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The Hyatt 48 Lex in New York City is a more intimate hotel with only 116 rooms. At 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points for a one-night stay, this hotel offers a great product for a midtown hotel stay.
The first few times we stayed here we received an upgrade to a corner suite with 435 sq feet of living space including a living room and kitchenette. On a recent return visit to the hotel, we were upgraded to the Terrace Studio, and while the room was quite a bit smaller, the comes with a little slice of outdoor living space in New York City.
In this post, we’ll share a review of the Studio Terrace during a recent stay at the Hyatt 48 Lex as a Diamond member of the Hyatt Gold Passport program.
Hyatt 48 Lex In New York City
We were greeted at the front door by a bellman who doubled as a front desk agent. My refusal for help with my 22 inch one-touch Briggs and Riley carry-on roller was met with insistence so I acquiesced and followed him to the front desk for my mid morning check in.
I handed my personal information and was automatically offered a room upgrade to the Terrace Studio as part of being a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond member. In addition, I was provided a $25 statement credit to the Brass restaurant in the hotel. The $25 breakfast amenity used to be a reusable gift card that could be used the day of your stay or held for future use. But Hyatt has rolled out the new policy (detailed here) because people were hoarding the reusable gift cards and using them at Brass partner restaurants like Catch and Abe & Arthur’s. We used our $25 statement credit for drinks with a friend that evening in Brass because we knew we could enjoy a light breakfast in the Hyatt 48 Lex club lounge, more on that later.
The Terrace Studio room was located on the 4th floor and smaller than the Corner Suite I enjoyed last time. The room was surprisingly quiet for being so close to traffic.
The Terrace And Views
With only one step onto the terrace you’ll know your in New York City. The terrace looks directly over Lexington Avenue.
A look up and you’ll realize there are no terraces above the outdoor living space of the 4th floor Terrace Studios.
There are a few Terrace Studio rooms, and I had the one all the way to the north on Lexington Avenue. But a peak over the partitions and you can see these rooms line the avenue.
The terrace offers a little outdoor living with a chair, a tree and a view of the street.
The terrace has a pretty minimalist feel to it with only two chairs. But this might serve a good purpose if you are looking for a room with outdoor space.
There was heavy traffic later in the day as a VIP was in town for a fundraiser just down the street.
The Marriott Midtown East is directly north of the hotel. We’ll review this room in an upcoming trip report. Looking north, I could see the Marriott hotel flag being flown over Lexington Avenue.
Breakfast In Club Lounge
I really enjoy the Brass breakfast at the Hyatt 48 Lex and think their homemade jelly filled donuts rival the Lemon Poppy Seed pancakes from the Andaz 5th avenue. But the $25 statement credit could be used for drinks in the evening and that is just what I did.
Instead of a breakfast in the Brass restaurant, I went for a light breakfast in the Lexicon lounge of the Hyatt 48 Lex. I went with grapefruit juice, two wonderful pastries including a small chocolate one which was exceptional, and a few espressos. Not quite the breakfast of champions I had at the Brass restaurant, but good enough as far as I’m concerned.
The Terrace Studio at the Hyatt 48 Lex in New York City offers a small slice of outdoor living in the city. As a Diamond member, you have a reasonable chance to get upgraded to a Corner Suite or a Terrace Studio among other upgrades.
While I enjoyed checking out the studio room, my preference is still the Corner Suite at the Hyatt 48 Lex. It would be great to hear from you about your thoughts on this hotel and what your room preference is when staying in the city.
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