My husband and I spent a night here last weekend through a promotion we found on Jetsetter (formerly SniqueAway). I was very excited to stay at this property because of its' location. Although I have read various reviews, the photos looked appealing. It was our one year anniversary, something I mentioned upon check in but no one seemed to care. The woman at the checkout just smiled and handed us the key to a room that was tucked away on the ninth floor, kind of like a large closet with a view of -- a brick wall. It was disappointing, to say the least. Overall, we had an amazing evening but not because of the room. The room was pretty but very damp and stuffy. The air conditioning was soooooo loud. I tried watching television before bed but had to have the volume up so loud that I was worried I might disturb the other guests. Again, the decor was lovely but I know for sure they put us in one of the smallest rooms as I examined the chart on the door that shows the floor plan in case of an emergency. Ours was smaller than most rooms by at least a quarter to a half. It certainly wasn't the sort of room I would have chosen for an anniversary night.
In the morning, my husband attempted to find coffee in the cafe on the mezzanine level. The gentleman in the restaurant wasn't very helpful and seemed aggravated that my husband wanted to bring the coffee up to the room.
Overall, it wasn't a horrible stay nor was it exceptional. It was "ok," not what I expect from a boutique hotel. I wouldn't recommend this hotel as there are better, roomier and more comfy rooms available in NYC.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This June, The Roger is unveiling a sophisticated new look after extensive renovations of its public spaces and guest rooms. Standing at the crossroads of uptown and downtown off Madison Park, the new Roger is a marriage of chic design and old world comfort, while continuing an unyielding commitment to superior service. The fresh aesthetic of the Roger’s public spaces is curated by hospitality guru Steven Kamali and designed by the notable Anna Busta. A collaboration of renowned talent has distinguished a transitional hotel that caters to the demands of the modern traveler and local tastemakers alike. The vaulted lobby lounge provides an ideal space for any time of day or occasion, from morning business meetings to lunch with family, or catching up over cocktails with friends.To update the spacious guest rooms, the Roger tapped Annette Jaffe of MSM, whose timeless original design has kept travelers returning year after year. Jaffe’s new rooms are characterized by lush custom pieces and applied moldings to naturally compliment the historic building’s unique rooms and inviting terraces. Whether for only a night or a weeks long stay, the Roger is the savvy traveler’s home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Roger Williams
- Roger Williams Hotel
- Roger Williams New York City