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The Lucerne Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved our stay, staff very friendly and helpful. Asked about a late check out and it was "No problem" Every question was answered with a smile and every request was handled. Loved having a doorman, specially at night, added to the personal touch!

Mid-Central Park west side very convenient to subway with direct Line 1 to Penn Station and also Broadway shows. Beautifully restored with pleasant helpful staff. Many nice places to eat and drink in the surrounding area (don't miss Café Lalo for a late night dessert). Also very convenient for the museums in the area of Central Park. We stayed during the recent snow/sleet storm and got a free upgrade to a suite (very nice). They have free wine around 4PM in the afternoon or one day free hot chocolate. Nice café attached. We will stay there again.

I lived in this building 25 years ago as a college student- the building at that time was a sad fleabag apartment building... now it's a charming gem, tastefully renovated from top to bottom and an enjoyable place to stay. My younger self would've loved to stay in today's version of The Lucerne! If you're looking for a comfortable boutique at a reasonable price, without the corporate feel of the big boring brands, The Lucerne is a great choice. I stayed five nights and never had any issues with noisy neighbors. The location is great- easy walk to Central Park, one block to the 1/9 subway line, just 10 mins to Times Square. The neighborhood is chock full of great eateries, watering holes, cafes, etc. I would definitely stay here again.


Very comfortable bed!!! Nice size room. Very cozy hotel. Would stay there again for sure

We loved the hotel. Neighborhood setting, yet close to subway and shopping. Would definitely stay there on our next trip to New York City.

This hotel had a classy feel. The rooms may be smaller than some Americans like but they a beautiful. The attached French restaurant is great for breakfast or drinks. There are skit of good restaurants in the area. The neighborhood is quiet The only issue I noticed was the plumbing could be heard through the walls -- older building The staff and manager were great. Good price for a 4 star hotel.

Clean, comfortable and well run hotel near upper west side amenities.

I wanted a West Side hotel because I wanted to avoid a late train home after the opera. This hotel worked out well.

Extremely convenient and nice. Loved the resturant NiceMartin. Everything lovely.

I don't usually write reviews but we were SO happy with this stay. The location for this hotel is unbeatable -- pleasant area and so convenient to public transportation and attractions. Staff was awesome, room was clean, nice and spacious. They even let us check in early which allowed our child to nap and then enjoy the evening. If you're thinking of staying in NJ or a weird pocket of NYC to save a little money, do what we did and just stay here. You will not regret it - it will make your trip to NYC so much more pleasant to have a clean, comfortable room in a wonderful neighborhood, next to the subway. Sightseeing in NYC can be more exhausting than you think, and it makes all the difference to have short trips to where you want to go convenient place to rest midday in the city.

The Lucerne Hotel is on the Beautiful UWS Close to all the attractions and Best Restaurants . Lots of things to Do and lots of fun to be had

Stayed for NYRR Scotland Run and kids run in Central Park. Hotel is great location to park and museum. Staff was excellent, Room very comfortable and clean.

Great location, especially if you are going a lot of things on the Upper West Side. Very near the very useful 1 Train (the subway) and lots of great places to eat. I've stayed here a lot and most of the rooms are very comfortable and quiet.

Good doormen , helpful staff. Needed makeup Mirror for ladies . Nowhere to sit to put on makeup . Needed heavier blankets. Hotel needs a full Reno but lobby was done. 15% discount for Nice Matin restaurant .

Absolutely fantastic hotel! From the professional and courteous hotel staff, to the cleanliness of the rooms....our stay at the Lucerne was perfect! Great location as well....fantastic restaurants and you're within walking distance to Central Park and many other NYC attractions as well. The restaurant attached to the hotel is very good! A 24-hr convenience store is directly across the street. Cannot say enough about this hotel....we will definitely be staying here on our next visit to NYC!

From the moment we arrived (we were very early) staff was welcoming and informative. Room was very clean and cheerful.

Superior queen room was perfect, the sitting room gave us space to spread out. Refrigerator was nice and there is a small microwave as well. Could get almost anywhere on route 1 of the subway which was close. Duane Reade across the street for any needs you have. Car arranged by the hotel was perfect and posh for good price. Could use black out shades or face masks but otherwise no noise from other rooms. Coppola's West great pizza across the street.

A wonderful hotel to stay at when visiting New York City. It was nice to stay on the upper West side away from all the hustle and bustle of midtown traffic. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating! The restaurant attached to the hotel is very good!!!

Great location, very nice staff, extremely clean. 5 STARS!!

201 W 79th St New York NY

Located in Upper West Side, The Lucerne Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum of Art. This 196-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. In the historical district, it's also near Barney's and Broadway.


You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


The Lucerne Hotel's 196 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free newspapers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include ironing boards and desks.

Property features

The Lucerne Hotel features a health club, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Parking is available for USD 45 per day (USD 55 per day for valet parking), and there's also limo/town car service. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

Room options

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2