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Empire Hotel, 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY | Area: Central Park South
3.10 out of 5 (2020 Ratings)
0.3 miles from New York City centre
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Hotel Description
Plush beds superb design and a rooftop pool and lounge with stellar views make Our guests feel positively kingly at the Empire Hotel. The Empire Hotel offers 420 richly appointed rooms on 11 floors. The warmly decorated rooms assimilate the earth tones from Central Park just a block away and the stately modernism of Lincoln Center across the street. Lush beds are dressed with down duvets and fine Belgian linens and bathrooms include teak-floor showers with tropical rainfall showerheads. Rooms also include flat-panel LCD TVs and mp3 docks. Wi-Fi is available for a fee in rooms and is free in the lobby. Get a good glimpse of Gotham from the rooftop plunge pool open seasonally. The hotel also has a fabulous rooftop bar with terrific views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side plus a fitness center a luxury day spa and a concierge. There's a discreet well-designed bar off the main lobby. The Empire is just a block from the leafy expanse of Central Park and less than a block east of Lincoln Center. LaGuardia is eight miles away and JFK and Newark are both 16 miles from the hotel. Valet parking is available (for a fee). Two subway stops are within three blocks. Time Warner Center and the Shops at Columbus Circle are a four-block stroll south.

Check-in time: 15:00   Check-out time: 12:00
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1 room
2 guests
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Free Internet
Swimming Pool
Fitness Center
Business Center
Non Smoking
Pets Allowed
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Airport Shuttle
Other Amenities
` Business Center
` Free Internet Available
` Free Internet Access
` Free Internet In Public Areas
` Fitness Center or Spa
` Accessible
` No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
` Pets Allowed
` Swimming Pool
` Laundry
` Meeting/Banquet Facilities
` Newspapers
` Parking
` Valet Parking
` Safety Deposit Box
` Terrace
` Tour Desk
` Air Conditioning
` Bar
` Concierge Service
` 24-Hour Front Desk
` Elevator
` Family room
` Dry cleaning
` Internet services
` Shoeshine
` Non-smoking throughout
` Ironing service
` Heating
` Fax/photocopying
` Ticket service
` Luggage storage
` WiFi
` Allergy-free room
` Sun terrace
` Outdoor pool (seasonal)
` Daily maid service
` On-site parking
` Daily Housekeeping
` Rooftop pool

Empire Hotel Guest Reviews

GOOD (3.10 out of 5)

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Poor - 1 out of 5

Dotson, Frederick, MD, visiting AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Wed, 12 March 2014

Generally the whole experience at the hotel was bad. Room was very small; bathroom was extremely small - couldn't even sit down on toilet. Shower/bathtub didn't have a door on it so when you took a shower the water would run all over the bathroom floor. No exhaust fan in bathroom. A/C didn't really work, always hot in room. Parking was ridiculously expensive - $120 for 2 days of parking. Room was very small, just like the bathroom.

Liked: Location to AMC Theater; staff was nice though.
Disliked: Everything including the price per room.


Disappointing - 2 out of 5

Caroline F, Doylestown Wed, 30 January 2013

Hair found in bath tub; forgot towels; room not ready as promised on arrival. For all the aggrevation we received a whole $39.00 credit towards breakfast. Very disappointing.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Margie, Plymouth, MI Tue, 9 October 2012

This is an excellent place to stay for a concert at the Beacon Theater. It's within walking distance to the theater and you can also see strawberry fields the next day. A metro subway station is also close. The staff was great. The room was comfortable. The neighborhood is safe.


Good - 3.5 out of 5

Lewis Mon, 16 March 2020

Great location, easy stay!

Liked: The staff were very kind and overall service we couldn?t fault. Also the daily allowance of Fiji water was a great detail/ addition to the stay! However, location was the best to get around and a perfect way to spend time in NYC.
Disliked: Having stayed in other properties of a similar standard we were surprised to find there were no in room tea / coffee facilities that come as a standard. It?s very dated and dirty the rooms themselves. They definitely need a good scrub especially the curtains plus bathroom needs a serious makeover as it looked like it was falling apart! Otherwise for what it?s worth not much else to say.


Very Good - 4 out of 5

Jordan Mon, 16 March 2020

Very good


Wonderful - 4.5 out of 5

Kristina Sat, 14 March 2020


Liked: view of Lincoln Center
Disliked: construction around the area, had to circle the hotel a few times to find entrance. No big deal.


Very Good - 4.2 out of 5

Joan Fri, 13 March 2020

Very good

Liked: Superb location, friendly staff and comfortable, spacious rooms - all in all a great stay! Rooftop bar and lobby bar are both beautiful spaces
Disliked: N/a


Poor - 1.5 out of 5

Amy Fri, 13 March 2020

miserable except for the opera

Liked: location next to the Met Opera
Disliked: Because I faced a courtyard there were apartments right across from my only window. Unfortunately a lot of those apartments had their window shades and curtains up and could look right into my room--within about 15 feet from me. That meant I had to keep this huge, heavy, thick dark curtain pulled across my window at all times, making the room as dark as a tomb. Very little lighting in the room in the first place...with this curtain closed in a room that was already painted in dark grays and blacks it was not a pleasant experience. There was no coffee making kit provided and no coffee available in the lobby at any time. The refrigerator in my room didn't work properly. There was no information about the hotel anywhere in the room. There was no complimentary map of New York, no access to newspapers, nothing even remotely friendly or welcoming in the place. Not the Empire I remember from all my trips to NY to go to the Met


Fair - 2.5 out of 5

Cristi Fri, 13 March 2020


Liked: Always love staying at the Empire. This time just wasn?t up to par
Disliked: This is my 6th time to stay here. Our A/C didn?t work, so when they came to turn it on, it had to constantly run or it would completely shut off again.


Exceptional - 5 out of 5

Ahmad Fri, 13 March 2020



Very Good - 4.2 out of 5

Jeanne Thu, 12 March 2020

This is a great hotel...

Liked: Hotel is right across the street from Lincoln Center, steps from Columbus Circle and Central Park and a short walk to Times Square and 5th Avenue shopping. The hotel staff is very attentive and helpful.
Disliked: The rooms are a little tired and warm, the could use some updating and refreshing.


Exceptional - 4.8 out of 5

Mehdi Thu, 12 March 2020



Good - 3.5 out of 5

Rebecca Wed, 11 March 2020

I would stay here and...

Liked: The room was big, the bed was very comfortable.
Disliked: Just wish the breakfast was a bit more dazzling for the money you pay. This breakfast does not have a lot of healthy choices for kids or adults. The room was comfortable and clean as far as bed sheets and pillows, the furniture such as chair and bed stands were beat up a bit. I wish all hotels would stop using fabrics you cant wipe down after each guest. My room had a chair made out of some 1970 or 1980, (fake suede I think) and God knows you can't clean that after each use. Fake leather or simply fashionable wood or metal would be a lot more user friendly and most of all sanitary for all chairs and couches and bed stands. The shower pressure needs to be looked into. But the location to the Opera, Ballet, Symphony is par excellent.

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Empire Hotel 44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY