$179 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 1, 2014 Check-out: Sep 2, 2014

The Empire Hotel

4 stars
44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
262 reviews
Perfect location and wonderful place to stay

Lovely entrance lobby lots of comfortable seats for picking up wifi and at night made a comfortable... See full review

  • Fifimagoo
  • Aug 13, 2014
loved it

This boutique hotel is centrally located to so many NYC sites (Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle &... See full review

  • Susanpet
  • Aug 10, 2014
Sophisticated Upper West Side hotel near Central Park, Lincoln Center
The rich brown, grey and gold decor accented with animal-print pillows sets a tone of sophistication. Touches such as Frette linens and a cool rooftop bar make this hotel ideal for guests who appreciate luxury without stuffiness. A complimentary fitness center, a salon accessible from the hotel and a seasonal rooftop pool deck are just some of the amenities available to guests.
Highlights
  • Rooftop bar and pool deck
  • Complimentary fitness center
  • A block from Central Park, Lincoln Center
Location

The Empire Hotel is right by Lincoln Center and Central Park. It's a short walk to the Time Warner Center, which is home to Per Se, by the celebrated Thomas Keller, and sushi restaurant Masa, by chef Masayoshi Takayama.

Rooms

The 420 rooms and suites are sophisticated and chic, with neutral decor and contemporary touches. Beds have Frette linens, and other amenities include 32-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations with speakers and free Wi-Fi.

Dining

On-site Ed's Chowder House is a sleek setting for seafood dishes such as tuna steak frites, chowders and a raw bar. The pool deck serves a limited menu, and guests also can eat at the Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Room service is available. The Rooftop Bar & Lounge boasts views of Lincoln Center and the skyline under the iconic Empire Hotel sign. The bar has a menu featuring signature cocktails, wines by the glass, bottle service and hearty appetizers.

Recreation

The pool deck is open seasonally May through September. Guests can cool off in the plunge pool, or retreat to a private cabana (fees apply) with flat-screen TV and iPod docking station. The pool deck menu features food and drink items. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel's complimentary fitness center.

Transportation
  • La Guardia Airport (25 minutes)
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (35 minutes)
  • Newark International Airport (35 minutes)
  • MTA Subway 1, 2 lines at 66th St - Lincoln Center
Attractions
  • Lincoln Center (0.1 mi/ 0.16 km)
  • Central Park (0.1 mi/ 0.16 km)
  • Time Warner Center (0.3 mi/ 0.48 km)
Business
  • Meeting space for up to 250 people
  • Free Wi-Fi
Policies and fees
  •  There is a $12.95 charge per 24-hour period for Wi-Fi.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

40.7715 -73.9826
Area served
New York.
Nearby airports
Kennedy Airport. La Guardia Airport. Newark Airport.
Area description
The Empire Hotel occupies its own private corner nestled between two New York City Legendary landmarks Lincoln Center and Central Park located on West 63rd Street.

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The Empire Hotel Rooms

Superior Double
Room with two double beds with down duvets and Italian Frette Linens includes Teak floor shower with tropical rain showerhead. Leather furnishings and rich earth -tone dcor, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV with pay movies and premium cable channels, MP3 docking station, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar, desk, bathrobes and complimentary daily newspaper.
Superior King
Room with one king bed with down duvet and Italian Frette Linens includes Teak floor shower with tropical rain showerhead. Leather furnishings and rich earth -tone dcor, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV with pay movies and premium cable channels, MP3 docking station, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar, desk, bathrobes and complimentary daily newspaper.
Deluxe King
Room with one king bed with down duvet and Italian Frette Linens includes Teak floor shower with tropical rain showerhead. Leather furnishings and rich earth -tone dcor, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV with pay movies and premium cable channels, MP3 docking station, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar, desk, bathrobes and complimentary daily newspaper.
Standard Queen
Room with one queen bed with down duvet and Italian Frette Linens includes Teak floor shower with tropical rain showerhead. Leather furnishings and rich earth -tone dcor, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV with pay movies and premium cable channels, alarm clock radio, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar, desk, bathrobes and complimentary daily newspaper.
Junior Suite King
Room with one king bed with down duvet and Italian Frette Linens includes Teak floor shower with tropical rain showerhead. Leather furnishings and rich earth -tone dcor, 32-inch flat panel LCD TV with pay movies and premium cable channels, MP3 docking station, complimentary wireless Internet access, minibar, desk, bathrobes and complimentary daily newspaper

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Night club
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Dante Park: 0 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Studio 54: 0.1 mi
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Broadway: 0.2 mi
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.2 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 0.2 mi
  • The Juilliard School: 0.2 mi
  • Lincoln Square: 0.2 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 0.2 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.2 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.2 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.3 mi
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.3 mi
  • Dante Park: 0 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.1 mi
  • Studio 54: 0.1 mi
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.2 mi
  • Broadway: 0.2 mi
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.2 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 0.2 mi
  • The Juilliard School: 0.2 mi
  • Lincoln Square: 0.2 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 0.2 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.2 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.2 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.3 mi
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.3 mi
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.3 mi
  • Sherman Square: 0.4 mi
  • Rose Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Municipal Art Society: 0.5 mi
  • 57th Street: 0.5 mi
  • Septuagesimo Uno: 0.5 mi
  • CitySpire Center: 0.5 mi
  • Verdi Square: 0.5 mi
  • Henry Luce Nature Observatory: 0.5 mi
  • Roseland: 0.6 mi
  • Tuscan Square: 0.6 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • Takashimaya: 0.6 mi
  • Central Park Zoo: 0.6 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.6 mi
  • DeWitt Clinton Park: 0.7 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.7 mi
  • Wollman Memorial Rink: 0.7 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Worldwide Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • Knickerbocker Club: 0.7 mi
  • New York Historical Society: 0.7 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Fifth Avenue: 0.7 mi
  • Metropolitan Club: 0.7 mi
  • Bloomingdale's: 0.7 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.7 mi
  • FAO Schwarz: 0.7 mi

Dining

Ed's Chowder House Bar & Restaurant
LINCOLN CENTER HAS A NEW CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE WITH THE ARRIVAL OF CHEF ED BROWN! Expanding his talents south from his restaurant eighty one, Chef Ed Brown is creating a new casual but chic se shack concept. Ed's Chowder House will offer traditional East Coast seafood fare at it's best. Highlights include Tuna Steak Frites, Lobster Rolls, Crab Cakes, signature Chowders from Chowder Bar and a wonderful assortment of Oysters and more from the ultimate Raw Bar. Ed's Chowder House is designed to take guests away from the bustling city streets and make them feel as though they walked in right off the shore!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (262)

Ratings and reviews for The Empire Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
262 out of 262
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.5

78% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Greensboro, NC
Mar 9, 2008

Looking Forward to a Repeat

I was delighted with the Empire Hotel first of all because of the location. The purpose of my trip was to attend the opera at Lincoln Center which is beside the Empire Hotel. There are very nice restaurants very close by and we were within walking distance of the Broadway play we saw. Shopping is also close by. The hotel staff was extremely polite and polished. They were good at making me feel at home away from home. The hotel was quick to please. The complimentary Continental breakfast was a delight! Staff checked the room to make sure everything was as it should be. The decor of the rooms and the lobby is very pleasing--contemporary furnishings and earth tone colors. I recommend the Empire Hotel to anyone who wishes to go to a nice part of the city, be treated as a welcomed guest, and have a comfortable room in which to rest, shower, or watch TV. It was a great trip!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The theatre district is a few blocks from the hotel as well as the historical Ed Sullivan building.

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Mar 5, 2008

Beautiful facility

The Empire is a very nice, upscale hotel with a number of fine amenities. The only recommendation I would make to the hotel is to provide more means in which to place toiletries in the bathroom! Otherwise, the room was very comfortable and beautiful and in the perfect location to Lincoln Center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Lincoln Center is only about two blocks away. Also, there is a fine restaurant immediately beside the main hotel doors. This restaurant is open until one o'clock a.m. and most convenient, when coming in from a show.

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Greg.M
Courbevoie
Apr 22, 2014

bien situé mais attention très bruyant pour certaines chambres

Bon rapport seul bémol les chambres numérotées de 0 a 10 soit de 100 á 110 ou de 200 á 210 et ainsi de suite donnent sur le derrière de l'immeuble glauque avec un bruit de climatisation affreux. Si vous tomber sur ces chambres il faut demander a changer. Attention aux ascenseurs qui sont souvent en panne et qui génèrent beaucoup d'attente car pas de possibilité de prendre les escaliers...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Smith restaurant top et les 2 autres à côté.

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Melidy
Paris
Apr 12, 2014

A voir...

Hôtel bien situé, proche station de métro accès à diverses lignes. La chambre est nettoyée tous les jours, les draps et le linge changés également. Le pool deck n'est malheureusement pas accessible à toute période de l'année, point négatif. Egalement, un personnel qui n'est pas multilingue, les chaînes de télévision proposées sont uniquement américaines, le personnel manque un peu d'enthousiasme. Si je devais revenir à New-York, pas sûr que je réserverais à cet endroit...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Station 59 St Columbus Circle

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Dominic83
Ostschweiz
Jan 6, 2014

Den Sternen unwürdig

Man muss sagen, dass die Ausstattung des Zimmers sehr gut war, jedoch im sehr kalten Dezember/Januar das Zimmer stark gekühlt wurde und nur durch einen Hotelangestellten die Temperatur reguliert werden konnte. Zudem war der Reinigungsservice (Reinigung) nicht ausreichen, ja sogar mit der schriftlichen bitte um Kaffeerahm gab es keinen für die Kaffeemaschine im Zimmer. Die Lobbybar war sehr schön und die Bedienung top, schade nur dass man es in der gesamten Lobby ohne Jacke und Schal die Kälte nicht aushält. Auf die Aufzüge musste zudem sehr lange gewartet werden.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kika fan de New York
Genève, Suisse
Nov 25, 2013

Late check-out

Seul bémol de mon séjour, l'hôtel demandait USD 70 pour garder la chambre jusqu'à 14h00 un dimanche. Pas très commercial....

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
newyorkbesökare
stockholm
Jul 7, 2013

Bra hotell men terassen på taket en besvikelse

Poolen på taket är inte större än "10 badkar" och baren på terrassen lägger automatiskt på 20% i dricks utan att upplysa om det och lämnar sedan en öppen rad för dricks! Osmakligt! Påpekade detta för hotellet som "skyller på" att baren inte drivs av hotellet. I övr bra hotell med helt ok gym (om än litet).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Runt hörnet finns en mexikansk restaurang som håller mycket hög kvalitte och service. Norrut i Upper East utmed ex Broadway och Amsterdam Avenue finns härliga "lokala restauranger" med uteservering

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mauy
zürich schweiz
Jun 24, 2013

super Aufenthalt in NEW VORK

hatt alles gepasst ausser das es relativ dunkel beleuchtet ist

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christy
Taipei
Aug 2, 2012

some staff is very helpful !!!

The room is very small and old. but some staff is very friendly and helpful. It located just near the Lincoln centre, u can go the market and the coffee shop around the corner. 房間很小而且很多東西都有灰塵 不夠乾淨 冷氣很大聲. 可是 行李員與房務員 是很親切而且幫助很多的!! 旅館的大廳與大廳酒吧很漂亮.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

林肯中心 就在咫尺 出門的對街就到了 這間旅館 也是著名影集gossip girl 的拍攝場景之一 Lobby and roof top bar are beautiful !!!

Review of The Empire Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sara D.
Stuttgart, Deutschland
Feb 1, 2012

Einchecken, Personal, Qualität

Das Einchecken war furchtbar. Obwohl das Zimmer bereits bezahlt war, durfte ich nicht ohne Kreditkarte einchecken und hatte keine Möglichkeiten im Hotel oder in der Nähe Geld zu wechseln!!!! Das war ein mehrstündiges Disaster gleich am Anfang!!! Dringend Geldwechsel ermöglichen Roomservice Essen war sehr teuer und schlecht und Zimmer waren in keinem guten Zustand (Steckdose fiel ab, Kabel lagen rum, Heizung hat nicht richtig funktioniert oder war laut), Sportraum und Spa waren ein Witz-->Preis/Leistung im Hotel stimmt nicht! Das Personal war hervorragend, zuvorkommend, professionell, freundlich!!! Das hat das Hotel gerettet!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Ed Showder House, Steaks lecker aber 45 Dollar! Cafe Fiorello gegenüber vom Hotel, gutes italienisches Essen, aber nicht günstig! Gegenüber vom Sturbucks tolle Paninis und Sandwiches, neben der Bank of Amerika.

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