Hotel 48LEX New York
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
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
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
This hotel is awesome. In terms of location, price and everything New York. We were there for 2 nights, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff were super helpful and friendly, everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable and we will 100% be staying there again.
Just arrived today. Stayed here exactly 2 years ago and we were delighted with our room, hotel staff, greeting on arrival, service, room amenities (towels, sleepers, products) and general hospitality of the hotel. 2 years later: not the same. So disappointed. Not the same hotel. We recommended this hotel to so many friends and family. Probably would think twice.
Let’s talk about the pros:
1. Decent size room and clean
2. Great mini bar
1. At check in, the hotel had my reservation that I booked through hotel tonight. However, they did not have the payment processed through, a glitch with Hotel Tonight. I had proof of payment and the check in confirmed that I had a room reserved and everything was fine on my end. They still made me wait for 15 minutes to get into my room, so they could sort out the payment with hotel tonight. I had just flown cross country and was running late for dinner. The hotel still made me wait, even after I asked if I could go ahead and get into my room since they confirmed that I had paid and everything was set on my end. Very frustrating.
2. While the mini bar options are great, there was no coffee (only decaf). At $40/night for hotel fees, I expect coffee to be available in every room. I called downstairs and room service came up 15 minutes later with creamer and sugar. Still no coffee. Its been another 10 minutes and I am still waiting for my coffee.