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“Nice location for NYC”
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Empire Hotel
Ranked #350 of 470 Hotels in New York City
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This was a pretty neat hotel and it had a club on the top floor that was really hopping on the weekend on Saturday night. Subway was really close and the concierges were very helpful and many places right around the corner to eat and a short walk to central park!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

The Empire Hotel is a good hotel, in a good location. The public interiors are quite heavy and dark but sexy, and the animal print soft furnishings may need a re-think, however the bar area is always buzzing - mainly because the hotel is opposite the opera. The rooms are of a good size with neutral tones, but the open wardrobe space with only 3 hangar space is not ideal. The fitness area was the biggest let down and needs an update asap, as the amount of equipment does not suffice to a hotel of this size. If you want to stay uptown you could do a lost worse than staying at the Empire however be prepared for long taxi rides downtown with drivers often hesitant to drive all the way back to Lincoln Sq.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We have just left this hotel after staying for 3 nights and i felt compelled to warn other people to stay away. I rarely review hotels on trip advisor. The place is dirty, i questioned if the room had been cleaned before we arrived (shampoo in shower half use etc). The staff are rude and super unhelpful and just tell you anything you want to hear so that you stop asking questions. The one plus side was the hotel restaurant where the staff were actually polite and service was great.
There are so many amazing hotels in New York to stay, i would recommend that anyone traveling here keep looking when you come across this place.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Jonathan B
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

Very nice hotel in a very great location. Rooms are small but very nice and useful. The Staff is very nice, friendly and helpful, especially the concierge. We loved it and would come back. Central Park and Times Square are just a few blocks away. We got fresh apples every day, they were placed on the counter. What a nice idea. Thank you.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 November 2012

Went to the Empire hotel with some friends for a stag party weekend and I loved it. Beautiful rooms, great suites and the hotel bar is great. The location is also very good for NYC close to everything. The suite was not very big but for NYC it was perfect for a group of friends to have a descent party.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #350 of 470 Hotels in New York City
Price Range: RM579 - RM1,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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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