Long considered an icon in the New York area, the Empire Hotel continues to impress guests today. Even it’s most “standard” room is anything but “standard.” The lofty architectural features of the surrounding area are reflected in the everything from the tall headboard to the subtly elongated bedside lamps.
The sense of style does not stop within the walls of the rooms. The hotel lobby, with its triple-height ceilings, angular tile patterns, all tactfully set alongside the curves of larger than life drapes and overhead light fixtures remind guests of the grandiose nature of both the hotel and the city it reflects.
The dining options impress as well. P.J. Clarke's continues to offer its classically prepared American food. There may be no more iconic place to grab a burger and oysters than in one of their comfortable seats. The option to dine while amidst the clouds is always tempting for guests as well, with a jaunt up to The Empire Rooftop.
Any meeting or event is automatically graced with a touch of class when it’s done at at the Empire Hotel. Crystal ballrooms, complete with white and cream-shaded hues, can elevate guests’ events so they match the style of those present.
A stroll on the pool deck allows more than just a dip in the water. Guests can take in elevated views of Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Upper West Side, and beyond.
The Empire Hotel is a mainstay of the classic New York Experience. It provides a great launching point for exploring the city of New York or the possibilities the city presents.
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there was literal brown water coming from both the sink and shower
The A/C unit was unbearably loud. No street noise just the A/C. Had to sleep with ear plugs. No way to turn it lower or off w/o unplugging. It’s my only complaint.
We paid beforehand, and while checking in they said: "it looks like you're all paid for, so we just need a card for incidents." When we checked out they said, "It will just be $20 for a resident fee"... Hmm... wasn't that what the $160 nightly fee was for? Where has transparency gone? What in god's name is a resident fee? Sounds like something they just make up to get more money out of you which is most likely exactly what it is. I absolutely cannot stand when hotels do this and I have never understood the reason behind not being upfront about costs. We left pretty pissed about that. Also, there was no coffee in the room which is the first time I've ever been to a hotel without coffee in the room. Even the Days Inn has coffee in the room.
The paint on the bathroom door was peeling. The AC was not working and was a huge wet puddle. Plus they charged us extra $30/night for a room with 2 beds even know I booked a 1-2 bed room on Kayak.
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The Empire Hotel is situated about 25m from LaGuardia International Airport, 30m from Newark Liberty International Airport, and 45m from JFK Airport. Taxis, private cars, and ride-share van services are available for hire from the Welcome Center on the Arrivals level of the airports. If you prefer to take the subway, the closest subway stations to the hotel are the 66 St Lincoln Center and 59 St Columbus Circle, which are less than a 5m walk away.
Located on the roof of the Empire Hotel, the Empire Rooftop offers panoramic views of New York City, and is open for meals, snacks, and cocktails. Start your day with a generous buffet breakfast featuring vanilla French toast, steel cut oatmeal, maple sausage, crispy bacon, and a selection of breads, bagels and muffins. On the weekends, brunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For lunch, there is a range of house special burgers and sandwiches, appetizers, and salads. In the evenings, the indoor and outdoor lounge areas are a great spot for a drink, with a menu of signature cocktails, wine, beers, and small plates to share.
Getting around New York City is easy. Use ride-share apps such as Uber or Lyft to get where you need or hail a NYC taxi. If you want to travel by subway to discover more of the city, the 66 St Lincoln Center and 59 St Columbus Circle subway stations are a 5m stroll from the hotel.
Visitors can enjoy theater, dance, music, and opera performances at the nearby Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, listen to chamber music at Alice Tully Hall, or see the bright lights on and off Broadway. Central Park is a short stroll from the hotel, so travelers can sign up for a walking tour to discover more about New York’s most famous park, or simply enjoy the green spaces, running trails, and open yoga and fitness classes. Regular concerts and events are also held at Central Park throughout the year.
The Empire Hotel has accessible rooms and offers deluxe accommodation for people with disabilities. Accessible Superior King rooms have roll-in showers with grab bars, a portable tub seat, and an accessible bathroom sink. A number of other amenities have been lowered for easy access, including door latches, light switches, thermostats, and shelving. For guests with hearing impairments, visual alarms, closed caption televisions, and TTY are provided. Common routes around the hotel are accessible for people in wheelchairs, and the doorways are 32-in wide.
The Empire Hotel is a great base if you’re traveling to New York City for work and offers practical amenities, including in-house secretarial services and printing. If you have a last-minute meeting, same-day laundry services and on-site pressing are available. Corporate guests can also meet clients at the classy lobby bar or at the rooftop lounge.
Empire Hotel is located at 44 West 63rd Street in Upper West Side, 1 miles from the center of New York. Fifth Avenue is the closest landmark to Empire Hotel.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Empire Hotel.
Yes, Empire Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.
No, Empire Hotel does not offer free parking.
No, Empire Hotel does not offer free airport shuttle service.
Empire Hotel is 2.5 miles from New York Skyports SPB.
Yes, Empire Hotel is a pet-friendly hotel.
Yes, Empire Hotel has a pool onsite.