Midtown East - Grand Central, New York

The Benjamin Hotel

Ryan Haase
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • AAA 4-Diamond Midtown hotel, just a 10-minute walk from Central Park and Rockefeller Center
  • Complimentary consultations offered with in-house sleep expert to overcome jet lag
  • Award-winning restaurant is run by celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian and hosts live jazz every Sunday

"As if you've stepped into the Jazz Era" -- Frommer's


Map & Directions

The hotel is 35-45 minutes from JFK International Airport and 25-30 minutes from LaGuardia Airport by car. The hotel is easy to access by public transportation from JFK. From the airport, take the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and switch to the E train into Manhattan. Get off at the Lexington Avenue/53rd Street station -- the hotel is two blocks away.

Rooms & Rates

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In a city that supposedly never sleeps, providing a blissful night’s slumber is The Benjamin’s main mission. Surrounded by the bustle of Midtown (Rockefeller Center, Grand Central and Central Park are all within a 10-minute walk), the AAA 4-Diamond hotel has gone to great lengths to create a sleep-inducing environment.

Expect soundproof windows, blackout shades, six pillow options and plush 500-thread-count sheets in all rooms. If that wasn’t enough, those suffering from travel insomnia can book a complimentary consultation with the in-house sleep expert for advice on overcoming jet lag. There is also a special nap turndown service for travelers checking in after a red eye, white-noise machines and a healthy in-room bedtime snack menu.

The Benjamin is housed in a 1927 art deco gem with a marble lobby, where complimentary coffee and tea is served throughout the day. Upstairs, all of the guest rooms and suites have been updated and come with a kitchenette and posh décor. There are plenty of one-bedroom suites that are great for families and include a separate living room with a queen sleeper sofa. Some even have private furnished terraces, a rarity in Manhattan.

Besides the promise of a good night’s sleep, the hotel’s James Beard Award-winning National Bar & Dining Rooms pulls in the crowds. Created by celebrity Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian to be a “grand New York café,” the restaurant serves bistro-style cuisine such as steak frites and oysters on the half shell, stiff cocktails and a hearty weekend brunch. Dinner is accompanied by the sound of live jazz every Sunday from 6-10 p.m.

Before heading out on the town, stop by the hotel’s Federico Hair Salon & Spa for a killer blowout from Federico Calce, runway stylist to the models of Fendi, Valentino and Armani. The hotel also has a couple of treatment rooms for massages and a small gym.

From the press:
  • "From the retro sign and clock on Lexington Avenue to the high-ceilinged marble lobby, when you enter the Benjamin, it’s as if you've stepped into the Jazz Era of 1920s New York" -- Frommer's
  • "Travel-induced insomnia is something that The Benjamin … takes seriously. The hotel has a dedicated Sleep Concierge to answer any slumber-related questions or concern" -- Condé Nast Traveler



  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • ADA compliant rooms

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: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Children ages 12 and under free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children over this age will be considered an adult. Extra bed available on request and in the One Bedroom Suite King only: $30 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Fees: A facilities fee of $30 (subject to tax) per room/ per night is additional and will be added to the total price at check-out. This fee includes one $10 daily credit toward Geoffrey Zakarian’s The National Bar & Dining Rooms (must be redeemed daily, this credit cannot roll over), Wireless Internet on all of your devices throughout your stay, 24/7 access to our state-of-the-art fitness center outfitted by Technogym, In-room artisanal coffee and tea offerings, Unlimited business services including printing, 24/7 access to our private Residence Lounge, Unlimited local and domestic long  distance calls, Access to our Clef D’ Or Concierge services, and Package handling and storage prior to and during your stay.

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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