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Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beyond its terrific Lincoln Square location facing Dante Park and Lincoln Center, the Empire Hotel has two wonderful features that no other place has – Front Office Manager Daria Odintsova and Bellman Chris Goetke – each of whom immediately and expertly welcomed us upon our first arrival and both of whom worked swiftly, practically, insightfully, and tirelessly to make both...

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Ulster county, NY
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Stayed here on a weeknight in mid January. Nice clean room. Most of the furnishings were in good condition. Room was very small but a very good value. Bedding was crisp and clean. Bed was comfortable and had nice pillows, two different types one more firm, the other softer like a feather pillow. Interior of bathroom door had pealing of...

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Boston
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I believe that the hotel is the most convenient place if you came from out of town to enjoy the MET production or came to see a ballet, listen to a classical music or anything else The Lincoln place has to offer! We liked the hotel, the service was friendly, the room good. We didn't have problems with amenities in...

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Torquay, Devon
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Very quick check in and staff very friendly and helpful. Upgrade on arrival..The hotel is older style and most areas a bit tired which I don't actually mind as it has character I guess. Throwback to the 70s. The room is ample, the toilet tiny but great shower. Room serviced every day. The heating in room gets very noisy due...

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Brooklyn, New York
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I booked a room at Empire Hotel to entertain my grandmother for her 89th birthday. She wanted to see the opera and this was perfectly situated within walking distance to the Met. We arrived way earlier than the scheduled check in time but thank goodness for Pasquale at the front desk! He went above and beyond to find us an...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here with our two kids in the heatwave of July '16. We were so glad of the roof top pool, although it was somewhat reminiscent in size and shape of a sheep dip! Still, there was a bar next to it so everyone was happy! The hotel is a great location in terms of walking to Central Park...

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Jeffrey W, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Familygrin Thank you so very much for sharing your recent stay with us and the community. We are truly proud that you found the team and its prime location. Our team is keen to create memorable experience and provide service excellent with a warm comfort cozy room. It is especially rewarding that our staff was there for you. We look...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the location as it was a block away from Central Park. The bed was very comfortable and the room had a good selection of drinks and snacks however they were rather overpriced. The recently reopened rooftop bar was brilliant and staff very accommodating. The decoration of the lobby and restaurant are great, just need to spread this to...

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Jeffrey W, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

735timurd Thank you for sharing your journey with us in the Big Apple. Our team truly appreciates the confidence in your review and allow for us to create an experience. Our room amenities are for convenience only and we try our best to give value. Our sincere apologies not fulfilling all of your request, that is truly a disappointment as...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel was the best I have had in a long time.The staff was phenomenal From the check in until I checked they were all great friendly very helpful . I can't imagine staying anywhere else in New York city when I return .

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Jeffrey W, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

tjrob7365 Thank you so very much for sharing your recent stay with us and the community. We are truly proud that you found the team and its prime location. Our team is keen to create memorable experience and provide service excellent with a warm comfort cozy room. It is especially rewarding that our staff was there for you. We look...

Wichita, Kansas
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Empire in January 2017. We got an excellent rate, about $1000 for four nights in a (small) junior suite. We wanted proximity to the Metropolitan Opera, and the Empire is very close, easy walking distance and much closer than any other I know of. But as to amenities the hotel is woefully lacking. The room number...

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73Dwight Thank you for sharing your journey with us about your recent stay at the Empire. We are very disappointed that we didn't meet your expectations...our boutique takes advantage all its space to give our the guest the most value added experience in a nostalgic iconic building...We truly appreciate the accolades for our staff that continue to strive and provide...

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We didn't spend much time in the hotel but the staff were brilliant, bringing us surprise champagne for us to celebrate our wedding and the whole place was beautiful to be in and the room was lovely absolutely no complaints, only minutes from some great pizza slices and Central Park!

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Carly B Thank you so very much for sharing your recent stay with us and the community. We are truly proud that you found the team and the hotel to your romantic liking. Our team is keen to create memorable experience and provide service excellent with a warm comfort cozy room. It is especially rewarding that our staff was there...

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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: Bar, American
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • 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
  • 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: $165 - $584 (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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“Try and get one with a view.”
 of 5 bubbles marynotari, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Yes, there is some street noise and even heater noise. Bring earplugs if you are sensitive.”
 of 5 bubbles 307MartyD, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I prefer a room that faces the street, not inside. I prefer two beds to a King size to have more space in the standard room.”
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“8th floor was good. Ask for a King size bed.”
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“On trend decor and great branding, good views”
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