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The Roger Smith Hotel

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Suite, 1 Bedroom | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, in-room safe
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, in-room safe
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, in-room safe
Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, in-room safe
Junior Suite, 1 King Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, down duvets, in-room safe

Overview of The Roger Smith Hotel

The Roger Smith Hotel

3.0 star property
Boutique hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Grand Central Terminal

8.0/10 Very good

999 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10017

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Manhattan
  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 6 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 7 min walk
  • Times Square - 12 min walk
  • Bryant Park - 12 min walk
  • Broadway - 15 min walk
  • Central Park - 17 min walk
  • Empire State Building - 20 min walk
  • Madison Square Garden - 30 min walk
  • Manhattan Cruise Terminal - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 3 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 26 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 30 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 49 min drive
  • Long Island City Station - 3 min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 24 min walk
  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 8 min walk
  • 51 St. Station - 8 min walk
  • 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station - 10 min walk


  • Darbar - 2 min walk
  • Toscana 49 - 2 min walk
  • Aretsky's Patroon - 2 min walk
  • Caffe Linda - 3 min walk
  • Aperitivo Pizza Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

The Roger Smith Hotel

Located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the airport, The Roger Smith Hotel offers a great location, putting you within a short 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Grand Central Terminal. You can visit the fitness centre for a workout or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. This boutique hotel is also within a 15-minute walk of Rockefeller Center and Times Square. Fellow travellers like the central location for the sightseeing and because it's only a short walk to public transportation: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 8 minutes and 51 St. Station is 8 minutes.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino, French, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 131 rooms
  • Arranged over 16 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (15 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • On-site valet parking (USD 52.00 per day)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Discount at nearby fitness centre

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1930
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels
  • First-run films

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 25 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night


  • Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Roger Smith Hotel New York
Roger Smith Hotel
Roger Smith New York
The Roger Smith Hotel Hotel
The Roger Smith Hotel New York
The Roger Smith Hotel Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Does The Roger Smith Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Roger Smith Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Roger Smith Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Roger Smith Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Roger Smith Hotel?
Yes. Valet parking costs USD 52.00 per day.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Roger Smith Hotel?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at The Roger Smith Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Roger Smith Hotel and nearby?
The Roger Smith Hotel has 2 bars and a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Roger Smith Hotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gente Ristorante (3-min walk), New York Luncheonette (3-min walk) and The Wheeltapper Pub (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Roger Smith Hotel like?
The Roger Smith Hotel is in Manhattan, a short 8-minute walk from Lexington Av.-53 St. Station and 6 minutes' walk from Grand Central Terminal. Travellers say that the area is central and good for shopping.



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10/10 Exceptional

The Great Roger Smith Hotel ♥️
I would definitely stay there again and I will recommend others to this hotel. The staff there were amazing and they kept it clean.
Angela, 4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Nice location, our room was clean enough space for 4 of us. Just the heating was little high
Florencia, 6-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great Location and Comfortable
This hotel was in a perfect location for us. A few blocks from Grand Central Station, a Walgreens right across the street, a Starbucks two doors down and a couple of good restaurants just down the street. This has been a hotel since 1929 so it is old, but for the price, it is well worth it. The rooms are old and dated, but mine was clean and the beds were comfortable. 15 minute walk to Rockefeller Center and a 20 minute walk to time square. The room had a microwave and refrigerator, but they did not have ice or ice buckets I did not hear any noise from the other rooms. The staff was extremely friendly and I would stay here with my family anytime.
Vicki, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Monique, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

This hotel was absurdly false advertised. Don’t believe the pictures you see on here. We checked in and the hotel seemed just old and crusty but figured it would just have character. Nope. Walked into the room, crusty stains on the floor. Bathroom tiles coming off the walls, wallpaper peeling everywhere and mold on the walls. A rusty pipe was sticking out of the bathroom with the other half of it leaning up against the wall. Stains on the couches and sheets. Bugs on the floor because the window was left open.
Morgan, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

First room bad; was able to change to a different one. Hotel is tired, wall paper peeling, insect, few outlets to charge phone, no guide for TV. No shower cap (glad I brought one) Bed and cover nice. Staff helpful.
Louise, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great location, super friendly staff, low cost…..but the hotel is dated and needs a lot of work. Wallpaper tearing off wall, patched up carpeting, no valet parking as mentioned(you get small discount on nearby parking), no bar open, no washcloths on room, you don’t control heat so very hot in rooms
Linda, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Jeanne Mercier, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A good sized, comfortable clean room. Well positioned for Seeing Manhattan. Subway a few metres away. Midtown walkable. Staff pleasant and friendly. Slightly faded.
Peter, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The location is great… just 3-4 blocks from Grand Central station and about 7 blocks to Rockefeller center. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful!
Tamarra, 1-night family trip
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