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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a perfect place to stay if you have activities planned around the Upper West Side. We traveled into the city by train so took a taxi from Grand Central to 79th street which cost about $17. We were early and the hotel graciously stored our bags so we wouldn't be laden down with our suitcases while we looked...

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Montague, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Lucerne is a great place to stay if you're driving into the city and want easy access into New York and easy departure from New York. It's a splendid rose-colored Beaux Art building within easy access to the Frick, Neue Gallerie, the Jewish Museum of New York, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Guggenheim along...

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Pinellas Park, Florida
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a lovely 4day stay at the Lucerne. Quiet, convienent, friendly, and reasonable accommodations! The doormen hailed taxis for us, the maid brought us coffee, and they even had an umbrella ready for us to use on a rainy day!

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Lucerne. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that all of your needs were well taken care of. We hope to see you again soon!

Lexington, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The Lucerne Hotel was perfect for our 2 night stay. The location on the Upper West Side right near the subway and crosstown bus was ideal. Our room was clean and comfortable. Check-in and out was easy. Staff was friendly and helpful when we needed to store our bags upon arriving. I would stay here again.

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solihull uk
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We had a great visit to New York in April 14 - the Lucerne is in a nice area of New York a short walk from central park and near the subway to go downtown so a great location - there are a good selection of restauarants on Amsterdam Avenue which are easy to walk to in the evening -...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

We're so glad that you had a great visit to New York, and that we could be part of it. It's good to hear that you took advantage of all our neighborhood has to offer. We like to think of The Lucerne as a home away from home, and we are happy you experienced that. I'm sorry you had some...

hereford
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We only spent 1 night but loved this hotel - its in a good area near central park and loads of cafe etc nearby including blossom -great vegetarian cafe Very clean - we asked for a quiet room -no view but a really good nights sleep -spotlessly clean room and a very comfy bed free wi fi , printer for...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 April 2014

The Lucerne gets things right. Spotless and well-appointed room; nice bathroom with the usual amenities; great staff. I asked about a fridge and they said, "Sure! We'll bring one right up." Bonus points -- love you guys for that, as well as the free excellent wifi in room. Excellent price and not exorbitant; price is comparable to other places on...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous comments. They mean a lot to us. We're pleased to hear that our Wi-Fi system met your needs as we recently updated the bandwidth to better serve our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had the most wonderful experience while staying at this hotel. Some of the best staff..doormen, front desk, housekeepers.. we have ever encountered at a hotel. Friendly, funny, professional, down to earth, and accomodating. We arrived early and they went out of their way to get us a room earlier than our scheduled check in. Our room was beautiful and...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear about your wonderful experience at The Lucerne. This is what we strive to achieve. I'm glad that the staff and amenities exceeded your expectations. We look forward to making your next stay even better!

Arnold, Maryland
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We have stayed at the Lucerne for over twenty years and would never think of going anywhere else. We've never been disappointed. The staff (the front desk and the bellmen) are always wonderfully pleasant and welcoming. Very close to all we come to see - the opera, the museums, the restaurants and the Broadway shows. Here's to many more years...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Lucerne. We are so happy you came back to visit us, and that we could be a great part of your New York experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Vienna, Virginia
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed there from April 14 - April 16. The reception area staff was great and we had a quiet room located on the eight floor in the back. The location of the hotel is only a few blocks from Central Park! The cleaning crew were friendly and receptive to our needs! We would stay there again!

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We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to New York. I'm pleased to hear that our staff took good care of all your needs. We hope to see you again soon!

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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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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lucerne offers New York City visitors luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh Upper West Side. The Lucerne's building is a treasured landmark built in 1904 that recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The result is European-inspired architectural charm combined with sophisticated and modern accommodations. The Lucerne's guestrooms and suites represent the ultimate in comfort. Featuring full-size work desks, plush bedding, this luxury Manhattan hotel caters to your every need. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's complimentary high-speed WiFi and printing services. It's no wonder then that The New York Times' review of The Lucerne proclaimed: "Service unrivalled." Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel's Nice Matin restaurant and sidewalk cafe, a popular destination beloved by both locals and tourists. Every Thursday evening, wind down with some wine during The Lucerne's complimentary wine hour, located in the hotel lobby. The Lucerne is just a short subway ride to Lincoln Center and walking distance of the American Museum of Natural History, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Columbus Circle, Riverside Park, Central Park, and several fine restaurants, specialty boutiques, and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lucerne Hotel

Address: 201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: RM798 - RM2,283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lucerne Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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Also Known As:
Lucerne Hotel New York City
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in New York City
#46 Family Hotel in New York City
#62 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#89 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#96 Business Hotel in New York City
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“Ask for a working bathroom”
 of 5 bubbles 110cmk, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room facing the inner courtyard. No view , but quiet for better sleep in otherwise noisy Manhattan”
 of 5 bubbles O7427CMmarkm, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better.”
 of 5 bubbles DarrynK, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the upper floors are quiet. The closets are tiny; a second bed is good for laying out belongings and luggage”
 of 5 bubbles alexb21, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book early, ask for a view in advance, and request your amenites prior to your visit”
 of 5 bubbles sylviabivensb, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
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