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Empire Hotel

4.0 of 5 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff at the Empire are the best. It's a small, intimate hotel and the staff -- from the managers straight through to the doormen -- are personable, helpful, accommodating, and friendly. We were welcomed back to the hotel each and every time we returned. The room we stay in was very small, but beautifully decorated and provided any amenity... More 

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was a great location and easilty accessible to other parts of the city using either the subways, walking or, of course, taxi. I was not happy that the internet service had a fee - something I am not use to even in Europe. Beware, everything, even morning coffee, has a charge associated with it. Bring your own k-cups... More 

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended a wedding across the street from the Empire Hotel and it was most convenient, We were given a handicap room, although it was not requested. Of course, we were pleased for the room to be much larger and very accommodating. The staff was very nice and respected our requests. We did think the hotel was out of line... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You wouldn't want to be in a more convenient location if you base yourself on the Upper West Side. The hotel is an old building which has been refurbished and is popular with people from the U.S. when in town. The rooms are clean, the beds comfortable. The lifts are shabby and the overall decor is very 70s. The breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotels need refreshening. I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past two years. The rooms are getting beat up and the bathroom was miniscule. The desk staff were like robots, but efficient. Because I like the area (across from Lincoln Center and close to Central Park), I will most likely return....if the rate is decent.

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Tewksbury, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place great stay. Rooms were great. Wonderful CLEAN eclectic hotel. Great ambience. Not your run of the mill Hilton. We had 2 rooms. The only issue was traffic noise. Ask for a higher floor but that's not thier fault!! Awesome location

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel was clean, inviting, lovely. Queen room was kinda small, but well stocked, clean, and comfortable since we weren't spending too much time in the room anyway. Excellent location, close to the park and a lot of shopping and restaurants. Although not entirely intolerable, the heating/cooling system level of noise that other reviewers have mentioned is definitely true, I slept... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came to NYC for daughter to audition at Lincoln Center. Staff was great, even allowed a late checkout to accommodate her later audition time. Location could not have been any better. Fitness room was excellent as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would give this hotel 3.5 stars but since TripAdvisor doesn't allow for it, I'll give it a 4. I stayed here for two nights while attending an event at the Lincoln Center. You can't beat the location/proximity. Staff wasn't exceptionally friendly nor were the rude - pretty typical for NYC. Rooms were a little dated and could get a... More 

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Joseph C, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello hollyx113, Thank you for staying at The Empire Hotel and sharing your review! We are very happy you loved our location placing you across the street from Lincoln Center. We are sure you discovered you were only walking distance to other attractions in our neighborhood as well. We appreciate your feedback regarding some service inconsistencies and we will work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here for 8 days over Xmas and we loved it. I'll start with the staff who will go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Cris on concierge was the best though. He helped me with bookings for various things like ice skating prior to travelling to NYC even calling... More 

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Joseph C, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Brendadette, We are very honored you spent the holidays at The Empire Hotel and we are happy to hear you experienced our personalized customer service well before you even reached New York City! We are not at all surprised our Concierge Chris went above and beyond to make arrangements for you. Thank you for mentioning him by name too!... More 

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  • Lincoln Center(107)
  • Central park(100)
  • Great location(48)
  • Rooftop bar(35)
  • Very nice(33)
  • Times Square(15)
  • Rooms are small(9)
  • Air conditioning(8)
  • Friendly and helpful(7)
  • Front desk staff(5)

Additional Information about Empire Hotel

Address: 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Empire Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 426
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#159 Luxury Hotel in New York City

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