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Denver
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This hotel provided exactly what we wanted - to be near Lincoln Center where we were going to the theater and SAB. We did not want any frills - just basic provision of a clean place to stay - at a very reasonable price.

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear janetmT4956FE, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and for your review. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. Regards, Carlos Orihuela Assistant General Manager corihuela@empirehotelnyc.com

East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Reviewed 30 January 2016

The Rooms were small and we got a smoking floor by accident so stay away from those. but the decor was updated , the bed was comfy and the Zebra Chair was kind of fun. Overall for manhattan not bad. we got a deal on trip advisor and it was well worth it.

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alsiha F, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and for your review. Even though we do not have any smoking rooms in our Hotel it might have been that another guest was smoking in his/her room giving you that impression. I apologize on their behalf. Again, thank you for staying with us and please let me...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My husband and I stayed at The Empire Hotel for 2 weeks, from 01/01 to 15/01, and all I have to say is that was an amazing experience. We loved everything, the courtesy of the reception, the excellent accommodations, the decoration and the delicious breakfast. The manager, Ricky Jones, allowed us the best stay in our lives, with a super...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Paula S, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and for your review. I am very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Ricky is a fantastic professional and a great asset to our team! I'll be sure to pass your comments along. Please let me know if I can be of assistance in the future. Regards,...

Southampton, New York
Reviewed 29 January 2016

We have stayed at the hotel in the past and had a wonderful experience. This recent stay was disappointing to say the least. The room looked tired. The street noise was so awful (3:26 A.M. to around 5:45 A.M) that sleep was elusive. It was actually quieter during the daytime. The staff is courteous. Parking with the valet was a...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 505ginnyyp, Thank you for your most review. I am very sorry that you had this negative experience in our Hotel. We have commenced renovation already in our Hotel, unfortunately we have no control over the street noise, but I would be more than happy to arrange for a higher floor for your next stay. Please reach out to me...

Essex, Connecticut
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Modern decor, but just needs a little more care in the decor. The lobby is great for meeting people, but just needs a spruce up. Bar is good too, and its location is great for Lincoln Center, Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, easy walk to most places and subways. One thing, do not touch the snacks in the rooms, they...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Teenzone, Thank you for your most review. We have commenced renovation already in our Hotel, and I agree, we have a wide mix of people that visit our bar. It is definitely a great place to meet people and make new friends. Please reach out to me directly, I would be happy to arrange something nice for your next...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Recently stayed at the Empire on a last minute whim trying to get into the city ahead of a snowstorm. The last minute price was fantastic but I'm not sure I would want to pay much more. I stayed here two years ago and didn't get much sleep because of issues with noise coming from the heat/ac system and we...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear chelseaarjohnson12, Thank you for your most review. I am very sorry that you had this negative experience in our Hotel. We have commenced renovation already in our Hotel. Please reach out to me directly I would be more than happy to arrange for a higher, quieter room for your next stay. Regards, Carlos Orihuela Assistant General Manager corihuela@empirehotelnyc.com

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 26 January 2016

I stayed at the Empire Hotel for 2 nights before the recent huge snow storm. On learning of the possibility that I would be stranded there I spoke to the front desk about extending my stay. The front desk manager Michael Stewart was flexible and extremely accommodating as well as the front desk staff member Pasquale. There were a number...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Welltraveled60, Thank you for your most recent stay with us. I am very sorry that you were with us during the most recent snowstorm. I am very happy to hear that you had great interactions with our staff. Pasquale, Michael and Chris are true professionals. They left their families in a time of need and came in to help...

Saint Petersburg
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great location for going to Lincoln Center and just about any place else ! Subway, buses, cabs, Uber, all available quickly! Great door man/men ! Starbucks next door, Clarke's Restaurant next door - all very convenient. Rooms are small but well designed. I will go back !! Bigger room with a better view next time :)

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear C D, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and for your review. Please let me know next time you decide to come to New York, we have a wide variety of room types that fit any budget. Best Regards, Carlos Orihuela Assistant General Manager corihuela@empirehotelnyc.com

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 25 January 2016

I was looking forward to staying at this hotel because they have some great pictures up. Unfortunately it was kind of a pain. I stayed because i had business in the area and while driving in the AM was doable, i figured I would get more sleep spending the night in the city. I drove up to the front of...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MinkPapillon, Thank you for your most review. I am very sorry that you had this negative experience in our Hotel. Please send me your booking details and I will look into this further. Regards, Carlos Orihuela Assistant General Manager corihuela@empirehotelnyc.com

Reviewed 25 January 2016

This is a fairly standard hotel in its price range in NYC. It is near Lincoln Center, has a well travelled lobby bar (which gets busy enough to be on net a negative for guests of the hotel) and has a decent restaurant. Everything works pretty well and it is run professionally. By most standards the rooms are small, but...

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CarlosOrihuela, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JAOXON, Thank you for your most recent stay with us and for your review. I am happy that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance in the future. Regards, Carlos Orihuela Assistant General Manager corihuela@empirehotelnyc.com

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • 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: American, Bar
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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
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
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $197 - $688 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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#196 Luxury Hotel in New York City
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms with a view tend to be noisier due to the street noise. Standard rooms don't have a view, but they are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 2217SLP, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better, but third floor was pretty quiet with windows closed.”
 of 5 bubbles brianhB6566ZZ, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Find another notel”
 of 5 bubbles RogerK463, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask to overlook Lincoln Center”
 of 5 bubbles 524kelseyn, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think the best views at Dante Park and Lincoln Center. Higher floors are less noise.”
 of 5 bubbles MoscowValery, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
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