Location: New York – USA
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.thebenjamin.com
p>When you book a suite in the Benjamin hotel, you could just walk out of the door and be close to the action! The Benjamin, an executive suite hotel, is located very centrally in New York City. Times Squares, Broadway, 5th avenue, Central park, Grand central station … everything is closeby.
Most hotels use over the top colors, but the Benjamin has a fun and warm design. As soon as we entered the hotel, both of us commented on how stylish the decor was. Not only modern but also classy. Check-in went promptly and we were ready to explore our 1 bedroom suite. The suite was very large and had a sitting area, working desk and even a small kitchen. The bedroom had the most comfortable kingsize bed with 9 (I know …) pillows! The have this special sleep program “rest & renew”… Guests can choose from many kinds of pillows. The pillow menu is arranged by sleeper type (side sleeper, back, stomach, etc.). They even have sleeping masks (they DO work!). The (small) bathroom had a tub, sink and toilet.
For the rate, the rooms are of a very good quality and size! When I showed the pictures to my friends they were all like: “oh wow, you stayed in a presidential suite”. And yes, they do look great!
The Benjamin hotel offers a large fitness center which can be used for free. The equipment looked great and there were plenty of fresh towels. Also a fridge with fresh fruit and water is available for the guests. Next to the fitness center is the wellness spa where guests can relax and enjoy several salon treatments including manicure, pedicure, etc.
After a busy day, sleeping in their kingbed was like heaven! So big, so soft and lots of pillows! ☺ I even had a waterfilled pillow and slept like a baby! They should introduce a sleep program like this in every hotel!
There is a restaurant “The National” offering great dishes at affordable rates! I didn’t eat there, but i liked the decoration and atmosphere of the restaurant.
Service at the Benjamin was top-notch: very efficient and friendly! At check-out, i asked for another sleeping mask which I used on the plane back home ☺ The Benjamin is a great hotel offering very spacious rooms at an affordable rate! Highly recommended!