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77 out of 100

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The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

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8.7

Good (6,008 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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490 m 5th Avenue

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630 m Grand Central Terminal

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700 m Rockefeller Center

Hotel Overview

The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York is a renowned hotel located in New York City, celebrated for its exceptional service and elegant accommodations. It has garnered positive reviews from guests who appreciate its blend of luxury, comfort, and convenient location. The hotel aims to provide a memorable experience through its well-appointed rooms, attentive staff, and a range of amenities tailored to meet the needs of both leisure and business travelers.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Location

  1. Outstanding Location: Situated in the heart of the city, offering easy access to popular attractions and business districts.
  2. Exceptional Service: The staff is widely recognized for their professionalism and dedication to guest satisfaction.
  3. Luxurious Accommodations: Guests are impressed by the elegant and comfortable rooms.
  4. Wide Range of Amenities: From fitness centers to business facilities, the hotel caters to all needs.
  5. Excellent Dining Options: The hotel offers delicious dining experiences at its on-site restaurants.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Accessibility

Safety

  1. Noisy Environment: Some guests have mentioned that the street noise can be quite disruptive to their stay.
  2. High Prices: Many visitors find the room rates and dining options to be on the pricier side.
  3. Occasional Maintenance Issues: A few guests have reported instances of maintenance problems in their rooms.
  4. Limited Parking: The hotel's parking options are seen as limited and expensive by many guests.
  5. Room Size Variability: There are comments about the variability in room sizes, with some guests finding their rooms smaller than expected.

Amenities

Kitchen

Microwave

Extra beds/cribs

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Laundry

Laundry

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Score icon8.7

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Total 6,008 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.5

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7.6

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8.8

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4.3/5

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4.5/5

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agoda

84 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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booking

698 Reviews

7.6 / 10

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expedia

1,002 Reviews

8.8 / 10

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google

714 Reviews

4.3 / 5

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tripadvisor

3,510 Reviews

4.5 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 254 times

15% Negative78% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Meghana Rao2 years ago
4/5Google icon

We stayed in The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York for 2 nights and 3 days and we had a comfortable stay. The location was good, the room was spacious and clean, the staff were friendly and courteous. Nice property but dated and needs a makeover.

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J Castell4 years ago
5/5Google icon

I cannot say enough to praise this hotel. I've stayed at close to 50 different hotels in NYC and am perpetually shocked at some of the establishments that are passed off as 3 or even 4-star. The Benjamin, however earns every star. The building itself is a gorgeous throwback to a bygone era exuding class and dignity all around. The rooms are classical, spacious, clean, and extremely comfortable (especially the beds). Often times I have found myself in a hotel hearing every conversation, creak, and party laying awake at night with an important meeting in the morning. Not here... Sweet, beautiful silence and a great night's sleep. The staff is incredible and helpful. The National's food is fantastic. I cannot beleive it took me this long to stay here - primarily because I had always assumed it was cost-prohibitive, but in actuality it's right in-line with cost for a typical 3 or 4 star hotel in Manhattan, except again I reiterate most of those are vastly inferior properties. Book here and be delighted. I will definitely do so again.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 209

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Number of floors 28

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Year Built 1927

WiFi Quality

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Idle

13

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151

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71

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

5th Avenue

490 m

Grand Central Terminal

630 m

Rockefeller Center

700 m

Times Square

1.05 km

Central Park

1.12 km

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Getting around

Lexington Av.-53 St. Station

350 m

Grand Central

Nearby

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Airports Nearby

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

11.5 km

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Restaurants

Schnipper's Quality Kitchen

140 m

Urbanspace

140 m

Inside Park at St Bart's

Nearby

The Mill

140 m

Paris Baguette

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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81

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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90

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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87

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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64

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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83

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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57

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 16:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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