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.
How to Get There
We were a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers staying in a premier room with 2 double beds. We liked the ambience of the hotel, especially the lobby area. The reception staff were polite and helpful and the location was also good for us. The room was a bit small for us and the beds were also a bit too small but the aircon was fine and it was quiet. I received texts from the concierge and manager during my stay but couldn't respond as I didn't want to incur charges on my UK mobile. Emails or Whatsapp messages would have been better. My husband and I enjoyed the free wine hour. There is a breakfast place just a few doors along, which does really healthy breakfasts for half the price of the hotel.
The beds were comfy. Food was good. WiFi was strong. I liked the TV - the channel selection was great. It was a comfortable room in which we could just hang out. Employees were kind and helpful. I enjoyed my stay. (From an accessibility standpoint, everyone was very helpful. The elevators are tough to navigate with a wheelchair)
I liked the hotel in many ways, however, I paid for a Deluxe King 3 MONTHS prior & only got a Queen room... very disappointing. I called down to the man at the desk & I got the brush off, absolutely zero offer to compensate me for the difference. I then spent over an hour of my time speaking with ‘Agoda’ & then another man, the front desk manager, & he offered to compensate me.... as much as I appreciated his efforts & gesture, i was only given a $20 / night refund on the room difference. Is there only a $20/night difference in price between a Delixe King & Queen room .... hmmm that seems very unlikely. :(
I would consider staying at The Roger in my next trip but I would certainly hope to not experience this disappointment again !!!!!
The rooms were so clean and bed was beyond comfortable- the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I enjoyed sitting in the small lobby after a long day of meetings and enjoying a cocktail in such a cool atmosphere! Only negative was that the hairdryer didn't work in my room and I had to borrow my co-worker's to get ready for work. When I told the front desk they said they were going to replace but did not.
The room was clean and quiet; the bar was comfortable and fun and service was attentive. I would highly recommend the Roger to friends and family and hope to come stay again in the near future. I particularly enjoyed the bar.