The free granola, fruit, and yogurt available in the lobby all day
Sunset cocktails on the roof deck in the warmer months
The in-the-thick-of-it location that makes you feel like you’re at the center of the universe
What To Know
There's no restaurant on site
Lower rooms can get some street noise
While there's no gym, guests get free access to the nearby New York Sports Club
Parking on site
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Family-owned hotel in Midtown just steps from Grand Central Terminal, with a charming, homey vibe, and an emphasis on art
Soulless, corporate-style hotels are a dime a dozen in Midtown Manhattan, but if you’re not a business traveler just looking for a bed and some credit card points, it’s worth seeking out a more unusual place to stay. This neighborhood makes the old-world interior of the Roger Smith—heavy wooden dressers, striped wallpaper, flouncy valances—that much more charming and unexpected. The hotel is family-owned and therefore and full of thoughtful touches, like extra towels in the guest rooms and every-changing art displays in the lobby and bar. Bathrooms are stocked with toothbrushes and rooms with paperback books that guests can take home with them. Add the prime location—you can walk to some of the top restaurants and tourist sites in Manhattan—and it’s an unexpected winner.
In the Area
Staying in Midtown means you’re truly spoiled for choice when it comes to eating some of the best food in New York. Don’t miss the French meal of a lifetime at Eric Ripert's award-winning Le Bernadin. For something a little different, sample the Indian-Latin American fusion menu at upscale Vermilion, just a few blocks from the hotel. After-dinner drinks (or a post-shopping happy hour) means a stop at the