We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights at begining of June. Had booked superior double room - don't know what other rooms where like but I wouldn't class the room as 'superior' (room 122). We had requested two beds, which we were given. The room was small (made smaller by 2 beds!). Was dissappointed with the lack of space in bathroom - if someone was in the room another person couldn't get it!! However it was functional and shower was good. Housekeeping did a good job and the room was kept clean. The beds were comfortable and room was nice and warm (despite the changes in temperatures outside!).
From our room we could see the Opera House and although we were on 1st Floor the noise was bearable considering we were in New York!
The situation is close to Central Park which was nice and easy walking distance to Times Square. Anything else was a taxi ride away unless you feel fit and have good pair of shoes!
We had breakfast in the Chowder House on our last morning and was disappointed. Service was bit slow and wasn't really value for money. My husband had 'cold buffet' which consisted of croissant, bagel, toast (half toasted as toaster wasn't working properly) margernine and jam/cheese spread! No fresh fruit, cheese, ham and little yoghurt selection! I had pancakes which were wholemeal cinamon - not what was expected. There are plenty of other places to eat near the hotel which are better value for money.
We didn't use the hotel bar facilities - went down one evening but it was so busy after 20 mins we changed our mind.
Was bit disappointed with the 'pool'. Definately not a pool for swimming in - too small, more like just to dip in!! My daughter was expecting better!! Fortunately the weather changed after day one so she wouldn't of used it anyway!!
Overall, although the staff were very friendly and helpful, the facilities and room let the hotel down but as we weren't in the hotel for long (just to sleep really!) it served its purpose.
- Also Known As:
- Empire Hotel New York
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on our own private corner of West 63rd Street between two legendary New York City landmarks - Lincoln Center and Central Park - this boutique NYC hotel provides luxury accommodations overlooking the Broadway / Columbus Avenue - the gateway to the Upper West Side. Location is essential to the spirit of the Empire Hotel and the interior motif and design is inspired by the earth tones of Central Park and the stately modernism of Lincoln Center. 422 deluxe guest rooms and suites, WiFi, Pool Deck open seasonally, Ed's Chowder House Restaurant, Rooftop Lounge, Lobby bar. ... more less
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