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The Lucerne Hotel

201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
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#183 of 521 hotels in New York City
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The Lucerne offers New York City visitors luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh Upper West Side. The Lucerne's building is a treasured landmark built in 1904 that recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The result is European-inspired architectural charm combined with sophisticated and modern accommodations. The Lucerne's guestrooms and suites represent the ultimate in comfort. Featuring full-size work desks, plush bedding, this luxury Manhattan hotel caters to your every need. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's complimentary high-speed WiFi and printing services. It's no wonder then that The New York Times' review of The Lucerne proclaimed: "Service unrivalled." Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel's Nice Matin restaurant and sidewalk cafe, a popular destination beloved by both locals and tourists. Every Thursday evening, wind down with some wine during The Lucerne's complimentary wine hour, located in the hotel lobby. The Lucerne is just a short subway ride to Lincoln Center and walking distance of the American Museum of Natural History, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Columbus Circle, Riverside Park, Central Park, and several fine restaurants, specialty boutiques, and cafes.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more


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Grade: 100 out of 100
176Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
37Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Vacationer297423 wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
We stayed there before Covid and it was fine. For the past year it has been used as a homeless shelter for men, many of whom had serious mental disorders that were not well monitored. I would steer clear.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
2 Helpful votes
Leo E wrote a review Jun 2021
Mexico City, Mexico401 contributions233 helpful votes
We stayed only for one night at the Lucerne, the reception was good, the room was very confortables and the hotel is located close to the Natural History museum and central park in the upper west side. I do not discard to visit again!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Keekay16 wrote a review Jul 2020
9 contributions19 helpful votes
My Husband and I and our two children stayed here for 6 nights in the middle of March. I absolutely loved the hotel. The location is fantastic close by subway stations and central park is only a small walk from the hotel. We were delighted with the size of our room which was a family room it was much more spacious than we had expected it was also imaaculately clean. Every member of staff that we met in the hotel were so friendly and helpful and were always on hand to answer any questions we had. We had travelled to New York to celebrate St Patricks Day but with Covid 19 plans were cancelled but the lovely manager sent up a bottle of wine to our room on St Patricks night which was a very nice token. We will definitely be back to visit when NYC is back in full swing and I would love to stay in the Lucerne once again.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
torrey stephen w wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Have stayed at the Lucerne many times, since 2003. Good rooms, efficient service, great location for museums and Lincoln Center. One block walk to the Broadway Subway, re getting downtown. Good restaurants close. Zabar's 2 blocks away.Concierge helpful re tkts, restaurants.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: We like King rooms. Expect to pay $270 to $425, depending on season, prepayment, etc
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Jonathan wrote a review Feb 2020
Dallas, Texas1 contribution4 helpful votes
I stayed at the Lucerne 8-10 nights (3 visits) in the last six weeks. Each visit my room got smaller. On the last visit I begged for an upgrade because the room was simply too small for two people. By the way, you could nearly touch the bed while standing in the bathroom. My sister arrived that same day and got an amazing (full suite) upgrade. I was staying four nights, but they showed me no appreciation for frequent stays. I am moving to another NYC hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
$191 - $466 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lucerne Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Beacon Theatre (0.2 miles), Zabar's (0.1 miles), and Hayden Planetarium (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lucerne Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at The Lucerne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Levain Bakery, Hummus Place Upper West Side, and Jacob's Pickles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Lucerne Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Lucerne Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Chinese, and Hebrew.
Are there any historical sites close to The Lucerne Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hamilton Park (2.3 miles), Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (3.1 miles), and United Nations Headquarters (2.4 miles).
Is The Lucerne Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.