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Cape Girardeau
Reviewed 19 May 2016

THE GOOD: Nicely located near Lincoln Center and lower Central Park. Friendly staff. Clean. No bugs. Safe feeling environment. THE BAD: The room (queen bed) was incredibly small. Tiny bath with peeling paint. All amenities (Wi-Fi, in room coffee maker, etc.) are billed extra. The entire property seems an example of faded glory and substandard maintenance. All told, equivalent to...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear mikeyj854, Thank you for your most recent stay at the Empire and for the value added feedback. I am pleased you liked our location and found our staff friendly. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience and this negative impression of our Hotel. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors by...

Birmingham, Alabama
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Rooms and bathroom so small you could not turn around. Kept injuring legs on foot of beds.Font stay on high floors in summer. Old AC system can't cool the room. Primitive AC system. Hot as Hell.Doormen were A plus

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Dear Gbpeachmom, Thank you for your most recent stay at the Empire and for the value added feedback. My sincere apologies for the inconvenience and this negative impression of our Hotel. I hope you visit us once again; we have various rooms' categories that will turn this perception around. Please contact me directly and I will handle your reservation personally....

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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Empire Hotel was a fantastic place to stay! It is conveniently located across from Lincoln Center (which was the location of my event-"The Joyful Heart Gala") and near great restaurants/shops. My room had a beautiful view of Lincoln Center and it was gorgeous night and day. The staff was very personable, professional, and extremely accommodating. I look forward to...

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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you have enjoyed the Empire Hotel location and the view from your room. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad you found our staff very personable, professional, and extremely accommodating. We are looking forward to...

Surprise, Arizona
Reviewed 18 May 2016

My 83 year old friend had never been to an opera the Met. We loved the convenience of this hotel, not only in getting to the opera but to everywhere via subway--including the Brooklyn Art Museum! The desk personnel were so friendly & helpful. We never had to wait &, if we had, there's a big bowl of delicious apples...

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed at the Empire because it was the closest to Lincoln Center and the rates were good. Everything exceeded our expectations. Their interior decorating was "now' and the service and advise was supurb! The view from our bedroom window was of a park and Lincoln Center! I've been told that there is a place on the roof to relax...

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Dear Judith, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you have enjoyed the Empire Hotel location and great hospitality. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. I have shared your feedback with the team; we are...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The hotel's location is great! Its close to restaurants, not far from Penn Station, Times Square, Central Park and several subway lines. The hotel itself is starting to show some signs of age, as there were renovations being done during our stay. As part of a promo for a movie premiere we stayed in the hotel's supposed "best suite," for...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Avi , Thank you for taking the time to provide us with very detailed and value added feedback with regards to your recent stay at the Empire. We take all feedback very seriously to be shared with the team for future improvements and I am very sadden we did not meet your expectation during your stay. I hope you...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Disappointing for the price. Tired decor, the breakfast room doesn't open before 7am, staff less than friendly, cockroach in the bathroom, dirty curtains, $2.50 for an in-room teabag; I could go on....

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Dear ProfKEPickett, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with value added feedback with regards to your recent stay at the Empire. I am very sadden we did not meet your expectation during your stay. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors by the end of Summer. We take...

Stratford, Connecticut
Reviewed 17 May 2016

On the positive side, the hotel has an incredibly convenient location. . The staff could not be nicer and they are very accommodating. We found the room to be quiet and clean. As for the cons, you are charged $3 per coffee pod used in the Keurig in the room. We have never stayed anywhere where that is done. Wi-fi...

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Dear CTLinda60, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you have enjoyed the Empire Hotel location and true staff hospitality. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. I do apologies for the unpleasant issues took place...

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Very good experience, just across the opera house. Tiny, expensive rooms, but here the benefit is location-location and location. Busy lobby with wifi, no breakfast included, Starbucks at the corner. Right next to the metro line 1, to central Park

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DaniKraHe, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you have enjoyed the Empire Hotel location. We are looking forward to your next stay at the Empire. Please contact me directly for your next reservation. Best regards Atif - GM Empire Hotel gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Downingtown, PA USA
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We found our way to The Empire Hotel after a NIGHTMARE experience at another establishment down the block. What a breath of fresh air (literally) The room was immaculate, there was a tray of snacks and a fully stocked mini fridge, prices were typical of a NYC establishment. The bed was deliciously comfy. Had breakfast the next morning in the...

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Dear CESandler , Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay. The Empire associates pride themselves on providing personalized responsive service; I have shared your feedback with the team; we are all looking forward to your next stay at the Empire. Please contact me directly...

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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: Bar, American
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: €140 - €424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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#197 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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“Ask for a corner room...they are larger.”
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