I have stayed @ The Empire for years and was very disappointed in the downward spiraling conditions during our pre Christmas stay. We upgraded to a suite which from the sounds of other reviewers, we at least had plenty of room and a lovely view.
Every day the towels either had holes in them or were frayed.
The newest con I'm seeing with regularity is that the TV doesn't work so someone has to be sent up to fix it; queue the tip music. This has happened to me in every hotel in Manhattan I've stayed at for the last 2 years.
As other reviewers said, stay here for the location because there's not much else positive.
- 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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