The Roger Smith Hotel

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Address: 501 Lexington Avenue, New York City, 10017, United States

Star rating:
3 star hotel

3

An inexpensive midtown hotel that is perfect for families.

Finding a New York City hotel that is free of bed-bugs and reasonably priced can be difficult, especially if you're a family of five. The Roger Smith appeals to visitors because it's affordable, clean and close to many New York City landmarks. 

Location
3
90%
Eating/drinking
3
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
2.7
90%
Value for money
4.1
90%
Bedrooms
3.3
90%
Public areas
2.4
90%

Location

Just a few blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building and the United Nations building.

Bedrooms

Each of the 130 rooms and suites are uniquely appointed, giving off the feeling that you're staying in a friend's home rather than a hotel. The design aesthetic is country chic, with iron beds or four-posters dominating the space. The smallest rooms have queen beds with white quilts, writing desks and small refrigerators. Higher room categories also have small living areas, sleeper sofas and kitchenettes with microwaves.

Public areas

The lobby is fairly standard. It's modern with a bit of flair but not too much. The hotel also has a variety of meeting spaces available from small to expansive.

Eating and drinking

Lily's restaurant offers a colorful array of artwork and American cuisine crafted in a non-traditional way. Order a martini at the bar while you wait for your table.

Leisure facilities

The hotel doesn't have a spa or fitness center.

Service

Service is spotty. Sometimes it's extremely friendly, at other times it can be brisk, with a slight attitude. I think it depends on who's working behind the desk.

Who stays there

Families on a budget.

Price advice

The standard rooms are a good bet for singles and couples. Suites aren't too pricey so opt for one if you're a family of four rather than two separate standard rooms.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with younger children
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Family friendly
  • Affordability
  • Location is boring
  • Lack of amenities
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