Booked this hotel, back in February 2013, as the trip advisor reviews were really good.
Arrived in August 2013 and was really impressed with the whole experience. The hotel is located in upper west Manhattan, a nice residential neighbourhood and just a short walk to local deli's, shops, great restaurants, bars and pubs. Ideally situated for main New York attractions and is also convenient for the metro line on 79th street.
The Lucerne is a beautiful building and tastefully decorated throughout. Exceptionally clean, the standard of room service was consistent throughout our 4 night stay. The bed was really comfortable and the room was very quite; we had a room on 10th floor overlooking Amsterdam Avenue.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and provided a fridge and coffee making facilities, on request, and at no extra cost. I would wholly recommend this hotel.