Don't be fooled by the trendy low-lit lobby which broadcasts coolness. The Empire is, as its name suggests, a representation of a bygone age. The rooms are small and ventilation poor with archaic old ventilation systems and dirty controls. We moved rooms but our first sucked in the aroma of a restaurant. The bathrooms are small and you can barely move in them. The suites are the best value and best rooms but cone at a price. Finally a word about the location - stunning. So you need to recognise you will need to compromise if you want to stay there. It could be so much better but that would come with a price. I fear a continued lack of investment will mean it descends in future years.
- 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. ... more less
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