THE ROGER SMITH HOTEL

501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 US
View Map Near Grand Central Terminal Reservations: 1-866-215-4064
3.0 Star Downtown Hotel
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06/23/2019 - 06/27/2019
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Summary of Verified Reviews

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

97/100
554 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport." Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping. Accessibility by car can be a challenge.

Service

91/100
550 reviews

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

Value for money

90/100
191 reviews

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

Breakfast

89/100
142 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

WiFi

87/100
34 reviews

"Fast and cheap WiFi."

Room

74/100
666 reviews

"Wonderful beds and views in big but old rooms." Badly maintained rooms with poor air conditioning, televisions, and furniture. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Decent kitchenettes and average room cleanliness. Shower can be a problem.

Comfort

72/100
414 reviews

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

Vibe

57/100
304 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Stylish hotel. Pleasant entrance area. Luxurious Hotel. Fine for a budget trip. Nice boutique hotel. Good for business people.

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

97/100
41 reviews

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

Service

91/100
44 reviews

"Service is professional and cheery, especially reception and housekeeping."

Value for money

90/100
11 reviews

"Best value for money."

Breakfast

88/100
9 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

WiFi

77/100
6 reviews

"Good internet service."

Comfort

71/100
35 reviews

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

Room

70/100
51 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Old, poorly-maintained rooms with deficient furniture and bathrooms.

Vibe

50/100
23 reviews

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

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Tasty breakfast. Spacious rooms."

Location

98/100
13 reviews

"Great location."

Service

92/100
20 reviews

"Friendly service."

Breakfast

90/100
5 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

72/100
8 reviews

"Large, comfortable rooms."

Room

69/100
20 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

Vibe

51/100
7 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Friendly atmosphere. Best value for money."

Location

97/100
11 reviews

"Great location."

Value for money

91/100
6 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

89/100
11 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

64/100
15 reviews

"Insufficiently maintained rooms with poor furniture."

Vibe

53/100
9 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

97/100
12 reviews

"Great location."

Service

92/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Comfort

69/100
7 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

68/100
13 reviews

"Room is all right."

Vibe

51/100
7 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

99/100
400 reviews

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

Service

92/100
425 reviews

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

Value for money

91/100
135 reviews

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

Breakfast

89/100
97 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

WiFi

83/100
21 reviews

"Fast and cheap WiFi. Wifi quality could be improved."

Comfort

75/100
291 reviews

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

Room

73/100
484 reviews

"Wonderful beds and views in big but old rooms." Badly maintained rooms with poor air conditioning, televisions, and furniture. Small rooms and poorly cleaned bathrooms. Decent kitchenettes and average room cleanliness. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

62/100
220 reviews

"OK vibe and a friendly atmosphere. Hotel could use some updating." Stylish hotel. Pleasant entrance area.

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from families.

"Great shopping. Wonderful sightseeing."

Location

98/100
30 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

91/100
33 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Breakfast

90/100
7 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Value for money

89/100
6 reviews

"Best value for money."

Comfort

73/100
20 reviews

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

Room

70/100
33 reviews

"Rooms are large and mostly clean, with great beds." Outdated, badly maintained rooms with poor furniture.

Vibe

50/100
12 reviews

"Decent vibe. Hotel could use some updating. Stylish hotel."

Rated 88/100 based on reviews from couples.

"Best value for money. Spacious rooms."

Location

98/100
11 reviews

"Great location."

Service

92/100
17 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

72/100
7 reviews

"Large, comfortable rooms."

Room

68/100
18 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

Vibe

51/100
7 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 80/100 based on reviews from business travelers.

"Great room. Great location."

Location

98/100
7 reviews

"Great location."

Service

89/100
10 reviews

"Friendly service."

Room

63/100
12 reviews

"Poor furnishings, but the rooms are okay."

Vibe

51/100
7 reviews

"Decent vibe."

Rated 84/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

98/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

68/100
5 reviews

"Comfortable."

Room

62/100
8 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. Great room."

Comfort

68/100
6 reviews

"Rooms are big and moderately comfortable."

Room

66/100
8 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

Rated 74/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

96/100
15 reviews

"Great location."

Service

92/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Value for money

91/100
8 reviews

"Best value for money."

Breakfast

86/100
6 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Comfort

71/100
11 reviews

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

Room

70/100
21 reviews

"Fairly clean, spacious rooms with great beds, but poorly rated bathrooms."

Vibe

50/100
10 reviews

"Decent vibe. 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. Great room."

Location

96/100
19 reviews

"Good location, close to public transport."

Service

91/100
12 reviews

"Friendly service."

Comfort

71/100
16 reviews

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

Room

70/100
21 reviews

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

Cleanliness

69/100
7 reviews

"Room cleanliness is acceptable."

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

97/100
9 reviews

"Great location."

Service

86/100
10 reviews

"Fantastic service."

Comfort

72/100
6 reviews

"Very comfortable."

Room

70/100
8 reviews

"Room is all right."

Rated 81/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

97/100
33 reviews

"Great location near lots of shopping."

Service

94/100
22 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Breakfast

92/100
22 reviews

"Great and affordable breakfast."

Value for money

86/100
20 reviews

"Best value for money. Fair breakfast prices."

WiFi

77/100
5 reviews

"Good internet service."

Room

71/100
38 reviews

"Comfortable beds in spacious rooms." Outdated room with poor bathrooms and substandard furniture. Shower can be a problem.

Vibe

43/100
28 reviews

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

Rated 83/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

97/100
37 reviews

"Great location."

Value for money

91/100
15 reviews

"Best value for money."

Service

91/100
37 reviews

"Friendly service and great reception."

Breakfast

87/100
8 reviews

"Tasty breakfast."

Room

73/100
41 reviews

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

Comfort

72/100
29 reviews

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

Vibe

45/100
17 reviews

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

Rated 82/100 based on reviews from all travelers.

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

Location

98/100
5 reviews

"Great location."

Comfort

70/100
7 reviews

"Rooms are big and moderately comfortable."

Room

67/100
8 reviews

"Big, decent rooms."

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Customer Reviews of The Roger Smith Hotel

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Rooms
Cleanliness
Service
Excellent
1228
Very Good
863
Average
281
Poor
107
Terrible
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Recent Reviews:
solidgold451
Keswick, Canada
Trip type:
Family
I got what I expected: amazing
Feb 18, 2019
First time in New York and stayed here on a whim. Advertised as a boutique hotel it was just that. I expected dated furniture, I got that. A pull out... more »
JayCWhy
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Quirky and Individual with that all important Personal Touch
Feb 13, 2019
Once again we had the pleasure of staying at the Roger Smith Hotel. A yearly event, this hotel never disappoints in its friendliness and desire to make each stay as... more »
257adrienneh
Wicklow, Ireland
Trip type:
Couples
Wow......Home from Home
Feb 12, 2019
From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a warm and friendly welcome from the lady at Front Desk. This was very much appreciated by us weary travelers after... more »
cpchristianson
Anchorage, Alaska
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Reasonably Priced Friendly Hotel
Feb 9, 2019
I come New York at least once a year to visit doctors at a nearby medical facility, and this I where I stay. It is friendly, clean, convenient and has... more »
Journey67285256572
Compiegne, France
Trip type:
Couples
very good location
Feb 8, 2019
9 nights in this hotel without problem. the roo. was clean and the bed is good5 minutes from grand central. 10 minutes from time squarea lot of activities very near.... more »
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Property Description

Property Location
With a stay at The Roger Smith Hotel, you'll be centrally located in New York, within a 5-minute drive of Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick's Cathedral. This eco-friendly hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from United Nations Headquarters and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Radio City Music Hall.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 131 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with premium bedding. Cable programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with bathtubs or showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Amenities
Take in the views from a terrace and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include wedding services, a television in a common area, and discounted use of a nearby fitness facility.

Dining
Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.

Green Sustainability

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

Amenities / Features

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Free WiFi
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • In-room accessibility
  • Laundry facilities
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Number of floors - 16
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Reception hall
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • Television in common areas
  • Terrace
  • Total number of rooms - 131
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built - 1930

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

Misc Fees / Policies

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 12 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Driving Directions

The closest major airports to The Roger Smith Hotel are:
New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 8.8 km / 5.5 mi
Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 18.6 km / 11.6 mi
New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 20.3 km / 12.6 mi

The preferred airport for The Roger Smith Hotel is New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia).

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.

Group vs. Individual Rates at Roger Smith Hotel

Rate fluctuations of Roger Smith Hotel

This graph illustrates trends of sleeping room rates for both group rates and the most competitive individual prices our rate checker could find at the time the group/meeting offer was placed. The lowest group/meeting rate displayed is 24.0% in the month of January 2019 and the highest average individual rate is $329 in the month of April 2019. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Roger Smith Hotel in a month when rates are lower.