Roger Smith Hotel - New York  3 stars

501 Lexington Avenue, New York, United States, 10017  show mapSave
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  • Hotel is in a very central location - Staff was fantastic - Continental breakfast had plenty of choices
  • Huge rooms - Bar is a pleasant oasis - Friendly staff throughtout
  • Bed was comfortable - Breakfast was ample - Bathroom quite roomy
  • Staff are welcoming - Free wireless internet - Off-site parking
  • Small outdoor bar - Safe is missing - Rooms are very clean
 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Fitness center



 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs/Baby cots


Close to the city center, the four-star Roger Smith hotel offers convenient location nearby main culture and shopping sites in New York.

The hotel has design common for New York City and features several meeting rooms and on-site parking.

All 130 air-conditioned rooms offer flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

Lily's Bar & Restaurant offers various seasonal menu.

The Grand Central Station is located within 15 minutes walking away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   13.  Number of rooms   130.

City Center New York - 3.3 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.5 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.0 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 1700 ft, Penn Station - 1.2 mi
Underground stations 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1000 ft, Grand Central – 42nd Street - 1700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Smith & Wollensky - New York City (cuisine: Steakhouse) - 700 ft, Avra Estiatorio (cuisine: Seafood, Greek) - 200 ft


All rooms feature classical elegant design and a full bathroom, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, hair dryer, work desk with lamp, iron and ironing board and direct dial phone.

One bedroom suites come with separate living room with dining table and fully equipped kitchenette.

Deluxe suites feature two bedrooms, living room with sitting and dining areas.

Dining options

Breakfast is served daily in the restaurant for additional fee.

Lily's Bar & Restaurant offers seasonal menu based on the New American cuisine using local ingredients.

Henry’s rooftop bar features incredible views over Manhattan`s skyscrapers. Open from 5pm to 10pm from Tuesday to Saturday.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Four conference rooms are available in the hotel and all necessary equipment is provided.

Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available in the entire hotel.

Additional features

The hotel is friendly to disabled guests.

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 50 per day.

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/Videos for children
Leisure facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Library
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathroom telephone
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Cookware/Kitchen utensils
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • In-room movies
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 16 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All rooms feature classical elegant design and a full bathroom, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, hair dryer, work desk with lamp, iron and ironing board and direct dial phone.

One bedroom suites come with separate living room with dining table and fully equipped kitchenette.

Deluxe suites feature two bedrooms, living room with sitting and dining areas.

Double Room
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Roger Smith Hotel Double Room
Roger Smith Hotel Double Room
Roger Smith Hotel Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed or Double beds
Size: 5385 sq. feet

Stylishly appointed room offers a Queen size bed or two Double beds, small sitting area and fully equipped bathroom.

Room facilities
    Junior Suite
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    Roger Smith Hotel Junior Suite
    Roger Smith Hotel Junior Suite
    Roger Smith Hotel Junior Suite
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double beds
    Size: 5385 sq. feet

    Luxury spacious room offers a Queen size bed or two Double beds, a cozy sitting area with a pull-out sofa bed, kitchen, library and fully equipped bathroom.

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      Roger Smith Hotel Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed or Double beds
      Size: 165 sq. feet

      Luxury one bedroom Suite offers a King size bed or two Double beds in a bedroom, spacious living rooms with a sofa bed, dining room table, fully equipped kitchenette, library and two bathrooms.

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        Deluxe Suite
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        Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite
        Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite
        Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite
        Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed, 1 Single bed and 1 Sofa bed

        Luxury two bedroom deluxe suites offers an enormous living room with a sitting area with sofa bed and dining room table and a fully equipped kitchenette. There are two bedrooms, a small room with a Single bed and large master bedroom with a King size bed and two bathrooms.

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          Roger Smith Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          City center is 15 minutes away.

          The Museum of Modern Art, considered as one of the most influential museum of modern art in the world is just 15 minutes walk.

          The United Nations Headquarters, a complex serving as the official headquarters of the United Nations since 1952, is 20 minutes walk from the hotel.

          Tourist attractions
          • Metrazur
            700 ft
          • Volatour Inc
            1000 ft
          • Saint Patrick's Cathedral
            1400 ft
          Train stations
          • Grand Central Station
            1400 ft
          Shopping areas
          • American Girl Place - New York
            1400 ft
          • Saks Fifth Avenue
            1400 ft
          • Jeanie Johnson CO
            1000 ft
          • Architectural League
            1000 ft
          • Dahesh Museum Inc
            1400 ft
          • Association of Art Museum
            1700 ft
          • American
            400 ft
          • Ywca of the City-New York
            1400 ft
          Universities, Institutes
          • Saint Bonaventure University
            400 ft
          • Cornell University
            700 ft
          • Gemological Institute-America
            1400 ft
          • The United Nations
            1400 ft
          • Career Blazers Learning Ctr
            1700 ft
          • American Friends Tel Aviv Univ
            1700 ft
          • Institute of Allied Medical
            1700 ft
          • Alpha Hospitality Corp
            1400 ft
          • Trans World Gaming Corp
            1700 ft
          Underground stations
          • 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
            700 ft
          • Grand Central – 42nd Street
            1400 ft

          Local Attractions

          • Central Park
            1.1 mi
            59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
          • Greeley Square Park
            5000 ft
            Broadway, Ave of Americas, New York City
          • Shakespeare Garden
            5200 ft
            W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
          • Museum of Arts and Design
            1.0 mi
            2 Columbus Circle, New York City
          • Time Warner Center
            1.0 mi
            10 Columbus Circle, New York City

          Near the hotel

          • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
            2100 ft
            30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
          • St. Bartholomew's Church
            800 ft
            109 E. 50th St., New York City
          • MetLife Building
            1200 ft
            200 Park Av., New York City
          • Chrysler Building
            1400 ft
            405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City
          • Seagram Building
            1600 ft
            375 Park Ave., New York City
          • Museum of Tolerance
            1800 ft
            226 East 42nd Street, New York City
          • Rockefeller Center
            2100 ft
            Between 47th and 51th Streets, New York City

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Smith & Wollensky - New York City

            71% likes this, based on 694 reviews
            Cuisine: Steakhouse
            Price Range: USD 42 - USD 62

            700 ft
            797 Third Avenue

            Phone: 212-753-1530

          • Avra Estiatorio

            84% likes this, based on 260 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Greek
            Price Range: USD 40 - USD 60

            200 ft
            141 East 48th Street

            Phone: (212) 759-8550

          • Raffles

            Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop

            200 ft
            511 Lexington Ave.

            Phone: (212) 223-6785‎

          • Roger Smith

            51% likes this, based on 16 reviews
            Cuisine: American

            100 ft
            501 Lexington Ave

            Phone: 212 755 1400

          • Longwood Gourmet, Inc.

            54% likes this, based on 49 reviews

            100 ft
            500 Lexington Ave

            Phone: 212-980-3644

          Getting there.

          LaGuardia airport is 9km away.

          Newark Liberty International airport is situated within 20km from the hotel.

          John F. Kennedy International airport is located within 20km from the Roger Smith hotel.

          Getting around.

          The Grand Central Station is set within three blocks from the Roger Smith hotel.

          51 Street metro station is situated within 50m from the hotel.

          Private parking is possible on-site and the price is $35 per day.

          Roger Smith Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Roger Smith Hotel

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 112 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            Elegent and extreamly comfortable hotel, good size of room and very helpful but not intrusive staff

            Pricey restaurant.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Great location, very efficient front desk and interesting efforts to emphasise a connection with the arts

            All front facing rooms suffer from Lexington Ave noise. Avoid the restaurant. The staff are less than helpful, even by New York standards. No concerns about hotel staff outside of the restaurant. The bathrooms are tired and in need of an update.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children


            It appears that cost per room per night does not correspond to appearance in general of hotel and room. further, shower has not anti scalding device (bursts of piping hot water).

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The Roger Smith is a very comfortable hotel, very much like a home away from home. I was very comfortable during my stay and was pleased with my choice of room - a one bedroom suite. This had a separate living area and kitchenette. I was in New York for 3 weeks and these little luxuries kept me sane. It was nice to have a fridge and microwave, especially at odd hours of the night. The hotel is ideally located on Lexington Avenue and is walking distance to practically everything.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            Clean rooms

            Water stopped running from midnight until 7 am

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Support from staff, location and location

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            THe staff were all very pleasant, helpful and cordial. Location is the best feature.

            There was a problem with the hot/cold water. Either it was very hot or too cold. There was a smell as you enter the room. The smell of wet carpet forced to dry

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            the hotel was very nice and we got a suite instead of the room we booked so this was a nice surprise. the room was clean and comfortable. still quite expensive, but that´s New York...

            we were 3 in the suite and, althought we had 2 double beds, we had to use the sofabed because there was no way 2 people could sleep in the narrow beds.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Friendly staff

            Needs a facelift, dated and a bit shabby decor, chipped porcelain in bathroom, etc . But fair value in terms of a big room and good location.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Nice people free internet

            Furniture shabby noisey location traffic and construction

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            This is the second time that I stayed at theis hotel, and I like it a lot.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Price and location

            Stains on carpet. Missing hardware on dressers. Worn furniture. Uneven bed matress = very unconfortable. Poor bathroom layout.

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            A very pleasent stay recomend it to everyboby.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Location, friendly staff, room is small but cozzy

            I asked to fix the room shower three times: never fixed so I never had a proper shower. Can be noisy if facing Lexington Ave (no double windows). Must be hot in Summer (no air-con visible).

            • Average rating
          • Single

            The concert and the atmosphere there. Some people at the reception wore very helpful and friendly, specially on thusdy 15.mars.

            on sunday poeple at the reception wor rather unfriendly

            • Average rating
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