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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 10 April 2016

- Employees were very nice and helpful - The lobby is old, weathered, and dirty - Elevators are very dirty - especially the side panels - Hallways are dirty, carpets need replacing on some floors - The bed was very nice - very firm mattress - Radiator made a banging noise several times a night - loud enough to wake...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Doug, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with value added feedback with regards to your recent stay at the Empire. I am pleased you found our staff very nice and helpful. I do also apologies for the unpleasant issues during your stay . We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This was my second visit to New York and as I always like to stay on the upper west side, The Empire really jumped out at me. Close to attractions like Central Park, Lincoln Centre and the option to walk to Times Square, this hotel has everything you need in NY. When we arrived we were greeted immediately and kindly...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear travelsam87, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at The Empire Hotel. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. I have shared your feedback with the hotel team and we are...

Albany, Oregon
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The room had various areas of water damage. Paint/wallpaper peeling from wall. Floor was uneven by the desk. The bathroom was very small the rain-head shower did not operate at all. Something what looked to be mold on one of the ceiling beams on several places. The hotel Shuttle policy is not helpful when you call for Two days before...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear jasonwH7607NW, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with value added feedback with regards to your recent stay at the Empire. I am very sadden we did not meet your expectation during your stay. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors before the end of Summer. Please note...

Palmetto, Florida
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The location of the hotel is fantastic if you like to be on the upper west side. It's across the street from Lincoln Center. The rooms are lovely but the detail work of the housekeeping and maintenance needs improvement. The showers are set up strangely so the water gets all over the floor. A good once over is in order...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dawnasuzanneo, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for the detailed feedback. I do sincerely apologies for the issues occurred during your stay. We take all feedback very seriously and discuss with the team for future improvements. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors before the...

South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We stayed here last week and loved the place. The staff are friendly and can't do enough to help (especially the men on the door). We loved sitting in the reception and bar area.. it was so chilled out. Hopefully we will go back to NYC next year and book this hotel again.

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alfie1188, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at The Empire Hotel. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. Please contact me directly for your next stay at the Empire and...

Rancho Mirage
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We found the staff very accommodating. The room was clean, comfortable and recently updated. We had a great nights sleep. The hotel is located in walking distance to Lincoln Center, Starbucks, great restaurants and a drugstore.

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 884marvaw, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at The Empire Hotel. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. Please contact me directly for your next stay at the Empire and...

Reviewed 6 April 2016

This was our first visit to New York and we absolutely loved the Empire hotel. We heard that NYC hotels have a tendency of having small rooms but we cannot complain at all, our room was spacious with a lovely view. We were a stones throw from Central Park and just a couple of blocks from Times Square. The staff...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ZHassani, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at The Empire Hotel. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. Please contact me directly for your next stay at the Empire and...

New Haven, Connecticut
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Great location, easy to get there, close to the park / restaurants / shopping / Midtown and Times Square. The room itself was ok. Nice decor in the lobby with very spotty wifi. Wifi in the room was very off and on, good thing I brought my own internet device. As others have said, the bathrooms have nice decor but...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear leorl23, Thank you very much for your recent stay with us and for the detailed feedback. I do sincerely apologies for the issues occurred during your stay. We take all feedback very seriously and discuss with the team for future improvements. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors before the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 April 2016

I stayed at the Empire Hotel from 30th March to 5 April 2016. Beginning with the positive, the hotel is very nicely located near the Lincoln Centre and Columbus Circle. The staff is very pleasant and helpful; and the breakfast certainly very nice.However, there are a few flaws which, I must say, surprised me. The cupboard has a shelf running...

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Atif Y, General Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kloram, Thank you so much for taking the time to write your feedback. I’m so happy to see that you liked our hotel location and found our staff pleasant and helpful. Our team here is passionate about creating positive experiences and I’m glad we were able to do so for you. My apologies for the challenges took place and...

Washington DC, U.S. Virgin Islands
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel several times because the location is perfect for Lincoln Center. Some of the rooms are ok but there too many to count that need major renovations. The Standard Room is the size of a large closet - you can not put a suitcase on the floor and walk around the bed small. The bed...

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Dear Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with value added feedback in regards to your recent stay at the Empire. I am very sadden we did not meet your expectation during your stay. We have begun renovation in our guest rooms already and anticipate to complete all guest floors before the end of Summer. I hope...

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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
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • 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 10023-7029
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $298 - $601 (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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“Get a room with a view of Lincoln Center if you can!”
  • A minor detail, but these drawers wouldn't stay closed. The dresser needs to be level.
ScarboroughFoodie, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“choose a different hotel”
HelpfulGuide1111, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are in good locations”
firstmatelynn, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The higher floors further from street would be quietest, but noise not a major issue for New York.”
SuED44, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Eighth floor still has lots of outside noise, but an excellent view.”
325jackieb, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
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