If you are going to NYC with the intentions of never being in your room, then this is the place for you. The location is fabulous. 2 steps from Lincoln Center, and also a subway stop, 2 minutes to Central Park and a 10 minute walk to Time Square. This hotel is very conveniently located. Of course, in NYC, everything is about location. The hotel lobby is great, the bar/lobby is fantastic and the rooftop bar and pool are amazing! The views are awesome and the drinks are great. The rooms are a bit of a disappointment. Make sure you know which room you are booking ahead of time. The firstroom we were given was the size of a closet. You can not walk in to the room with your luggage in your hand at the same time because there is no room for both you and the luggage. There is no room to even shut the door without climbing on the bed to shut it. We talked to the front desk because we had booked a 'standard' queen and they gave us the smaller version. They then gave us the room we booked and the view of all the standard rooms is of duct work, garbage and the heating/cooling system. The room is small with no place to store any luggage, but you can at least shut the door. The air was not working in the room and it was 90 degrees outside with 100% humidity. Being from Arizona, I can stand heat...mixed with the humidity and no working A/C, it was a bit hot. Just beware of what room you are booking before you arrive! We were never in the room. The location made up for the room.
- 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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