My wife and I stayed here in December 2012. Great location for easy access to the Upper West Side, Times Square and subway stations.
The hotel was very trendy with a rooftop bar that attracted long lines of visitors each weekend night. This was not a problem for hotel guests as you could walk right by them to get in and even get quick access to the roof if you wanted to see Central Park and the UWS.
The hotel room was small, but we booked on expedia so that was expected. The odd smells in the hallway were not expected. It may have been a neighboring room, but the smell dissipated after a couple days. The small room was reminiscent of many European hotel rooms. There's just enough room to walk around the bed and a bathroom with enough person for one room to stand up. But, the room was quiet and the ac/heat worked great.
Everything we asked for or needed from the front desk was quickly provided. Plus there were free apples at the front desk. This is a great treat. And the bar area is trendy and a great place to hang out before going out or heading to the room.
- 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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