Just wrote a huge review but it got deleted. Grr. Bottom line- the hotel is lovely!! They gave us champagne when we checked in! The decor is chic and lovely. Yes rooms are small- but aren't they all in NYC? I loved that instead of mini bottles of shampoo they had big pumps mounted in the shower. And breakfast was delicious (better than the typical hotel buffet- even had smoked salmon and prosciutto!)- but not included, which we didn't know until AFTER eating. $19pp isnt bad from brunch in NYC, but is certainly not free like we thought. And the $20 "fee" is annoying. Either raise the rates or make the fee optional. We didn't use wifi or the gym, and it didn't include breakfast, so that was frustrating. I did know about it in advance- but only from these reviews. Otherwise it would have been a nasty surprise bc they did NOT mention it at checkin. And the mini bar/snacks/bathroom amenities were expensive- but I'm seeing that more and more these days and it's certainly not unique to the Roger.
Oh! And the stationary in the desk is adorable!!
We got a discounted rate of $239 bc we were there for a wedding. I would have expected a hotel this nice to cost more. But after all fees/taxes our 2 nt stay was >$600 which was not great.
But that's my only gripe. It's a lovely hotel with very nice people in a great location. Just ended up costing a good bit more than I'd expected.
- 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