Looking for a deal in Midtown? Why not try the brand new Roger, a boutique property located only spitting distance to the Empire State Building.
Formerly the “Roger Williams,” the hotel has recently undergone a $10 million renovation following a bed bug scare that had sent vacancy levels skyrocketing. Now back from a recent stay, we can assure you the place has been scrubbed every which way but Sunday.
The WOW-factor begins in the luxurious sapphire and emerald-accented lobby, where an imposing staircase and soaring pillars supplement a small stand-up bar. (Try the sumptuous ginger citrus mojito.)
Checking in down the hall, we were impressed by the Roger’s level of service. Though we had arrived three hours early, Lisa hooked us up with a room in under 10 minutes. It may have had no view facing out to the alleyway, but having lived in NYC prior, we had seen the Empire State Building enough already.
Our room was well-appointed, and for a boutique hotel, surprisingly spacious. We appreciated stylish details like etched mirrors that added depth in a quiet, sophisticated manner. A comfy king-size bed was just what our weary jet-lagged bodies needed, and the bathroom? Thankfully functional, with comfy spa bathrobes and ample bath products by CO Bigelow.
Still, the best part about our stay at the Roger was its location. Only blocks from a number of subway stops, we were able to get uptown, downtown, across town and over to Brooklyn all in under 25 minutes!