Empire Hotel

Upper West Side, New York

The hotel

This 1920s hotel enjoys a superb location, residing at the gateway to New York's Upper West Side, just a short stroll from Central Park and Columbus Circle. After a day of exploring the cosmopolitan city of New York, head to the rooftop plunge pool for a moment of relaxation, whilst enjoying a cocktail from the rooftop bar, all while taking in views of the famed Manhattan skyline.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

West 63rd Street, close to Central Park and Columbus Circle. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

426 rooms on 11 floors in 1 building with 4 lifts. All rooms with air-conditioning, flatscreen TV, WiFi access*, safe, bathrobes and hairdryer. Standard Queen Rooms are 191 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior King Rooms are slightly larger at 242 sq ft with either a city or quiet courtyard view with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Double Double Rooms are also 242 sq ft with either a city or quiet courtyard view with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Empire Rooftop (open for breakfast, brunch and drinks). P.J Clarke's (open for brunch, lunch and dinner). Lobby bar. Rooftop plunge pool (open May to September). 24-hour fitness centre. Concierge. Room service*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Valet parking $60 plus tax, per day (payable locally, subject to change). Complimentary WiFi in public areas.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Nov 13, 2019 Constantine A

It’s nothing fancy. Or posh that’s for sure. It’s a place to lie your tired body down. This was one of the places offered to us at a discount for HSS. It’s not that much of a discount either. Nor close to HSS. It’s a 2 hours walk and 35 minute ride with the traffic. Rugs and window blinds pretty but very very dirty. Very tiny room. Very tiny… Read more
It’s nothing fancy. Or posh that’s for sure. It’s a place to lie your tired body down. This was one of the places offered to us at a discount for HSS. It’s not that much of a discount either. Nor close to HSS. It’s a 2 hours walk and 35 minute ride with the traffic. Rugs and window blinds pretty but very very dirty. Very tiny room. Very tiny bathroom. Vanities are cheap wood and tiny being so tiny they should be water proof or steam proof. No coffee station in the hotel. There’s Starbucks next door. Wasn’t an enjoyable place to stay for me at all. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Room - Great Location

Nov 13, 2019 CaliforniaFamily1105 Los Angeles, California

I have always liked the hotel because of it's location, convenient to Columbus Circle, Lincoln center, easy access to subways, and close to good restaurants. Their staff has always been very helpful. If there has been any negative it has been the smaller size of the rooms. This time we stayed in a great room, much larger than we had stayed in… Read more
I have always liked the hotel because of it's location, convenient to Columbus Circle, Lincoln center, easy access to subways, and close to good restaurants. Their staff has always been very helpful. If there has been any negative it has been the smaller size of the rooms. This time we stayed in a great room, much larger than we had stayed in before and a great value for the money relative to other hotels in the same area. Great stay and quite comfortable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sick from dirty a/c vents

Nov 13, 2019 kfazio1315 Burlington, Massachusetts

I woke up with a very sore throat and painful sinus. I checked the a/c unit which was filled with grime and dust. I was spending the day at auditions with my son - I felt awful the entire day. Someone needs to check this stuff!!!
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Nov 12, 2019 Inga W North Pole, United States

Great staff, friendly service, nice Rooftop Lounge. Downstairs restaurant (attached to the hotel) was excellent for late night dinner after the opera. The best location for Lincoln Performing Arts visit. Rooms a bit worn and small. Overall great hotel.
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Nov 11, 2019 gpagni2019

This is the closest feeling to " Home away from Home " Great Hotel, incredibly friendly Staff, no better place I rather be while travelling. Every time I come to NYC, this is my place of choice. So conviniently located, near everything you can possibly want, yet , secluded enaough to avoid the crazyness