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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

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.

Beyond

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

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1878 Reviews
Wonderful Hotel in Midtown
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is truly an excellent hotel and I stay here whenever visiting our office in NYC. The staff is outstanding and rooms are wonderful. I hesitate going on too much about it because I'd like to keep it a secret!

Quite a comfortable hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hotel and location ok.
Nice staff.
Janee, Thomas and Malvina were especially helpful and friendly - really enjoyed their company.
Some interruptions with breakfast.
Vague idea about coffee - whole concept/ knowledge needs improvement.
I found bed / pillows very comfortable that is not always the case even for good hotels.

Best Hotel to stay forNYFW
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the pleasure to stay in the Hotel 48Lex for NY Fashion week, first of all is LOCATION goals being so close to the Subway from 53erd st or grand central yo can get anywhere. The view is amazing, room spacious, they have a gym and breakfast included.. I really love their service specially Melvin in front desk always with a smile, abd Yassel super friendly too.
Had the best time staying there.

Accommodating boutique hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lately I’ve been booking hotels on the hotel tonight app. This property had a very decent price.

The rooms are decently appointed with plenty of sundries in the minibar. The showers work well. The staff is friendly and accommodating.

If you’re looking for tons of action this isn’t the spot for you. There’s not much of a lobby but there is a restaurant on premises.

This is a great spot for a quiet getaway on a budget.

Very poor service across the board.
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have stayed here several times over the past three years (not by choice, the hotel is on my employer’s preferred list). Physical plant is ok for a NY four-star, but service is very poor: in-room dining phone goes to VM, laundry picked up and returned late, mini bar never gets refilled, room not ready well past advertised checkin time, it goes on and on ... if you are a business traveler who relies on consistent service, look elsewhere!