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The Roger Smith Hotel

501 Lexington Avenue 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, United States Access

The Roger Smith Hotel

Located in Midtown Manhattan in the heart of the New York City business district the Roger Smith Hotel is a warm and charming boutique hotel distinguished from the glut of chain hotels by delivering style elegance and a unique flair. Our 130 guest rooms and suites are one of a kind all individually decorated in New England Country Home providing the perfect ambiance for travelers visiting our great metropolis. Our passion is hospitality and we execute this experience par excellence. Our passion is also in culture representing the great diversity New York City has to offer. Art Fashion Film Music Pop Culture are all on display at the Roger Smith through the many events and exhibitions taking place on property. The energy and vitality of New York City resonates within our halls but our rooms reflect the tranquility and harmony travelers desire. Value-Added Amenities include Free Wireless Internet Access Gym Passes to New York Sports Club DVD Movie Rentals from an Extensive Movie Library Free Local Phone Calls and Yogurt Granola and Green Apples as a healthy snack or quick pick me up.

Roger Smith is a small family-owned boutique hotel ideally located in Midtown East on Lexington Avenue 47th Street. It is within walking distance to corporate headquarters United Nations Chrysler Building Grand Central Terminal Rockefeller Center Radio City Music Hall MOMA Times Square Theatre District Central Park and Fifth Avenue shopping. Origianl artwork abounds and rotates throughout the year. There are arts and culture programs for guests throughout the year as well.

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    Valet parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Baggage hold
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Car rental
  • Concierge desk
  • Early check-in
  • Front desk
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Work away
    Business services
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms
  • Interior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Dry cleaning
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films/TV
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Onsite laundry
  • Public address system
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Wakeup service
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Travelling with others
    Babysitting service
  • Children welcome
  • DVDs/videos - children
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible rooms
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    Electric car charging station
  • NYC Carbon Challenge

Rooms

  • Communication
    FREE local calls
  • High speed Internet
  • Speaker phone
  • Two-line phone
  • Voice mail
  • Bedding
    Sofa bed
  • Bathroom
    Phone in bathroom
  • Shower
  • Food & Beverage
    Coffee/Tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Plates and bowls
  • Refrigerator
  • Entertainment
    Cable television
  • DVD player
  • Premium movie channels
  • TV
  • VCR movies
  • Business
    Data port
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Telephone
  • Green facilities
    Eco-friendly cleaning products
  • General
    Alarm clock
  • Iron
  • Non-smoking
  • Safe
  • Smoke detectors
  • Accessible
    Accessible room
  • Fire alarm with light

Recreation

  • Wellness
    Solarium
  • Sport
    Ski in/out facilities
  • Cultural
    Nightclub
  • Games / movies
    DVD/video rental

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Continental breakfast
  • Services
    Executive floor
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Continental breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 15:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
To be cancelled 24 hours prior to 1500 on arrival day; Cancellation Penalty is 1 nights; Late cancellations are subject to a penatly charge equivalent to the first night room rate and taxes per room. Exceptions may apply- please see rate rules.

Travel with others

Children policy
Children 15 years of age or younger stay for free however limited to 1 children per room except in a Deluxe Suite.

Pets are not allowed.

Payment type

     

Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

This hotel have joined the NYC Carbon Challenge: the goal is to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 132
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 1200 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 120

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • Valet parking

Amenities

  • Bulletin boards
  • Video camera
  • Other equipment and facilities
  • Lectern
  • Natural daylight
  • Screen
  • Wireless microphones
  • Backstage projector
  • Overhead projector
  • Flip chart and markers
  • Video conferencing
  • Heating/cooling controls
  • Platform
  • Video recording
  • In-house AV department
  • Monitors
  • Dance floor

Environment

Property's Green Action


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Electric car charging station
  •  NYC Carbon Challenge
  •  Eco-friendly cleaning products

  •  Energy/water saving measures, waste avoidance and resource efficiency
  •  Low carbon footprint control

Most helpful reviews 8 54 reviews

Poornima Joshi
6 months ago – Google

9

Very good location. Good value for money

Philip Reynaers
7 months ago – Google

5

Good bedding, nicely sized rooms, super noisy on the front ( room on 13th floor on Lexington Avenue) even with earplugs. Not quite as bad as a Mumbai street but American drivers do honk a lot. Bathroom decent sized not the cleanest, (hair and stuff on sink), a colleague had bath tub reflux in the middle of the night. No breakfast at all, cost of 250 US$ (incl. Taxes) is quite steep, I guess this is the cost of Location, Location, Location : 5 minutes from Grand Central, 10 from UN-HQ, 20` from Broadway & Time Square. Mind you it is way better value than nearby Pod.

Julia Sedaca
8 months ago – Google

10

Great place! Walking distance to main attractions. Cute and friendly. Rooms are bigger than most hotels in NYC. Clean and well kept. And the price is priceless!

Bailey
9 months ago – Google

9

Superb location and excellent service! The location is 2 minute walk away from central station and 10 - ish Minute walk from Time Square. Very clean and awesome location!

Derek Koon
9 months ago – Google

7

Great location, close to Subway and about a 20 minute walk to everything. Rooms are a bit dated but they serve their purpose. Staff was great

jessica huff
2 years ago – Google

9

I'm from Louisiana and I can to NYC to have an operation. So I was at Roger Smith Hotel for 9 days. The Staff was very concerned about my health and made sure I did not have to carry any bags. They brought us ice for my surgery site. The RSH is very clean and has very friendly and helpful staff. Thank you Roger Smith Hotel for making my stay as comfortable as possible. :)

Laura Medina
2 years ago – Google

8

Great location in the city, near Gran Central Station. Small, artsy, familiy-owned hotel. We had a pleasant stay, staff members were very welcoming. They offer complimentary yogurt :) Rooms were clean, nice toiletries offered. Keep in mind the hotel is old, nothing modern, but very well kept. Our room had microwave and mini fridge, we stacked with snacks for our midnight cravings.

Juan Pablo
2 years ago – Google

7

A nice hotel in a well located area in Manhattan. An old building which is almost a rule for a. Hotel in NY, with some elegant touches. An always convenience coffee lounge completes a very dedicated staff at the lobby. Beds are extremely comfortable and all places always looks clean. It is expensive but again this is another hotel rule in ny. Located in Lexington av. everything is reachable.

Maria Cerda
2 years ago – Google

9

The most comfortable beds and soft sheets, so glad we stayed here. Shower had a bathtub and super clean. Hot water is a little tricky but that's the neat part. Our room was in front of the elevator and we had a view of the city. It could be a little noisy for some, but you can turn the A/C on and sleep like a baby day and night. Hotel still provides toothbrushes, toothpaste and a sewing kit! You can tell the hotel has lots of history and it's neat to see the old style furniture. I'm glad it's kept like this!! Our first time in NY and everyone at the hotel was beyond helpful with directions to the city. We loved our stay here!

Maria Cerda
2 years ago – Google

10

The most comfortable beds and soft sheets, so glad we stayed here. The shower is a little tricky but that's the neat part. Our room was in fron of the elevator and we had a view of the city and it could be a little noisy for some, but you can turn the A/C on and sleep like a baby til noon. Shower had a bathtub and super clean! Hotel still provides toothbrushes, toothpaste and sewing kit. We loved the old style furniture and hotel. I'm glad it's kept like this!! Our first time in NY and everyone at the hotel was beyond helpful with directions, one girl even wrote down directions for us.

Thrace Soryn
2 years ago – Google

10

When ever I am in New York I stay at the Roger Smith hotel. This past month I resided there for 10 days and enjoyed it immensely. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and even fun to chat with. I especially resonate to their focus on the arts with the support of visual and other art forms. My room was large, newly painted and decorated and helped me feel at home and relaxed. The location is terrific too. Close to museums, the beautiful east river walking path, near both Bryant and Central parks. In my experience this is a FIVE star hotel. Stay here, you will be delighted.

Bruce Laker
2 years ago – Google

9

Great place. My wife and I loved the old building. Yes, it's old and yes it's got some issues but what a cool building. The staff were great; we walked in off the street looking for a room at 8am and were in bed by 8:30.

Kevin Monheim
2 years ago – Google

5

Wanted to go out to dinner and took a long time to check me in because their stystem was malfunction. Once checked in the espresso machine in the room didn't work. The room was spacious and quirky if that's your thing. However, decent stain on the carpet was a little gross.

Sasha Berthiaume
2 years ago – Google

9

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The hotel definitely takes you to an earlier time, with its historical vibe! The staff was friendly and helpful, and we really appreciated the yogurt and granola station. Rooms were clean, comfortable, and great views. Perfect location in NYC! Would definitely stay again!

mel wije
2 years ago – Google

10

This is my fav find in NYC it's like a little ( fairly large) Oasis in the city with very large and comfortable suites! We usually get the two bed suite which includes a very large living room and kitchenette and it’s so spacious. Each room/ suite is unique and while every time I go I get a new quirky suite. It showcases great art. The staff are always very friendly and welcoming the atmosphere is very relaxed and homely. If you looking for a home away from home, that’s spacious and comfortable. This is it.

Bruce Laker
2 years ago – Google

10

Great place. My wife and I loved the old building. Yes, it's old and yes it's hot some issues but what a cool building. The staff were great; we walked in off the streetooking for a room at 8am and were in bed by 8:30.

Bryan Mestre
2 years ago – Google

9

This is the first hotel I stayed in the first time I every visited NYC. And I've remained a faithful customer ever since, the hotel's locations is perfect, the staff is friendly, the rooms are extremely calm and clean... I'll never be able to stay anywhere else! From the minute we stepped into the cozy lobby, we felt welcomed. Randy greeted us warmly and with a smile. Even though we were there two hours before check-in, he told us a room was available, and did we want a higher or lower floor? Wow! He couldn't have been nicer or more helpful with every question and need we had for the entire time we were there. We truly wished we had been staying longer for a change!

Mr A
2 years ago – Google

8

Great location, easily walkable to many restaurants and world class shopping. We stayed in a 2 bedroom suite. The suite was very spacious. Large master bedroom with king sized bed, TV, sitting area, dresser and full sized closet. The second bedroom was small with a twin sized bed with TV. Extra large living room with sofa and two chairs, desk, and small dining table. Apple TV, expresso machine, fridge and micro finish it off. The lobby staff were knowledgeable and nice. The doorman arranges valet for your vehicle. A small bar off the lobby for a quick cocktail. Across the street is a Walgreens, wine store, and food store with hot food, sandwiches, coffee, soda and beer. The only two drawbacks are elevator size and furnishings. The elevators are small, so if you have a large wheelchair it might be tight getting in and out. And the room furnishings, while tasteful show their age.

Annette Cunningham
3 years ago – Google

10

THIS HOTEL IS A TRUE FIND! BLOOMING VIA STAR MARKETER BRENDA FIELDS' TOUCH. FAMILY OWNED SOPHISTICATE SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. ONE VISIT WILL TELL YOU IT'S JUST THAT GOOD. Annette Sara Cunningham

Lorena Marani
3 years ago – Google

9

Great and courteous service. Accommodations are good but some bathrooms need a little updating. Beds are supper comfy and love their pillows. Great hotel centrally located and great for business trips. Bar serves a great variety of drinks.

Rufus Youngblood
3 years ago – Google

7

Good location just north of Grand Central. Plenty of amenities nearby. It's an old style hotel which was fine for us. Bathroom and bedroom we're both fine although showing their age. For a place to sleep and shower just north of Grand Central, I would stay here again. Friendly staff as well.

Angela Taylor
3 years ago – Google

7

Nice hotel and staff but the walls are very thin so you hear a lot of the conversation in the rooms next to yours. The bathrooms and bedrooms are clean and well stocked. They provide complementary yogurt and granola in the lobby which I firmly say you should eat. It's a close walking distance to Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Center, so go check that out if you stay there.

Joshua Martino
3 years ago – Google

9

Handsome hotel with comfortable rooms. The Roger Smith is convenient to all major midtown attractions. I found the staff to be courteous and attentive. If recommend to anyone looking for a great room near Grand Central.

Kari Mertz
3 years ago – Google

10

Big rooms, great customer service, and a happy hour! Really enjoyed my stay. The front desk folks were very nice. The room was great. Soft sheets, good pillows. Would stay here again.

Christopher Good
3 years ago – Google

8

Location is great. Between Rockefeller Center and Central Park. Front desk was very helpful and allows you to drop luggage off before check-in and after checking out. Shower didn't drain well.

Beth Ridley
3 years ago – Google

9

This place was like staying at a bed and breakfast. Beautiful artwork displayed throughout the hotel. My room was just remodeled and so pretty. The bathroom had beautiful tile throughout that reminded me of Picasso. Shampoos and other bathroom products were made by the Beekman Bros.- A special bonus. The staff, Randy...was magnificent and so helpful. Another guy in the morning was also very helpful directed to a wonderful breakfast joint around the corner. Highly recommend!!!

Colin Gipson-Tansil
3 years ago – Google

8

Location was great, and so was the hotel as a whole, the rooms were just ok though, even with the "a ghost lives here" feeling. I understand the vintage vibe present of the hotel but the rooms suffered because of it. The air conditioning didn't work so the windows had to be left open so I didn't spend the night in hell. The shower took awhile to get used to, hot was cold and cold was hot, it was a little confusing. The staff was welcoming and very helpful.

Joey C
3 years ago – Google

10

Amazing location, amazing service and great accomodations excellent amenities

Steven Bromley
3 years ago – Google

10

Great location, great staff, great price. If you're lucky enough to go when the roof top bar is open, you should check it out.

Myron Harmon
3 years ago – Google

10

One of my most memorable visits to New York and I have been coming for business and personal reasons for over 20 years. This Hotel is Classic and Randy Ogoff, Chief Concierge is an outstanding representative of Service and Comfort. He was a breadth of fresh air. It is now my NYC Hotel of Choice. Thanks RS Team.

Pearl Paugh
3 years ago – Google

4

Comfy beds. Free yogurt and green apples. Great location. And no bed bugs! But this hotel is very dated complete with dirty and stained carpets, mildew tile, and a very weird drain for the tub. Everything you take a shower the tub fills up then you get out and pull a drain. Out pours the smell of stagnate water and sewer and the smell lasts for HOURS. For over $300 a night most definitely find somewhere else.

Matt King
3 years ago – Google

9

Excellent location. Rooms are nice, but dated.

walker boy
3 years ago – Google

10

Friendly staff, great yummy breakfast, tasty yogurt, nostalgic rooms, center of Nyc ...what else would u ask for?

Javier Espinosa
3 years ago – Google

7

Clean, comfortable, good service. Only place I could find with two double bed rooms at a reasonabke price in manhattan

Erik Rönnqvist
3 years ago – Google

9

The people here at the Roger Smith hotel are so friendly and extremely helpful. They even fixed with a cute note to my mum congratulated her on her 60th birthday. A perfect place for your visit to the Big Apple.

Jadon Wolffs
3 years ago – Google

7

Clean and comfortable rooms, not incredibly fancy or kitted out but very good for it's location and price range

Jason Gibert
3 years ago – Google

10

My family had a large suite that felt like home. Courteous, professional staff made the stay exceptionally pleasant. And the location is the best to access anything you want in the city. Highly recommend. We will be back.

suraj talreja
3 years ago – Google

7

Small but cosy room. @ servings of cosy. Tooth brush, paste, mouth wash, soap - all accessories available in the wash room. Gelato and fruit available in the lobby. No breakfast option. (but hey - you're in Manhattan - tons of options out there ) Recommended.

Burak Imir
3 years ago – Google

10

Excellent accommodation spot at excellent location (Lexington Ave & 47th Str.) super staff (especially ask for hotel manager Mr Kucuk Bag) very friendly, don't miss Henry's rooftop bar. Good stop before heading home. Artistic murals and paintings (regularly renewed) makes you feel like at exhibition. A must see place.

Reshma Mehta
3 years ago – Google

10

Really nice, quirky, independent hotel. Old-fashioned decor, books, live plants, fireplaces. Tiny little rooftop bar. A cool non-chain find in the middle of Midtown.

Matt Scoville
3 years ago – Google

10

Great hotel, the architecture and pieces of art and the hotel we're lovely, the amenities were above and beyond what I expect for that price. We had a great stay

Giellen Medeiros
3 years ago – Google

10

Clean and wonderful staff. Also very stylish and roomy. Will definitely go back and stay there whenever I can fit it in my budget!

Helgi Bachmann
3 years ago – Google

5

Nice room and polite staff. Location is good. On the downside it is very audible and the WiFi is unstable.

Adam Barker
3 years ago – Google

9

The staff are super and friendly, and the hotel itself is in a super central location - very close to shops and grand central. Rooms are all very reliable and lovely.

Kathryn Rogers
4 years ago – Google

9

I spent two weeks at the Roger Smith in February during a business trip, and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The staff was always professional, friendly and helpful. They were patient that snafus in my booking would be sorted by my host organization, which greatly decreased my stress level. My room was large and tidy. The furniture has seen better days - both where style and condition are concerned - but that just added to the overall charm. It certainly was more distinctive than the generic/impersonal furniture you most often find in rooms at larger hotel chains. The location is wonderful, with proximity to Grand Central Terminal as well as numerous shops, restaurants, etc. (incl. a few open 24 hrs.)

Terresa Ling
4 years ago – Google

8

I waa here for an event. Did not rent a room to stay. But they did have nice bathrooms and a bar on the first floor.

Jerome Wyss
4 years ago – Google

8

Central location, nice staff and decent sized rooms! Good value!

Bianca Hutton
4 years ago – Google

10

A friendly hotel that is showing its age, but beds were comfy and rooms are big for NYC standards.

Roger Johnson
4 years ago – Google

8

Great location, needs some updating but overall great place to stay

Jonathon Rivait
4 years ago – Google

8

I was at the hotel for an event rather than staying as a guest, so I can't speak to that experience. But the décor was lovely.

vikas Sharma
4 years ago – Google

6

Didn't like the suite they offer...location wise its good but not worth the price...

Stacy Kelly
4 years ago – Google

10

5 star for the price and atmosphere. This hotel is still owned by the family that opened it and had a great feel to it. Don't stay if you are looking for a modern place without character and charm. We had a slight problem with one of the beds and they immediately replaced the bed for us. We really appreciated the customer service! Bathrooms were recently remodeled and made great use of the space. Only negative was the little bar on the first floor - can't recommend that but everything else is great.

Aaron Oldre
4 years ago – Google

8

Easy access to everything. Not too nosey and cozy rooms

Carlos Vargas
4 years ago – Google

10

Hotel was very nice. Clean rooms, great friendly staff. Had a great stay. Just loved it... Next time i know where to go!!! Great location as well!!!:) 100% recommend it!!!!!

Jason Thompson
4 years ago – Google

4

Very dated hotel. Asked for another room that wasn't old an smelled like dust. The upgrade wasn't much better. It definitely has potential but everything needs a major upgrade. Furniture in the room is suppose to look antique but it's mostly just old and worn. Smells dusty. The lobby has extremely old furniture all over. Bathrooms are small. Rooms are roomy but not clean. Again an upgrade to the whole hotel could make this place great. They're hanging their hat on the fact it's a 1920s building, but it's not enough. Just looks worn down.

Michiel Hoogstraten
4 years ago – Google

9

Nice boutique Hotel. clean rooms, great beds, and we liked the fridge in the room. Elevator is small and slow, but hey.. who cares.

Stan Frazier
4 years ago – Google

10

This was a great place to stay with comfortable beds, great service, friendly staff, reduced parking fee and valet service, complimentary yogurt and granola in the lobby 24/7, convenient location to get to Time Sq. If i go to NY again i will stay here.

Jo O'Brien
4 years ago – Google

7

Great room. Really friendly staff. AMAZING LOCATION. Perfect for our family of 5 with 3 children.

Allie Plack
4 years ago – Google

10

The rooms are very cute! Free yogurt and apples 24/7. Very close to Grand Central Station

Marygrace Ashdown
4 years ago – Google

9

This hotel was fantastic! Booked the night before on Expedia - and accidentally made a booking error. Roger Smith was able to work with Expedia to correct my reservation and we checked in around 6pm. I told the concierge (Randy) that this was a special occasion - my parents were moving me into nyc and this was a surprise for them. They stayed here 30 years ago and I wanted to thank them for helping with the rental company, etc. Randy upgraded us to a suite on the 15th floor! The room was exceptional - luxurious king size bed, quaint furniture (dining table, mini kitchen), brand new AC unit, and comfy Queen sofa bed. On our way out, my parents asked the concierge (this time, Manny) if they could purchase a Roger Smith mug. He said he would check. At checkout, he gave us 1 for the! Outstanding customer service, polite and helpful staff, and adorable boutique hotel in Midtown East. Free local yogurt and granola as well! I'd choose this place over any hotel chain, every time.

olga Emanuel
4 years ago – Google

9

I had a great run with the hotel, the location was close to everything you would need. Such as a close by pharmacy and Starbucks Coffee (of course). The room itself was accommodating with a perfect sized restroom and a very large bedroom with a living space! The sraff was friendly and likeable and the atmosphere gave off that old New York vibe. Like a little slice of the ninghteenth century placed in the middle of a modern city. 5/5 would go again.

Janne Schoultz
5 years ago – Google

8

Great place! Location is close to the Grand Central Station. Lot's of small places to find something to eat or drink. The hotel has seen it's best days, but so what! Rooms are cozy and clean. Internet is free (slow), but at least you can get your WhatsApp messages and iMessages through! Not enough for voice calls or video streaming - then again - you are on a holiday, so forget your home news! Aircon was loud, but it worked well. The roof-top bar was just great! It compensated a lot! Mojito and T'n'T were great! And what an easy way to make customers happy: free complimentary yougurts! Funny detail, but indeed a great idea. I can recommend. Worth a try.

ray perez
6 years ago – Google

10

I booked a room at this hotel on Valentines day. the rates at just about all other area hotels were through the roof. Surprisingly the Roger Smith hotel was very reasonable, actually low. For this reason I was a little worried but I have to say the room was clean, nicely decorated, and the staff was wonderful. Thank You to everyone at the Roger Smith Hotel :)

Caitlin B
6 years ago – Google

9

We've stayed here when we visit the city since 1997. In December 2014, we returned to our old hideout and weren't disappointed. It's a room - nice, but not fancy. Breakfast, again, is good, but not great. The reasons we come back every time - great rates and great neighborhood. If you're brave enough to part from Times Square, you'll reap the rewards. Close to great neighborhood restaurants (and liquor store across the street), but not nearly as congested as farther west. Points off for snobby bartender who told me the cork in my wine was "sediment." Otherwise, perfect experience!