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“A lovely surprise”
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Roger Smith Hotel
Ranked #109 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Our room was a lovely surprise, designed more like a bed & breakfast that an typical cookie-cutter hotel room. Lots of room, very comfortable bed, bathroom also very roomy and recently updated. The hotel itself has a old-world feel to it, also very enjoyable for our taste. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Location couldn't be better. Great value compared to other hotels in the area. We would happily come back.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stayed here when we were in NYC for a wedding. The hotel is in a very nice location, and as a bonus there's a nice rooftop bar for when the weather cooperates. The biggest thing that stood out to us was the room itself - in NYC we're used to very expensive rooms being tiny tiny tiny, but for a relatively reasonable price we got a beautiful, spacious room with a nice view.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hotel mood is perfect, the service all the staff, such a great persons, the location is more than perfect close the the Grand Central Terminal, also the hotel transport service is pretty good the rooftop is great to have a good time in the afternoon and evening.

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

We got a tip from a friend about this hotel, it was nice and clean, fairly simple but very welcoming with friendly service, very close to many attractions and shopping, but also in a pretty safe and quiet area.
And everything was correct and perfect for us. The room was perfect for us, two adults and two teenage (children) 12 and 15 years old. We got two Queen-size bed and a sofa bed. They don´t have/serve breakfast but have yogurt with fruit belonging grain available for free in the lobby. They have a small but nice roof bar with a partial view. The room was nice furnished, clean and very comfortable bed.
We also think they have a pretty good price compared to similar hotels in this area.
We will definitely choose this hotel again next time we visit New York.
The family from Sweden

Room Tip: Corner room and higher floors I think, it was perfect.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Roger Smith was perfect for us. Our room was furnished more like an Inn than a NYC hotel, making us feel at home. The address was convenient to museums, Grand Central Station, theaters, clubs and restaurants. We were visiting the Fancy Food Show and our shuttle was located only a block away. All the staff was lovely and helpful. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised by our room at the Roger Smith Hotel. Usually boutique hotels have rooms the size of postage stamps, but out room was wonderful! The beds were comfy and the addition of a mini kitchen was an added surprise. Will definitely come back!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very conveniently located close to subway station and near Times Square. Hotel staff is extremely friendly. Nice, clean room; spacious in NYC standard. They stored our luggage for several hours after we checked out. This was totally hassle free. The restaurant was closed which was inconvenient.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Roger Smith Hotel

Address: 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-2008
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#41 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#53 Green Hotel in New York City
#179 Family Hotel in New York City
#179 Business Hotel in New York City
#184 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $146 - $438 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Roger Smith Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 132
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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