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Max woke us all up at 7.30am, yelling Santa's been, Santa’s been!!!!! Our attempts to convince him to go back to bed were of course a dismal failure. We called Ann and Tony so they could see the kids opening their presents. Impressive, they arrived within 10 minutes, still in their PJ’s of course. A great time was had by all. A sligh...New York City, New York, United States thesullivans
Well, it's been an interesting day. Lazy morning, breakfast at the beautiful Hampton Inn Philly Airport. Yum! Yum! Waited around for Laura to get packed and ready to go. She finally picked us up at 1:15 PM or so and we were off to Princeton.
Laura dropped us (and all our luggage) off at the Nassau Inn in Princeton and parked her car in...
"Where've you been? You’ve been gone the past two weeks; I’ve been here and haven’t seen you."
Such a great contrast to my morning of "Nina vs. tourist in a fast car" -- her beeping, me yelling/"schooling her" back (I had the walk signal), while preparing to swing my purse and umbrella at her bloody hood.
Today was cloudy in the morning clearing to a beautiful sunny day of 13 degrees.
1st on the agenda was the Brooklyn Bridge. We caught the subway downtown and then proceeded to walk to the bridge passing the US Supreme Court House and the United States Court House on the way.
It was definitely worth walking the Brooklyn Bridge. ...
This morning was the first time we had a plan and actually arrived at time. We made it to our departure point for the Brooklyn tour bus on time and hopped on. I have to be honest and say Brooklyn looks a bit boring, I think it would be a great place to live but don't think there is much for the tourist, please correct me if I'm wrong. I think we...New York City, New York, United States manda2010
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Benjamin New York City
The stay was fantastic. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, and the staff was incredible. It's not cheap, but worth every penny.
The Benjamin is the best!
The Benjamin has done it right! Very nice rooms, great amenities, extremely comfortable beds and a pillow menu to top it off. If you want a nice place to stay, the Benjamin is it. Printer and fax machine in each room, with hi-speed internet. I'll never stay at another hotel in Manhattan. Wish I would have found it months ago before wasting four weeks at the grand hyatt.
I stayed at the Benjamin over the 4th of July and it was fabulous.
Cannot say enough about the staff - they were wonderful. The rooms were nice, clean, large and centrally located (midtown). The staff was superb! Will stay again, no question!
Best kept secret in New York.
This hotel has everything from amazingly friendly staff who just couldn't do enough for us, to the most comfortable beds and pillows I've ever slept in. Nothing was too much trouble, from going out and buying us coffee filters for our in room coffee machine, to lending us a laptop for 20 minutes (FREE) so we could look up a few websites on things to do in New York. The rooms were extremely spacious and spotlessly clean and coming home from a "hard days shopping" to find our room where the beds turned down, the lighting dimmed and soft music playing, was fabulous. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in New York again.
Not so impressed
I enjoy taking a vacation from my apartment and trying different new york hotels. This hotel was just ok. It was nice and the rooms were nice, but I had some problems with staff. There are other hotels I prefer.
Stayed here last weekend...everything was perfect! If you're looking for a quiet, very clean hotel at a great price...this is it. The one bedroom suite was wonderful.
Request upper floor room
Very comfortable friendly hotel. The decor was lovely and the bed was great. They are very family friendly and provided us with a free crib and high chair. My only comment is that we had a corner king studio room on the 8th floor and we got quite a bit of street noise.
Definitely request upper floor room.
The best bed ever
I was a little skeptical about the great reviews I was reading, but no more. This business hotel may be the most romantic place to stay in New York. There are lots of other hotels that measure romance in numbers of pleats, patterns and ruffles. But in the tastefully restrained Benjamin you will find what is truly the most romantic thing a hotel can offer -- the most comfortable bed on the planet. The specially made mattress, the awesome linens, and the selection of 10 pillows (including a body pillow for pregnant women, but I recommend the jelly-neck pillow -- the insert is cool against your neck, or you can take it out and heat in the room's microwave). And it inspires not only romance, but one of the best sleeps you have ever had in a hotel, which will make the rest of your trip more energetic and fun. The rooms are big for NYC. The bathrooms are also great, with all marble tiling, and little aromatheraphy soaps and lotions and a makeup mirror. Try to get one of the 16th floor rooms facing the street with the little balconies. I'm not sure, but I swear our view was of the building Edward Steichen and Georgia O'keefe lived in.Because this is supposed to be a business hotel, you get neat things like web and email access on your television ($9.95/24 hours).They just do everything right here. For instance, the gym is open 24 hours. The spa has regular, pregnancy and foot massages. Finally, you have to mention the staff. They are attentive, professional and incredibly nice. We got a call every day of our stay just to make sure everything was going well, then they sent us a thank you note when we got home. I have obviously already said too much, but I really can't say enough. We have stayed just about everywhere in NYC, but from now on will never stay anywhere else.
Everything was Fabulous
This has to be one of the best hotels. Amenities were fabulous from the Bose CD/Radio's to the finest linens on the beds it was great. Staff was exceptional. Could not do enough for you. Would definately go back. Loved it.
It's all about the Benjamin... [sorry, cheesy, couldn't resist]
This was a very nice hotel in midtown-- quite convenient to Broadway. The rooms have Bose clock radios and really nice amenities (including a choice of wacky kinds of pillows, e.g., "Swedish Gel"-- sadly, that one was not available when I tried to investigate). I'd stay there again and recommend it!