My husband and I stayed at the Lucerne Hotel for the week before the 4th of July. We booked a deluxe king room but were given a complimentary deluxe king suite room. Unfortunately, it didn't even occur to me to ask why, but the suite was wonderful. Both the bedroom and living room had flat screen TVs and each room and the bathroom had windows overlooking Amsterdam Ave. The room was very comfortable and quit and had outstanding AC which was more than welcome during one of the hotter weeks in NY. At checkin, the staff was very friendly. We did arrive before check-in time and the room was not ready, but we were able to check our bags and begin our vacation.
The hotel's location can't be beat. The Museum of Natural History and Central Park are a few blocks away to the east and Riverside Park is a few blocks to the west. You have easy access to the 1, B and C trains and my new best friend, the m79 bus.
Overall, I loved this hotel and would stay here again. However, if you are looking for a modern, hipster locale, you really should keep looking. The Lucerne, is more traditional in decor and temperament.More