The Benjamin Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- AAA 4-Diamond Midtown hotel, just a 10-minute walk from Central Park and Rockefeller Center
- All rooms, suites, spa and gym were renovated in 2013
- 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
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 were renovated in 2013 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.
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- 24-hour front desk
- 24-hour room service
- Concierge service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Pillow menu
- Room service (limited hours)
- Iron and ironing board
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Internet access (fees apply)
- Valet service (fees apply)
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- ADA compliant rooms
Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 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.
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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