4.1 out of 5

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Roger Smith. The room was very clean and spacious for a New York hotel, and the bed and pillows were extremely comf ... " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 28 Feb 2018

Enter dates to see availability

Hotel Description

The Roger Smith Hotel puts you in the heart of New York, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal. Highlights at this boutique hotel include 2 bars/lounges and in-room free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 131 individually decorated rooms feature DVD players, first-run movies, and in-room childcare. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library, and a terrace. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Midtown hotel, attractions include Rockefeller Center and Bloomingdale's.

The Roger Smith Hotel ratings based on 18 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Very pleasant place to stay

We really enjoyed our stay at the Roger Smith. The room was very clean and spacious for a New York hotel, and the bed and pillows were extremely comfortable. The location can't be beat - right on the Lexington Subway line, but also so close to many great sites that we waked everywhere. We love the granola and yogurt bar in the lobby. A great little breakfast or snack when you need a quick bite.

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

A Gem in a Great Location

Pros: The location, staff, and large rooms were the best! The room had a small refrigerator which was nice as there was grocery type place across street.
Cons: The hotel is old so don't expect brand new tile in the bathrooms or up to date furniture. But we didn't mind these things as we only slept there.
Location: This hotel is located at 47th and Lexington. There is a subway at 51st and Lexington which was very convenient. Close to Times Square/Broadway.
We booked this hotel based on the pricing and location. From the moment we arrived, we could tell this would be a wonderful stay. We have stayed in both chain and boutique hotels in Manhattan and would definitely book this hotel over the others. The staff was warm and inviting, the room was huge (compared to other New York properties), the roof top bar was fun,free yogurt and granola were out all day/night if you needed a quick snack, and the location was perfect! The room also has a small refrigerator, full size ironing board, and room safe.

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Great Hotel with Old World Charm

Pros: I like the location and the old world style.
We really loved our stay at The Roger Smith Hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the soft comfy beds and the beautiful bathroom. The hotel has a lovely old New York kind of charm with wood and metal carvings throughout. It was located walking distance from Rockefeller Center, Times Square, and Grand Central. We would definitely stay here again!

Posted by , from New Jersey on Apr 25, 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 27, 2017 by Marlenny

Dear Diana On, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your stay with us. Glad to know that our location fit perfectly with your itinerary - walkable to all of the sights you planned for. We look forward to welcome you again soon.

5 out of 5

Great hotel!,Convenient location to Grand Central

Exceptional! Great location! From the cleanliness of the rooms, the decor, staff was very accomadating, friendly! We were family of 5, and were very comfortable! Very happy with this hotel and would go back!

Posted by , from CT on Jan 18, 2017

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Lovely hotel.

The staff was wonderful and extremely helpful. We were able to stow our luggage before check in, enabling us to run around the city without toting our bags. The room was very nice and comfortable. The staff gave us recommendations for restaurants in the area. We would most definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Minneapolis on Jul 16, 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
2 out of 5

Far from Time sq, small, dumpy

Pros: There a couple of staff that were very nice.
Cons: Be more clear about pricing to STAY each night total and location of hotel, booked via Travelocity.
Location: Time square, Central Park
Hidden "stay" fee on top of each night charged, over charged, mis-informed distance from Time Sq, for a 5 year old to walk, carpets in room were gross, beds were old & small. Rooms were small and dumpy.

Posted by , from Boston, MA on Apr 19, 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Great stay!!!!!

Beautiful place, great value, and just blocks from everything - Saint Patrick's Cathedral, NBC Studios, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, and Broadway. Enjoyed it.

Posted by , from New Orleans on Jan 18, 2016

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Great hotel and location

Pros: Location
Cons: Nothing for this character of hotel
Location: New York
Perfect location. Very helpful staff. Loved the yogurt and granola snack. Recommend to use their valet parking instead of self park

Posted by , from danville on Dec 24, 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
5 out of 5

Great Hotel and Staff

Pros: Clean, good price, great staff.
Location: Perfect location to Times Square, 5th Avenue/Park Avenue/Madison Avenue. Subway line nearby.
I booked a night at the hotel but I mistakenly booked the wrong day and showed up 1 day early. The hotel gave me the same type of room at a lower price. I was really pleased that they were able to do that. I thought I would at least have to pay more money. The staff was excellent. Regarding the one day stay, the room was great. It had a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator in a separate small room/closet. The room was spacious and clean. For the price and location you cannot beat it. I will return there for my next stay.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, California on Dec 19, 2015

Was this review helpful to you?
4 out of 5

Couldn't have been happier

My wife and I spent five lovely nights at TRSH and loved every minute of it. Cocktails on the roof at The Henry were the highlight but the entire experience was a joy. We'll be back the next time we stay in Manhattan.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013

Was this review helpful to you?

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. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 131 guestrooms or units
  • 16 levels
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1930
  • Conference space
  • 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

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • 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) (14.4 km / 9 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (0.6 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). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. 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
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Activities

Central Park, 17 blocks from The Roger Smith, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, rowboat rentals, horseback riding, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and in-line skating. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, three blocks west, opens in winter, as does Central Park's Wollman Rink. A health club across the street provides a discount to hotel guests. Other Midtown athletic clubs offer swimming, racquet sports, and exercise classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

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 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. 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

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.

  • Valet parking fee: USD 50.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30.00 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Children 15 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • 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.