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The Mark Hotel vs The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

Both hotels are highly recommended by professional reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, The Mark ranks significantly higher than The Benjamin. The Mark has a TripExpert Score of 91 with approval from 18 reviewers such as Concierge, Travel + Leisure and The Telegraph.

The Mark Hotel
8 / 10
25 East 77th Street, New York City, NY 10078
From $575 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
Star
"This hotel really lives up to its claims of sophistication and elegance."
Michelin Guide
"The exterior reads Upper East Side formality, but inside, this hotel screams exuberance."
Frommer's
"There is nothing not to like here, with the exception of the steep rates: this kind of luxury does not come cheap." Full review
Concierge
"An haute hideaway on Manhattan's Upper East Side since 1927, the venerable Mark reopened last fall with a radical new look, trading in its erstwhile French pedigree for Parisian pop."
Fodor's
"If you took every Upper East Side real estate fantasy and condensed it into a modern hotel, you'd come up with the Mark." 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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