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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

Overall the hotel Empire was excellent, the décor is magnificent, staff very friendly and helpful. The doormen were so pleasant day and night. The room was lovely, bed comfy and bar was very comfortable. Only downfall of the hotel is that there is no free wifi, you have to pay for a package which in this day and age I...

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New York City, New York
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Very professional service. A special mention goes to Aneta and Pasquale who gave me the kindest and nicest welcome after a long flight. Very comfortable room with all you need; silent and warm: I stayed very well here! Nice NY view from my window, because the location is okay!

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel itself is beautiful and in a great location, however filled with staff that you are just a name and number to - they have no interest in actually helping or making you feel welcome. Also, room not ready at guaranteed check in time, with no late check out or upgrade to make up for this. Essentially, paying for...

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Raleigh
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff was friendly, the hotel was beautiful. We ordered room service from the chowder house and our burger was not cooked properly, they offered to fix it but we refused due to loss of appetite. When I paid for the wifi, I was under the impression it was for my room, not for a certain part of the hotel,...

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like the hotel very much. The perfect location. Rooftop bar. Bar in the reception area as well the entrance is very nice. Maybe it is time to refurbish the rooms. The restaurant is very nice both for breakfast and dinner.

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Alexandria
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The following amenities were broken: telephone, television remote, heating unit, shower. I had to turn the heater off and on multiple times to get hot air. It made loud clicking noises that woke me up throughout the night.

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Carlsbad, California
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The front office has always been very helpful to me for all of my special requests - and made travelling with my family very smooth at the Empire. I would say that the Management shows a great example to the rest of the staff by taking personal care for the comfort of their guests. I have stayed at the Empire...

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kkim2016, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

jrodtx99 Thank you so very much for sharing your story with us with regard to your recent stay at the Empire Hotel. We are very thankful that we have become part of your personal choice and that strive for instinctive service. We truly look forward to seeing you in the near future.... Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel.

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for the first time ever to celebrate our anniversary and it was so amazing. We loved the staff because they were so friendly! We will definitely come back soon and stay a little longer too

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kkim2016, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Kathiusca N Thank you for sharing your story with us and that you were able to make a connection. Our team prides itself on personalized service and we a please that we have made that impression during your journey with us celebrating a life moment. Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was there last week and it was amazing. Great service and awesome environment. I had a great experience at the bar as well. The staff is well trained and they make sure I always taken care of all the time.

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kkim2016, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

jrafael07 Thank you very much for sharing your journey and story with us, we appreciate that we were given the opportunity to create a memorable memory. We look forward to reconnecting upon you return to the Big Apple. Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My mini staycation at the Empire was an absolute dream. As a New Yorker, my expectations for the hotel were high and I'm pleased to say the Empire met and surpassed every single one of them. The lobby atmosphere was great--upbeat music and friendly staff. Had a chance to interact with Jose Galeano and Gregory Cau, whom were extremely knowledgeable...

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Chelsea H Thank you for sharing your story with us about your recent stay here at the Empire Hotel. We are very please that Joes and Gregory made a favorable impression as our entire team strive to provide instinctive service. We look forward in reconnecting in a return visit. Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Ed's Chowder House
Ed's Chowder House
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
The Empire Hotel Rooftop
The Empire Hotel Rooftop
Cuisines: American, Bar
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on our own private corner of West 63rd Street between two legendary New York City landmarks - Lincoln Center and Central Park - this boutique NYC hotel provides luxury accommodations overlooking the Broadway / Columbus Avenue - the gateway to the Upper West Side. Location is essential to the spirit of the Empire Hotel and the interior motif and design is inspired by the earth tones of Central Park and the stately modernism of Lincoln Center. 426 Deluxe guest rooms and suites, WiFi, Pool Deck open seasonally, Ed's Chowder House Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge, Lobby bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Empire Hotel

Address: 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: €132 - €478 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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Hotel Style:
#197 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms with a view tend to be noisier due to the street noise. Standard rooms don't have a view, but they are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 2217SLP, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better, but third floor was pretty quiet with windows closed.”
 of 5 bubbles brianhB6566ZZ, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Find another notel”
 of 5 bubbles RogerK463, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to overlook Lincoln Center”
 of 5 bubbles 524kelseyn, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think the best views at Dante Park and Lincoln Center. Higher floors are less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MoscowValery, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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