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Empire Hotel
4 stars

Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States
+1 212 265 7400

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Empire Hotel
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About Empire Hotel

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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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Amenities at Empire Hotel

  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Valet parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned

Pool and spa

  • Rooftop pool
  • Pool bar
  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Plunge pool
  • Pool with a view

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden


  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Evening entertainment
  • Night club

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Family friendly

  • Pool cover


  • Fitness center

Reviews of Empire Hotel

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10.0 Wonderful
A good value. Rooms could benefit from an upgrade, but still okay
2.0 Poor
I will never go there again ! Noisy, VERY NOISY ! Bring very goor ear plugs if you want to TRY to sleep in the night! With the aircon ON is like having an airplane engine in the room. Turning off the aircon , the fan continue to make noise. Then if you unplug the aircon (as I did) you will surprisingly continue to ear the 'airplane like noise' ! In fact the windows are is so bad condition that you will ear the aircons noise of the other rooms so strong as it was in your room! Asking the other colleagues sleeping in the same hotel, they reported the same issue! In addition the room is very small and the bathroom so old that either if it's one block from Central park, it's really a bad hotel ! They should renew it now because it seems that during the last 30 years NOTHING HAS BEEN renewed !
8.0 Very good
Excellent location and housekeeping. AC worked but didn’t get cold enough to be comfortable. Nice rooftop area with one-lane covered pool. Room was in need of updates and view was of another rooftop and building—no visible sky etc. Restaurant inside hotel is closed. Very friendly staff. Biggest plus for me was the location—right across from Lincoln Center.
2.0 Poor
Cons:there was literal brown water coming from both the sink and shower
8.5 Very good
Pros:Location! Nice room and comfortable bed.
Cons: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.
7.1 Good
Pros:The hotel was fine. Bed was comfortable. Close to two subway stations. Lobby is beautiful and so is the rooftop bar although it is the most expensive bar I have ever been to.
Cons: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.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:They staff was outstanding helpful, when we needed any help ! We will definitely stay there again, if we have to be in the area
6.0 Okay
Pros:The location was great and the staff was very friendly.
Cons: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.
4.8 Mediocre
Pros:Location is ideal. That’s about it.
Cons:This is my second stay at the empire. I decided to come back because of the location and to give them a second chance, but I won’t be staying there again unless they train their employees to be hoapitable and clean up their rooms. One super annoying issue is they don’t have ice machines on each floor. You have to have housekeeping deliver it. The first time I stayed there, in March 2018, I called down for ice and after about 30 minutes without the delivery I called again. They never brought it. This stay, June 2018, I called for ice and after 45 minutes of waiting I called again. 30 minutes later I called again after no delivery and the front desk guy seemed frustrated and put me on hold. After about another 20 minutes, housekeeping knocked on my door. When I opened it, the delivery man asked me “Didn’t I already deliver ice to you?” First of all, no you didn’t! And second of all, this is your job and if I asked for two buckets of ice, I shouldn’t be getting attitude for it. The rooms are run down and need to be updated. Cleaned up here and there. There were multiple times where I’d call the front desk and the phone would just ring and ring. Sometimes no answer or sometimes someone would pick up after 10+ rings. This is a hotel! In NYC! Get some more staff! Train them on how to treat guests. Follow in the footsteps of the hospitality giants and get it right!
8.2 Very good
Pros:Very friendly staff. Nice sized rooms for NYC. Good choice of amenities.


44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

What's nearby

  • Fifth Avenue0.7 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art0.7 mi
  • Broadway0.7 mi
  • Frick Collection0.8 mi
  • Times Square0.9 mi
  • Rockefeller Center0.9 mi
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art1.2 mi
  • Central Park1.2 mi
  • New York Public Library1.3 mi
  • Bryant Park1.3 mi
  • Grand Central Terminal1.3 mi
  • Empire State Building1.6 mi



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Top tips for your stay at Empire Hotel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Empire Hotel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in February and January.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Empire Hotel, plan to stay on a Monday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Empire Hotel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $45, while the most expensive was $517.
  • How long should you stay at Empire Hotel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 2 days.

FAQs when booking at Empire Hotel

  • What dining options are available at the Empire Hotel?

    The Empire Hotel offers dining options at P.J. Clarke's, known for its classically prepared American food, and The Empire Rooftop, where guests can dine amidst the clouds.

  • Are there any nearby attractions to the Empire Hotel?

    Yes, the Empire Hotel is conveniently located near Fifth Avenue, the Museum of Modern Art, Broadway, Central Park, and other popular attractions.

  • What are the common concerns about the rooms at the Empire Hotel?

    Guests have expressed concerns about the small size of the rooms, poorly lit rooms, and maintenance issues such as damaged bathroom doors and non-functional air conditioning.

  • How is the cleanliness and maintenance of the Empire Hotel's rooms?

    While some guests have raised concerns about the cleanliness of elevators and hallways, the housekeeping staff has been praised for their exceptional service. However, there have been complaints about the dire need for room refurbishment.

  • What are the best times to visit the Empire Hotel?

    The high season at the Empire Hotel is in May, offering a great time to experience the hotel's iconic features and explore the city of New York. However, guests should be aware of potential noise issues in certain rooms during their stay.

  • How do I get to Empire Hotel from the airport?

    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.

  • Where can I dine at the Empire Hotel?

    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.

  • What is the best way to get around if I’m staying at the Empire Hotel?

    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.

  • What are the top attractions close to the Empire 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.

  • What kind of accessible amenities are available at the Empire Hotel?

    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.

  • Does the Empire Hotel have amenities for business travelers?

    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.

  • Where is Empire Hotel located?

    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.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Empire Hotel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Empire Hotel.

  • Does Empire Hotel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Empire Hotel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Empire Hotel from the airport?

    Empire Hotel is 2.1 miles from New York Skyports SPB.

  • Does Empire Hotel have a pool?

    Yes, Empire Hotel has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Empire Hotel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Empire Hotel in New York and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Empire Hotel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Empire Hotel.

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