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Empire Hotel

4.0 of 5 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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  • Location
    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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I am extremely unsatisfied as to how things were conducted at this hotel as far as parking. I was not made aware of the $60 a day parking fee before I arrived. Then, after checkout when reviewing my credit card bill, I noticed I was charged twice for parking. When I called to question the double charge on my bill,... More 

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

Dear Car125, Thank you for your review from your recent stay at The Empire Hotel. Our staff is trained to inform all guests arriving with valet parking of our rates and procedures. All of our parking rates are based on a 24 hour period. This information is also posted on each valet parking ticket which is given to our guests... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I want to thank Lila and staff at the Empire Hotel for helping us girls host the most amazing bachelorette party ever!!! We had a Gatsby themed party and where better to stay than the beautiful Empire Hotel? The King Suite was PERFECT not only for the girls staying overnight but helped us host a perfect champagne toast for all... More 

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

Dear feather145, Thank you for the great comments from your recent stay at The Empire Hotel. It was a pleasure to have you and your friends stay with us. It’s awesome to hear that you had a memorable bachelorette party and had an opportunity to enjoy the Pool Deck. The Watermelon Flip Flop is a fantastic cocktail, I’m glad you... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

The empire hotel was very nice with a good location handy to everything we wanted to do in the city. The staff was friendly and helpful and although the upgraded room was small it was clean and nicely decorated. I said it was small but it was, in my experience, typical for NY. Did not go to the rooftop club... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I have been staying at the Empire for years as I come to NY often on business. The superior rooms with views are the best, and the Lincoln Center location cannot be beat! It's' very close to Central Park, making it convenient for walks and runs. They make great cocktails at the lobby bar- Andrea's margaritas rock!

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

Dear Judith K, Thank for the review from your most recent stay at The Empire Hotel. As you know, Guest Service is our passion and our highest priority. I am thrilled to see that the location and convenience of our hotel continue to meet your expectations. I will be sure to share your feedback with our team. They love to... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Two of us stayed here in a Superior Double room. Enough space for two large cases and all our stuff. Queen-size beds clean and very comfy, had a great sleep every night. Roof top bar is good for a snack and a cocktail and to take in the wonderful Manhattan skyline. Very handy for the subway, Lincoln Centre, Century 21... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Hotel empire is a nice hotel with a fantastic location easy to get to everything. $10 to get a taxi to hell kitchen, 5 min walk to Central Park, Starbucks a pharmacy and store in the same block so its great for sight seeing early morning starts and also great to start nights out. They have a brilliant late night... More 

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

Dear 114Liverpool, Thank you for the detailed review from your family’s most recent stay at The Empire Hotel. We take our guests’ feedback seriously and use it to improve the product and service that we offer. I appreciate your candid comments which will allow us to correct deficiencies and make improvements. Please contact me directly at gm@empirehotelnyc.com if you would... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We loved our stay at the Empire. First of all the location is great for exploring NYC, right beside Central Park and an easy walk down to Times Square etc, and is located pretty much on its own little street on W 63rd Street. The rooms aren't massive but this is to be expected right in the centre of NYC.... More 

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Siena, Italia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was there for 9 days with a travel group of elder women, and i must say tht the employers have been very nice and patients with them. The hall is great, and perfect for early morning meating but the air conditioning was overwhelming; i was there in august and i got a cold. Rooms are not so small, there... More 

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

Dear StefaniaCorbini, Thank you for taking the time to post a review from your recent stay at The Empire Hotel. It was a pleasure to have you and your group stay with us. I am glad that overall you enjoyed your time with us and that your room was comfortable and spacious. I sincerely hope we have an opportunity to... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed 6 nights in August. The location is great with Central Park across the road, Time Square, theatre district and shopping and good dining all within walking distance. The rooftop bar is good and the pool deck is very nice although difficult and out of the way to get to it. The lobby bar has a great atmosphere and good... More 

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

Dear FletchAdelaide, Thank you for the detailed review from your most recent stay at The Empire Hotel. We take our guests’ feedback seriously and use it to improve the product and service that we offer, especially from a Trip Advisor Senior Reviewer. I am pleased that overall you did enjoy your experience with us. I am glad you found all... More 

Sebastopol, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The best thing about the Empire Hotel is its proximity to Lincoln Center. Catch a concert, visit Central Park, go the Time-Warner Center (grab lunch at Bouchon Bakery if you can't get reservations for Per Se!), in good weather, hang out at the hotel's rooftop pool and deck. Just don't plan on spending much time in your (tiny) room. If... More 

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

Dear SonomaCtyGal, Thank you for the feedback from your recent stay at The Empire Hotel. It is great to see that a Trip Advisor Top Contributor had a pleasant experience. Thank you as well for sharing some area tips as I am sure other travelers will find your review useful. I am glad you had the opportunity to visit the... More 

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  • Lincoln Center(119)
  • Central park(112)
  • Great location(53)
  • Rooftop bar(38)
  • Very nice(38)
  • Times Square(16)
  • Rooms are small(9)
  • Air conditioning(8)
  • Friendly and helpful(7)
  • Room service(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*
Number of rooms: 426
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#161 Luxury Hotel in New York City

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