Even after living here for over five years, I still had never done a proper staycation at a hotel in New York City. I always loved the idea of doing so but never got around to booking one.
When The Roger invited me to check out their property though, I instantly knew spending a night during my birthday weekend would be such a nice little respite.
With many years of business and personal travel under my belt, there’s still something special about staying in a hotel and even something adventurous to do so in your home city. A night away from your apartment where you can see a new part of town, unwind at night and awake to a beautiful breakfast spread…it’s such a nice way to treat yourself.
The Roger Hotel is located in the Gramercy area of the city and has a very sleek, modern and downtown feel to it (despite it being nestled slightly above 14th street.) A beautiful lounge and bar at the entrance make it a great spot to rendez-vous for drinks and you can also dine at The Parlor which features casual fare and a breakfast buffet in the morning.
My friend Alyson and I were treated to one of their several rooms with a small terrace and believe me when I say…reading the newspaper with an iced coffee in hand and the Empire State building towering overhead on a beautiful summer morning was quite literally one of the most blissful moments I can remember in recent memory.
I so often get asked for recommendations on where to stay when coming to New York and I thought The Roger had it all. A good location, good food, friendly staff and a comfy bed. It made waking up in New York even better than most days.
If you end up checking them out and want to make the most of your stay getting to know the neighborhood…a few favorite spots in the area of mine include Penelope, Chaise Fitness, Shake Shack and Eataly.
Have you ever done a staycation?
p.s. My guide to New York City.
Thanks to The Roger Hotel for partnering on this post.