After a long journey we arrived at the hotel and the first impression was impressive. A swift check in and we got to our room. It was on the first floor, small and very warm.Opened the window and the view was of the opposite wall and the air con fans were loud. Straight back to reception and we were given another room on the 6th floor - same scenario, no view and too noisy. Another trip to reception, very unhappy at this stage. We were given a new room on the 8 th floor, much bigger, no noise and the air con was on! Brilliant, very pleased with it, a great view up toward the Lincoln Centre. After this the only blip we had was a toilet blockage which was dealt with quickly and without fuss. The bed was a king size, mega comfy. The only gripe would be that there were no tea/coffee making facilities in the room and the mini bar prices were steep ( but when are they not?). The hotel is well placed for all the nearby sights and close to the Subway to go downtown for the ferries etc.
We had a great time and would definitely stay here again although if we had to stay in one of the first two rooms the review would have been totally different!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on our own private corner of West 63rd Street between two legendary New York City landmarks - Lincoln Center and Central Park - this boutique NYC hotel provides luxury accommodations overlooking the Broadway / Columbus Avenue - the gateway to the Upper West Side. Location is essential to the spirit of the Empire Hotel and the interior motif and design is inspired by the earth tones of Central Park and the stately modernism of Lincoln Center. 426 Deluxe guest rooms and suites, WiFi, Pool Deck open seasonally, Ed's Chowder House Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge, Lobby bar. Fun fact, The Empire Hotel was featured in Gossip Girl. Join us for a Chuck Bass cocktail in the Lobby Bar. ... more less
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