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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


4.5 Very Good 1747 Reviews
Wonderful summer vacation experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

Thank you to such hospitable staff who showed genuine interest in our trip and plans during the week. The hotel is in a great location, accessible by foot to many sites and subway. Lovely hotel with great amenities.

Loved this hotel!
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great spot conveniently located to everything. Super clean and comfy. The staff were friendly and helpful, I will definitely be back, my new favorite spot. I wish I had found this hotel sooner, I would have booked here first.

Good, centrally located
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good, centrally located hotel. It met our expectation. Staff is friendly and always ready to help. Nice breakfast, wine and cheese hour is a great start for the evening in the city. Room was equipped with a microwave and dishwasher.

NYC Hidden Jewel
Reviewed 6 days ago

I booked this room at the last minute! Let me start from the beginning, parking was available and convenient. Upon entering the hotel you are instantly relaxed with the pleasant aroma that is diffused into the area. I was then greeted by staff who was nothing but accommodating. The pictures on the internet do not even begin to capture how nice the rooms are with it floor to ceiling windows you have a sense of a much larger room. The hotel also offers a complimentary nightly happy hour of wine and cheese which was intimate and relaxing .Now lets move on to the complimentary breakfast that they offer as well, what an assortment.... cheese, meats, croissants, coffee, fresh juices, cannot even continue to list the assortment and not your typical boring hotel food. this is by far my favorite NYC hotel. I am returning to NYC in Sept. and will be booking my stay at this hotel!

Outstanding staff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Just spent a week here with my daughter,great hotel,breakfast was great, if you like wine then there is free wine and cheese in the afternoons, the rooms are clean and very comfortable and the showers are superb, the best thing about this hotel is the staff, from the cleaners to the front of house every member we encountered where extremely helpful and friendly they really will go out of there way for you for no other eason but to make your stay enjoyable,well done HOTEL48