staff. Enjoyed the bar.
Lawrence A Jul 08, 2019 Roanoke, TX, USA
Enjoyed Most
For the price, you can't beat this hotel and Location. The ambience is hip and energetic. The staff was very friendly. The lobby bar was a nice addition, and they even had a jazz band playing one evening. The room was small (but that is typical for NYC) but nice. The bed was comfortable. The only complaint was that the room had a musty/old smell that was very obvious when you walked in. I'm not sure if all rooms are like this. The elevators also took a bit of time. None of these are deal-breakers staying in an older hotel in a great area of town.
Christopher Jul 08, 2019 New Columbia, PA, USA
Other Comments
Late checkin without any real sense of apology. A/c not working well. Housekeeping forgot to replace towels.
Sara Jul 08, 2019 Boston, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A nice little room, too bad about the musty smell!
Other Comments
Note, there is no mini fridge or coffee maker in the room
Elizabeth Jul 07, 2019 Andover, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is excellent and the staff is wonderful. There were problems with the reservation since the hotel did not receive the information. However, the manager on duty handled it professionally and fairly quick. Really turned an awkward situation into a great stay. Our room was comfortable and the lobby was nice to relax in during coming/going transitions. The hotel is a one mile walk from Times Square.
David Jul 07, 2019 Annandale, VA, USA
Other Comments
Everything was fine, except there was no mini fridge and coffee maker in room. The following comment is NOT Travelzoo related: My friend booked this hotel through another website, and had a major mixed up with billings (charged the entire stay twice), the Lexington staff were not helpful and gave my friend the runarounds. Charges were reversed eventually, but it was a frustrating experience.
Yiu Lai Roy Jul 03, 2019 Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong
Enjoyed Most
Excellent. Very nice room and excellent service. Great vibe.
Todd Jun 30, 2019 Pound Ridge, NY, USA

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