I booked this hotel through "name your own price" on Priceline for $190/night and that may be the difference between an average room and a great room. The hotel is in a great location on Broadway, right across from Lincoln Center and near the subway. I'm sure there are beautiful views, especially from the rooftop bar and lounge, but we never got there. The hotel is beautifully decorated - nicely appointed lobby, but something things are showing need of a little maintenance - like the elevators and the moldings. When we got to our room on the 1st floor we got a room overlooking the interior and the kitchen (hence the cheap price - we were dumped in the worst room)! But I could deal with that as you're there for the sights, not to sit in your hotel room. The worst was the incredible stains on all the draperies! It was disgusting and made me think what else was not being cleaned in the room. I didn't want to look too hard as I was afraid what I'd might find. The bathroom was small - 1 person at a time and the shower needed an owners manual. Also, the room had some faulty electrical switches that kept tripping off the hair dryer. If I'd had paid full price for this room, I would have given this hotel a 1 start rating, but for one night at a good rate it was merely average. BTW - Because it is in the heart of the tourist district be aware of extremely high prices in the bar and restaurant. Me? I'll remain an uptown, East side girl!
- 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. Fun fact, The Empire Hotel was featured in Gossip Girl. Join us for a Chuck Bass cocktail in the Lobby Bar. ... more less
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