The Roger Smith Hotel

The Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Avenue, Midtown East, New York (NY), United States, 10017
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    What guests are saying:
    We had an enjoyable stay there. Liked the unique decoration and the elevator in vintage style.
    Jeong from Hong Kong
    Group
    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
    Anthony from United States
    Couple
    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.
    George from United States
    Family with young children
    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.
    William from United States
    Group
    The staff was very friendly and the rooms were clean. The location was very important and it was in the center of everything! I would definitely recommend the hotel
    Annamarija from Latvia
    Group
    It was good overall. It wasn't my first and last time staying at this hotel
    Tahir from Pakistan
    Business traveler
    I enjoyed my stay there and will return when next in New York.
    Janice from United States
    Business traveler
    Room is comfortable and clean though dimly lit. Location is very good. Room was quiet.
    Alvin from Singapore
    Business traveler
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    Guest reviews

    8.2
    Excellent
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Great location in mid town and vaule for money"

    KAREN

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    July 29, 2016

    8.5
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 95% of guests

    Property highlights

    • 280 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of New York (NY)

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.3
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Helmsley Building220 m
  • Park Avenue290 m
  • MetLife Building320 m
  • Leyla's320 m
  • Eden Fine Art Gallery330 m
  • Grand Central Market350 m
  • Dag-Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket350 m
  • Church of Saint Agnes360 m
  • Origins360 m
  • Joon Pens370 m
  • Value for money8.1
    Location rating9.3
    Nearest airportLaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    Distance to airport8.9 km
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    8.2
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Suite
    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
    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
    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
    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
    One-Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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    Junior Suite with Two Double Beds
    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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    Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds
    Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds
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      2 Beds Full size (2 pax)
      2 Beds Full size (2 pax)
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        1 King Bed - Suite
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            Nearest essentials

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            What to eat nearby

            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
            Caffe Linda
            160 m Italian
            La Bellezza
            160 m Italian, Pizza
            Bel Paese Italian Deli
            190 m Italian
            Bar
            Bar
            Bierhaus NYC
            230 m Bar, European, German
            Peter Dillon's
            600 m Bar
            Forty Four
            680 m Bar, Pub

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            Real reviews from real guests

            Agoda Reviews (151)Booking.com Reviews (580)
            8.2
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            10
            Cleanliness8.2
            Facilities7.7
            Location9.3
            Room comfort and quality8.2
            Service8.5
            Value for money8.1
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            10.0
            Exceptional
            ROSA from Dominican Republic
            Business traveler
            Queen 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
            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
            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
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Megawati from Singapore
            Business traveler
            Queen Room
            Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
            Wonderful hotel with character”
            Wonderful hotel with character an sincere service.
            Reviewed November 23, 2018
            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
            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
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Martha from United States
            Family with teens
            Double Room with Two Double Beds
            Stayed 3 nights in December 2018
            Exceptional”
            Staff was wonderful. Room was very cozy and beds were very comfortable. Would definitely return.
            Reviewed December 18, 2018
            9.0
            Exceptional
            Chomchuen from Thailand
            Family with young children
            Double Room with Two Double Beds
            Stayed 6 nights in August 2015
            Great place to stay”
            Location, Staffs and Clean room
            It was great. We could walk to all central tourist attraction or just used public transport to go to every where. It is in the good area with clean environment and feel safe even walking out for food in the middle of the night, since there are many 24 hours shop next by.
            Reviewed August 20, 2015
            9.3
            Exceptional
            janet from United States
            Couple
            Double Room with Two Double Beds
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2015
            Location”
            Location. Room size. Cleanliness
            Our stay was wonderful. It was a perfect location because we march in the St. Patrick's Day parade. My husband would've liked coffee in the lobby he doesn't like the coffee in the room. I loved the yogurt and granola. The staff was so accommodating it made us feel very welcomed.
            Reviewed March 19, 2015
            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
            9.3
            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
            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
            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
            8.7
            Excellent
            Sara from United States
            Business traveler
            Queen Room
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2013
            Great location. ”
            Location, great staff, beautiful furnishings.
            Our stay was great. I was there with my daughter as she went to interviews for a graduate school scholarship. The hotel and the room were beautiful and the staff was friendly. My only complaint was the intermittent wi-fi access.
            Reviewed November 30, 2013
            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
            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
            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
            5.3
            Veli-Pekka from Finland
            Family with teens
            Double Room with Two Double Beds
            Stayed 7 nights in June 2012
            Great location but old rooms”
            Good location in the middle of Manhattan
            manhattan hotels are very expensive and so is this hotel too. i have no experience of other hotels, but for this price i waited a little bit more higher quality of rooms. our room was quite old (i guess all are same in this hotel), air conditon machine was so noisy, that i have to shut it down for nights and windows' noise isolation was so poor that i could hear people talking on the street. hotel also didn't have luggage room to keep our extra luggage for couple of days.
            Reviewed September 13, 2012
            5.3
            Veli-Pekka from Finland
            Family with teens
            Double Room with Two Double Beds
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2012
            Great location but old rooms”
            Very good location
            Manhattan hotels are very expensive and so is this hotel too. I have no experience of other hotels, but for this price I waited a little bit more higher quality of rooms. Our room was quite old (I guess all are same in this hotel), air conditon machine was so noisy, that I have to shut it down for nights and windows' noise isolation was so poor that I could hear people talking on the street. Hotel also didn't have luggage room to keep our extra luggage for couple of days.
            Reviewed September 13, 2012
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            • Exceptional location
            • Grand Central Terminal
            • 51st-53rd Streets-Lexington Avenue Subway Station is within 0.28 km