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201 W 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
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#144 of 539 in New York City
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The Lucerne Hotel offers luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh NYC Upper West side hotels' scene. The Lucerne's guest rooms and suites provide comfort and convenience whether you're here for corporate travel or making memories with loved ones. Featuring full-size work desks and plush bedding, this luxury Upper Manhattan hotel caters to your every need through personalized services. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's modern amenities, featuring WiFi, convenient valet parking, 24-hour in-room dining, spa services, and a fitness center.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
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Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew

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Grade: 100 out of 100
181Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
42Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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TheKudzuKid wrote a review Yesterday
Wisconsin110 contributions45 helpful votes
I have very much liked the Lucerne since my first stay in the 1990s. The architecture is classic; the rooms, well-furnished; the staff, professional. But we were very disappointed by our most recent stay for two reasons. First, a repetitive banging noise kept us awake for much of the last two nights of a six-night stay. When I mentioned the noise to the front desk, the agent apologized and attributed the noise to the age of the plumbing. But I had not experienced the noise during a stay in November 2021—suggesting that it is an issue in only part of the hotel. Whether localized or not, I think the Lucerne should alert potential guests of the problem prior to their stay. The second issue, though small, was compounded by a deceptive description on the Lucerne’s website. The description of our king suite mentioned “a custom designed kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and fine china.” The so-called kitchenette was in fact a cramped cubby with a small refrigerator and microwave. There was no flatware and no china, fine or otherwise—only the usual paper and plastic cups. A small issue, of course—but one compounded by blatant (and easily avoidable) misrepresentation. Will we try the Lucerne again? We do not know. Fortunately there are a number of good alternatives on the Upper West Side.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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emfossler wrote a review 16 May
Melbourne, Florida5 contributions
Had a great experience at the Lucerne Hotel. All staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and beds very comfy. Nice hot shower with good water pressure, too. Will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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carolleonard2501 wrote a review 16 May
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom1 contribution
Great hotel great location near to our daughter but the only thing I felt was the bedsheets and beds could do with updating - the room was fine the bathroom was clean and we enjoyed our stay and would come back again
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Janet B wrote a review 13 May
Portland, Oregon111 contributions104 helpful votes
I've tried out many facilities while visiting my daughter who just started at Columbia this year. The ones closer to Columbia were depressing with even smaller rooms than would be expected in NYC. The Lucerne was a lovely change and I will be making it my home base for future visits. It has the basics -- comfortable mattresses and pillows, plenty of hot water for the shower with good water pressure. Many good restaurants and take-out places compared to higher up on UWS/Manhattan Valley. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice little lobby with a doorman that makes you feel like you're in a safe hotel. Can't say that for the other places I stayed closer to Columbia. Even the hostel on 103rd and Amsterdam is more appealing than the other hotels, but the Lucerne beats the hostel and isn't that much more expensive (if you want your own bathroom.)
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Victor Freeman, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Janet We are so happy to read that you have "discovered" The Lucerne. We look forward to welcoming you back many more times when you visit your daughter.
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Leon J wrote a review 10 May
Los Angeles, California3 contributions
overall the hotel and staff met my expectations. Staff and service were friendly and appropriate. Location of Nice Martin Restaurant in the building is very convenient particularly in rainy weather Good location on the upper west side
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Dear Leon Thank you for being our guest and sharing your satisfaction. We are very pleased you and your family had a good visit.
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PRICE RANGE
US$247 - US$351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityUpper West Side / Manhattan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lucerne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Beacon Theatre (0.4 km), Zabar's (0.2 km), and Hayden Planetarium (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lucerne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Lucerne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Levain Bakery, Hummus Place Upper West Side, and Mille-Feuille Bakery & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Lucerne Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Lucerne Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lucerne Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lucerne Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hamilton Park (3.7 km), Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (5.0 km), and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (1.7 km).