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201 W 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
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#137 of 540 in New York City
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4.7
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4.4
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4.2
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The Lucerne Hotel offers luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh NYC Upper West side hotels' scene. The Lucerne's guest rooms and suites provide comfort and convenience whether you're here for corporate travel or making memories with loved ones. Featuring full-size work desks and plush bedding, this luxury Upper Manhattan hotel caters to your every need through personalized services. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's modern amenities, featuring WiFi, convenient valet parking, 24-hour in-room dining, spa services, and a fitness center.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Safe
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Chinese, Hebrew

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Full view
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Grade: 100 out of 100
178Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
40Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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davis3124 wrote a review Yesterday
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
See above. Lovely area in Manhattan. Many things to do and see.The beds are really comfortable!! Great pillows and comforter!! We didn't have a chance to see the sights, but, we understand that there are great things to see in Manhattan.
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k9nkwai87k wrote a review May 24
Raleigh, North Carolina1 contribution
Quiet, clean room. Helpful, courteous staff. Allergic to feathers and they found us other pillows. Located near many restaurants, the metro station, and Central Park. Felt safe walking around the area day and night. Good value.
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unljkhk7d0 wrote a review May 24
Centreville1 contribution
Fantastic location, exceptional service and accommodations. Parking was a challenge but quickly hotel staff assisted. I was pleased with the rooms and the cleanliness of the bathrooms. I am sure my family and I will return again soon.
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suekeaveney wrote a review May 23
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The Lucerne is a lovely old hotel, beautifully appointed with friendly and accommodating staff. It is located in a comfortable Upper West Side neighbor, and is surrounded by great restaurants, coffee shops, and other amenities. The beds are super-comfortable and the room is quiet even when the street are busy. I stay there every time I am in NYC.
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Dear Sue We are glad to call you a regular and appreciate the productive and positive feedback.
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hauss872 wrote a review May 23
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The Lucerne is not only a beautiful facility in a great location, but staff are exceptionally helpful and friendly. It’s a quiet oasis after a busy day out. The restaurant next door, Nice Matin, offers a delicious breakfast (we didn’t eat lunch or dinner there so can’t say), great service and lots of seating.
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear hauss872 Thank you for taking the time to share your excellent review. We most appreciate it. BTW we vouch for Nice Matin's Lunch and Dinner!
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sdickens2 wrote a review May 22
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The Lucerne is a beautiful hotel, full of charm, that we enjoyed staying at immensely. It was within easy walking distance to the subway. Having an excellent restaurant (Nice Matin) right next door was a definite plus! I would absolutely stay here again when I'm in New York City!
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Dear sdickens We are truly delighted you enjoyed our charming historical property and even happier that you will be returning. Thank you.
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426shel wrote a review May 22
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The staff are very friendly and the location is great. It’s walking distance to Central Park And you can walk through the park 20 minutes to the metropolitan museum of art, the natural history Museum and other museums nearby. The staff are pleasant and helpful and it’s a very comfortable place to stay.
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Dear 426shel We thank you for sharing your king words about our location as well as our great team and hotel. We are so glad we worked out well for you.
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dianebowen28 wrote a review May 22
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This is a beautiful property in a great location but, what makes this hotel truly special is their amazing staff! So friendly and helpful and will go out of their way to accommodate any requests. I'll be back whenever I'm in NYC!
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Dear Diane I have shared your lovely comments with our amazing team and so appreciate you recognizing them.
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TheKudzuKid wrote a review May 17
Wisconsin110 contributions45 helpful votes
I have very much liked the Lucerne since my first stay in the 1990s. The architecture is classic; the rooms, well-furnished; the staff, professional. But we were very disappointed by our most recent stay for two reasons. First, a repetitive banging noise kept us awake for much of the last two nights of a six-night stay. When I mentioned the noise to the front desk, the agent apologized and attributed the noise to the age of the plumbing. But I had not experienced the noise during a stay in November 2021—suggesting that it is an issue in only part of the hotel. Whether localized or not, I think the Lucerne should alert potential guests of the problem prior to their stay. The second issue, though small, was compounded by a deceptive description on the Lucerne’s website. The description of our king suite mentioned “a custom designed kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and fine china.” The so-called kitchenette was in fact a cramped cubby with a small refrigerator and microwave. There was no flatware and no china, fine or otherwise—only the usual paper and plastic cups. A small issue, of course—but one compounded by blatant (and easily avoidable) misrepresentation. Will we try the Lucerne again? We do not know. Fortunately there are a number of good alternatives on the Upper West Side.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear KudzuKid We thank you for staying with again and truly apologize for the noise you experienced . This is not our norm and is not usually something our guests make us aware of. As you mentioned you had no issues on your previous stay and the pipes are the same age. Your second paragraph is fair and we are making corrections. Since the pandemic we have reduced the washable touchpoint items in the rooms but omitted to correct the verbiage. We are about to launch a new website with updated information and photography. Our apologies again on your concerns Vic Freeman
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emfossler wrote a review May 16
Melbourne, Florida5 contributions
Had a great experience at the Lucerne Hotel. All staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful and beds very comfy. Nice hot shower with good water pressure, too. Will definitely stay here again!
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Dear emfossler We are thrilled to read of your great experience at The Lucerne and most appreciate you taking time to share this post.
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$237 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityUpper West Side / Manhattan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
202
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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 lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Lucerne Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge 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 Mille-Feuille Bakery & Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Lucerne Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Lucerne Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Lucerne Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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, 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 Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (1.1 miles).