8.2
Excellent
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Housekeeping4
Shops1
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9.3

Exceptional

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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Quik Park Garage 120 m
Consulate General of Japan 150 m
Bliss49 170 m
Consulate General of Jamaica 170 m
Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 210 m
Helmsley Building 220 m
St Bartholomew’s Church 260 m
Consulate General of Belarus 260 m
51st-53rd Streets-Lexington Avenue Subway Station 280 m
Consulate General of Turkey 280 m
Nearby landmarks
Grand Central Terminal 400 m
Top of the Rock 680 m
Broadway 1.08 km
Times Square 1.08 km
Empire State Building 1.25 km
Central Park 1.42 km
High Line 2.74 km
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2.85 km
The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum 5.88 km
Statue of Liberty 9.44 km
The Roger Smith Hotel

"I would recommend the hotel for its excellent location."

Sandra - August 29, 2019
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The Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Avenue, Midtown East, New York (NY), United States, 10017 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [private]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Grand Central Terminal
Within 400 m of property
  • 280 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of New York (NY)

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Cheaper than 91% of all properties in New York (NY) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 1,925 New York (NY) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
Distance to airport8.7 km

Rooms available at The Roger Smith Hotel

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.2
Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Junior Suite 1 King Bed
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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One-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 double bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Premium Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Two-Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 46 m²/495 ft²
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 1 queen bed & 2 double beds
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Junior Suite with Two Double Beds
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Standard Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Kitchenette
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Roger Smith Hotel?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Roger Smith Hotel?

The Roger Smith Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 150 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Roger Smith Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around New York (NY) with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at The Roger Smith Hotel?

The Roger Smith Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about The Roger Smith Hotel

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Wonderful hotel with character an sincere service."

    Megawati

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    November 23, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "I walked everywhere from the hotel and loved it."

    Jeannie

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    December 28, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location, quiet and well appointed."

    Andy

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    February 16, 2019

Property ranking|Compared to 1,925 New York (NY) properties
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Location score
9.3/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Value for money score
8.0/10
Room size
32 sqm.
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Overall rating:
8.2
Excellent
853 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.4
Location
9.3
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What travelers say they love:
The hotel staff were very helpful, friendly, and kind.
Jeannie from United States
Solo traveler
More about The Roger Smith Hotel

More about The Roger Smith Hotel

Well-positioned in Midtown East, The Roger Smith Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in New York (NY). From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Consulate General of Japan, Bliss49, Consulate General of Jamaica within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Simply put, all the services and amenities you have come to expect from World Hotels are right in the comfort of your own home. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, car power charging station, 24-hour front desk, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage.

Guests can choose from 132 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. The Roger Smith Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to New York (NY), offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
8 mentions
Internet
3 mentions
Breakfast
2 mentions
Food & Dining
1 mention

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"Room was very cozy and beds were very comfortable."

Martha

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December 18, 2018

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
Henry's Rooftop Bar
10 m American
Raffles Bistro
10 m American
Roger Smith
20 m American
Italian cuisine
Italian cuisine
La Bellezza
160 m Italian, Pizza
Caffe Linda
160 m Italian
Bel Paese Italian Deli
190 m Italian
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
J. Sung Dynasty Restaurant
20 m Asian, Chinese
S.Dynasty Chinese Restaurant
50 m Asian, Chinese
Vermilion
100 m Asian, Indian, Latin

What's nearby

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Reviews of The Roger Smith Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
8.2
Excellent
From 853 reviews
9.2Location
8.5Service
8.1Cleanliness
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Rating via Agoda8.2
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.4
Location9.3
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.4
Value for money8.0
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8-9 Excellent (37)
7-8 Very Good (25)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (15)
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10.0
Exceptional
Jeannie from United States
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

Charming old style hotel in NYC”

I chose the Roger Smith for both the great value Agoda offered and the location (which turned out to be even better than I thought). The hotel is very close to the E line subway stop at 53rd and Lexington (which I took from JFK, Airtrain to E line) and Grand Central Station. I walked everywhere from the hotel and loved it. The hotel staff were very helpful, friendly, and kind. There were free apples, greek yogurt, and granola in the lobby. My room was charming, spacious and clean and decorated with classic old style American furniture so it felt less institutional. It was equipped with a TV (and DVD player), empty fridge, coffee/tea maker and plenty of shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. There were places to eat close by. I had a wonderful stay for 5 days.

Reviewed December 28, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Anthony from United States
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

A country feel in the heart of New York City”

Nice-sized rooms, well-decorated, friendly staff

Roger Smith is an old-time New York hotel with charming rooms (complete with own little library) and friendly vibe. Good value and way better than the generic midtown hotels

Reviewed December 06, 2012
9.6
Exceptional
Bruce from United States
Business traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2017

Very nice hotel”

The Roger Smith Hotel is a nice smaller hotel. It has been around a long time and it isn't very modern. However, it has great character and is clean and well maintained. The staff are pleasant, location is great, prices are reasonable and no hidden fees. A very pleasant and convenient place to stay.

Reviewed December 22, 2017
8.0
Excellent
Beth from United States
Family with young children
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Like a step back in time”

Location was good. Junior suite was nicely sized.

We were pleased with our stay at the Roger Smith Hotel. I appreciate all of the older furniture, making it feel kind of like stepping back in time. The one thing that should not have been so old, though, were the rugs. They had definitely seen better days, and could stand to be replaced. Room was generally clean.

Reviewed January 02, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Claire from United Kingdom
Couple
Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2018

Excellent gem of a hotel”

The location is perfect and away from the noise but close enough to Grand ,Central so you can get anywhere. It’s very quaint or as some reviews read ‘out dated’ - to me it’s full of character. Apples, grenola and yogurt available in reception 24 hours a day. Never a wait for the lift to/from our room. Rooms are very clean and spacious. Powerful shower and plenty of hot water. WiFi works everywhere in the building and never let you down. We visited the roof top bar on our first night which was lovely but my daughter didn’t turn 21 till the following day so we didn’t stay. Prices were about the same for cocktails as anywhere else (therefore expensive) but we didn’t find time to return and enjoy the views. Room service came daily. Book a car from reception to JFK for return journey. Lovely car and felt safer than a taxi plus only $70 plus tip - almost same price for taxi with toll and tax. Better to travel in luxury. Highly recommend this hotel and would return.

Reviewed October 17, 2018
8.0
Excellent
Naning from Indonesia
Family with young children
Junior Suite 1 King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

Good enough for family ”

We arrived in New York at Thanksgiving. Compare to other hotel in the mid-town, this hotel had better price. Although the location isn’t directly in front of the street of thanksgiving parade route, we only needed few block away for reaching the location. This is why we choose this hotel beside the price. We booked suite room. Enough for our family (5 people). Some furnitures and the rug are already outdated, in the future will need to be upgraded. In general, we were very pleased to stay in this hotel because the staffs were very polite and helpfull.

Reviewed November 28, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Michelle from United States
Group
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

Excellent non-chain experience!”

Location, comfort (A/C and beds), value

The Roger Smith has a ton of character, but backs it up with all the comforts and amenities that a traveler could want. We absolutely loved it.

Reviewed September 07, 2014
7.0
Very good
Martine from United States
Family with teens
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 4 nights in May 2012

Well placed hotel with friendly staff.”

Location and staff friendliness.

i traveled to nyc for meetings at the un. during this time, my parents traveled to nyc to spend a few days with me between work meetings. we stayed at the roger smith hotel, which is well situated close to the un and walking distance to central park, time square, etc. the rooms were nice, although a little old, and the staff we wonderfully friendly and helpful. i had trouble with my computer and the manager spent over an hour working on my computer so that it would work again. that's the first time i've ever had such wonderful help! i was sincerely impressed.

Reviewed August 22, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
ROSA from Dominican Republic
Business traveler
Standard Queen Bed Room
Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

Great value for money”

The hotel is very well located within Midtown Manhattan. Walking distance to important locations. Room was spacious and comfortable with a nice bed and pillows. Hotel staff is very friendly and very much client-oriented.

Reviewed December 18, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Fernando from Philippines
Family with teens
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 4 nights in October 2013

Excellent location, friendly staff”

Location, location, location!

The staff are very friendly. Wifi is slow at certain times of the day. Location is excellent in the center of evrything. Easy to get to any point in New York. Mattresses are soft got a back pain from sleeping in that type of mattress. Would have wanted to stay in a higher floor. If you stay on a low floor like we did you can hear the traffic and sometimes feel the trains running through the subway. But all in all for the price we paid, i couldnt expect any better.

Reviewed November 04, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Art from United States
Business traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

Great Location - Great Value”

Location, Location, Location - and Yogurt

The location was great. Right in the middle of everything. It was a simple small NY hotel that was clean with a friendly staff. They also had a small fridge in the lobby with free Greek yogurt and granola which was the perfect quick healthy snack coming in off of a long flight and a great easy breakfast to start the day.

Reviewed October 23, 2014
8.7
Excellent
William from United States
Group
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Really liked the uniqueness of the room ”

Location was amazing

Hotel was very accommodating and was extremely welcoming. The room was unique and was extremely comfortable. I would definitely choose to stay here again if my travels brought me back to New York.

Reviewed February 27, 2013
9.0
Exceptional
Yeonsil from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 6 nights in July 2015

It was good except the size of the bed. ”

The location, Yogurt and musli every day, Good coffee in the room

The location of this hotel is really good. You can use several lines of the subway. It was convenient to go to the air port using the subway from this hotel. I could eat several flavor of yogurt, musli every day. It was free. I could enjoy good coffee every day in my room. The hotel was really clean. However the size of the bed was really small. We reserved the room for three so two people hdd to lay on the same bed. It was so uncomfortable because the size was quite small compared to other hotels I've ever experienced. The size of the bed for two people was like the size of one person. I'm sure.

Reviewed August 23, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
NAKANO from Japan
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

Good Atmospher”

Atmosphere, Location, Staff

It is a classical hotel and the atmosphere is family-like and good. Though the building is old and facilities in a room are not new, there is no problem for staying. The location is very good and within a walking distance from the Grand central Station and the Fifth Avenue. The staffs are senior people and very reliable. The complementary Greek yoghurt in the lobby lounge is very fine!

Reviewed November 26, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Gongshi from China
Business traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in January 2013

Great location, spacious room space, classic style”

Location, room space, room style

I'd give full score for the hotel given its relatively cheaper price around the region. Great location, room space is good, and I love the bit of a classic style of room decoration. Free wifi is helpful, staff were very lovely, and nice little bar near the lobby.

Reviewed January 22, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
George from United States
Family with young children
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Location was awesome!”

The location was near to most popular attractions. Easy access to the subway station.Nice restaurants and bars around the area.

Our stay was very convenient, especially the location of the hotel.The price was reasonable and the rooms were comfortable.I would recommend this hotel to my family and friends.

Reviewed June 23, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Janice from United States
Business traveler
Junior Suite 1 King Bed
Stayed 6 nights in April 2014

Excellent, I will return to this hotel”

Location, Size and Staff

I enjoyed my stay there and will return when next in New York.

Reviewed May 14, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Susan from United Kingdom
Couple
Junior Suite 1 King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in December 2014

excellent location, friendly staff, faded elegance”

loved the room, the location and the yogurt!

Enjoyed the quirkily furnished room( all the lamps switch end on differently) and it was a warm retreat after cold and windy wet streets.The granola was a great idea. There was a wonderful view of the Chrysler Building from the front of the hotel and lots of places of fame within walking distance. Staff told us of good restaurants nearby.We would love to come again. Thanks

Reviewed December 10, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Jeong from Hong Kong
Group
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

excellent location”

location, decoration, free greek yoghurt

The stay was great. Free greek yoghurt and apples every day was a surprise. Just that the beds were too small for a two double queen-sized bed room designed for three people. The bed was slanted when once my friend sank into the bed. Other than that, the hotel was great!

Reviewed July 27, 2014
4.7
Manuel from Philippines
Couple
Double Room with Two Double Beds
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

A little less than pleasant stay”

near the Grand Central Station, fast check out, good location

A little bit of less than pleasant stay at The Roger Smith Hotel. I booked and paid for 2 Double Rooms with Two Double Beds through Agoda but the front desk lady insisted that there's only one room reserved base on her computer. This is despite of the fact that I showed her the reservation print out that confirms 2 rooms. After making a call to the management, she then confirms the 2 reserved rooms. She was however apologetic. The hotel is old and can't help notice the cracks on the side panels of the walk way going to the rooms. The bath tub was old, small and very slippery with no anti-slip rubber pads. I almost slipped 4 times! On the day of check out, there was no door man to help me take out and put our luggagges inside the limo.

Reviewed October 16, 2013
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