The Empire Hotel - New York

44 West 63Rd Street, New York, NY, United States, 10023show map
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Overview

Situated near an opera house, a theater and a museum the 4-star The Empire Hotel boasts designer rooms overlooking the park. An example of classic architecture, this hotel was opened in 1925 and was fully restored in 2007.

The hotel is set in an excellent location 2 km away from New York Public Library. The property is set within 7 km distance from the city center.

Quick access to bars, restaurants and a zoo is provided.

This attractive hotel is 10 km away from La Guardia airport.

Rooms

The Empire Hotel consists of 426 rooms where guests can enjoy an in-room safe, high-speed internet, a storage space, a personal computer and iHome. Luxurious décor combines with comfortable custom-made furniture.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant at The Empire Hotel features panoramic views and serves seasonal meals. Guests can unwind at the Lobby bar, serving a wide range of wines, cocktails and beers as well as light food and seafood. Ed's Chowder House and The Empire Lobby Bar are located within 50 meters away.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Services

The hotel offers limousines for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

The property features cribs and babysitting for children. For active guests fitness classes and a gym are provided.

Internet

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

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

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
Paid Wi-Fi

USD 10 per day

Parking

USD 60 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Shuttle

Airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa centre
  • Solarium

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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The Empire Hotel RooftopThe Empire Hotel Rooftop100 ft44 West 63rd Street
Cafe FiorelloCafe Fiorello300 ft1900 Broadway
BAR BOULUDBAR BOULUD300 ft1900 BROADWAY
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Union City Parks CommissionerUnion City Parks Commissioner2.2 mi
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Fairview Recreation DeptFairview Recreation Dept2.9 mi
Columbus Park Adm OfficeColumbus Park Adm Office3.0 mi
Tino's PizzeriaTino's Pizzeria2.7 mi
New Horizon Inst-CosmetologyNew Horizon Inst-Cosmetology2.1 mi
Hdsn Cnty Community CollegeHdsn Cnty Community College2.2 mi
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Getting around
Airports
La Guardia (LGA)5.8 mi
Teterboro (TEB)6.8 mi
Train
Grand Central Terminal1.4 mi
Grand Central Station1.5 mi
Underground
66th Street – Lincoln Center1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  609  reviews

Rating by category:

7.7
Rooms
9.0
Service
9.0
Location
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The staff were excellent and easy to speak with. The room was very quite, except for the air conditioning.

    The shower had a wood platform that was moldy. The rest of the room was very clean.

  • 6.0
    Good

    Location

    Front desk had attitude. Terminology mix up...when we asked what time spa opened thinking spa & gym same, they said 11:00 am...when I questioned getting in to work out facility the them said 24 hours, spa separate.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The rooms were tastefully designed & the bed was turned down for the night.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    fantastic location in new york for central park sightseeing&restaurants&shopping

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location

    The toilet did not work. I asked the receptionest to send a plumber up and fix it becasue it was unhealthy to leave a toilet bowl that way. I waited three hours. I then told houskeeping and within 2 minuites the plumbers came up and replaced parts of the water tank in toilet. Housekeeping should be commended. Micheline of Reception should be more responsive. The room #340 was on the inside and thruout the nite we heard the noise of a generator outside window. I asked to change room at 8"30 am. IT wasn't until after I asked reception again at 2pm and then at 3:30pm to have room changed. FINALLY they gave us a room on 10th floor (#1040) on the same inside of building and again the noise from the motor was present and disturbing for the second nite stay. Hey, reception do you know what you are doing? It's about service! Get rid of the ones in reception now and promote the ones in hOUSEKEEPING to reception. THEY deserve it.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location is very good (subwaystop near and easy to get to downtown Manhattan, Times Square etc). The Staff at the receotion is competent and helpful.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Was ok overall...not superb

    Shower curtains too short Water all over floor constantly Unacceptable Manager notified...not sure if will be corrected Some furniture requires updating

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Empire is in a great location. Close to arts, shopping, good eats and Central Park. The hotel has a great "vibe" and was a fun stay. I'd book again and probably will when I visit the city again next summer.

  • 10.0
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    The staff was warm and friendly as well as professional. They upgraded my room to a Superior King on arrival.The room was immaculate with freshly ironed Frette Duvet, sheets and towels. The complimentary toiletries were high end Occitane. Fresh cookies arrived with evening turn-down. The mini-bar included adaptors for foreign travelers as well as any gadget you can imagine. The modern chocolate brown and white decor was gorgeous. The view from my room overlooked Lincoln Center and the Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Opera House. It was a lovely experience all the way around. After years of walking by the Empire Hotel, I discovered it was a hidden gem.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location

    The sound proofing of the bedrooms is terrible. You constantly hear everything said in the corridor and in neighboring rooms. As a result you also have no privacy in your own bedroom. I must have stayed in over 100 hotels and I never experienced anything like this before. Also the elevators were frequently out of order and the shower in the bedroom kept leaking all over the bathroom.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location superb for our purpose--NY Marathon that got canceled. Beds were comfortable and linens on bed quite nice. View nice from our window.

    Service is terrible. We had reservations for two nights. I arrived later than my daughter who had all my credit card information to check into the room. They confirmed her relationship to me on the phone but refused to let her check into the room. I arrived seven hours later around 10:30 and we checked in. No towels in our room. Called, waited, called three times and waited. Finally they arrived at 12:00 midnight. Very bad service from desk clerk and conceirge. For that reason, I disliked this hotel; other than that, it was fine. They gave us an upgrade to placate us, but towels should have been in the room.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Its location is superb for theater or Lincoln Center goers. If you are a ballet or opera fan, you never need to take a taxi...all assortments of restaurants abound in the area, just a hop across the street for an opera or ballet performance at Lincoln center, or a few short blocks away for the theater district. Their rooftop garden and bar is wonderful for a pre theater drink, with fabulous views.

    . The STANDARD rooms are very small and the bathrooms are really a joke...more like a phone booth. The lighting is horrible. If you wanted a simple pot of coffee from room service, the cost was somewhere around $17...quite ridiculous, even by New York City standards...Just hop downstairs to the Starbucks on the corner.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The bar was most friendly and accommodating. Breakfast at the Chowder house was great. Our rooms were always made on time and efficiently. It was within walking distance of a lot of places, across the street from Lincoln Center, good Italian restaurant, a good French restaurant, lots of cabs, close to Central Park etc. It was convenient. Staff was very friendly.

    Wall paper in the hallway, too dark and consuming.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Excellent location. Good accomodations in terms of room size.

    Sluggish elevators, one or two were out of order over the weekend, making it very hard to go up and down, particularly in the morning and at noon. Had to walk down the stairs to the lobby carrying a heavy piece of luggage after waiting for over 10 minutes for an elevator; all that stopped were completely full, impossible to get in. Internet service provided by a third party is also a problem. It is not charged directly to your room. And costs US 12.95 for a 24h period. I logged in online, had to enter all credit card billing info, got the confirmation receipt and simply could not get access to the internet. Had to call the reception, which simply transferred the call to the internet service provider. It took me nearly 15 minutes to solve it. Had to call again in the following day since no internet access in the morning again. And the hotel charged the calls they made to me! Simply outrageous! The room I stayed, though spacious and comfortable, had some inconvenient issues with the bathroom. A shower made it simply get soaked since there is no curtain nor glass window dividing/separating the tube/shower. Called the room service and was told that there is nothing missing and some rooms are like this and they could send me some extra towels to dry the floor (which simply disappeared on the following day).

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location was perfect,walking distance to everything, close to transport, clean location, great eating places around the area and good variety of shops.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  609 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
La Guardia (LGA)5.8 mi
Teterboro (TEB)6.8 mi
Train
Grand Central Terminal1.4 mi
Grand Central Station1.5 mi
Underground
66th Street – Lincoln Center1000 ft
Bus
Bus stop400 ft
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