by Holly Rosen Fink
Located on Lexington Avenue, three blocks from Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center, this New York hotel houses an art gallery and includes a changing art exhibit in public areas. The Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Terminal are a short walk away. It’s a family-owned boutique hotel boasting individually decorated rooms and suites, plus ongoing art exhibitions in the hotel’s public spaces.
Decorated guestrooms with refrigerators evoke a New England bed-and-breakfast. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and complimentary access to a DVD library. All rooms have refrigerators and tea and coffee makers, while suites have kitchenettes with microwaves and dishes. The hotel has a bar/lounge, where guests can enjoy snacks or cocktails.
Children 15 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding. Rollaway/extra beds are available for $30 per night and cribs are free. Other family-friendly amenities include laundry services and childcare; the property also has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability.
Our Editor Loves
- Daily art exhibitions
- Art inspired rooms
- DVD library
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The rooms are clean and comfortable. Location is very good - just a few blocks away from Times square and that's enough to get away from the hassle.
Friendly staff and a nice rooftop bar!
Definitely worth the money.
by Ellen F
They keep adding small touches that make it even better. I really like the new residence lounge on the Mezzanine level. I met with a friend there after a meeting and at 5:00 they had delicious snacks out. This is also where they moved the cereal and yogurt. And now there are also hot beverages available. After I checked out, but before an evening event I attended at the hotel I returned to this lounge and worked for several hours on my computer. There was a business man doing the same. It was a GREAT alternative to a coffee shop or other such place. I kept my luggage with me, too. I also liked the new bathroom in my room this time. Comfortable bed, nice hand-written note as a multi-time returning guest, along with bottled water.
I also love the fact that one of the women at the main desk greeting me has been there for 21 years and so it is truly like visiting old friends to stay at the Roger Smith.