Roger Smith Hotel  3 stars

501 Lexington Avenue, New York, United States, 10017  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • 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

Overview

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

Rooms

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. 

Work

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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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 40 per day.

Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Local calls
  • Analog data port
  • Telephone with data ports
  • Voice mail
  • Speaker phone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Video on demand
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

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

Pets are allowed on request.

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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
Size: 195 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
    Size: 280 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.

    Room facilities
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      Roger Smith Hotel Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Suite

      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.

      Deluxe Suite
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      Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite
      Roger Smith Hotel Deluxe Suite

      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.

      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
      Train stations
      Shopping areas
      Museums
      • Architectural League
        1000 ft
      • Jeanie Johnson CO
        1000 ft
      • Dahesh Museum Inc
        1400 ft
      Halls
      Universities, Institutes
      • Saint Bonaventure University
        400 ft
      • Cornell University
        700 ft
      • Gemological Institute-America
        1400 ft
      • The United Nations
        1400 ft
      • American Friends Tel Aviv Univ
        1700 ft
      • Berkeley College
        1700 ft
      Casinos
      Underground stations

      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
        1300 ft
        200 Park Av., New York City
      • Chrysler Building
        1400 ft
        405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City
      • Seagram Building
        1500 ft
        375 Park Ave., New York City
      • New York Transit Museum & New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex
        1600 ft
        Annex at Grand Central Station, New York City
      • Museum of Tolerance
        1800 ft
        226 East 42nd Street, 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

      • Connolly's Pub & Restaurant

        61% likes this, based on 103 reviews
        Cuisine: Diner
        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 30

        200 ft
        150 E 47th St

        Phone: (212) 692-9342

      • Roger Smith

        61% likes this, based on 44 reviews
        Cuisine: American

        100 ft
        501 Lexington Ave

        Phone: 212 755 1400

      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

      7.6
      out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 113 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Value
      7.5
      Dining
      5.2
      Location
      8.6
      Rooms
      7.2
      Service
      6.6

      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
          9.2
      • 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
          6.2
      • Family with children

        Location

        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
          7.0
      • 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
          9.6
      • Group of friends

        Clean rooms

        Water stopped running from midnight until 7 am

        • Average rating
          8.2
      • Single

        Support from staff, location and location

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • 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
          7.8
      • 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
          7.8
      • 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
          7.8
      • Older travelers

        Nice people free internet

        Furniture shabby noisey location traffic and construction

        • Average rating
          7.4
      • Family with children

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

        • Average rating
          9.2
      • Older travelers

        Price and location

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

        • Average rating
          5.4
      • Older travelers

        A very pleasent stay recomend it to everyboby.

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • 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
          6.2
      • 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
          8.8
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