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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The service was ok at best. The door man Eugene was the exception he was amazing, remembering our names. Was always great with suggestions for anything we wanted. He would be the reason we would come back.

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I was invited to come here and grab a drink by a friend who was staying at your marvelous hotel on Friday evening. I must say I was very impressed! The bartenders were all extremely friendly and pleasant to chat with. The cocktail waitress who served us drinks while we sat in the lobby.... Vanessa I believe was her name,... More 

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Stayed at end of November for two nights. Great location and great beds. Room was tiny and bathroom even smaller, very European in setup. But the tipping point is the high cost. We payed about $900 for the two nights, which is too much for this tiny room. Maybe we did not shop well for this room, but I believe... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have stayed at the Empire many times over the years. And until our last trip have never had any trouble. We were in NYC for our anniversary in late October and as usual booked a room at the Empire. Got there about 4PM, checked in quickly and then took off for dinner and a show. We were given an... More 

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've stayed at Empire during business travel on a few occasions. The service is inconsistent. The heating/cooling system is one thing that is consistently bad. This trip, there were two staff members who were really great (Patrick and Michael). I wasn't impressed with the others.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hotel is located in a centra location, every thing was within walking distance. Subway station up the block, plenty of shopping areas and great restaurants. The DJ last night was playing some amazing music! A special name mention to Maria the manager and Patrick for being so very pleasant when we asked for eating and lounging suggestions in the... More 

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Nice, if small rooms. Location superb but the "lady" at the reception dealing with my waylaid shirts was obviously a member of the East German border police in an earlier life. If you don't like what you do, get another job please.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When we walked in it was a very pleasant sight the decor was modern with a punch of class. The staff ( Sharde) was just fabulous she attended to every request we had. The room is small but tastefully decorated, clean, and the bed was just right.

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

Amanda T Thank you for sharing your story with us about you recent stay at the Empire. We strive to create a positive experience, it truly satisfying that the ambiance made a true memorable moment. It is especially rewarding when a associate is recognized by our guest and it truly inspiring. We will be looking to reconnect on a return... More 

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Staff and hotel was excellent. A very pleasant stay and would recommend the empire hotel. It was a good location near shops and restaurants and just a short walk to Central Park and also the tube station.

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

dorothydavidm Thank you for sharing your story with us about you recent stay at the Empire. We strive to create a positive experience, it truly satisfying that the ambiance made a true memorable moment. We will be looking to reconnect on a return visit to continue to earn that 5 star. Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They have djs every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays! Great music! I had Gerard and Andrea as my bartenders and they were great! I'll definitely come back. There's always a place to sit. We went to go have food upstairs and it was delicious!

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Thank you for sharing your story with us about you recent stay at the Empire. We strive to create a positive experience, it truly satisfying that the ambiance made a true memorable moment. We will be looking to reconnect on a return visit to continue to earn that 5 star. Safe Travels General Manager Empire Hotel More 

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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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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
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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
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  • 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: $212 - $730 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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#196 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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“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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