We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 1 West 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10023-3486
Phone Number:
+1 212-874-8671
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
More Info
and up
Central Park Bike Tour
More Info
and up
TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 284 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
  • 37
    Very good
  • 14
  • 5
  • 2
Who's Who of the World

Home to some of the richest, most creative, and most talented people in the world. Around the corner from this building is where John Lennon was tragically murdered.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lockport, Louisiana
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 90: English reviews
Lockport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Home to some of the richest, most creative, and most talented people in the world. Around the corner from this building is where John Lennon was tragically murdered.

Thank rushh2017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Convenient subway station located in front of the building. Home of John and Yoko Lennon. Also featured in movies. Recently renovated exterior, most of the scaffolding has been removed as of 11-18-2016.

Thank Tony A
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
473 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

You will only be able to view the exterior of the Dakota, so it's not worth a special visit unless you are a fan of John Lennon and want to see where he lived and died. That said, it's just outside the perimeter of Central Park, and the Strawberry Fields area so it's worth checking out the two together. The... More 

Thank Ste M
Astoria, New York
Level Contributor
524 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Only worth a few photos and the place where John Lenon was assassinated most folks will never get to see the inside let alone live here.The apartment go for millions of dollars. So not really a must see when there are so many museums down the block.

Thank neil102
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
268 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you were a fan of John Lennon, this has to be in you list. see the building were he lived and were he was killed. Still can't figure it why.

Thank luis g
Level Contributor
132 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is where he lived and died, just outside Central Park. Take a moment to remember what a senseless tragedy his murder was.

Thank UkPj
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Dakota building was a quick visit in transit. The architecture was detailed and amazing to see. This place is a monument my fiancé wanted to see and I was glad I went too. The building is guarded and you can't see inside as it is a private residence but if you want more about John Lennon, go to Stawberry... More 

Thank Linette C
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The death of John Lennon in 1980 had a profound impact on me as a 13 year old so the Dakota building has always held a place in my mind. I saw it from a tour bus in 2001 but this time I actually stood outside. I stared at the iconic archway entrance and pictured that dreadful night from all... More 

2 Thank Anthony N
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I grew up in the 60/70s' & I wasn't necessarily a Beatles fan, but more so a "John" fan! Anyway, I went there a year ago and was totally disappointed! It was undergoing resurrfing of the outside of the building and you couldn't get close; however, I was glad I went, as Central Park & Strawberry Fields were right across... More 

Thank Steven B
Trondheim, Norway
Level Contributor
672 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I missed this place last time I was here. This time I knew I wanted to drop by. The place is a monument, mostly for the John Lennon. I'd love to visit the building itself one day

Thank taarhaug

Travellers who viewed The Dakota also viewed


Been to The Dakota? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Dakota and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from The Dakota staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?