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“A well priced convenient hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Roger Smith Hotel

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Roger Smith Hotel
Ranked #126 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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“A well priced convenient hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2013

I loved the Roger Smith due to its originality and quirkiness. We booked due to the good price and were not disappointed. Whilst not quite as pristine as other hotels, the charm made up for the slight shabbiness in places. I can appreciate that some might want a different experience but for the price, the location and the different ambience I would highly recommend it. The staff were also lovely and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Hello:) This Hotel is very nice, great service, great rooms, reasonable prices, great Location! What do you want more?!:) for coffee&co. Simply use the Starbucks-Shop located very near to the hotel(: but for the price ithe hotel is amazing!*.* We haved a great Time (we where 5)

  • Stayed July 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

Just got back from a weekend in Manhattan with my daughter and stayed at the Roger Smith. Not my first time there and I returned because of the great location, good rates (for New York!), friendly staff and 'funky' older touches like the mail slot between the elevator doors and the nice woodwork around the lobby. The hotel did not disappoint. Nice furnishings in the room and the windows keep out the Lexington traffic pretty well. Really nice yogurt, granola and apples in the lobby for breakfast. Concierge and desk staff very friendly and helpful. Really appreciated the free wireless in the room - crucial.
My only suggestion would be that the great rooftop bar stay open later. Great to be way up amidst the fire escapes looking out over the city but bar closes too early!!!!
Karen

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ada, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Nice place to stay, the rates are quite cheaper than others in the town. Quick access to near location. I visit drumheller to see my family folks. I would recommend it to others. great service and friendly. The managers are nice and always welcoming.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Morristown, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

Value for money is very good for the location. Room (jr. suite) was hardly a suite but was spacious for 3 people. Pillows are lumpy with feathers poking out & scratchy pillow cases. Sofa bed had a thin mattress that forced sleeper to roll to the center. A/C couldn't keep up with the heat & never brought the room down to the desired temp. Drapes are long so they cover the a/c unit, preventing air flow into the room. You have to fold up the drapes onto the window sill. A/C unit is noisy which drowns out the street noise. Staff very friendly. Valet parking is competitively priced compared to local garages so it's worth the convenience.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

I spent the night here with some friends for a mini-reunion in NYC. We secured a rate under $200 for a Saturday, which I thought was great. The staff at the front desk was very friendly and incredibly helpful. Our room was just fine for the price - nothng incredibly fancy, but it was clean. I did have a friend, who stayed in another room, ask to be moved because she felt the room wasn't very clean, but I never saw it. I did see some reviews on here that said that the AC wasnt' strong but it worked just fine for me and it was hot out. The beds were way more comfortable than I was expecting which was a bonus. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

I stayed at the Roger Smith Hotel in June whilst on busines in New York. The hotel's location is great, minutes walk from Grand Central Station, allowing easy access to the subway system and the whole of Manhattan and surrounding areas.
The room I had was spacious, with plenty of storage space (proper old chest of drawers as well as a cupboard for hanging things), the bathroom was older style, on the small side but clean but perfectly fine for me.
Staff were really helpful throughout my stay. Always ready to help, even when asking really silly questions!
Bed was comfortable and air con in the room was good. It is on Lexington Avenue, so you do get street noise, but this is mid-town, so you can't expect it to be that quiet! I only really noticed the traffic when I opened the window.
Had a couple of small issues but they were quickly & efficiently resolved by the front desk staff. One great bonus is wifi is free throughout the hotel and is a good system.
Didn't go to the roof terrace but it seemed to be pretty popular judging by the number of people heading up there in the lift.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Roger Smith Hotel

Property: Roger Smith Hotel
Address: 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-2008
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#53 Green Hotel in New York City
#183 Family Hotel in New York City
#183 Business Hotel in New York City
#188 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Roger Smith Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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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