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The Plaza New York vs The Benjamin Royal Sonesta New York

Both The Benjamin and The Plaza are recommended by professionals. On balance, The Plaza ranks significantly better than The Benjamin. The Plaza comes in at 91 with praise from 18 publications such as Star Service, The Telegraph and Gayot.

The Plaza New York
8 / 10
768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
From $469 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
Star
"The Plaza has come back from its hiatus looking better than ever."
Michelin Guide
"The esteemed Plaza is neck and neck with the Waldorf-Astoria in the race for New York's most recognizable hotel."
Fodor's
"Eloise's adopted home on the corner of Central Park, the Plaza is one of New York's most storied hotels, hosting all manner of dignitaries, moneymakers, and royalty." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Suitably set in a landmark French Renaissance-style building, its 282 guestrooms are a suitably regal affair, with sumptuous Louis XV-style furniture and 24-carat gold-plated bathroom faucets." Full review
Oyster
Luxury
"The exceptional spa and 24-hour butler service make it worth the splurge." 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
i
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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