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
When I arrived I was greeted by a tall gentleman behind the check in desk and proceeded to have a good laugh with him and his co-workers whilst I was dropping off my luggage before my room became available.
All the staff were friendly and open, the design of the hotel was great also. My only downside was that the shower head was not adjustable by height. As I am quite tall this got in the way. But I am used to it after several years of having this problem, when a hotel has a shower I can stand under it does make me happy tho.
Thanks for a great stay in New York City.
An fantastic location walking distance to everything that makes New York spectacular. Rooms were immaculate and the beds extremely comfy. Friendly staff happy to assist with anything and everything. I would highly recommend the Roger and will be returning.
Fabulous Stay , Great Location, Perfect Boutique Hotel , Charming! loved the hotel, the service was super, and I am always staying in hotels for business purposes. breakfast buffet was excellent as was room service, staff and quality.
The Roger is in a great location for all attractions, we even had a view of the Empire State from our room. Hotel and our room was extremely clean. Our room was a good size, only downside was the bathroom which was tiny. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Overall we were very happy with our stay and would stay again. If you'd like a kettle ask at reception. We found New York in general very expensive compared to the UK.
It was nice, on the small side, but clean and neat. Nice staff. Has all that you need. Very good location for getting around. Right now that area is very busy, with new buildings next door and down the block, so be prepared for some misc noise. But very quiet at night. And i know this sounds like an odd criteria....but you can open the windows! Something important to me.....