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Empire Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #283 of 451 hotels in New York City
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Empire on a business trip, the overall hotel and staff were rather good until I checked out, the computer system was down so I was told I would be e-mailed my invoice- when it arrived I had either been charged 3x for my solo breakfast or what appeared to be someones bar tab added to my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived after a long flight to a wonderful check in service with the genial and charming Mr Ze. What a great welcome to a great hotel and which just set the tone of our stay here! Lovely decor and trendy bar area! Brilliant situation and we had a spacious and well decorated room! Thanks especially to Gunta and Mr Ze!

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John S, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sheona M, Thank you very much for your recent stay at The Empire Hotel and for taking the time to share your perfect experience with the Trip Advisor community! Great to see that both Ze and Gunita managed to exceed your expectations and set the tone for your great visit. Having trendy and uniquely designed Lobby Bar and guest... More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

great hotel, easy check-in, very friendly staff, especially receptionist ZE!!! cool bar in the lobby and stylish one on the rooftop! also a rooftop pool! great location, best area to stay for sightseeing, two minutes from the subway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It is a really nice hotel and close to pretty much everything in Manhattan. The room is a bit small but that is pretty OK for New York. More important it is clean and the bar is awesome. Makes me feel comfortable when I think about staying here for 10 days

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently stayed at the Empire Hotel in Lincoln Center and I have to say it was a great experience. I have stayed at the Empire before and returned only to receive the exact great service as I did before. The rooftop is amazing and it is only steps away from Lincoln Center and Central Park. Great Location and atmosphere.

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I can't enough good about Sherry and Jose at the desk and Heather in the lounge. Everyone was so nice and made us feel welcome. Thank you for the upgrade as well. With so many nice hotels in New York to choose from, in the end the right choice is made based on superior customer service. See you soon! Jim... More

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John S, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello geonav1, Thanks so much for your recent stay at The Empire Hotel and for taking the time to share your perfect experience with the Trip Advisor community and the associates here at The Empire. We very much appreciate you mentioning Heather, Sherihan and Jose. They will be very proud and will be recognized in the company of their fellow... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've never written anything bad about a hotel before to fair other hotels I have stayed I. Have been what I had expected but this hotel omg! The rooms are small even though we were upgraded to a king! The air conditioning unit makes a squeak and bang every time it turns on and off. The bathroom size wasn't bad... More

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The rooftop is incredible! It was like being in holidays, from there you cannot imagine being in Big Apple. I really like the Upper West Side area, it is a 10 minutes drive from Times Square, and just next to Central Park (5 minutes walk)

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John S, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Sandrine R, Thank you very much for your recent stay at The Empire Hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with the Trip Advisor community, on our Trip Advisor page. Our rooftop Pool Deck certainly is an oasis in the middle of Manhattan. Although it is in the hustle and bustle of New York City, up... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mine and my gf's first time in NY, and we weren't disappointed. First day or two was dull and rainy, but it didn't stop us from taking in the atmosphere on the streets of New York City. Hotel is beautiful and in a great location. It is literally a stones throw away from central park, and easily within walking distance... More

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John S, Manager at Empire Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mallo84, Thank you for your recent stay at The Empire Hotel and for choosing us for your 1st visit to New York City! We're equally thrilled that we managed to exceed your expectations and you had an amazing stay with us! Sorry about the undesirable weather during your initial few days with us. Luckily, as you mentioned, our location... More

London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

2nd time to NYC. This time was for our honeymoon. We did get an upgrade which was a nice offer. Room we got had an ok view facing Lincoln centre. Room was a bit beat up considering the cost per night. Shower had no water pressure, and they don't offer any complimentary amenities like bottles of water in room ?... More

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  • Central park(150)
  • Lincoln Center(147)
  • Great location(68)
  • Rooftop bar(51)
  • Very nice(48)
  • Times Square(27)
  • Room service(17)
  • Air conditioning(13)
  • Rooms are small(9)
  • Friendly and helpful(7)

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*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#144 Luxury Hotel in New York City #203 Business Hotel in New York City #235 Family Hotel in New York City
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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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