The Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 US near Exit 16W (113) on NJ Turnpike (~5.9mi)
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Property Near Grand Central Terminal
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06/30/2022 - 07/01/2022
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Verified Reviews of The Roger Smith Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Repulsive"
Overall Score1.0/ 5
The dirtiest most repulsive hotel room I have ever stayed in.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
20-Dec-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Tue Dec 14 to Sun Dec 19 2021 at a $410.99 average nightly rate.
"Enjoyable. Felt Like Home. "
Overall Score5.0/ 5
Really enjoyed my stay. The room was comfortable. Pleasantly surprised when we got to the hotel and we found an invitation to attend a Bach's D minor Concerto, a recital/lecture by pianist Javor Bracic, and a string quartet, here at the hotel. Complimentary wine was served. It made for a lovely evening. Will be sure to come back to this hotel the next time I come to NY!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
13-Mar-2015 Verified Review

Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

94/100
128 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Hard to park, but close to public transport.

Service

79/100
130 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

Bar

75/100
21 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Comfort

69/100
106 reviews

Passably comfortable with mediocre beds and A/C. Large rooms with typical bathrooms.

Room

57/100
193 reviews

Mostly alright rooms with OK beds, but some cleanliness issues. Rooms lacking maintenance with poor furniture and kitchenettes. Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms. Large rooms, and good minibars. Rooms need updating with bad TV's and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

46/100
82 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel is relatively stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive. Fine for a budget trip. Nice boutique hotel. Good for business people.

Cleanliness

35/100
90 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Breakfast

29/100
7 reviews

Breakfast can be improved.

WiFi

22/100
9 reviews

Wifi quality could be improved.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from families.

Bar is awesome. Wonderful sightseeing.

Location

95/100
54 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare.

Service

78/100
40 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Bar

76/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Comfort

71/100
37 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms. Beds are alright but rooms are noisy, and A/C substandard.

Room

56/100
68 reviews

Large, standard rooms with average beds, but bathrooms are poor. Old, poorly maintained rooms with substandard A/C and furnishings.

Vibe

38/100
26 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Cleanliness

35/100
33 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from couples.

Great location.

Location

94/100
14 reviews

Great location.

Service

74/100
11 reviews

Friendly service.

Value

68/100
6 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Comfort

65/100
12 reviews

Spacious, quiet comfortable rooms, but very noisy.

Room

51/100
17 reviews

Rooms are okay - spacious but poorly cleaned, and bathrooms are substandard.

Vibe

41/100
7 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Cleanliness

36/100
9 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Friendly service. Great location.

Location

93/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Service

82/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

52/100
16 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

Vibe

40/100
6 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Cleanliness

39/100
5 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Amenities

38/100
5 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Rated 73/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Spacious rooms. Fantastic service.

Location

95/100
6 reviews

Great location.

Service

80/100
10 reviews

Friendly service.

Comfort

71/100
9 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms.

Room

53/100
13 reviews

Big, decent rooms.

Cleanliness

36/100
5 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

93/100
103 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Hard to park, but close to public transport.

Service

82/100
108 reviews

Friendly and professional service, with great reception but subpar housekeeping.

Bar

74/100
20 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Comfort

69/100
84 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds. Decent-sized bathrooms, but noisy rooms and insufficient A/C.

Room

56/100
157 reviews

Mostly alright rooms with OK beds, but some cleanliness issues. Mediocre sized, poorly cleaned bathrooms. Rooms lacking maintenance with poor furniture and kitchenettes. Large rooms, and good minibars. Rooms need updating with bad TV's and A/C. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

50/100
64 reviews

Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low. Hotel could use some updating. Hotel is relatively stylish. Entrance area is not particularly attractive.

Cleanliness

33/100
72 reviews

Bathrooms and rooms are untidy. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

WiFi

24/100
7 reviews

Complaints about WiFi.

Rated 72/100 based on reviews from families.

Bar is awesome. Wonderful sightseeing.

Location

94/100
39 reviews

Great location with excellent sightseeing. Parking is rare.

Service

80/100
30 reviews

Friendly service.

Bar

76/100
5 reviews

Bar is awesome.

Comfort

71/100
28 reviews

Large, comfortable rooms. Decent beds, but poor A/C.

Room

53/100
53 reviews

Average rooms and beds, but A/C and furniture substandard. Rooms are large but untidy, with badly rated bathrooms.

Vibe

40/100
19 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Cleanliness

35/100
23 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner. Hotel facilities could use a good clean.

Rated 69/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

Terrific location. Great service.

Location

93/100
7 reviews

Great location.

Service

82/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Room

52/100
15 reviews

Rooms are alright, but bathrooms are not great.

Vibe

40/100
6 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Cleanliness

39/100
5 reviews

Could use a good cleaning.

Amenities

38/100
5 reviews

Hotel buildings could use some improvement.

Rated 70/100 based on reviews from couples.

Spacious rooms.

Location

94/100
9 reviews

Great location.

Service

76/100
8 reviews

Fantastic service.

Comfort

65/100
9 reviews

Comfortable.

Room

48/100
11 reviews

Guests complained about bathrooms and general cleanliness of the rooms.

Vibe

42/100
5 reviews

Vibe is not too good.

Cleanliness

34/100
6 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

Friendly service. Fantastic service.

Location

95/100
6 reviews

Great location.

Service

81/100
8 reviews

Friendly service.

Comfort

71/100
7 reviews

Very comfortable.

Room

54/100
9 reviews

Room is all right.

Rated 77/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

Good budget hotel. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation.

Location

96/100
18 reviews

Great location.

Service

75/100
14 reviews

Friendly service and great reception.

Comfort

68/100
15 reviews

Large rooms with average comfort and standard beds.

Value

58/100
8 reviews

Fairly good value for money.

Room

54/100
24 reviews

Well-sized, typical rooms with mediocre beds. Outdated, rooms with poor cleanliness and maintenance.

Cleanliness

38/100
14 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Vibe

34/100
13 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from families.

Fantastic service. Great location.

Location

95/100
13 reviews

Great location.

Service

77/100
7 reviews

Friendly service.

Comfort

70/100
8 reviews

Very comfortable.

Room

53/100
13 reviews

Rooms are acceptable but need cleaning.

Cleanliness

36/100
9 reviews

Rooms could be cleaner.

Vibe

35/100
6 reviews

Vibe is not too good. Hotel could use some updating.

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Property Description

Located in Midtown Manhattan, in the heart of the New York City business district, the Roger Smith Hotel is a warm and charming boutique hotel, distinguished from the glut of chain hotels, by delivering style, elegance, and a unique flair. Our 130 guest rooms and suites are one of a kind, all individually decorated in New England Country Home, providing the perfect ambiance for travelers visiting our great metropolis. Our passion is hospitality, and we execute this experience par excellence. Our passion is also in culture, representing the great diversity New York City has to offer. Art, Fashion, Film, Music, Pop Culture, are all on display at the Roger Smith through the many events and exhibitions taking place on property. The energy and vitality of New York City resonates within our halls, but our rooms reflect the tranquility and harmony travelers desire. Value-Added Amenities include Free Wireless Internet Access, Gym Passes to New York Sports Club, DVD Movie Rentals from an Extensive Movie Library, Free Local Phone Calls, and Yogurt, Granola, and Green Apples as a healthy snack or quick pick me up.

Green Sustainability

recycling of paper, plastics and metal products. Battery recycling bin

Amenities / Features


  • Check In: 3:00 pm - anytime
  • Check Out: 12:00 pm
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Central location
  • Charge for early check out
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • DVD Player
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Fax available
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Internet - wireless
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Licensed bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV Channel: HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail
  • Car rental
  • Office or business center

Airport & Shuttle Information

John F. Kennedy Airport (18 miles), Newark Airport (17 miles), La Guardia Airport (9 miles)

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Pet Friendly?

Service animals complying with ADA Title lll regulations are allowed.

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Internet / WiFI

free Wi-Fi

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