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Luton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Clean, comfortable bed and friendly staff. Very near the subway and Columbus Circle and all of downtown.. walking distance. Next door to Starbucks and 24 hour pharmacy for all you need as well as an ATM

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Dear asabus, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review! We're very excited to hear that the iconic Empire location played a significant role along with friendly staff! We hope to see you soon! Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Great rooftop views and friendly staff. I would definitely come here again and stay. Central location. We walked through Central Park to the Metropolitan museum of art. Food in the area was great as well

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Dear Megan H, Please do come back!! It was our utmost pleasure to serve you. Please do email us directly for your next visit! Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Hamden, Connecticut
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

They charge you for any thing and everything without telling you. The rooms are small and the view is not that great. The swimming pool is 2x4 feet and the water in it is not clean. The only good thing about it is the proximity to the central park. I don't recommend it to anyone.

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Dear Omar2Jenna, Thank you for taking the time to give us a review in regards to your recent stay with us. We do have array of room types as our entry level room categories often do not come with a view or the spacious configuration. You are correct, our swimming pool is more of an added feature at our Sunbathing...

Province of Milan, Italy
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Good location, nice room but on the street so too noisy, very kind service. Room is well equiped but everything quite expensive. I didn't use all the hotel facilities like the swimming pool, bar and restaurant.

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Dear gabriellap440, Thank you for staying with us and your positive feedback! Please email me directly for your next visit; as we'll ensure you'll be properly introduced to all avaialble hotel facilities and amenities. We hope to see you soon! Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

New York City, New York
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Fantastic stay ... aircon noisy .... only complaint. Brilliant position with handy subway connections and walking easy to Central Park. Friendly and helpful team. Rooftop area a real treat at the end of a long walking day!

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Dear G8243HRphilipr, We are very glad to hear that our iconic location played a pivotal part as a convenience aspect for your recent stay with us. We apologize about the noise from AC unit. We have been working on preventive maintenance program to minimize the noise factor. We hope this improves tremendously for your next visit! We hope to you...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Empire hotel has a very good situation, close to Central Park and Columbus Circle. You can go walking to main places in New York like Times Square, MOMA or Metropolitan. We were one week and we were very comfortable. We had the subway very close, and directly connected with downtown Manhattan. The worse of our visit is WIFI system, it...

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Dear gonzalomart_nezd Thank you for staying with us and taking your time to give us a valuable feedback in regards to your recent stay with us. We're glad to hear that your stay with us was very comfortable as our housekeeping team does a fantastic job! We are currenly in a very active progress with enhancing Wi-Fi connections and as...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Staff is too cool and faux hip to exercise humanity or compassion. If you are staying here because it's close to Mt Sinai forget it. No food service after 10 pm and when I explained I had just spent 17 hours at the hospital and asked if someone could just bring up a bowl of soup from the dining room,...

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Dear NarrativeMedicinewom, We apologize you experienced a service detour with our food service availability after its closing ours. Our guest engagement team is avaialble 24 hours as we can always order food from array of culinary options NYC has to offer and can hav them deliver up to your room. We hope to see you soon. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stayed in the empire for the first leg of our honeymoon, on arrival we were up graded to a junior suite ,and the gave us a beautiful bottle of wine , and commentary WiFi ,the staff were all so lovely and helpful ,nothing was to much bother for them . the roof top bar is amazing and a must...

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Dear sunnyRJS, We are very excited to host a portion of your honeymoon! Glad to hear that the weather was on our side for you to enjoy our famous "chuck bass" cocktail at the pool deck patio! Please come back for your anniversary as we are looking to debut our roof top lounge very soon! Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 20 June 2016

While your establishment was nicely located I was disappointed in the rooms and the fact that coffee was not complimentary to each room and the prices were very high for a small cup which came with the coffee maker. The rooms appeared old.

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Dear reneew435, Thank you for taking the time to write us a valuable review. We are in the process of analyzing guest feedback to enhance in-room amenities. Feedbacks like this is amazingly valuable for us to manage upwards. It was our utmost pleasure to host the graduation stay. Thank you and we hope to see you soon. Kevin-GM gm@empirehotelnyc.com

Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 June 2016

I've been using the Empire hotel in NYC at my home away from home for the last few weeks. Maria at the desk and Michael in management greet and treat me like at old friend. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Dear ellensilve, Thank you so much for your raving five-star review!! We are very dlighted to hear that the iconic Empire has been your home-away-from-home and looking forward to host with you in all the years to come. Michael & Maria are great asset and additon to our guest engagement team! See you soon !! 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
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • 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: $302 - $633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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Hotel Style:
#194 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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