The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The Centerfield Suite is decorated with memorabilia from Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, who lived here while they were married in the 1950s
- People-watching in the elegant lobby, which is always busy and has its own bar
- The spacious, well-equipped fitness center is open 24 hours
What To Know
- Rooms on lower floors can be noisy – ask for an upper-story room
- There are complimentary water bottles, great for toting around the city as you sightsee
- There's complimentary coffee in the lobby, and a Starbucks as well
- Luggage can be stored after check-out, but there’s a fee per bag (waived for Marriott Rewards members)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Location is a big draw for this hotel, which is close to many New York attractions and meeting points including Grand Central Terminal, but the historic building also offers comfortable accommodation and appealing public spaces—particularly the lobby, which has nooks and crannies for reading, an eye-catching art collection, and a buzzy bar. Purple or orange headboards give a pop of color to the rooms, which are hung with Jazz Age-inspired art in homage to the hotel’s inception in 1929. Plush beds and Garnier-Thiebaut linens make for a restful night’s sleep, and the elegant bathrooms have well-restored original marble that fits in with their up-to-the-minute design. The sitting rooms in the suites all have pullout couches, good for families, while the poshest have private terraces.
In the Area
Just four blocks from the East River, this enormous hotel is handy for travelers, as it’s just a couple of blocks from Grand Central. Both the Chrysler and Empire State buildings are within walking distance. A few blocks west you’ll find the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, but the area’s real attraction are the fabulous New York restaurants nearby; try Aquavit for minimalist Scandinavian food that’s won two Michelin stars, then follow it up with a cocktail at Monkey Bar, a swanky and romantic bar that draws a chic crowd who love its dim lights, cheeky wall art, and “old Manhattan” ambience.
How to Get There
The hotel is ideally located for business in midtown. It does not have a concierge lounge but does offer breakfast for Bonvoy gold/platinum members. Tea, coffee and bottled water are available at the front desk but there are no facilities to make these in the room.
Avoid street faxing rooms. Couldn’t sleep due to loud noise most of the night. Outdated rooms. Slow, long lines in checkin. Entire hotel feels cramped. Small hallways, small rooms, tight everywhere. Will not stay there again.
You don't have to have shiny and new to feel like you're having a great stay in NYC. The rooms are smaller like most NYC hotels, but the furnishings are up to date and right on target. The staff is great and the business breakfast is just what you will expect.
My first time staying at the Lexington (April 2019). Impressed by the lobby area, great bar, nice amenities. My room was very small (common in NY) but clean and comfortable. There is an entrance directly into a Starbucks on Lexington Ave which is nice, but they also have a nice free coffee set up in the lobby. Was impressed for the price.
This is such a fun hotel in a great location! Everyone is so nice and helpful! The food and drinks are great in hotel and we could enjoy live Jazz music in the evenings. It was fabulous! I have stayed here multiple times and I will definitely stay again!