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Roger Smith Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #261 of 446 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a nice stay, but I couldn't shake the feeling that I was going hear "NORMAN" shouted at any moment. The décor has that Bates Motel/Hotel setting a little eerie. It really needs to be updated. It's like their advertising it at 'homey and quaint' as an excuse NOT to update their hotel. But, they do offer crispy green... More

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Marlenny P, Guest Relations Manager at Roger Smith Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pmdi66, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your most recent stay with us. What you have described is certainly not the kind of experience we envision for our guests and I'm truly sorry to read about your displeasure with your accommodations. Our guests feedback is valuable to us and I'll be available to further... More

Hartford, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the Roger Smith at the last minute after looking at length for a room with aseparate sleeping area for a teenager. We were able to book a premium suite at just over $400.00 with AAA discount. A little more than we had hoped but still within reason. The suite turned out to be two bedrooms, a little kitchenette... More

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Marlenny P, Guest Relations Manager at Roger Smith Hotel, responded to this review

Dear imsw09: Thank you for your comments about our hotel. We feel our suites are especially suited to families and are happy that you found the suite spacious and enjoyed a separate bedroom for your teenager. We hope to welcome you in the near future. Regards, Marlenny wecare@rogersmith.com More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

very nice small hotel with good location in midtown. Room was clean and equiped with everything you need. There is a coffe machine and a little fridge. Breakfest are not possible, but you can get a nice and tasty yogurt in the lobby. Close to central station, just a 10 min walk.

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Dear Przemyslaw R, I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Looking forward to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Marlenny Paredes wecare@rogersmith.com More

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at the Roger Smith, the last time in 2006. Over the last 30 years, I have been to the city 10 times and have stayed in six different hotels. The rooms are large for New York, the decor is quite elegant, if a little dated, but it seems to reflect the "family" feel of the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice hotel, and I have stayed here several times previously because of its midtown location. The rooms are always well appointed. The check-out experience early on a Saturday was disappointing as there was no one at the desk and the maintenance staff who happened to be in the lobby kept trying to reach the desk woman for about 10... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was only there one night, but the staff was friendly, professional and helpful. My room was clean. The decor is a bit dated, but the rooms are comfortable and quite nice. I enjoyed my stay and would not hesitate to return to the Roger Smith again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed two beds for my husband, me and our two young boys in a central location and that is exactly what we finally found at reasonable price. Our room was spacious and clean and the beds were very comfortable. We were greeted warmly and received early check in at 9:30 am with a junior suite (an upgrade)! It felt... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great deal on a quick jaunt to the city. Good location. hotel is combo of deco and artsy. Will definitely stay there again. People were very helpful. Lobby had Greek yogurt & granola for free. Beds were very comfortable & nice toiletry basket. Good deal!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly staff greets you to check you into the very cozy rooms. It is an older building and the rooms are tastefully decorated to fit the time frame of the building. The bar was a comfortable place for us to get a night cap. We enjoyed all the art decorating the building as well. Great find!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel 2 nights. A friend who used to work there recommended it to us. I got trapped by the nonrefundable price before the friend said he could probably get us a better rate. To compensate, we were told that we would have a nicer room with a bottle of wine, both of which did not happen. Also,... More

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Additional Information about Roger Smith Hotel

Also Known As:
Hotel Roger Smith
Roger Smith Hotel New York
Roger Smith New York City
Address: 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#62 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#235 Business Hotel in New York City
#271 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Roger Smith Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Classic 1930's New York skyscraper - Midtown location on east side, 3 blocks to Grand Central Station. Home away from home. People. Art. Stories. Ideas. ... more   less 
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