We stayed at the Lucerne Hotel, NYC during April 2012. We found 79th Street, to be great, the subway was a 2 minute walk, for uptown or downtown trains using 1 Line.
The Lucerne was a quaint, old fashioned hotel. The room was tiny, which I understand is pretty common with NYC but it was so small we could not have the suitcase open at all, let alone 2 suitcases.
Liked it for easy access to subway, Museum etc.
Dislikes: No fridge, I really dislike this with a hotel. No way to make a cuppa, no milk etc, just a water warmer and coffee creamer ( yuck).
The lift, well sometimes we waited 20 minutes and still no lift, so we walked the 6 floors down.
We had no view, despite the fact that I requested a view and a higher floor to get away from the noise. There was no problem with the noise.
The staff were reasonably helpful, my bag went missing on the flight over, so for the first day and half I kep asking whether my bag had turned up. it arrived at 2:30 one morning and they delivered it immediately ( because I had requested they ring me), much to my relief I had some clothes.
The concierge, well I asked about bikes to hire, and he said go to 7th avenue, when their were plenty of places closer with better bikes than that. I asked about Statue of Liberty and he did explain train stops etc, but possibly could have explained the 3 hour wait.
All in all for NYC, I guess the place was quiet, comfy, small, beds comfy. No room to move. I would have liked NY Times at my door each morning.
The restaurant below was really ordinary and my opinion on that is to follow... Nice Matin... not nice and do not go there!
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