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Roger Smith Hotel
Ranked #112 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Over all experience was pleasant for a long weekend family mini vacation. Only had a minor issue with valet. I was informed it would take 20 minutes to get my car and it took an hour. Would not hesitate to stay at this location again.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I was pleasantly surprised at how clean, and neat this hotel was for the price. I had the junior suite, and although small, it was enough. My only complaints, were the rug was old and worn, and needed updating, the TV was between the Large chair and sofa, so you had to turn it one way or the other, and 2 people could not watch at the same time.

The staff was great, and we would probably stay there again. Overall, I think the hotel needs some renovation, but for the price I would give it a 3 out of 5.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Great Value, Classic Old Style Hotel! I have stayed here once before. Both times the room was very nice and the service was very good. The room with the sitting area is also a very nice touch along with the complimentary yogurt and granola.

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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Would recommend highly. Good access and well staffed. Rooms were attractive, very clean and comfortable. Good restaurants nearby. The staff was very professional and met our needs. We had a huge amount of luggage and the staff handled everything with a smile. Would I use the Roger Smith again

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Though the location is fantastic for many NYC attractions, the hotel left much to be desired. For a hotel that boasts a wide library of books in every room, poor in-room lighting discourages any reading. Another hotel that states they have an energy saving policy but changes towels which were clearly left hanging on the towel bar for re-use. Hotel did offer "breakfast" of apples, granola and yogurt in the lobby - would have liked some additional fruit choices (a banana, perhaps) or a granola bar - but there is a great French bakery within blocks of the hotel with excellent breakfasts. My major complaint was finding an emergency exit door locked though there was another exit door on our floor, the one closest to our room and marked on the emergency exit map was not accessible. The room (an especially the closet) had a musty smell. Staff was accommodating and friendly; they held our luggage upon our arrival and after check-out. The hotel has computers available for use in the lobby which were useful.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

The Roger Smith Hotel on the corner of Lexington and 47th was delightful. It is classic because it is an older hotel that has been redone. The people at the front desk were friendly and very helpful. The people staying at this hotel were also very friendly.
The city was muggy when we were there - the window air conditioner helped a lot.
Although they did not have a restaurant, they did have:
* A Lounge downstairs with drinks and appetizers
* A rooftop bar on the 16th floor with drinks and appetizers
* A couple small refrigerators in the lobby stocked with yogurt
* Large bowls of fresh fruit on the front desk at all times
* Lots of restaurant choices within a block right outside the door
The hallway of every floor is decorated differently. Poke your head out of the elevator to see.
Good rates for NYC!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Building seems old, carpet looks not fresh, furnitures are old style, however, the bedding is extremely clean. The bed is very comfortable. The hotel is on Lexington and 47th street, is very close to Times Squares. It is very convenient. Subway station is just few blocks away.

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Additional Information about 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
#179 Family Hotel in New York City
#179 Business Hotel in New York City
#184 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £121 - £350 (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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