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The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America

3-star3 stars
501 Lexington Ave, New York, NY, 10017, United States of America

Boutique hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near 5th Avenue
  • Free WiFi
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Very Good8.4
Tasty breakfast
Great room
Very comfortable
Decent vibe
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The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America

from NZ$295
  • Standard Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room
  • Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Room

What’s around The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 4 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 7 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 11 min walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 11 min walk
  • Top of the Rock - 11 min walk
  • Radio City Music Hall - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 18 min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 30 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 32 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 37 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 43 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 45 min drive
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station - 7 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 25 min walk
  • Long Island City Station - 7 min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Lexington Av.-63 St. Station - 7 min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Discounted offsite parking

About The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America

Arty Midtown Manhattan hotel with a rooftop bar, near Saks

By Grand Central Terminal

The Roger Smith Hotel provides an art-conscious setting on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan's Midtown East. You'll find subway and train lines, plus the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, at Grand Central Terminal a block away, and United Nations Plaza is a 10-minute walk east.

Shopping, shows, museums

Saks Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center are all within 10 minutes west on foot, while a few blocks more will get you to MoMA and Radio City Music Hall. You'll find Museum Mile sites, next to Central Park, in a 20-minute subway ride and 5-block walk.

Sustainable and artsy

The hotel is on the mark with sustainability practices and promotes the arts through the Roger Smith Creative Program. You can find rotating exhibits along with cocktails on the ground floor in Lily's Bar & Lounge, and sunny palate-pleasers in the seasonal Harry's Rooftop Bar.

Real plants and free WiFi

The elegant rooms range in decor, but all feature live plants, free WiFi, iPod® docks, and cable TV with premium movie channels. Coffeemakers and mini-fridges are provided, and 1-bedroom suites come with the added bonus of kitchenettes plus separate living and sleeping areas.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 16 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1930
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • First-run movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Awards and 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.

The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Roger Smith
  • Hotel Smith
  • Roger Hotel
  • Roger Smith Hotel
  • Roger Smith Hotel New York
  • Roger Smith New York
  • Smith Hotel
  • Roger Smith New York City
  • Roger Smith


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

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.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

Deposit: USD 100.00 per stay

  • Resort fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Nearby fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • Phone calls (may be limited)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 50.00 per day

Rollaway beds are available for USD 30.0 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 for adults and USD 12 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 1,072 reviews

The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America
Cool hotel
Loved the hotel. Great location. Fabulous character.
Alison, us2 night trip
The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America
Good Value / Realistic Expectations
Clean Bed - most importantly! Friendly staff Great location Outdated bathroom - very old (but clean) Good value
, us1 night trip with friends
The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America
Wait till the demolition is over
Hotel was a little old but fine. Staff were very nice. The problem was the construction project across the street that went all night long. For both night I was there.
Joe, usBusiness trip
The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America
Return to NYC and Roger Smith hotel
All in all it was excellent. The hotel staff and guest service are amazing, hospitable and very responsive
Maha, us5 night family trip
The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America
Very Good8.0
A cozy base for weary traveller from UK
A cozy, convenient and welcoming base in midtown. Excellent transport connections as a very short walk to both GCT and metro. Staff were friendly and efficient. Its an older style hotel but everything was in good working order. Good strong wifi. Perhaps in need of a little redecoration in places
Elaine, gbBusiness trip

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The Roger Smith Hotel, New York, United States of America

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