4.3 out of 5

"Great boutique hotel within walking distance of theater district, several restaurants (Ashley's Fine Foods right across the street, can take away or e ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 24 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star boutique hotel near 5th Avenue

Heart of New York

At this Midtown hotel, you'll be well placed to visit 5th Avenue and Chrysler Building, both within a 5-minute walk. Grand Central Terminal and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features free WiFi in public areas, laundry facilities, and valet parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the laundry service and onsite conference space. A terrace, a library, and a computer station are also on offer.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

The 131 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Other amenities include DVD players, refrigerators, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$162 per night

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Roger Smith Hotel ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Roger Smith Hotel

Everyone (17) Family (3)
5 out of 5
Very good location, blocks away from Grand Central. Had what appeared to be a nice roof top bar. It was full our first night and all the other nights we didn’t return to the hotel before they closed.

Posted by on 16 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Jun. 2019 by Guest Services Department

Thank you so much for providing your feedback. I am glad you found our location convenient. We invite you to return to try our rooftop bar!

4 out of 5
Charming Older style hotel. Clean room, comfortable bed and pull out bed for third adult. Only issue was the extreme dry heat in the room.

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
good location, staff very personable, room was good size for 2 people, close to deli, great little refrigerator for water etc.

Posted by , from NEW ORLEANS on 31 Oct. 2018

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3 out of 5
This is an older hotel with some charm. The staff was great and the room was pretty large and clean. I don’t have anything bad to say, it was just ok. It is in a great location and close to a lot of the main attractions. I probably would stay at a newer hotel next time but this hotel met our needs this time.

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
What a fabulous hotel! Recommend it 100%! Beautiful room, beautiful view, great location.. Trivial complaints... the bathroom is beautiful but no place to put soap which was odd. Yogurt was available for free which is great, but not water. Really... these are trivial complaints. The place was amazing and the staff was gracious and helpful.

Posted by on 22 Oct. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel in a great location! The beds were comfortable and the bathroom was clean. Decoration was a little bit out of style but the location was outstanding!

Posted by , from Puerto Rico on 22 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
We truly enjoyed staying at the Roger Smith Hotel. The staff was more than accommodating, the room was extremely comfortable and the location cannot be beat! We loved the rooftop bar, too. We're looking forward to staying there again in December.

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on 17 Sep. 2018

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5 out of 5
Great boutique hotel within walking distance of theater district, several restaurants (Ashley's Fine Foods right across the street, can take away or eat there), and 51st St subway stop. Old but charming with books in the room, mini fridge, and nespresso coffee maker. Valet parking for $50 a day but no in and out. Lobby had complimentary fresh apples, different flavors greek yogurt, and granola every day. Comfy bed, big closet and even a rooftop bar! Moderately priced by NYC standards (under $200 a night) and friendly staff.

Posted by , from Kansas City MO on 24 Jul. 2018

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5 out of 5

An charming and odd gem with a side of yogurt?

Pros: I thought the staff was friendly and helpful. They really wanted to help.
Cons: While the room decor was a little dated it kind of fit the feel of the place. It felt like you stepped into your grandmother's house, but cleaner.
Location: You are only a few blocks from Times Square in a bustling area, lots of great looking restaurants around.
The Roger Smith Hotel is well located with an artsy and fun lobby. The room was clean but the decor was a little dated. They told me they would be updating, but somehow it was still charming. They had complimentary yogurt. It was good, but I was not exactly sure what that was about, but it made for a really funny joke between my daughter and me.

Posted by , from Oklahoma on 26 May 2018

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4 out of 5
Simple necessities with good towels and breakfast and free apples are the best

Posted by on 24 Apr. 2018

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About the The Roger Smith Hotel

Location 501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

Property Features

As a guest of The Roger Smith Hotel, you'll find a library, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. The eco-friendly The Roger Smith Hotel also features multilingual staff, concierge services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 131 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1930
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (11.4 km / 7.1 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Roger Smith Hotel offers 131 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels and first-run movies. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • First-run movies
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 12 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 52.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.