The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

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Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk
42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels, iPod dock, pay movies
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

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The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel with restaurant, near 5th Avenue

8.8/10 Fabulous

972 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
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125 E 50th St, New York, NY, 10022
Main amenities
  • 209 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Valet parking
  • Business center
  • 9 meeting rooms
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 7 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 8 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 8 min walk
  • Top of the Rock - 8 min walk
  • Madison Avenue - 9 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 10 min walk
  • Radio City Music Hall - 11 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 11 min walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 4 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 23 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 27 min drive
  • Newark Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 37 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 41 min drive
  • Penn Station - 4 min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 27 min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 10 min walk
  • 51 St. Station - 5 min walk
  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 5 min walk
  • 59 St. Station (Lexington Av.) - 9 min walk

About this property

The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

Located 1.8 mi (3 km) from the airport, The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York offers a great location, putting you within just a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness center for a workout or grab a bite to eat at The National, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli are other highlights, and rooms at this luxurious hotel feature soaking tubs and kitchenettes. The comfortable beds and location get great marks from fellow travelers. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 5 minutes and 51 St. Station is 5 minutes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 209 rooms
  • Arranged over 30 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Food and water bowls available

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 65 per day)
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 9 meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Built in 1927
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour fitness center

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium cable channels
  • Pay movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Television Internet access
  • Desk
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette

More

  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Dining

The National - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ) guests.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Resort fee: USD 44.75 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Fitness center access
    • Business center/computer access
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Phone calls (may be limited)
    • In-room coffee
    • Concierge service
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 250 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Pets

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 60 per pet, per stay

Parking

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs USD 65 per day
  • RV/bus/truck parking is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Benjamin Hotel
Benjamin Hotel New York
Benjamin New York
Benjamin Hotel New York City
Benjamin New York City
The Benjamin Hotel New York City
The Benjamin
The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York Hotel
The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York New York
The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York Hotel New York

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Overall score and ratings

8.8

Fabulous

9.1/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

8.2/10

Amenities

8.7/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.3/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Edna, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Janet, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good value
Centrally located and on a nice street on the Eastside and relatively near Grand Central Station. Room was spacious with kitchenette. Staff was friendly. Hotel restaurant not operating yet because of Covid. Good value for the money.
cory, 4-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Joseph, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jennifer, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Good quality
Super comfy bed and generous sized room. Loved the kitchenette but coffee was atrocious, the hotel should definitely invest in a small nespresso machine and free bottled water. Otherwise very lovely stay and convenient location to shops, restaurants and subway.
Kelly, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eimear, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

Meh!
I stayed at the Benjamin about 12 years ago and it was just FABULOUS. I was expecting (wrongly) a similar repeat experience. The doormen and custodial staff were the best part of the most recent visit! I doubt will stay here again. There was no food, no readily available advice or info about wherever to go and the room was not luxury by any stretch. The warm marble floor tiles were the best thing in the room-and I seem to remember them from the last time I stayed. The hotel location is great but the decor is dark in the lobby and the place seems run down and not elegant in the way it once was. I regretted selecting this hotel and not paying attention to the no refund or cancellation notice. I would have gone elsewhere and paid less for a lot more amenities. I am loyal to the hotels I like to frequent but I was very very disappointed overall. There was nothing special about the experience ne except the doormen and a workman who helped me find the restroom on the second floor. Sorry but this is honest feedback.
Nicola, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Susan, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay in a great location!
We often take the train from upstate to Manhattan for plays, etc., and like to stay near Grand Central. The Benjamin is a new find for us and now it's our new go-to hotel. The room was spacious and sparkling clean, reception was gracious and friendly, and the $10 daily mini-bar credit was a nice touch. Overall a wonderful stay for attending Hamilton and enjoying the St. Patrick's Day. parade. Highly recommend,
Casey, 2-night trip
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