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The Bowery Hotel vs The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

The Bowery Hotel and The Benjamin are both praised by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, The Benjamin ranks marginally better than The Bowery Hotel. The Benjamin has a TripExpert Score of 85 with praise from 15 sources including Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Time Out.

The Bowery Hotel
8 / 10
335 Bowery, New York City, NY 10003
From $325 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
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Rough Guide
"This fabulous boutique property oozes sophistication and tempts guests with countless amenities."
Michelin Guide
"In case the red coat- and top hat-wearing doormen haven't convinced you, the crackling fireplace and clubby interiors will certainly encourage you to sit and relax awhile."
Frommer's
"What the Gansevoort Hotel did for the Meatpacking District, the Bowery Hotel is doing for the Bowery, making a once-desolate area a hip destination." Full review
Concierge
"Entertainment industry folk have been flocking to the Bowery Hotel since its opening last spring. And it's no wonder... this stretch of the Lower East Side is quickly shedding its infamous grit."
Fodor's
"Gemma, the expansive and cozy Italian restaurant that's part of the hotel, completes the Bowery's insular, yet cushy vibe." Full review
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The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York
8 / 10
125 East 50th Street, New York City, NY 10022
From $129 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
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Michelin Guide
"Midtown Manhattan hotels are notorious for their cramped quarters, but The Benjamin bucks the trend with a spectrum of spacious rooms and suites equipped with full galley kitchens."
Frommer's
"All rooms are airy, but the deluxe studios and one-bedroom suites are extra large... If you are a light sleeper, book a room off Lexington Avenue, which can get busy most weeknights and mornings." Full review
Fodor's
"NYC is often called the City that Never Sleeps, but if a good night's rest is essential for your visit, the Benjamin may be your choice accommodation." Full review
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With a menu of 12 pillows to choose from (including buckwheat, water, and Swedish memory varieties), white-noise machines, and 400-thread-count sheets, they've got it covered.
Insight Guides
"The Benjamin offers business and leisure travelers four-star amenities and some of the most comfortable beds in New York, at relatively reasonable prices."
Lonely Planet
"If you like your morning oatmeal at just-so temperature, but need some Midtown luxury, the 26-floor Benjamin has kitchenettes in all of its 209 rooms." Full review
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