The Benjamin – Comfortable Luxury at a convenient location

The Benjamin - New York Midtown Manhattan East with luxury hotel rooms and suites and exquisite boutique styling, located on the corner of East 50th and Lexington.  Book your stay by visiting the hotel's website

The Benjamin’s standard Guest Rooms range from 250 to 275 square feet. Each is residential style and include a kitchenette with a mini refrigerator; an iPod alarm clock/radio; an HD flat-screen TV; a streamlined parsons desk with a power strip, and high-speed WiFi. The Benjamin Hotel’s Rest & Renew program is guaranteed to help you be at your best. The best part of the program a Pillow Menu for successful sleep.  Check out the menu of services here

Great Service - & Did I mention the Pillow Menu?

This is a great hotel, the service is awesome, they make you feel welcomed. The Doorman is always present with a smile to greet you. The staff are delightful and simply put very helpful. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable. Some have balconies. The elemis bathroom amenities are great. There are many nearby dining options both inexpensive & upscale culinary experiences.  The New York Luncheonette is next door, a diner for breakfast or lunch, quick and good.  The Benjamin's public areas offer intimate spaces where everything is close, there are no long walks to the elevators or reception/concierge desk.  The doormen are incredibly helpful and hand out umbrellas when weather requires one. 

For a extra space, the one bedroom Junior suite is very comfortable.

The sitting rooms are spacious. The kitchenette provides snacks, and drinks for after forays into the city. The staff is extremely friendly, polite & helpful - just a call will bring them. The beds are so comfortable, the pillow menu is always fun for many travelers an essential to a good night's sleep away from home.  The location is perfect for Rockefeller Center, 5th Ave.,  Times Square all an easy walk, the subway is across the street as well as a National Rental Car and a cool Starbucks.  The NADA Sushi bar next door is good if you're into Japanese.

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Celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s superb award-winning restaurant The National is just off the lobby, and offers room service, the food is good, the bar was perfect for a drink.

 

Pets are Welcome - goodDOG by The Benjamin

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The Benjamin is a pet friendly hotel that offers goodDOG created in partnership with BarkBox, the New York-based monthly subscription box for pets full of treats and toys. The pets are treated to awesome welcome amenities like an in-room pet mini bar, pet beds, and toys.

The Benjamin does not place any restrictions on weight or size, but recommends for guests to inform the Reservations agent or the concierge when planing to stay with a pet.

for more details see the Benjamin pet policy

Looking for a Soho hotel? Look no further than the Soho Grand for Style+Service

Insiders View

Soho Grand offers an authentic Soho stay.  It reflects the culture of the neighborhood starting with its intriguing industrial staircase up to the check-in desk softened with a welcome glass of champagne.  The club feel, luxurious yet relaxed is a pleasant escape from the streets of the city.

The Vibe

The Soho Grand is dark, intimate, sophisticated and hip throughout.  The lobby, bars, lounges are all designed to make you feel comfortable. The staff is excellent, happy to provide service and cater to your wishes.  The cocktails are well made, the hotel gives off a confident coolness without attitude.

Things that make you want to stay at the Soho Grand

The soho Grand loves Pets

  Raoul's -on Prince Street - Just Awesome one of so many Soho Restaurants  to try

Raoul's -on Prince Street - Just Awesome
one of so many Soho Restaurants  to try

These Include bath products are from the local apothecary C.O. Bigelow, Frette bathrobes, a gourmet minibar and WiFi.  On each floor, there is a pantry with coffee, tea, hot chocolate and magazines. The concierge will create a personalized itinerary for you to explore the local area.  Exclusive discounts are available for nearby boutique shops.  The area is an array of art galleries, shops, bars, and restaurants. A selection of stylish European-inspired Mozie Bicycles are offered for complimentary use.  Insider tips:  request a pet goldfish to stay in your room – How Fun!  The rooms run a little small but are cozy and well fitted, the beds are sooo comfortable, go up at least a couple of categories if you want more space.

It’s a Go – bring the dog

Pet friendly accommodations are available at no additional charge and pets are spoiled with organic treats from Bocce’s Bakery, bedding, food and water bowls and doggy bags.  Visiting dogs enjoy their very own park adjacent to the hotel complete with fire hydrant water stations, bespoke benches, and garden design by Rebecca Cole.

Soho Grand’s Dog Park is open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset (7am – 7pm).   "WOOF-WOOF!"  to quote a happy puppy.

Want Vibe+Style? Find it at the Tribeca Grand, NYC

Insiders View - Great Location & staff - laid back cool vibe

The stylish Tribeca Grand has a trendy bar scene, especially late night, with occasional celeb sightings.  You may have seen the hotel as Hugh Grant’s character’s home in the film Two Weeks Notice.  The open atrium soars up 8 floors to exposed beams creating an open and light feel.  Opened 15 years ago the hotel maintains a hip edge with its basement private film screening room and connection to Tribeca’s art and film community.

 hate traveling alone request a goldfish

hate traveling alone request a goldfish

The rooms are comfortable and have the feel of a NYC apartment with textured walls, shelving units with coffee table books, and bright color accents.  Traveling alone? Goldfish available by request to keep you company, cold champagne on check-in on week-ends with free WI-FI.  Malin + Goetz bath amenities locally sourced from New York's Chelsea neighborhood, Frette robes and towels.

The Vibe - A Cool Tribeca hang

The atrium is also the bar and restaurant, service is not quick but this is a place to hang, the vibe is really laid back, no hurry to get anywhere. The hotel is dark but that is part of its core, and its alluring intrigue.


Things to know

neighborhood Favorite Fabulous home cooked cuisine for Breakfast, lunch, dinner or even  a cocktail at the bar

Taxis are easy to come by, great location to get downtown or uptown. Soho shopping beckons, Even if you don't end up buying anything, just go to people watch or window shop.

The neighborhood's full of many extraordinary restaurants, nightlife and has a family-friendly atmosphere.

Looking for great casual food? Bubby's is 2 blocks down the street -  Breakfast, lunch or dinner - awesome fries!  Serves traditional American food from all over the country, cooking everything from scratch, using many traditional family recipes - You will not regret stopping by.

TriBeCa stands for "Triangle Below Canal, i.e. Canal Street.

 

Want to splurge? The Penthouse-8 Suite offers panoramic views of downtown New York with floor-to-ceiling windows and an exclusive rooftop terrace. The exclusive rooftop terrace is furnished with cozy seating for lounging, entertaining, and dining

 

Notable

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is close by.  It has an overwhelming amount of information; you will see history preserved. The curation, and building setting captures the magnitude of the horrific tragedy. The stories make it so real , Allow about 2 hours but you could stay much much longer. Be prepared to be emotionally transported back in time to  9/11 - you can't help but remember as the days events unfolded.  A chilling, sad, accurate and inspiring presentation of American courage and sacrifice.

Iconic Eden Roc — Miami Beach Getaway

Located directly on the beach, iconic hotel perfect for a chillaxin getaway the Eden Roc Miami Beach is a cool, contemporary space with views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Biscayne Bay Waterway.  Did we say pools?  There are  three infinity pools + the beach is just  a short stroll.

Don't forget to rejuvenate at the Elle Spa, with pampering treatments, steam rooms, plunge pools, and rooftop cabanas.  There is also a modern fitness center with ocean views.

South Beach shopping, dining and nightlife are just a $20 - 15-minute taxi ride.

A Starbucks right inside the entrance for coffee grabs throughout the day and into the late evening.  The Cabana Beach Bar and Grill serves up snack foods with incredible beach views.  15000 Degrees offers American farm-to-table cuisine for breakfast and dinner.  Cocktails and light fare at the Lobby Bar; DJ sessions on Saturday nights.

Round Hill, Jamaica - Just enjoy the sun

Enjoy a delightful caribbean stay at Round Hill.  Pure Luxury with outstanding service, you may never want to go back to winter just $529 per night for a Master Villa Suite. Fly non-stop NYC to Montego Bay on United, Delta or JetBlue.  Four hours makes a helluva difference in temperature – the golden sun rays and blue and green colors will lift any spirit in no time especially with a Rum Punch in hand.

Checkout the Stylish accommodations

Originally opened in 1953 on Montego Bay, Round Hill Hotel and Villas has become a modern day icon of style. Ralph Lauren,  has lent his classical style to the entire property, including his signature 36-room villa, The Pineapple House. Amenities include private verandas, expansive floor plans, iPhone docks, and wireless Internet access.   There is even an ocean front spa for pampering treatments.  Water sports are readily available snorkeling, kayaking, pedal boating, windsurfing,  waterskiing, sailing, speed boating, or sport fishing, too. The resort is also a PADI-recognized operation for scuba diving.  Round Hill’s signature rum punch is award winning and the new farm-to-table restaurant offers ultra fresh fare.