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The Lucerne Hotel
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Reviewed 4 November 2010

We got a great internet special rate on this large, but boutiquey-feeling hotel on 79th and Amsterdam that was the perfect place for a weekend getaway. Very close to the 1, 2 line to the west on Broadway, and a block away from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park to the east. It was pouring outside on Sunday morning, so we ditched the idea of walking around looking for breakfast and just ate in the connecting restaurant. Wait staff was friendly and efficient and the fresh fruit was wonderful--three kinds of berries and pineapple instead of the usual tasteless cantelope, honeydew and watermelon. Although I'm sure we could've gotten a cheaper breakfast elsewhere it was worth it to eat leisurely and then return to our room to get ready for the rest of the day. Hotel staff and housekeepers were friendly, the room very clean and comfortable, and by the time we were ready to roll it had stopped raining!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

My husband and I stayed here at the beginning and the end of our round trip through the Northeast. We had also stayed in this property 2 years earlier. Back then, we were really thrilled with the hotel, this time we found it fine.

Our old room (404) which we had stayed at last time had very poor internet connection. My husband's notebook worked, my netbook lost connection all the time. The size of that room was really decent though, also the closet size was nice. The bathroom which had been newly done 2 years ago had been repainted, with paint stains on the tiles (not many, but I noticed), but it also had one or two cracked tiles.

Because of the bad internet connection we asked for a different room when we returned in September. My husband asked if we could have a room of the same size, but with better connection. The next room was smaller though, as it was not the last room off the hallway. We had the tiniest closet, that had like no room to store clothing, let alone shoes or your suitcase. The space itself was much smaller also, though still decently sized for a New York property. The bathroom had a window instead of a fan, which was nice as you looked over the roofs of the neighboring windows. Downside: You could only open it while standing in the bathtub! Also if you are a floor lower (we were on the 5th) that room would be looking straight at walls! Here, too, some of the tiles were cracked and chapped. Also, it was one of the last rooms to be made up. As it was a very hot September we were seeking the coolness of the hotel room to take a nap when it was getting very hot, and the room had not been made up. So we just exchanged the towels that day.

The rooms still have the air of going to your great-grandmothers house, but we must say all people in the hotel were really nice, they also kept our luggage for us as we had a late flight out.

Things to expect:

- nice, friendly staff that will be friendly, but maybe not going out of their way. (hey, you are in New York)
- decent sized rooms (the standard double is recommendable for 2 people, or if children come along 4)
- clean rooms and hallways
- printout service at front desk for free
- a whole bunch of restaurants and stores around the corner, cold drinks can be gotten at the pharmacy across the street.
- subway one block down
- real New Yorkers as you step outside the building

Things you will not meet:

- partying teenagers
- a room fridge/ minibar
- a concierge going out of his way
- luxury

I believe next time in NYC, we will still go here. It is (NY-prices) decently priced and clean, and we really got to relax some.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank stefmaus
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

We arrived after midnight and found out the air con was incredibly old and noisy. We also heard tv sound from the next door. We complained and they changed our room to the upper level. Same incredibly noisy air, which I haven't seen the type of the air con for about 20 years! We could also hear people talking and tv sound from the next door.

The doormen were totally unfriendly, they even completely ignored our greetings. It did ruin our experience, I must say.

Not worth of $350 USD per night at all. I must admit the nice location, but I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. They don't even have a minibar (no fridge) in the rooms, so forget to store any food or even water cool.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

The best thing about this hotel, without a doubt, is the location. The neighborhood is terrific, unless you are in your twenties. There are plenty of good restaurants and it gives you the feel of what it's like to be a real New Yorker. Even though you are about 20 blocks from Midtown, there are numerous buses and cab rides are cheap, roughly $10 bucks depending on how far you are going. The neighborhood also feels very safe no matter what time. We were out after midnight a couple of times and it was very pleasant.

We booked this hotel thru for Columbus Day weekend, by telephone, after checking the website. The quoted price was $380 for a standard double. While the hotel is nice, I'm not sure it's worth that price. [I do see on the hotel website that prices vary greatly depending on the day of the week and the time of year.] The room was standard size with a nice size bathroom in good condition. However the toilet has a power flush that is like a tsunami, and also is very small. If you are above average size (I am 6 feet, 195lbs,), it may be a bit uncomfortable for you. The room was otherwise comfortable and you are given the choice to receive either a complimentary NY Times or USA Today, which is nice. Service was mixed. Generally had good interactions with the front desk and they gave some good restaurant recommendations. On the down side, the television remote did not work and even though I informed the front desk, the remote still did not work when we returned to the room for our second night. So we could not watch TV at all, since we could not get past the welcome screen.

We drove in from out of town and it is very easy to get to this hotel if you are familiar with Manhattan. You can take the 79th St. exit off the West Side Hwy. and it is just 3 blocks straight off the exit. There is a parking garage directly across the street from the hotel. The garage is very very tight so if you have an SUV or large car you may want to consider other garages just around the block on 78th. The good thing about this garage is that the rate with a hotel validation is only $35/day incl. tax. The normal rate is $55.

If you are out late (or not) there is a very good 24-hour diner within short walking distance, at 77th and Broadway. The name is the Manhattan Diner, just three short blocks from the hotel front door. We ate there late one night and also had breakfast there. Both the food and prices were very good. Thanks to the front desk for the recommendation.

When we return to NYC we will definitely try this neighborhood again. It is very pleasant, and a nice break from chaotic midtown Manhattan.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Paul-SArlington
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Reviewed 13 October 2010

I really like the location of this hotel--it's just a few blocks from Central Park (and, in my opinion, the most scenic part of Central Park--the Lake) so great for those that enjoy the park. It's also a short walk to some of the great Upper West Side restaurants, and a block from the subway. The rooms are clean, though tiny, and the bathrooms have been nicely remodeled.

The downsides: 1) The staff is really unfriendly, which for some reason just bugged me the whole time. 2) If you have a room that overlooks the street, it's quite loud. We had to buy earplugs. 3) For a better value, I'd go to the Milburn which is close, clean, and the rooms are huge.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with friends
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