Second time here and was very happy. The room was tiny BUT wonderful mattress so I don't care. Bathroom has wonderful pressure...lots of hot water. I have a recommendation for the hotel.....and for future visitors. There is a 'nightclub of sorts on the roof and it is very popular on the weekends....lines of 'beautiful people' waiting outside to take a separate elevator to the top. If staying at the hotel...bring something flashy to wear. The issue is I was with my family and after the kids were in bed...I wanted a drink but not at the 'nightclub on the roof'....anyway, the hotel bar in the lobby....which is beautiful, closes around midnight. (early for NYC). I think it should be open later. This may sound petty, and take it for what it's worth but after a long day of sightseeing with the kids, I wanted a grown up drink, but didn't want to hit the nightclub. (Note: this was a Friday and Saturday night) I also noticed that there were at least 10 other adult hotel guests showing up later after a show for a beverage, whom were not the 'rooftop nightclub' type. I ended up going down the street to another establishment. In any event....I'd stay here again.
- 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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