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Hotel 48Lex

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Hotel 48Lex Super cozy couch makes you feel like it's your home

Super cozy couch makes you feel like it's your home

Hotel 48Lex Midtown bustling in the morning

Midtown bustling in the morning

Hotel 48Lex The bed is simple but comfortable

The bed is simple but comfortable

Hotel 48Lex The bathroom mirror lights are a nice touch (even if it has a bit of a creepy effect here)

The bathroom mirror lights are a nice touch (even if it has a bit of a creepy effect here)

Hotel 48Lex The hotel from the outside; Lexington Brass on the corner

The hotel from the outside; Lexington Brass on the corner

Hotel 48Lex The 2nd floor lobby

The 2nd floor lobby

Hotel 48Lex The only real common area, which has the most design touches

The only real common area, which has the most design touches

Hotel 48Lex A nice desk setup to do work (or watch morning talk shows)

A nice desk setup to do work (or watch morning talk shows)

Hotel 48Lex The windows allow a ton of light to enter

The windows allow a ton of light to enter

Hotel 48Lex It's a relaxing room, and the fact that it's separated from the bedroom makes a huge difference

It's a relaxing room, and the fact that it's separated from the bedroom makes a huge difference

Highs & Lows

  • The floor-to-ceiling windows let the sunlight in, which is nice for NYC.

  • The bedroom and 'living room' are separated - a nice touch if you're with someone.

  • A desk to get work done, definitely a plus if you're in town on business.

  • The design is simple, but makes you feel like it's your own apartment (that is, if you could afford that kind of real estate in this city).

  • It's a business district. 5th Avenue is a stones throw away, but not much to do in the immediate vicinity.

  • There aren't too many common areas in the hotel; you're mainly there for the room.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 40/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury boutique

  • Vibe

    Luxe-modern for the business set.

  • Location

    Midtown East

  • Rooms

    116 salons and suites.

  • Music

    Mostly quiet other than the bedside radio which is turned on when you enter your room.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Architecture by Nobutaka Ashihara and interiors by VLDG.

  • Health & Wellness

    Gym (that sadly was not used).

  • Restaurant

    Lexington Brass, a casual but elegant bistro from the EMM Group.

  • Bar

    Lexington Brass offers creative cocktails, and there's a small bar in the 2nd floor lobby.

  • Minibar

    Selection of wine, liquor, and beer, along with treats from Dean & Deluca.

  • Children

    Not much for children to do here...

  • Price

    Not cheap, but a little better than some of the more famous midtown boutiques.

  • Website

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