What We Love
- Free perks including overnight shoeshine and copies of the New York Times or Wall Street Journal
- Fitness center is open all hours
- Free wine from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays
What To Know
- Some bathrooms are so teeny the toilet abuts the sink
- Bathroom amenities that many other hotels would comp carry extra charges here: razor, spare toothbrush, etc.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The Roger is a natty gent presiding over his stretch of Madison Avenue with bachelor den style — chesterfields, houndstooth-print walls, pinstripe banquettes — in a luxe mix of jewel tones and rich textures (leather, velvet, marble). The loft-like lobby sets the tone, with white brick walls flanked by mercury mirrors, herringbone floors topped in over-dyed Persian rugs and a gallery-like collection of rock-and-roll photos. The 194 guest rooms also cut a fine figure, with nailhead-trimmed headboards, alligator skin benches, and walls of the palest icy blue. Black-and-white photos of New York lend a sense of place, and such perks as Egyptian cotton linens, down comforters and plasma TVs feel indulgent. (Spring for a Terrace Room for a spacious outdoor area—an extreme rarity in New York—with loungers and topiaries.) Wake up to a taste of New York down in the hotel restaurant with a breakfast spread that includes croissants from Balthazar, bagels from the legendary H&H and granola from Sarabeth’s. At night, the Bistro serves up comfort food including short rib mini-burgers on brioche and soda-dipped fried chicken with sriracha honey and sumac yogurt sauces.
In the Area
The location in the relatively quiet Murray Hill neighborhood may feel a bit dead at night, but you’re just a short walk from the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park. Head down there for some of the city’s best burgers at Shake Shack and to taste your way through Mario Batali’s sprawling monument to Italian food, Eataly. You’re also just a few blocks south of Koreatown. Grab some joo mool reok at Madangsui and then kick out some karaoke tunes by renting a private room at Gagopa. For a taste of Old New York, head north to the Grand Central Oyster Bar, then grab a Manhattan at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment, which is also in Grand Central Terminal. Inspired by the hotel’s natty style? Visit the Fashion Institute of Technology’s free Museum of Fashion before checking out the cutting-edge duds at cult favorite Opening Ceremony’s 28th Street location.
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the worst of my stayed in any hotels in the world ! the room size was as small as a closet Plus no window and the air condition was so loud through the night ,which kept us stayed up all night.
We decided last minute on a quick trip to New York and immediately thought to book at The Roger again. We enjoyed the property and its location so much the first time two years ago and we weren't disappointed. Love the lobby, love the rooms, and loved being in walking distance to so much of the city. Booking directly from their website, we got a great rate that included valet parking. The bathroom is small, maximizing what space there is, but the room is comfortable, there was a good sized closet, and plenty of plugs. We will stay here again next time we are in New York.
My weekend stay in The Roger was good. The room was clean and cozy so we enjoyed it a lot. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in.
Aside from that there were a couple of things that we considered that were not good. One, we tried having a bath but it was draining the water all the time, it did not close properly. Also, even waterbottles were like 10$ in the room... that seems a litle bit too much, the hotel would get a much better image if it offered one and a couple of snacks. Just a suggestion!