$169 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2015 Check-out: Aug 3, 2015

The Lucerne Hotel New York

4 stars
View map of 201 W 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
203 reviews
A jewel in the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side was my neighborhood for several years, and I must have walked past this... See full review

  • Sammie Jane
  • Jul 23, 2015
Great Location

The Lucerne was great! Wonderful location. My daughter lives right down the street so it was... See full review

  • TPO Traveler
  • Jul 22, 2015
This 4-star hotel is 1 block east of the 79th street metro station and west of the Museum of Natural History. The Lucerne Hotel features elegant rooms, on-site spa services and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A flat-screen TV is provided in every room. Rooms feature light colors and offer luxury bath products and bathrobes. In-room coffee and a work desk as well as irons and hair dryers are also included. The Lucerne Hotel offers the French-Mediterranean restaurant, Nice Matin, which is open all day and serves a weekend brunch. Guests can dine in or on the outdoor patio. Fitness and business facilities are located at the hotel for guest convenience. Also offered via the Concierge are ticket services and child care. Columbia University and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are within 2 miles from the hotel. Central Park is just 2 blocks away.

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The Lucerne Hotel New York Rooms

Superior Queen
Superior Queen offers one queen bed with custom-designed nightstand, executive desk, and dresser, individual climate control, in-room safe, extra pillows and blankets, umbrella, iron, ironing board and luggage rack, granite bathroom, bathtub with shower bar and Aveda amenities and hairdryer, flat-screen LCD TV with digital cable channels featuring HBO, iHome docking station, telephone with voice-mail and wake up system; a coffeemaker with Wolfgang puck coffee and assorted teas is available upon request.
Superior King
Superior King offers one king bed with custom-designed hardwood floor entry, walk-in closet, individual climate control, custom-designed nightstand, dresser and executive desk with an executive chair, in-room safe, extra pillows and blankets, umbrella, iron, ironing board and luggage rack, granite bathroom, bathtub with shower bar and Aveda amenities and hairdryer, flat-screen LCD TV with digital cable channels featuring HBO, iHome docking station, telephone with voice-mail and wake up system, coffeemaker with Wolfgang puck coffee and assorted teas.
Superior Double
Superior Double offers two double beds with custom-designed nightstand, executive desk, and dresser, individual climate control, in-room safe, extra pillows and blankets, umbrella, iron, ironing board and luggage rack, granite bathroom, bathtub with shower bar and Aveda amenities and hairdryer, flat-screen LCD TV with digital cable channels featuring HBO, iHome docking station, telephone with voice-mail and wake up system; a coffeemaker with Wolfgang puck coffee and assorted teas is available upon request.
Superior Queen Queen Suite
This 2-room suite with 2 queen beds has a custom-designed nightstand, dresser and executive desk. A loveseat, ottoman and end table are also provided in the parlor. The kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and fine china are in a custom-designed cabinet. This room also features individual climate control, an in-room safe, bathrobes, extra pillows and blankets, umbrella, iron, ironing board and a luggage rack. This room offers a granite bathroom, a bathtub with shower, and Aveda amenities with a hairdryer. Flat-screen HD TVs with digital cable channels featuring HBO are located in the bedroom and the parlor. This room has iHome docking station and a telephone with voicemail and wake up system. A coffeemaker with Wolfgang Puck Coffee & Assorted teas are standard in each room.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Non Smoking
General
Non Smoking
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Service dogs allowed
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Visual emergency alarm for hearing impaired guest
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Children's Museum of Manhattan: 0.2 mi
  • American Museum of Natural History: 0.3 mi
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space: 0.3 mi
  • Beresford: 0.3 mi
  • Verdi Square: 0.3 mi
  • New York Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Henry Luce Nature Observatory: 0.4 mi
  • Septuagesimo Uno: 0.4 mi
  • Sherman Square: 0.5 mi
  • Shakespeare Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Belvedere Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.6 mi
  • Americas Society: 0.6 mi
  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument: 0.7 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.7 mi
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan: 0.2 mi
  • American Museum of Natural History: 0.3 mi
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space: 0.3 mi
  • Beresford: 0.3 mi
  • Verdi Square: 0.3 mi
  • New York Historical Society: 0.4 mi
  • Henry Luce Nature Observatory: 0.4 mi
  • Septuagesimo Uno: 0.4 mi
  • Sherman Square: 0.5 mi
  • Shakespeare Gardens: 0.5 mi
  • Belvedere Castle: 0.6 mi
  • Richard Tucker Square: 0.6 mi
  • Americas Society: 0.6 mi
  • Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument: 0.7 mi
  • School of American Ballet: 0.7 mi
  • The Juilliard School: 0.7 mi
  • Central Park: 0.7 mi
  • The Obelisk: 0.7 mi
  • Lincoln Square: 0.7 mi
  • Vivian Beaumont Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Metropolitan Opera: 0.8 mi
  • Dante Park: 0.8 mi
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art: 0.8 mi
  • International Center of Photography: 0.8 mi
  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy: 0.9 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 1 mi
  • Studio 54: 1 mi
  • Broadway: 1 mi
  • Madison Avenue: 1 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 1 mi
  • The Frick Collection: 1 mi
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 1 mi
  • Guggenheim Museum: 1 mi
  • Frick Collection: 1 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 1 mi
  • National Academy: 1 mi
  • Whitney Museum of American Art: 1 mi
  • Cooper-Hewitt: 1.1 mi
  • Andrew Carnegie Mansion: 1.1 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 1.1 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 1.1 mi
  • Central Park Zoo: 1.1 mi
  • Jewish Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Asia Society and Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Takashimaya: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for The Lucerne Hotel New York

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
203 out of 203
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mary S.
Business
N/A
Jul 25, 2015

Location, Location, Location

Loved the location, loved Nice Matin, loved the staff. The room, not so much--tired, lacking in some amenities (coffee maker), small, no view. I'll continue to visit the Lucerne because I love its ambiance and proximity to the Park, the Met, and Lincoln Center.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
scott m.
Business
boulder
Jul 24, 2015

great old-style hotel

This reminds me a lot of Warwick on 6th avenue, but upper west side location: classic room, quite large (they vary), very clean, friendly lobby service. Highly recommended if you need an UWS loation

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sammie Jane
Business
West Lafayette
Jul 23, 2015

A jewel in the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side was my neighborhood for several years, and I must have walked past this building a hundred times, hurriedly, of course, and without curiosity. That was my loss. Staying here for two nights, I could not have been happier. The staff is excellent -- well trained, attentive and devoted to service. My room was light-filled, clean and the air conditioning (needed as temperatures were well into the 90s) was powerful -- almost too much so. Furnishings are elegant but not fussy. The lobby could be called authentic shabby/worn chic. It all works. The restaurant, which got some unkind reviews on another site, is quite good and the coffee alone is worth a return visit. The hotel offers a discount on breakfast to its guests. I did not want to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
TPO Traveler
Business
N/A
Jul 22, 2015

Great Location

The Lucerne was great! Wonderful location. My daughter lives right down the street so it was extremely convenient. The connecting restaurant was liked as well. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and everything I needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Debra
Business
N/A
Jul 19, 2015

Wonderful

Love this place and the proximity to all things NYC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
anne Z.
Business
kansas city
Jul 18, 2015

very tired

I was expecting a luxury hotel. It wasn't even close.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrew N.
Business
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

best value for quality in the city

This is a true value when staying in NYC. It's a very clean high end place to stay that doesn't charge an outrageous NYC price. The location is great - two blocks from the museum and Central Park. Plenty of decent restaurants all within a block or two of walking. Everything was very clean and looked quite new. No worn down carpets or old paint. No busted fixtures. It just looks like they care about keeping everything in great shape. We parked in the garage across the street which has a deal to give you 45/day for Lucerne guests. (5/day less) I thought that was expensive, but it turns out that it's a decent deal in NYC. Getting a spot on the street is less likely than winning the lottery. Next visit I probably would not even have a car because it's just not worth having - once you get used to the subway it's great. The staff was very attentive to the few questions/concerns I had. I'm low maintenance, so not much was needed. I did overhear a conversion another guest had with the concierge about Yankee tickets. It seemed to me the concierge gave lazy advice since anyone with a phone could have found better info and quicker. (he thought game would be rained out because of light mist which would never happen) Housekeeping doesn't miss anything. It was very impressive that the place was spotless even considering how my 7 year old can leave things. There is an attached French restaurant next door, but we didn't try it. The reviews weren't very good and there seemed to be better options a couple minutes away.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robert S.
Business
Arlington
Jul 13, 2015

Great hotel

Good location. Beautiful hotel. Super friendly and happy staff. We were pleased.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mark S.
Business
Winston Salem
Jul 6, 2015

Visiting Family

While hotels in New York are never cheap, this one didn't break the bank. The room was small, but clean and attractive. The staff was helpful. The location is great. Two blocks from central park on W. 79th. Very convenient.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Lucerne Hotel New York

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deb B.
Business
San Jose
May 31, 2015

Nice family trip

Very nice location. Close to central park, museums, subway. Large and comfortable suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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