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201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
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#189 of 507 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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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
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Chinese and 1 more


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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
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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 contribution3 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
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goingoutside2015 wrote a review Feb 2020
Wayland, Massachusetts13 contributions24 helpful votes
This was my third stay in The Lucerne: another excellent experience. The staff at the hotel and its French restaurant, Nice Matin, are welcoming, warm and professional. The comfortable beds ensure a sound sleep after an action-packed day in New York. Only a block away from a subway stop, we were able to access museums, Times Square, the U.N. and other attractions. Only two blocks from Central Park, we found museums, restaurants, cinema, and shopping within easy walking distance. A friend recommended this hotel years ago - so glad she did. PS easy on/off Henry Hudson Pkwy.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Nrl216 wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania64 contributions43 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at the Lucerne Hotel on West 79th. Rate was reasonable for a holiday weekend. Check in was fast and pleasant. Everyone was professional. Although our room was not ready at 12pm which we expected we left luggage with concierge. We returned after seeing a matinee show and claimed our luggage. Room was clean tidy and old world elegance. Bathroom was up to date and clean. Room was quiet and very warm and we had a good night sleep. We asked if there was coffee in the room and they said no but they sent up a keurig coffee maker and coffee. We had a delicious dinner at Nicematin a French restaurant adjacent to Lucerne and offers 10% disc on breakfast. There are several options for dinner nearby. Hotel is conveniently located one block from the 79th and Broadway subway stop. We took the #1 subway to theater district. We went to another restaurant for breakfast. It was a nice hotel to stay for a birthday weekend.. Definitely would return. Only negative would be we wish breakfast was included or heavily discounted. They also have a resort fee which seems to be common now.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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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.