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Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Avenue @ 47th Street, New York City, NY 10017-2008
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#129 of 517 hotels in New York City
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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.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Paid private parking on-site
Complimentary instant cofffee
Rooftop bar
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 3 more
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Brett wrote a review Mar 2021
Providence, Rhode Island1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Roger Smith is a rare boutique gem in the massive chain hotels in midtown Manhattan. Beautiful art everywhere, plush red carpets in the lobby, a couple performance areas, a rooftop bar, and the nicest staff going. Our room had a balcony, a glorious tub, and a charming. relaxing decor. Would recommend to anybody and everybody coming through NYC.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from PERE SANCHEZ FRIGOLA, General Manager at Roger Smith Hotel
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear brettsiddell, Thank you so much for sharing your most recent stay with us. I am glad to hear you liked the hotel and had a pleasant stay. We can't wait to have you back. Best, Pere Sanchez Frigola General Manager
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Cynthia V wrote a review Nov 2020
New York City, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
This review has been long overdue. I stayed at the Roger Smith during the weekend of Oct. 17th to celebrate my birthday. Since there were not many options available due to COVID, booking a room was the best idea, especially since the rates are low now. I got the best deal. I upgraded to an one bedroom king suite with maid’s room, kitchenette, dining room and living room. I had so much room and the suite was beautiful. Elegant and charming. The staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful, especially Sophy who works at the front desk. She gave me wonderful recommendations to local restaurants, stores that were opened nearby and always checked in to see if I was ok. Also their safety precautions with COVID made me feel safe during my stay. I was the only person on my floor. I would definitely recommend staying at the Roger Smith if you’re in the NYC area. I loved it so much that I am planing my next staycation there in late December.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from PERE SANCHEZ FRIGOLA, General Manager at Roger Smith Hotel
Responded Mar 17, 2021
Dear cvega0327, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I am sorry about our late response but I wanted to personally thank you. I am glad you had a great time and you celebrated your birthday, even during difficult times. It will be a pleasure to have you back anytime soon! Best, Pere Sanchez Frigola General Manager
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Marcus K wrote a review Jul 2020
Bonn, Germany85 contributions73 helpful votes
First, I need to say that we did not stay at this hotel, but we had planned to stay a couple of nights at Roger Smith at the end of a 6 weeks roadtrip which we sadly had to cancel due to Covid-19. At the time we were planning our trip (and no sign of a pandemic around), we already interacted twice with their customer service: checking some room details + planning for a shipment. That shipment contained a doll (which we cannot order in our home country and which is also not shipped to places outside of the US) for our daugher and would have been the surprise for her at the end of our trip. Already the contact made at this time was handled super friendly and customer oriented. Then we were no longer allowed to enter the country, but the doll had already been shipped to the hotel. Despite thet difficult time that NYC and for sure also the hotel were facing, our issue to get the doll to Europe was handled by the customer service manager Paula Caro Garre in a professional and friendly way. I can't say today when we will travel again to NYC, but I can say for sure that if we travel, we will stay at Roger Smith Hotel. Again, a big thank you to Paula Caro Garre!
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Date of stay: May 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Pere Sanchez Frigola, General Manager at Roger Smith Hotel
Responded Jul 20, 2020
Dear marcusk591, I hope you and your family are safe. I am sorry you were not able to come this time but I hope we can all survive this pandemic and will be able to have you soon. Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review. I am glad we were able to help and I hope your daughter liked the doll. I will let Paula know, I am sure she will be thrilled with your comments. Please be safe and hopefully we can meet you and your family soon. Best, Pere Frigola General Manager
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CeciVV3 wrote a review Mar 2020
2 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice & friendly staff, great location, super spacious and comfortable room, Residence room offering Greek Yogurt with granola, coffee, tea, etc. Every afternoon from 5pm to 7pm the hotel offer plenty of snacks (cheese, crackers, fruits, sodas, etc) I loved the fact that the room has a refrigerator, microwave, Nespresso coffee maker, bath robes, plenty of towels. I didn't like the bathroom size, but it was ok!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Marlenny P, Manager at Roger Smith Hotel
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Good morning CeciVV3, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to rate our property!! We are happy to read that you had a lovely stay with us in New York City. We will transmit your comments to all departments involved so we can continue improving and doing great. Have a lovely day, Pere Sanchez - Guest Services
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Aimee Barker wrote a review Feb 2020
26 contributions35 helpful votes
Myself and my boyfriend have just stayed at this hotel for a week. Upon first entering the hotel I was really disappointed as it is much more run down and ‘rustic’ than the images show online. The hotel definitely needs som TLC and updating, don’t be put off by this the first time you enter, as after the first night staying in the hotel I realised I had a fantastic nights sleep and I had to just take the hotel as it was.... dated but quaint and homely in what is a very busy crazy city! It is in a FANTASTIC location! Approx 15 min walk to Times Square which was brilliant and only 5 minutes walk to 5th Avenue! The staff were lovely, polite and couldn’t do enough for you! The breakfast they offer is literally just granola, yoghurt and your standard fruit, so don’t get your hopes up with a breakfast! However dunkin doughnuts and Starbuck are right next door! It also is opposites deli (a small supermarket which was great for getting some bits). Overall I would say that the hotel needs to update and take a little more pride in their rooms- we had bleach stains on the carpet, sofa and curtains which was strange but once you realise all you want to do is sleep and be cosy after a busy day in newYork, you realise it provides just that!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Marlenny P, Manager at Roger Smith Hotel
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Dear Ms missaimeebarker, Firstly, thank you for taking your time in giving us your feedback about your stay in New York City. Every comment we get serves us to keep improving and enhancing our property, so every guest can have a unique stay here with us. Please take note that we will consider all of your comments to give an outstanding service. On the other hand, please know that we will transfer your nice words to our different departments! They will be happy to hear them Anything else you need do not hesitate to contact with us!! We will be happy to assist you. Receive warm regards, Pere Sanchez - General Manager
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$214 - $440 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTurtle Bay / Midtown East / Manhattan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Roger Smith Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Roger Smith Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Grand Central Terminal (0.3 miles), Steve Cohen's Chamber Magic (0.3 miles), and Chrysler Building (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Roger Smith Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Roger Smith Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Roger Smith Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Roger Smith Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Roger Smith Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Symphony, Obao Noodles & Bbq, and John's Coffee Shop.
Are any cleaning services offered at Roger Smith Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Roger Smith Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Roger Smith Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Turkish, Filipino, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Roger Smith Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.7 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.7 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.6 miles).
Is Roger Smith Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.