Empire Hotel - New York

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023  show map
 4 stars
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Empire Hotel - New York

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Solarium

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Editorial review:

This newly reopened hotel is located in a 19th-century building across from Dante Park and close to Lincoln Center. The rentable cabanas have mini-refrigerators, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and daybeds, along with wireless internet access and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. There is also a Jeunesse spa with VIP treatment areas.

Verified Reviews:

  • Service was first class - Free wireless high speed internet - Rooftop pool and deck was great
  • Right next door to a starbucks - Free wifi never worked - L'occitane bathroom products
  • Bed was a good size - Bathroom was nicely appointed - Complimentary toiletries
  • The most comfortable bed - Bar on the roof was awesome - Complimentary breakfast included
  • 2 subway stations away from times square - Near the lincoln center - Roof top bar and pool were a real treat

Overview

This luxurious four-star boutique hotel boasts ideal location between two legendary landmarks of the city such as Lincoln Center and Central Park hence providing magnificent views the Broadway, Central Park, Columbus Avenue, and streets of the Upper West Side.

Besides its contemporary exterior design, you will also find well-equipped fitness center, spa, swimming pool and modern indoor and outdoor meeting space.

All 422 rich arranged guestrooms come equipped with up to date movies and cable TV, flat screen TV, iPod docking stations with speakers and full in-room mini-bar.

The Empire Hotel Rooftop bar and lounge, and lobby bar serve menu inspired by seafood and traditional international flavors and drinks.

The nearest La Guardia Airport is within 9.2km drive away, Newark Airport 18km, JFK Airport 22km, White Plains Airport 40km and Islip Airport 74km.

Year renovated   2007.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   426.

Rooms

Each room offers views of Central Park and Lincoln Center, Italian linen, animal-print cushions, wireless high-speed internet, oversized towels, in-room safe, luxury bathroom amenities and ultimate comfort.

Dining options

The Empire Hotel Rooftop bar and lounge on the 12th floor has breathtaking views of Lincoln Center, the Broadway and Columbus Avenue and features a new sea shack concept serving traditional East Coast seafood as well as international flavors and beverages.

The Empire lobby bar offers a selective menu of good wine and champagne along with light meals and snacks.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel comprises indoor and outdoor meeting venues featuring rooftop pool deck with private cabanas and amazing views of the Hudson River, Lincoln Center, Central Park and the city. The Pool Deck has flat screen TVs, mini refrigerators, iPod docking stations with speakers, ceiling fans and daybeds.

Indoor meeting space provides state-of-the-art facilities and technology and can accommodate 250 visitors.

Leisure

Fitness center, spa and swimming pool are available for guest on-site.

Additional features

Rooms and facilities for disabled people are available at the hotel.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Female traveler room/Floor
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 60 per day.

Services

  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Paid babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Solarium
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view
  • Street view

Room facilities

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Turndown service
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023

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City Center
  • New York
    6.7km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    2.4km
  • Penn Station
    2.5km
Underground stations
  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center
    300 m
  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
    400 m
Bus stop
  • 100 m
Restaurants
  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center (cuisine: Mexican)
    80 m
  • The Empire Hotel Rooftop (cuisine: American)
    10 m
Parks
  • Randall's Island
    160 m
  • Time Warner Center
    390 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    11
  • Number of rooms:
    426

Rooms and availability

Each room offers views of Central Park and Lincoln Center, Italian linen, animal-print cushions, wireless high-speed internet, oversized towels, in-room safe, luxury bathroom amenities and ultimate comfort.

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Size: 22m2
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The room of 21m2/230 sq. feet offers two comfortable Double beds, work desk, 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, stylish interior in natural colors and beautiful city view.

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    Size: 22m2
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    The room of of 23m2/250 sq. feet offers a comfortable King size bed, work desk, 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, stylish interior in natural colors and beautiful city view.

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      Size: 22m2
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      The room of of 23m2/250 sq. feet with courtyard view offers two comfortable Queen size beds, work desk, 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, the whole space is stylishly decorated in natural colors.

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        Deluxe Room of 25m2/275 sq. feet offers a King size bed, cozy rest zone with 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and beautiful city view.

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          Deluxe Room Double of 30m2/325 sq. feet offers two comfortable Double beds, cozy rest zone with 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and beautiful city view.

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            The room of 19m2/205 sq. feet offers a comfortable Queen size bed, work desk, 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, courtyard view and stylish interior.

            Room facilities
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              Junior Suite King of 35m2/385 sq. feet offers a King size bed, comfortable pull-out sofa, cozy sitting zone with 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and beautiful city view.

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                Junior Suite of 35m2/385 sq. feet offers two comfortable Double beds, cozy sitting zone with comfortable sofa and 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and beautiful city view.

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                  Suite Queen of 38m2/410 sq. feet offers two comfortable Queen size beds, work desk, living room with cozy rest zone, stylish interior in natural hues and courtyard view.

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                  The spacious Suite of 43m2/465 sq. feet with corner location offers a comfortable King size bed, pull-out sofa, cozy dining set, sitting zone and 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and beautiful city view.

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                  Deluxe Suite of 65m2/700 sq. feet offers a comfortable King size bed, separate living room furnished with custom made dining set and sofas for day rest. The whole living space is stylishly decorated in natural earth hues.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Empire Hotel - New York New York location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • New York
                    6.7km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Grand Central Station
                    2.4km
                  • Penn Station
                    2.5km
                  Underground stations
                  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center
                    300 m
                  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
                    400 m
                  Bus stop
                  • 100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center (cuisine: Mexican)
                    80 m
                  • The Empire Hotel Rooftop (cuisine: American)
                    10 m
                  Parks
                  • Randall's Island
                    160 m
                  • Time Warner Center
                    390 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of floors:
                    11
                  • Number of rooms:
                    426

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                  What's nearby

                  What's nearby.

                  The nearest neighbors are Guttenberg 3.1km, Weehawken 3.4km, West New York 3.4km, Union City 3.8km, Long Island City 4km and Astoria 4.2km.

                  Tourist attractions

                  Popular areas

                  Places of interest

                  Sport related

                  Museums

                  • Elaine Kaufman Cultural Ctr - 300 m
                  • Jewish Childrens Learning Lab - 400 m
                  • Songwriters Hall of Fame - 400 m

                  Parks

                  • New York City Parks Dept - 100 m
                  • Manhattan Parks Dept - 100 m

                  Universities, Institutes

                  • College Board - 100 m
                  • Fordham University - 200 m
                  • New York Inst of Technology - 200 m
                  • English AS A Second Language - 200 m
                  • Hesperia Institute-Medieval - 300 m
                  • Nip - 400 m

                  Theaters

                  Medical care and Hospitals

                  • Midwifery Services Inc - 500 m

                  Underground stations

                  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center - 200 m
                  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle - 300 m

                  Local Attractions

                  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1.9km
                    1000 Fifth AvenueA, New York City
                  • The Phantom of the Opera - 1.6km
                    245 West 44th Street, New York City
                  • Society of Illustrators - 1.5km
                    128 East 63rd Street, New York City
                  • Times Square - 1.6km
                    Broadway, New York City
                  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - 1.6km
                    12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York City

                  Near the hotel

                  • Central Park - 700 m
                    59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
                  • New York City Ballet (NYCB) - 60 m
                    Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, New York City
                  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - 70 m
                    40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
                  • Randall's Island - 160 m
                    24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City
                  • Lincoln Square - 50 m
                    Columbus Ave and Broadway, New York City
                  • American Ballet Theatre - 60 m
                    Performances are hosted at 2 venues:, New York City
                  • Museum of Biblical Art - 150 m
                    1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center - 80 m

                    Address: 61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St
                    Phone: +1 212-977-7700

                    68% likes this, based on 431 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mexican
                    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 103

                  • Cafe Fiorello - 70 m

                    Address: 1900 Broadway
                    Phone: 212-595-5330

                    73% likes this, based on 293 reviews
                    Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
                    Price Range: CAD 40 - CAD 103

                  • BAR BOULUD - 70 m

                    Address: 1900 BROADWAY
                    Phone: 2125950303

                    61% likes this, based on 259 reviews
                    Cuisine: Wine Bar
                    Price Range: CAD 32 - CAD 129

                  • The Empire Hotel Rooftop - 10 m

                    Address: 44 West 63rd Street
                    Phone: 212.956.3313

                    61% likes this, based on 120 reviews
                    Cuisine: American

                  • PJ Clarkes - 50 m

                    Address: 44 West 63rd Street
                    Phone: (212) 957-9700

                    70% likes this, based on 221 reviews
                    Cuisine: Irish

                  Getting there.

                  Central Park Heliport Airport is just within 1.8km driving distance, New York West 30th St Heliport Airport 2.9km, New York East 34th St Heliport Airport 3.1km, New York East 60th Street H/P Airport 3.5km, and NY Downtown Manhattan H/p Airport 8.1km.

                  Getting around.

                  Since the hotel is just 6.5km away from the city center you can travel within the city by train hence Grand Central Station is 2.3 km and Penn Station 2.4km away, underground networks feature 66th Street – Lincoln Center 200m and 59th Street – Columbus Circle 300m away.

                  In addition, bus stop is right in front of the doorstep, or 100m.

                  Chauffeur driven SUVs, sedans and stretch limousine services are available on request.

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of floors:
                    11
                  • Number of rooms:
                    426

                  Empire Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Empire Hotel

                  Average guest rating

                  7.2out of 10
                  Very good
                  Based on 536 reviews

                  Rating by category:

                  Rooms
                  7.7
                  Value
                  7.0
                  Service
                  9.0
                  Location
                  9.0

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Single
                    7.4

                    Excellent location opposite Lincoln Center and close to Columbus Circle. Renovation has been thorough and not a mere facelift as so many other hotels- a new stylish interior including public areas, rooms and bath rooms.

                    Staff at reception could be more helpful. Hotel is somewhat dark. Air conditioning works well, but is noisy.

                  • Group of friends
                    6.6

                    loation, pleasant staff, trendy rooms

                    we didnt have hot water for 2 nights when showering in the morning, the shower was way too cold for me

                  • Couple
                    5.4

                    Location is excellent, free wi-fi a plus, great rooftop bar

                    Apart from the few pluses mentioned above, there isn't much positive to point out. The rooms (we stayed in a standard double) are very small and rather old, the bathroom is tiny, breakfast is awful and very expensive (USD 30 all incl.). A few times no hot water was available when we wanted to take a shower. Staff made a mess with our reservations so eventually for the third night we paid USD 500 (!!!) for this tiny room which is incredibly bad value for money even for NY standards. We would never stay there again.

                  • Couple
                    9.6

                    Very friendly and compliant reception staff. Location.

                    Door men

                  • Family with children
                    5.4

                    A reason to avoid the most beautiful city of the world., A visitor asking for me at front desk was twice answered negatively if iI would stay there, allthough he had right name like the hotel did.hew aited one hour while I was in the room. Very annoying, Further on Empire Hotel was like a lot of New York Hotels outrageously priced. Prices in general compared to a year ago seem to be doubled. A reason to avoid New York.

                    Reception desk was very offensive, brutal and client-unfriendly. Other service well instructed was nice!

                  • Couple
                    6.6

                    Rooms was really clean

                    Half of rooms have rear windows, and there is kitchen ventilation at the bottom, so rooms smells really bed because smell enters from outside and air-conditioning of kitchen makes a lot lot noise ! Too expensive !

                  • Single
                    5.4

                    Nice if you can get very cheap rates with pleasant bar area & bar staff. Good location a block from Central Park. I checked out a night early and found a nicer hotel for less money.

                    My first suite had a weird smell and the furniture was scratched and the sofa had a cigarette burn. They moved me to a better room which was fresher. Didn't like the fact the entrance also leads to a nightclub upstairs so doormen with attitude are present in the evenings

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Enjoyed the location and the design of the Hotel.I would recomend it to my friends. My wife and I really enjoyed our 3 night stay, it was fun.

                    The washroom could have been designed a bit better but it was fine.Other than that everthing was great.

                  • Couple
                    7.0

                    The Empire hotel is clean and tidy. It is in a good location and handy to central park and subway. Hotel staff were generally friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and showers were great.

                    We had a noisy room on our first night but to their credit the reception staff were able to get us a better room for the rest of our stay.

                  • Older travelers
                    10.0

                    Location! Location! If you are going to Lincoln Center, you can not stay at a more convenient location. We were directly across the street from our event (NYU Graduation @ Lincoln Center). As check out was early, we asked the concierge if we could store our luggage for a few hours, and we were accomodated very kindly. Staff, convenience, location: all were excellent. We would stay @ this hotel any time we are in town.

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    location was good, help provided when needed.

                    smoking room given even I travelled with child. Or at least there had been smoked earlier. Noise from the next room (only a wall between). the roof spa area was not open, even promised on the web (to be open in may).

                  • Single
                    4.2

                    Basically the only good thing in the hotel is its location. 5 min to Columbus Circle and 3 min to Central Park. Not to say that Metropolitain Opera is right across the road. But seriously, nothing more then location. Everything else wont make anyone happy.

                    Everything. I did not like anything but location. If anyone will have a 1st floor 113 be prepare not to have any sunlight (or any other daylight) at all. The same should stand for 213 and 313. Very few bathroom space and closet space, though rooms are pretty large for NYC hotels. The hotel's stuff is not sweet and nice at all. Please be aware that concierge leaves at 6 pm and you wont get any information after these hours. There is a club at the rooftop and it attracts a lot of youngsters on fridays and saturdays that looked pretty NJ for me.

                  • Couple
                    8.8

                    great location and facilities - roof top bar and beautiful lobby/lounge. comfortable bed and quiet room.

                    only thing was that they said that the pool was going to open for the season when we were there but kept changing the day and kept saying it will open tomorrow every day. It was quite hot when we stayed and one of the reasons we did book the hotel was because it had a pool for relaxing.

                  • Couple
                    5.4

                    The pool, but it was not opened. also was not informed. the roof view is nice but unable to see it. was asked to wait on a 45 min line just to get to the roof. wtf.

                    Hotel guest should be informed of any part of the hotel that is closed. hotel guest should not wait in line to get to the roof. we are paying guest, not the kids outside that want to get drunk on the roof bar.the rooms are small and was not cleaned properly. I informed the hotel staff went to a movie and came back and still see the dirty glass on the top shelf in teh bathroom. I only stayed there for one night and my wife was with me so I didnt want to make it a big deal. but if I was alone and would not inconvence anyone I know I would have made sure I got my money back. the bath room caulking needed to be redone. it was black, not white. mold all over shower.

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    The room was comfortable and near our destination.

                    I did not like the fact that there is a $200.00 incidental charge due at check-in. This is not disclosed on your website.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel Empire Hotel - New York New York location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • New York
                    6.7km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Grand Central Station
                    2.4km
                  • Penn Station
                    2.5km
                  Underground stations
                  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center
                    300 m
                  • 59th Street – Columbus Circle
                    400 m
                  Bus stop
                  • 100 m
                  Restaurants
                  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center (cuisine: Mexican)
                    80 m
                  • The Empire Hotel Rooftop (cuisine: American)
                    10 m
                  Parks
                  • Randall's Island
                    160 m
                  • Time Warner Center
                    390 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  3 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  11 am
                  • Year renovated:
                    2007
                  • Number of floors:
                    11
                  • Number of rooms:
                    426
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