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
- 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.
How to Get There
I was staying here with my girlfriend and extended my stay... while she had a work dinner I was ordered food. When the food arrived the concierge called me room to say she wont allow the delivery guy to come up because I extended online and I needed to put my card down for incidentals (even though i did the night before). I walked downstairs to get my food and she wouldn't let me go back to my room where my card and wallet where because the room was under my GF's name. I ended up having to wait 3 hours in the lobby for my gf to return at which point they made her get her passport, and forced a bellboy into our room. They later charged me $800 claiming i was smoking in my room which I wasn't. I will never come back or recommend anyone to go here . They humiliated me in the lobby yelling at me in front of other guests as if i were sneaking into a room or something. Worst hotel/staff I EVER experienced PERIOD!
The was nothing majorly wrong with this hotel, just some things I did not like.
Positives - the staff was very friendly and my room was quiet.
1) I have to have my coffee in the morning while I get ready and this was the only hotel I've ever stayed in that did not have a coffee maker in the room, which would have been OK if you could get coffee through room service - but you couldn't . They offered free coffee in the lobby but I'm not interested in going down in my towel.
2) The lighting in the bathroom was very dark, hard to do my makeup.
3) The bathroom was raised from the rest of the room and there was a lip as you walked into the bathroom - I stubbed by toes every time!
4) No plug in by the bed, there is USB in the alarm but thats all. If you open the bookshelf there is one in the back, but it was loose from the wall and sparked when I plugged something in. Didn't feel safe. there was also a bunch of old tech equipment shoved in the shelf.
5) All of my windows had a
Great hotel goergous rooms staff was so friendly and helpful. Decor very fun. Bathroom spacious only problem was the air took a really long time to cool off but it was just getting really hot really quickly in city that day
I enjoy this hotel on my return visits to my hometown. Subdued, small living room style lobby where Dona, (yes, 1 N!) the bartender welcomes you as if a guest in her home: drinks poured; excellent conversation. A great spot pre or post dinner out. Ian, the doorman makes everyone feel like a celeb. Front desk friendly and professional. Location works well for ventures both downtown and uptown. Not a place for dining; hop out the door for breakfast down the street and anywhere Manhattan for lunch and dinner. Rooms not grand - it is boutique, after all! - but sufficient.
Very comfortable property with friendly staff. I have stayed in several times, but this recent stay was the best. The breakfast is a bit pricey but the coffee and food is excellent.The property is very quiet and the location is perfect.