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Reviewed 31 July 2016

Principle spaces a bit tired and elevators were in need of a good once over. Our room's decor was unattractive and even though it had just been turned over and was clean did not give the impression of being clean due to the musty smell and shop worn condition of furniture. Courteous staff at front check in desk. The lobby...

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

Dear Bonida, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. I sincerely apologize for the disappointing condition of the room. Your honest feedback is taken very seriously and helps us in our search to find ways to improve our guest experience. I am pleased to hear you were happy with our staff and their guest service. Please...

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 30 July 2016

This is a great hotel located steps from Lincoln Center. We stayed here 3 times this summer while our daughter was at the School of American Ballet, and it was convenient, clean, and peaceful all three time. The bellstaff and valets are super. The only complaint is that they don't have ice machines on each floor, so we had to...

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

Dear iowabrowns, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review! Our location right across from Lincoln Center really has lead to a lot of loyal guests who come to see events every year. i'm so glad you became one of them! I will be sure to share your encouraging words with our bellstaff and valet....

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Location is in a crappy part of town. Rooms were dingy and not particularly clean. Service was fine and security was in place to get to elevators. Price not out of line, but still with taxes over $300. No fault of the hotel but it was 94 degrees outside which didn't add to the ambience in the area.

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

Dear Jeff C, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your honest feedback is taken very seriously and helps us in our search to find ways to improve our guest experience. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near future. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Uniontown, Ohio
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The hotel is in a great location. The room was small but clean. The only complaint that I have was that the shower door didn't close. The rooftop bar and pool was a fantastic addition to this quaint hotel.

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

Dear Caterina H, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review! I am so pleased that you were happy with our fantastic location and cleanliness of the room. I will be sure to share your encouraging words with our housekeeping staff. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near...

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hotel and friendly staff, but beware of all the hidden extras in your room, $8 for water $3 for coffee in the room. Avoid these charges, I did, spoils what could be a 5 out of 5 *. Apart from that excellent location for the park and near the Subway.

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

Dear Ryan P, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a review! I will be sure to share your encouraging words with our staff. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near future. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is very well located in NYC, at the Lincoln Center, with a subway station across the street. I was in a business trip so havent had the chance to check on hotel facilities, but the room was amazing, very clean and spacious, with comfortable bed, a sofa and small guest area and a bathroom with a tub. Starbucks...

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

Dear Ana Carolina F, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review! Thank you for acknowledging our rooms and perfect location! I will be sure to share your encouraging words with our staff. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near future. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Orrs Island
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is an old classic NYC hotel. Small rooms. Tiny bathrooms. Old and tired furnishings. The staff tries hard but they are stuck with an old property. It is in a very good location across from Lincoln Center and two blocks from Central Park. Lots of good eating within easy walking distance. Too bad the hotel hasn't been refurbed in...

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

Dear richardwI4767HG, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We have been going through a soft renovation, replacing the wallpaper and carpet. So, we are listening! Please reach out to me directly for any future bookings, so that I can ensure you have an excellent stay at the Empire. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good Location but strange Management Policies; removal of shower doors and allow room to 'flood', no bathroom ventilation and advice to use extra towels on the floor; as a result the room smelt damp. Small room with noisy Air Conditioning. Dated appearance due to brown wallpaper throughout public area. Everything is charged for at a high rate; not even tea/coffee...

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

Dear Steve G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We have been going through a soft renovation, actually replacing the wallpaper you mentioned, and we now offer three complimentary coffee's at the beginning of your stay. So, we are listening! Please reach out to me directly for any future bookings, so that I can ensure...

Reviewed 27 July 2016

Let's face it. If it wasn't for Gossip girl, no one would've known this rooftop even existed. I went out of curiosity and for the happy hour after work and I wasn't overly impressed. I thought it would be really nice and posh as depicted on the show but yeah they needed to step their game up. Although this was...

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

Dear Liz G, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Your honest feedback is taken very seriously and helps us in our search to find ways to improve our guest experience. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near future. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stayed her for our 'mini-moon' for 4 nights over New Years. Great lobby, room was nice albiet a small bathroom - space for one person and that's it, had complimentary strawberries and chocolate brought up to us the first night. 25min walk to Times Square, just over the road from Central Park. The concierge's were fantastic, so friendly and knowledgeable!...

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

Dear Maria D, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a positive review! I am so happy you were pleased with our team of concierges. I will be sure to share your encouraging words with them. We hope to see you again at The Empire one day in the near future. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

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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
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  • 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 10023-7029
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: €186 - €421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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#195 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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