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Roger Smith Hotel

3.0 of 5 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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    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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Bloomingdale, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We needed a hotel near the Waldorf just for one night. We chose the Roger Smith since it was close and was the most reasonable with 2 double beds and a private bath. Online booking offers several ways to get discounts. We found lovely staff, extremely helpful in recommending great local restaurants (if you want to experience old NY dining,... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

THIS HOTEL IS FABULOUS FOR FOLKS WHO LIKE A quiet, "Folksy' new York hotel ATOMSPHERE. iT IS RUN LIKE A Europe SMALL HOTEL WOULD BE RUN LIKE.it is Small with a European flavor , Many guests have stayed there before. They know the owners on a first name basis! It is cozy and in a terrific location, I would give... More

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location was great Not much service. No bellman in evening and the street noise was terrible. Rooms were big enough, there was additional seating although bath has zero counter space. We used the dresser for bathroom space. The hotel is old so the tubs are old and stained. One bothersome thing was the plug in the bathroom would not... More

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Lagos.Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I keep returning to The Roger Smith as often as I can.First time was in the late 1970s and the welcome plus the decor make it for me the best. Yes there are lots of newer and pricier older hotels but this Roger fits the bill. It's location is second to none,staff very,very helpful and ok the air conditioning could... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, excellent service, sweet staff, large rooms, comfortable bathrooms! I chose to stay at this hotel during the USOpen and from now on, it will be the hotel I'll always stay when visiting New York City!

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Gorham, Maine, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Because it was so close to Grand Central and easy access to subway to Yankee Stadium, it was a great choice. Great service, clean and by New York standards affordable. Air conditioner in our room was way too loud but we would simply turn it off before falling asleep. Overall a great choice.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is definitely older and seems in need of a good remodel. The carpet seemed old and a bit dirty, and outdated and ugly lamps connected by a bounty of extension cords and power strips littered the floor behind mismatched furniture. The most important things though, the bed linens and bathroom towels all seemed fresh and clean. The bathroom... More

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Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is yoghurt with cereals in the lobby for free so you can eat something (in your room i.e.) before having breakfast at Manhattan We travelled with Carmel limo service from the airport to the hotel $ 136 return, perfect!

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this hotel for its character, its convenient location (e.g., walking distance from Grand Central -- a nice feature when you're coming in on the bus from the Newark airport), the ample room size, the (relative) quiet, and the free WiFi in the room! We had a bit of trouble getting a comfortable temperature during this stay, as the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed in this hotel 3-4 times over the years - and keep on returning. The hotel provides a nice alternative to impersonal chain hotels: the rooms are cosy and homy. The service is excellent, as is the location of hotel: it is easy to reach anywhere in Manhattan from this locality. The hotel does not have gym, but... More

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Address: 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Roger Smith Hotel 3*
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