Empire Hotel

Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023, United States
+1 212 265 7400
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7.1
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Empire Hotel
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About Empire Hotel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • 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
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • Ticket service
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom

Pool and spa

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

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Smartphone dock

General

  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Laundry

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

Workspace

  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Dining

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

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Bedroom

  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio

Family friendly

  • Pool cover

Fitness

  • Fitness center

Reviews of Empire Hotel

7.1
GoodBased on 2,340 verified guest reviews
6.9Families
6.9Solo
7.2Friends
7.4Couples

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8.0 Great
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.
K
2.0 Bad
Pros:location
Cons:there was literal brown water coming from both the sink and shower
A
8.5 Great
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.
N
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.
A
10.0 Excellent
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
A
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.
J
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!
S
8.2 Great
Pros:Very friendly staff. Nice sized rooms for NYC. Good choice of amenities.
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3.7 Poor
Pros:Location good
Cons:Nothing worked, visiting for a week and pool and the pooldeck was not open one single time, the fitness center was on and off closed had to go outside, sometimes housekeeping just did clean the room.
A
7.7 Good
Pros:Friendly, helpful staff from the front door men onward... The Concierge , he is always a pleasure to deal with. House keeping are quick and helpful, should you require more of anything. Starbucks on the corner... Good to go!

Location

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

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

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FAQs when booking at Empire Hotel

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Value for money

6.7

Distance to city center

1.0 mi

Location rating

9.2

Nearest Airport

New York LaGuardia

Distance to airport

5.8 mi