The Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 US
View Map Reservations: +1-800-760-7718
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel
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02/26/2020 - 02/27/2020
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Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

97/100
619 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. So-so car access and parking.

Service

89/100
541 reviews

"Service is professional and cheery, especially reception and housekeeping." Room service could have been improved.

Value

87/100
183 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices. Free internet."

Wellness

83/100
8 reviews

"Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

WiFi

83/100
29 reviews

"Fast and cheap WiFi."

Breakfast

78/100
146 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Comfort

70/100
477 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds." Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C.

Room

70/100
760 reviews

"Amply-sized rooms with excellent beds and superb views." Outdated rooms which are relatively clean, but in need of maintenance, with subpar TV's. Small but relatively clean bathrooms. Poorly rated A/C, minibars, and furniture.

Vibe

48/100
360 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is ok. Stylish hotel. Luxurious Hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Good for business people. Nice boutique hotel.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Fair breakfast prices."

Location

97/100
115 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Good shopping and sightseeing.

Service

90/100
99 reviews

"Professional, friendly service, good reception, and decent housekeeping."

Value

89/100
35 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Breakfast

79/100
32 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Comfort

72/100
93 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds." Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C.

Room

72/100
148 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Small bathrooms and poor room maintenance. Outdated room and furniture, and problems with the A/C. Shower was ok.

WiFi

72/100
6 reviews

"Good internet service."

Vibe

50/100
63 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Stylish hotel. Entrance area is ok.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Wonderful sightseeing. Tasty breakfast."

Location

97/100
31 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

89/100
18 reviews

"Friendly service."

Breakfast

74/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Bar

74/100
5 reviews

"Bar is awesome."

Comfort

70/100
22 reviews

"Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems."

Room

67/100
36 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Rooms in need of maintenance, with poorly rated bathrooms and furniture.

Vibe

41/100
15 reviews

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

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Good internet service. Professional service."

Location

96/100
22 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
22 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

88/100
7 reviews

"Best value for money."

Breakfast

73/100
5 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

66/100
28 reviews

"Rooms are decent and large, but bathrooms are subpar and could use maintenance."

Comfort

65/100
24 reviews

"Spacious, quiet comfortable rooms, but very noisy."

Vibe

41/100
14 reviews

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

Amenities

39/100
9 reviews

"Facilities in need of refurbishment."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Friendly atmosphere."

Location

96/100
14 reviews

"Great location."

Service

88/100
13 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

68/100
17 reviews

"Rooms are big and moderately comfortable." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Room

61/100
24 reviews

"Big, decent rooms. Outdated rooms with insufficient A/C."

Vibe

36/100
14 reviews

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

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Room

58/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Vibe

40/100
5 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 75/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

96/100
17 reviews

"Great location."

Service

89/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

65/100
16 reviews

"Spacious, quiet comfortable rooms, but very noisy."

Room

59/100
21 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

Vibe

36/100
13 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 79/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

97/100
423 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping.

Value

92/100
118 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Service

89/100
394 reviews

"Service is professional and cheery, especially reception and housekeeping." Room service could have been improved.

Breakfast

82/100
83 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Wellness

81/100
5 reviews

"Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

WiFi

79/100
19 reviews

"Good internet service."

Comfort

73/100
308 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds." Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C.

Room

71/100
517 reviews

"Big rooms with great beds and views, acceptably clean." Poorly maintained rooms with low quality furniture. Small but relatively clean bathrooms. Old rooms, with unsatisfactory minibars. air conditioning and TV's. Shower was ok.

Vibe

55/100
238 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Stylish hotel. Entrance area is ok.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

98/100
71 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Good shopping and sightseeing.

Value

90/100
22 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

90/100
79 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Breakfast

82/100
17 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

75/100
50 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds." Small bathrooms, noisy rooms, and deficient A/C.

Room

73/100
89 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Small bathrooms and poor room maintenance. Outdated room and furniture, and problems with the A/C. Shower was ok.

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Tasty breakfast."

Location

96/100
23 reviews

"Great location."

Value

89/100
5 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

88/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

70/100
15 reviews

"Spacious rooms, comfortable and with great beds, but too noisy."

Room

66/100
26 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Poorly maintained rooms with low quality furniture.

Vibe

40/100
8 reviews

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

Rated 71/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Good internet service. Professional service."

Location

97/100
17 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
21 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value

88/100
7 reviews

"Best value for money."

Comfort

66/100
20 reviews

"Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems."

Room

66/100
24 reviews

"Standard, large rooms with superb beds but substandard bathrooms."

Vibe

41/100
13 reviews

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

Amenities

39/100
9 reviews

"Facilities in need of refurbishment."

Rated 78/100 based on reviews from solo travelers.

"Terrific location. Great service."

Location

96/100
8 reviews

"Great location."

Service

86/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

68/100
10 reviews

"Rooms are big and moderately comfortable." Deficient A/C and too noisy rooms.

Room

63/100
15 reviews

"Rooms are average but A/C is not great. Spacious rooms."

Amenities

39/100
5 reviews

"Hotel buildings could use some improvement."

Vibe

37/100
8 reviews

"Vibe is not too good."

Rated 85/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

95/100
8 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

69/100
5 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

61/100
6 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

97/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Service

88/100
16 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

66/100
25 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Outdated rooms and bathrooms not up to standard.

Vibe

38/100
15 reviews

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

Rated 68/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

96/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Value

87/100
5 reviews

"Best value for money."

Comfort

70/100
12 reviews

"Great sized rooms, very comfortable with wonderful beds."

Room

61/100
19 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Poor maintenance in rooms and bathrooms.

Vibe

42/100
9 reviews

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

Rated 87/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Cleanliness

70/100
5 reviews

"Clean."

Room

65/100
5 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

96/100
24 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

90/100
17 reviews

"Service is friendly, but so-so housekeeping."

Breakfast

76/100
5 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

69/100
22 reviews

"Decently comfortable, spacious rooms with great beds."

Room

67/100
28 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Guests complain about furniture and bathrooms.

Vibe

37/100
7 reviews

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

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

96/100
6 reviews

"Great location."

Service

86/100
6 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

71/100
6 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

66/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

97/100
37 reviews

"Great location near lots of shopping." Close to public transport and the train.

Service

91/100
25 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

86/100
19 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

Breakfast

83/100
24 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Room

73/100
39 reviews

"Aged, yet spacious rooms with great beds, but poor bathrooms." Shower can be a problem.

WiFi

72/100
5 reviews

"Good internet service."

Vibe

44/100
28 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating. Entrance area is ok.

Amenities

43/100
15 reviews

"Outdated facilities with a decent entrance area."

Rated 86/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great room. Great location."

Location

97/100
11 reviews

"Great location near lots of shopping."

Breakfast

81/100
5 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

68/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Vibe

42/100
6 reviews

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

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

"Very good budget hotel. Close to Starbucks. Good for sightseeing with access to public transportation."

Location

96/100
55 reviews

"Great location."

Service

91/100
46 reviews

"Efficient, friendly service with a nice reception."

Value

87/100
15 reviews

"Best value for money."

Breakfast

75/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

70/100
38 reviews

"Spacious rooms, comfortable and with great beds, but too noisy."

Room

67/100
57 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Outdated rooms and bathrooms not up to standard.

Vibe

34/100
29 reviews

"Atmosphere is friendly but the vibe is low." Hotel could use some updating.

Rated 76/100 based on reviews from families.

"Fantastic service. Great location."

Location

96/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

89/100
5 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

68/100
8 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

61/100
13 reviews

"Room is all right."

Vibe

34/100
7 reviews

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

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Customer Reviews of The Roger Smith Hotel

Tripadvisor Traveler Rating:
Value
Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Excellent
1315
Very Good
913
Average
292
Poor
111
Terrible
74
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Recent Reviews:
Susan B
Houston, Texas
Trip type:
Business
A home away from home!
Feb 23, 2020
You could almost miss it as you walk by it on Lexington Avenue in its ideally located downtown Manhattan spot - a few short blocks from Grand Central Station. For... more »
Teresa0972
Denmark
Great hotel on good location!
Feb 19, 2020
We (2 adults, 2 teenage sons) stayed here last year in a suite with two bedrooms. We have only good things to say about the Roger Smith. The location is... more »
nanditamongia
New Delhi, India
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Great location and comfortable facility
Feb 17, 2020
Cosy, comfortable boutique hotel located strategically in the city center with close proximity to the Grand Central train station and several places of interest, The rooms are comfortable and spacious... more »
Eric K
Trip type:
Business
Quaint Hotel in the heart of midtown
Feb 15, 2020
After spending too many trips in cookie cutter hotels, The Roger Smith was an interesting and refreshing change. This hotel has been in the same family for more than 80... more »
svdpregne
Trip type:
Business
Roger & Me
Feb 12, 2020
I throughly enjoyed my stay at the Roger Smith Hotel. I was traveling alone in the "big city" but felt very safe with the Roger Smith. The Roger Smith is... more »
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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

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cable TV service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • First-run movies
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Free local calls
  • Free toiletries
  • Free WiFi
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Phone
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Premium TV channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Room service
  • Towels provided

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.

Internet / WiFI

free Wi-Fi