• The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel

Great value Manhattan 5 star hotel

On a private corner of 63rd street, you'll find the luxurious boutique Empire hotel just oozing with sophisticated comfort and style. A rarity in New York, the Empire boasts a fantastic roof top plunge pool and lounge bar that with the sun, moon and stars as your canopy provides some stunning panoramic views of the city skyline. Just a short stroll in to Central Park and you'll feel miles away from the typical hustle bustle of the New York streets, however, you'll still be within easy walking distance to Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall and Times Square.

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Hotel highlights

  • Complimentary fitness center
  • Luxury boutique style hotel
  • Seasonal rooftop pool deck
  • Full concierge service

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 423 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

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The Empire Hotel

8349 Reviews 63% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2736
  • Very Good 2469
  • Average 1546
  • Poor 898
  • Terrible 700

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Jan 20, 2020

Lovely Hotel Steps from Lincoln Center (Upper West Side)

Philadelphia, PA

We stayed here for a night after an opera at Lincoln Center. This hotel was quiet and clean and decorated quite nicely. There is a lovely lobby that you can wait or relax in (also a lobby bar). We got a slightly early check-in with no problem. The staff was attentive and efficient. This hotel is very close to many good dining options at several price points. We enjoyed our short stay and are definitely putting the Empire Hotel on our list of good NYC hotel options. (One caveat: no in-room coffee, but there is a coffeeshop--Starbucks--around the corner)
Jan 20, 2020

Disappointed because the pictures on the website wasn't what I saw when I got there

Well my girlfriend and I decided to stay at the empire hotel in Manhattan but before we decided to stay she showed me pictures of the hotel and it looked amazing the colors were bright and beautiful i told her i didnt want to stay at a place where the colors were dark and dull so the empire was definitely not that from the pictures that I saw and it looked updated and the rooms looked modern and well kept so before we got to the hotel my girlfriend called to ask if we can check in early our check in time wasn't until 3pm they said that they couldn't tell us over the phone we would have to go to the hotel so we drove from Jersey to Manhattan only to find out that we have to wait for an hour and half to check in so we sat around because we had no where to go and nodded off because we both were tired from working the night before so I went back to the concierge to ask her can we check in now she said the room that we ask for isnt ready yet but they have a room on the 2nd floor at the time I was like I dont care I just want to rest my head because I was exhausted so we took the room on the 2nd floor and the first thing I noticed was the bathroom it wasnt what the pictures showed and then how small the rooms were and how dark the light were in the hallway was disappointed.and because we were in Manhattan you can hear the honking of the taxi horns through the windows and that made matters worse because we were so exhausted. I dont mind spending alittle more if the hotel is modern and if they make an effort to try and help there customer and I wish the concierge lady tried to help I dont think I'll be staying there again.
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