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“I recently spent two nights at The Lucerne with a fri. The room size was above average and the staff extremely friendly.” 5 of 5 stars
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The Lucerne Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #85 of 459 Hotels in New York City
Clifton, Virginia
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“I recently spent two nights at The Lucerne with a fri. The room size was above average and the staff extremely friendly.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I recently spent two nights at The Lucerne with a friend. We chose the hotel because its location was close to Lincoln Center. The room size was above average for NYC and the hotel staff was extremely friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed being so close to Central Park, museums, Zabar's, the Shake Shack and Central Park, as well as subway stations. Front desk staff was friendly and helpful and a refrigerator was sent up shortly after it was requested. At first the room appeared a little tight, but by the end of the second day it felt cozy and the beds were comfortable. The low hum of the air conditioner helped us suburbanites sleep through the city noises and sirens. The restaurant next door, Nice Matin, was a pleasant surprise for dinner as well. We would definitely choose this hotel for another upper west side stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, DC
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This is a solid, smaller hotel on the west side. Hotel is very clean and bright, and the staff are friendly. Rooms a little on the small side but probably normal in NYC. Price was reasonable given location, but not a bargain. All in all a very good experience.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is in an excellent location near plenty of restaurants, bars, and shopping. Everything is right there within walking distances. We only rode the subway when we needed to go to other parts of the city, otherwise everything is right at your fingertips. This is not a fancy hotel by any means, but it was very, very clean & in a very safe location.
I would definitely recommend this hotel. It was a little pricey, but the room was spacious for New York and it was in a fantastic area.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newlyn, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This hotel is mostly suites and good value for a family group. Elegant and efficient in a friendly, family run way. It combines the efficiency and value of larger chains (Free Wi-Fi, discount on breakfast in the restaurant) with a homey family feel. The single queen rooms can be bit small so splash out for a larger one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Just left this morning....fantastic location as the subway is a block away and there are restaurants galore within a couple of blocks. The room was small and with 4 of us a bit tight but it was unusually quiet for a NYC hotel. The shower was the best. The only issue we had was extremely slow computers in the business center! We will stay again.

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This was my first stay at this hotel since we now live north of Boston, MA., and had not been back to NYC in quite a while. While I know the upper East side, I'd never stayed there before. We saw this hotel listed on a travel site and decided to try it. It was a delightful stay. The hotel is maintained beautifully and the staff is well informed and very helpful. The lobby is pleasant and very comfortable. The room we used was small but charming and quite adequate for our needs. Each small feature was addressed with a trained eye from the bed itself to the linens, sheets, towels, etc. While we have no plans to return to NYC soon, I would certainly consider returning here if we desired this part of town.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about The Lucerne Hotel

Address: 201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in New York City
#43 Family Hotel in New York City
#60 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#60 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#89 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lucerne Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 250
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Also Known As:
Lucerne Hotel New York City

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