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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 1794 Reviews
First time in NY and we found a great location, excellent service, & nice accomodations
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently stayed at Hotel 48Lex while in town to celebrate a relative's 50th birthday. We chose 48LEX because of the proximity to the various tourist sites and the subway system. What we found was that we were in a better spot that we expected. Lots of dining options within a short walk (less than 5 blocks) and several subway stops close by as well but we tended to use the Grand Central Station location most.

As good as the location was the service at 48 LEX was better. Okay, to be clear 48LEX DOES NOT have the vast amenities of some of the larger hotels. But what it does have they do far better than nearly any hotel I have ever stayed in. Every person on staff there was excellent to deal with. They helped us with everything from finding directions, offering to upgrade our room, telling us about Uncle Paul's pizza, and giving us 2 additional hours for a check out time to better accommodate our flight times. By far some of the best hotel staff that I have come across.

Finally, the rooms were clean, well stocked, and spacious. The bed was comfortable and the turndown service was perfect.

48LEX is not cheap but for Manhattan their prices were very reasonable. When you combine the experience I described above to the price, it is obvious that you get way more than you pay for......in a good way! This was our first time in NYC and when we come back we will stay at 48LEX!

This was our first trip to NY

A great boutique hotel in the heart of Manhatten
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed our multi night stay. We had a spacious suite with a cool view of the roads below. Breakfast included as well as a free happy hour (wine) each afternoon in the lounge. Would recommend staying here for the amenities/price point.

Wonderful Hospitality!
Reviewed 6 days ago

First time in New York! Spent many hours looking online for just the right Hotel and we found it in this Hotel. Front desk is deceiving as it is small and unassuming but don't be fooled! Welcoming staff, a choice of rooms available and staff were most helpful !

Complimentary breakfast was a treat and the wine and cheese everyday at 5 pm was so amazing.

Special 'kudos' to Malvina who greeted us everyday that she was there... she was pleasant, helpful and did her very best to ensure our comfort and enjoyment.

I would recommend this Hotel to anyone for hospitality, location and cleanliness.

We will be back! Thank you!

Excellent staff!
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at Lex48 to celebrate our friends 60th bday and retirement. From the beauty of the city, to Lex48 staff and friendly approach.
One staff member Malvina, was exceptional. She always has a happy, inviting smile...we enjoyed every minute, thank you Malvina!

Weekend travel
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although the exterior doesn't say much and reception area looks like it is still under construction I was very impressed about everything else. Professional and friendly staff, excellent accommodations, great views.