Booked last minute for a wknd getaway, and I was a bit nervous after so many of the negative reviews. We ended up having a fantastic time and absolutely loved our stay. The location, as mentioned by all, is excellent. Since it was January and not a lot of tourists, we ended up being upgraded to a room with a king size bed and fantastic view of NY, which was much appreciated give the fantastic deal we received in the first place. The rooms are smallish, yes, but for us it was perfect, and the bed was incredibly comfortable. I found the bathroom to be very cute and extremely well appointed given the size; however, I can definitely see how you might have trouble if you were a large person. The robes and L'Occitane products were a nice touch. We found everyone to be helpful and courteous, and had a very quick check in/check out. We did not find the hotel to be dingy/dirty/noisy at all and our room looked new and modern. Then again- we did get upgraded and it was during the slow season, which i'm sure helped our experience.
We did decide to go check out the club on the roof, just to see what it was like and check out the view. When I mentioned we were hotel guests we didn't have to wait in line and were allowed right up. If I were 21 again I’m sure it would be a blast! :) The view from our room was just as good; but I would love to see how it looks in the summer when it’s all opened up.
- 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
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