We stayed at the Lucerne Hotel, NYC during April 2012. We found 79th Street, to be great, the subway was a 2 minute walk, for uptown or downtown trains using 1 Line.
The Lucerne was a quaint, old fashioned hotel. The room was tiny, which I understand is pretty common with NYC but it was so small we could not have the suitcase open at all, let alone 2 suitcases.
Liked it for easy access to subway, Museum etc.
Dislikes: No fridge, I really dislike this with a hotel. No way to make a cuppa, no milk etc, just a water warmer and coffee creamer ( yuck).
The lift, well sometimes we waited 20 minutes and still no lift, so we walked the 6 floors down.
We had no view, despite the fact that I requested a view and a higher floor to get away from the noise. There was no problem with the noise.
The staff were reasonably helpful, my bag went missing on the flight over, so for the first day and half I kep asking whether my bag had turned up. it arrived at 2:30 one morning and they delivered it immediately ( because I had requested they ring me), much to my relief I had some clothes.
The concierge, well I asked about bikes to hire, and he said go to 7th avenue, when their were plenty of places closer with better bikes than that. I asked about Statue of Liberty and he did explain train stops etc, but possibly could have explained the 3 hour wait.
All in all for NYC, I guess the place was quiet, comfy, small, beds comfy. No room to move. I would have liked NY Times at my door each morning.
The restaurant below was really ordinary and my opinion on that is to follow... Nice Matin... not nice and do not go there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lucerne Hotel New York City