Stayed here in January for two nights with my husband and two children. I was in town for business, and the company chose the hotel. I wouldn't have picked it myself since the neighborhood is not one of my favorites, but it ended up being a good choice. Our room was fine. The bathroom was tiny but well appointed, and the room was satisfactory and relatively quiet for New York. Rooms in NYC hotels are always small. The concierge was fabulous- he spent a good twenty minutes getting us a dinner reservation at 6 PM on a Saturday night in the neighborhood, which was mobbed because of performances at Lincoln Center. We enjoyed access to Central Park, and when there was a problem with our room it was fixed promptly. The parking was ridiculously expensive- $60 a night, and the room wasn't cheap either, so were I paying myself I would certainly choose a different property, but overall it was a nice enough stay. There is no restaurant in the hotel- rather there is a seafood restaurant on the second floor, but I'm not even sure if they serve breakfast. And internet access in the rooms is expensive and terrible. But there is a lot to do in the neighborhood, and if you are interested in spending time in Central Park, or visiting Lincoln Center, this isn't a bad choice.
- 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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