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What We Love

  • Suites and guestrooms feel like private apartments, with kitchenettes and wine-stocked minibars
  • Daily European breakfast includes continental items as well as meats, cheeses, and hard boiled eggs
  • Nightly wine and cheese receptions are held in The Lounge on the 2nd floor; after complimentary wine hour, the space turns into a guest-only cocktail bar
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Lexington Avenue
  • 24-hour gym with exercise machines and small weight room in the basement

What To Know

  • Free WiFi
  • Lower floors can pick up some noise from traffic on Lexington Avenue and 48th Street
  • During the workweek, business travelers frequent the hotel
  • The hotel is surrounded by larger Midtown hotels; streets and walkways can get crowded with tourists, but cabs are plentiful


  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Boutique sleep near NYC’s most iconic sights, with apartment-like rooms and a bistro-style restaurant

The Look

Unlike its sky-scraping neighbors, the 116-room Hotel 48LEX New York eschews grand gestures, opting instead for an intimate vibe that lends an apartment-like vibe, plus all the benefits of a full-service hotel. The black slate-walled lobby is understated and all function, so rather than linger in the lobby, guests have access to the sleek Lexicon Lounge, where comfy chairs surround a gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows frame the city scene below.

Bed & Bath

All 116 guestrooms are done in a stylishly simple gray, black and white palette, with kitchenettes, stocked butler’s pantries and a wine-stocked minibar, concealed in a custom cabinet. All are also wired with 37-inch flat-screen TVs that include cables to connect to your laptop and iPod-docking sound systems. Behind a space-saving sliding door, the white-tiled bathrooms are spacious, stocked with Beekman 1802 products and hung with plush robes.


Mornings here begin with a pastry and gourmet coffee at the second-floor Lexicon Lounge or in the glass and marble adorned restaurant, Lexington Brass Bar & Grill. Come evening you can kick off a night on the town here over the New American fare and fine California Cab from the sommelier-selected wine list. Business travelers can make use of the 24-hour business center and small gym; in-room spa treatments can be arranged in advance.

In the Area

Your Midtown perch is in the heart of the city, and all is within reach thanks to easy access to the subway and the cabs that are always on call in this hotel-filled block. Take in a show in the Theater District, shop on Fifth Avenue or explore the masterpiece-lined corridors of the city’s famous art museums. Housing the world’s best collection of modern Western masterpieces, MoMA is a must-visit museum within walking distance of 48LEX. Alternatively, the Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the world’s greatest collections of artistic, literary and musical works, including an original Gutenberg Bible and Mozart’s copy of Symphony in D Major. For a classic New York experience, order raw oysters on the half-shell at Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, buried in Grand Central’s cavernous subterranean depths.

How to Get There

Hotel 48LEX New York
517 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 United States


Great One Night Stay
jackie B

This hotel was a great boutique style hotel loved that they had a as wine and cheese hour as an added treat and breakfast included. Our room was perfect and really liked that it had a balcony. We were very happy with everything

The secrets are location and STAFF!

It was my second stay, location is unbeatable. Not too close, not too far of downtown and many attractions in mid Manhattan. The quality/price ratio is superb AND, staff could not be more polite, friendly and helpful all at the same time! It is like luxe with good prices and a homelike context hard to describe with words. My special recognition to Michelle, Jennifer, Jesy (Colombian guy at front desk), Melvin, and many others that made our stay in NYC an unforgettable and highly recommended experience.

Beautiful Room with terrible check out experience

The check in experience was wonderful. We called ahead for a late check in. It was quick and painless. Hotel 48Lex is a stone thrown away from Grand Central and smack in the middle of midtown. We easily walked around. The bed and room were luxurious. The bathroom large and wonderful. We even had a small kitchenette in the room. The bathroom did stick went slid closed.

The problem: Check out

Check out was very slow. It didn't help that the second elevator was broken. So we had to wait 10 - 15 min for a ride down. The elevator got packed tight especially with bags. Check out was slow and wrong. I received the wrong receipt, the wrong charge, and the wrong person to help me. I had to go back to the service desk 3 times. First to get my real receipt, another to get my charges explained and finally to remove a charge. The desk assured me it would be fixed within 10 mins and took my receipt back. There was no need for me to stay. Its been days since my stay and I have yet to receive a new receipt or refund. I would not go back.