This is my second time staying at this hotel. The location on the Upper West Side is excellent. There's plenty to eat and do right there, including a number of playgrounds and Central Park. This is especially important for us since we have young children. The food selection for breakfast is great. You can find plenty to take back to the hotel in the morning, or if you want to go out there's plenty of places to do that to (we really like Sarabeth's West). There's a subway stop a half block away so you can easy get to everything not in walking distance.
The staff at the hotel is great. The kids love all the door men who are very friendly (and make sure the kids don't forgot/drop things in the lobby).
The hotel is nice, clean, and doesn't really have any problems but it doesn't do anything totally awesome either. I'd love to give it a 3.5 circle rating but I cannot select that, and I don't want to give it a 4, so 3 it is.
One thing that really annoyed me this past trip was that the TV was programmed so that it wouldn't let me play a movie from our iPad. I was able to get the iPad connected but the TV wouldn't do anything when pressing the "TV Video" button on the remote.
The Lucerne will stay on my list of hotels to visit when I'm in the city but the TV issue definitely will play a factor the next time I'm looking for a place to stay.
- 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