The Empire Hotel - New York

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023  show map
 4 stars
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The Empire Hotel - New York

Paid Wi-Fi

USD 10 per day

Parking

USD 60 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Solarium

Spa center

Editorial review:

This newly reopened hotel is located in a 19th-century building across from Dante Park and close to Lincoln Center. The rentable cabanas have mini-refrigerators, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and daybeds, along with wireless internet access and 32-inch flat-screen TVs. There is also a Jeunesse spa with VIP treatment areas.

Verified Reviews:

  • Service was first class - Free wireless high speed internet - Rooftop pool and deck was great
  • Right next door to a starbucks - Free wifi never worked - L'occitane bathroom products
  • Bed was a good size - Bathroom was nicely appointed - Complimentary toiletries
  • The most comfortable bed - Bar on the roof was awesome - Complimentary breakfast included
  • 2 subway stations away from times square - Near the lincoln center - Roof top bar and pool were a real treat

Overview

Empire is a traditional 4-star hotel set close to New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller Center. With accents of classical architecture, the hotel was built in 1925 and renovated in 2007.

The excellent location makes an opera house, a theater and a museum easily reachable. The city center lies within 7 km from the venue.

Within walking distance of Central Park district with restaurants and bars.

The property is in a 5-minute walking distance from 59th Street – Columbus Circle subway station. 10 minutes by car from La Guardia airport.

Rooms

The Empire Hotel features rooms offering a panoramic view of the park that come with an in-room safe, high-speed internet, iHome, a personal computer and a storage space along with coffee/tea makers and a stove. The rooms have contemporary décor and custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

The on-site lobby restaurant tempts guests with seasonal dishes. Guests can spend time in the spacious Lobby bar serving a wide range of beers, wines and cocktails. Ed's Chowder House and The Empire Lobby Bar are situated in a natural area, about 50 meters from the venue.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

Such business facilities as a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier are also available on site.

Relax

The property features cribs and babysitting for children. The hotel offers fitness classes and a gym to keep active guests fit.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at USD 10 per day.

Guest Parking

public parking is possible on site at USD 60 per day.

Year renovated:   2007.  Number of floors:   15.  Number of rooms:   426.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Limousine service
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa center
  • Solarium
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

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Hotel Address:

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023

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City Center
  • New York
    4.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    1.5 mi
Underground stations
  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe Fiorello (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • BAR BOULUD
    200 ft
Parks
  • Randall's Island
    500 ft
  • Time Warner Center
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    426

Rooms and availability

The Empire Hotel photos Room
Standard Queen Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Rain shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Stereo and CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Single room

The Empire Hotel photos Room
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • In-house movie
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Junior Suite King Non-Refundable

The Empire Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
City view
  • Room size:

    240 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Rain shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iHome
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

SUPERIOR KING 2AD. ROOM ONLY. Nett / Fit Rate

The Empire Hotel photos Room
Superior King Guest Room
City view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Rain shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cotton sheets
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iHome
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Stereo and CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior King - This generous king-bedded guest room (approximately 242 square feet) can be either city view or quiet courtyard. Room design is a mix of earth-tone colors and functionality featuring a flat screen TV, iHome docking station with speakers, European linens and bathrobes, spa-inspired bathroom design with a tropical rain showerhead and luxury bath amenities. Enjoy our complimentary fitness center during your stay. WiFi available.

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Superior|TRIPLE 2 DOUBLE BEDS-SUPERIOR

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Superior|Quad Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Deluxe Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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The Empire Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Room
  • Room size:

    280 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • In-house movie
  • iPod docking station
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Design Two Room King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Seating area
  • Speaker phone
  • Bathroom:Rain shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Media:iHome
Room Description:

Room is equipped with a king bed, twin-size pullout love seat and 2 club chairs, approximately 350 square feet. Room design is a mix of earth-tone colors and functionality featuring a flat screen TV, iHome docking stations with speakers, European linens and bathrobes, spa-inspired bathroom design with a tropical rain showerhead and luxury bath amenities.

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  • College Board400 ft
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  • Metropolitan Museum of Art1.1 mi
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  • The Phantom of the Opera5100 ft
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  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum5200 ft
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  • Society of Illustrators5000 ft
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Near the hotel

  • Central Park2300 ft
    59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
  • New York City Ballet 300 ft
    Lincoln Center's New York State Theater, New York City
  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts300 ft
    40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
  • Randall's Island500 ft
    24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City
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  • American Ballet Theatre300 ft
    Performances are hosted at 2 venues:, New York City
  • Museum of Biblical Art500 ft
    1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Fiorello200 ft

    Address: 1900 Broadway
    Phone: 212-595-5330

    68% likes this, based on 311 reviews
    Cuisine: Italian
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

  • Rosa Mexicano at Lincoln Center300 ft

    Address: 61 Columbus Ave at 62nd St
    Phone: +1 212-977-7700

    73% likes this, based on 421 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 31 - USD 80

  • The Empire Lobby Bar100 ft

    Address: 44 West 63rd Street
    Phone: 212.265.7400

    65% likes this, based on 46 reviews

  • BAR BOULUD200 ft

    Address: 1900 BROADWAY
    Phone: 2125950303

    71% likes this, based on 267 reviews
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 101

  • The Empire Hotel Rooftop100 ft

    Address: 44 West 63rd Street
    Phone: 212.956.3313

    55% likes this, based on 113 reviews
    Cuisine: American

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    426
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The Empire Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Empire Hotel

Average guest rating

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 536 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
7.7
Value
7.0
Service
9.0
Location
9.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.4

    Excellent location opposite Lincoln Center and close to Columbus Circle. Renovation has been thorough and not a mere facelift as so many other hotels- a new stylish interior including public areas, rooms and bath rooms.

    Staff at reception could be more helpful. Hotel is somewhat dark. Air conditioning works well, but is noisy.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    loation, pleasant staff, trendy rooms

    we didnt have hot water for 2 nights when showering in the morning, the shower was way too cold for me

  • Couple
    5.4

    Location is excellent, free wi-fi a plus, great rooftop bar

    Apart from the few pluses mentioned above, there isn't much positive to point out. The rooms (we stayed in a standard double) are very small and rather old, the bathroom is tiny, breakfast is awful and very expensive (USD 30 all incl.). A few times no hot water was available when we wanted to take a shower. Staff made a mess with our reservations so eventually for the third night we paid USD 500 (!!!) for this tiny room which is incredibly bad value for money even for NY standards. We would never stay there again.

  • Couple
    9.6

    Very friendly and compliant reception staff. Location.

    Door men

  • Family with children
    5.4

    A reason to avoid the most beautiful city of the world., A visitor asking for me at front desk was twice answered negatively if iI would stay there, allthough he had right name like the hotel did.hew aited one hour while I was in the room. Very annoying, Further on Empire Hotel was like a lot of New York Hotels outrageously priced. Prices in general compared to a year ago seem to be doubled. A reason to avoid New York.

    Reception desk was very offensive, brutal and client-unfriendly. Other service well instructed was nice!

  • Couple
    6.6

    Rooms was really clean

    Half of rooms have rear windows, and there is kitchen ventilation at the bottom, so rooms smells really bed because smell enters from outside and air-conditioning of kitchen makes a lot lot noise ! Too expensive !

  • Single
    5.4

    Nice if you can get very cheap rates with pleasant bar area & bar staff. Good location a block from Central Park. I checked out a night early and found a nicer hotel for less money.

    My first suite had a weird smell and the furniture was scratched and the sofa had a cigarette burn. They moved me to a better room which was fresher. Didn't like the fact the entrance also leads to a nightclub upstairs so doormen with attitude are present in the evenings

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Enjoyed the location and the design of the Hotel.I would recomend it to my friends. My wife and I really enjoyed our 3 night stay, it was fun.

    The washroom could have been designed a bit better but it was fine.Other than that everthing was great.

  • Couple
    7.0

    The Empire hotel is clean and tidy. It is in a good location and handy to central park and subway. Hotel staff were generally friendly and helpful. Rooms were comfortable and showers were great.

    We had a noisy room on our first night but to their credit the reception staff were able to get us a better room for the rest of our stay.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Location! Location! If you are going to Lincoln Center, you can not stay at a more convenient location. We were directly across the street from our event (NYU Graduation @ Lincoln Center). As check out was early, we asked the concierge if we could store our luggage for a few hours, and we were accomodated very kindly. Staff, convenience, location: all were excellent. We would stay @ this hotel any time we are in town.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    location was good, help provided when needed.

    smoking room given even I travelled with child. Or at least there had been smoked earlier. Noise from the next room (only a wall between). the roof spa area was not open, even promised on the web (to be open in may).

  • Single
    4.2

    Basically the only good thing in the hotel is its location. 5 min to Columbus Circle and 3 min to Central Park. Not to say that Metropolitain Opera is right across the road. But seriously, nothing more then location. Everything else wont make anyone happy.

    Everything. I did not like anything but location. If anyone will have a 1st floor 113 be prepare not to have any sunlight (or any other daylight) at all. The same should stand for 213 and 313. Very few bathroom space and closet space, though rooms are pretty large for NYC hotels. The hotel's stuff is not sweet and nice at all. Please be aware that concierge leaves at 6 pm and you wont get any information after these hours. There is a club at the rooftop and it attracts a lot of youngsters on fridays and saturdays that looked pretty NJ for me.

  • Couple
    8.8

    great location and facilities - roof top bar and beautiful lobby/lounge. comfortable bed and quiet room.

    only thing was that they said that the pool was going to open for the season when we were there but kept changing the day and kept saying it will open tomorrow every day. It was quite hot when we stayed and one of the reasons we did book the hotel was because it had a pool for relaxing.

  • Couple
    5.4

    The pool, but it was not opened. also was not informed. the roof view is nice but unable to see it. was asked to wait on a 45 min line just to get to the roof. wtf.

    Hotel guest should be informed of any part of the hotel that is closed. hotel guest should not wait in line to get to the roof. we are paying guest, not the kids outside that want to get drunk on the roof bar.the rooms are small and was not cleaned properly. I informed the hotel staff went to a movie and came back and still see the dirty glass on the top shelf in teh bathroom. I only stayed there for one night and my wife was with me so I didnt want to make it a big deal. but if I was alone and would not inconvence anyone I know I would have made sure I got my money back. the bath room caulking needed to be redone. it was black, not white. mold all over shower.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    The room was comfortable and near our destination.

    I did not like the fact that there is a $200.00 incidental charge due at check-in. This is not disclosed on your website.

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Hotel Address:

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, United States, 10023

Get directions
City Center
  • New York
    4.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    1.5 mi
Underground stations
  • 66th Street – Lincoln Center
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe Fiorello (cuisine: Italian)
    200 ft
  • BAR BOULUD
    200 ft
Parks
  • Randall's Island
    500 ft
  • Time Warner Center
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2007
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    426