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
- 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
I have been going to the Lexington 1-2 times per year since they became an Autograph Hotel. It is one of most reasonably priced Marriott properties in the City. It is well appointed with a great lobby and nice rooms. They have a good breakfast area for Elite members and Elite members are generally able to get an upgrade.
This is the best value Marriott hotel in NYC. I've stayed here several times for business and for fun and the hotel consistently punches above its weight in terms fo what it can offer for the price it charges. The staff also regularly goes the extra mile to remember guest preferences from stay-to-stay and provides a welcoming atmosphere upon each return. Rooms are a little smaller than average, but in terms of the price paid and the location the value simply cannot be beat.
Have stayed at this property several times and we love the location and ambiance. Irina is always very welcoming. Thank you for treating us like family!! The public areas are very warm and welcoming. Charming hotel.
We chose this hotel a second year because its' a great location for what we wanted to do over a long weekend. We love the vibe, décor, staff, and location. We had great weather so opted to walk almost everywhere except when we took bus up to MMA. We walked to Lincoln Center, walked to the theater, walked to nearby restaurants, walked to Bloomingdale's. Our only teeth gnashing moment was the surprise new "$50 Destination Fee" (never mentioned) tacked on. Sure the $20 voucher for drinks is nice -- except a martini (with meh vodka) is $17. However the $30 voucher for laundry service is no amenity for we weekend visitors. Sure, I could have sent out my underwear for $6.50 a piece or a shirt for $14..but why bother (we missed the early morning deadline anyway) except for the principle. I also miss having a coffee maker in the room and a refrig...call me lazy but I like cold water at night and my coffee early in the morning where I don't have to dress to go downstairs. We do appreciate the ability to check in our bags early as well as the information supplied by staff. Breakfast is just fine...fresh bagels...but no skim milk or soy alternatives available! (And I would like some sort of meat with my eggs in the morning. )
The first thing I will say is I have come to NYC many times - I have stayed in the Essex House, Warwick, Iroquois and now here. I expect the room to be presentable and clean.
It appears that since we made a third party booking we were given the shabbiest of rooms. Torn up carpet, cracked ceilings, dust bunnies in the vents. On our final night we received a note that hot water was to be shut off.
Now about the resort fee - I often go to Vegas so I’m familiar with the concept and don’t mind ... IF you get what is advertised. $20 drink coupons are nice but not when your waiters are confused and mix up your order (sangria vs rose) every order. The bottled water? We received it at check in ONLY and had to go to the front desk to request it. As for the laundry credit I asked about how that worked several times and no one could seem to explain it. And on top of a resort fee a charge to hold your luggage? Unacceptable to me at this star level.
As we were leaving someone tried to sell us a return trip...while the location is okay (near a subway station) and the lobby is fun with design elements I don’t think we’ll stay here ever again.
Overall a very disappointing trip to welcome my active duty husband home from deployment. Perhaps it’s better if you book directly but I’ve never had trouble at a Marriott branded hotel before this and it honestly makes me think we should stay with another hotel.