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
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 1 West 72nd Street, New York City, NY 10023-3486
Phone Number:
+1 212-874-8671
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$83.99*
and up
New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour
More Info
US$48.99*
and up
Central Park Bike Tour
More Info
US$49.00*
and up
TCM Classic Film Tour of New York

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 290 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Classical

A classically built edifice with huge amounts of character approaching the Upper West Side from Columbus makes it unmissable, Located directly opposite to Central Park where the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Steve T
,
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

290 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 94: English reviews
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
690 reviews
471 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A classically built edifice with huge amounts of character approaching the Upper West Side from Columbus makes it unmissable, Located directly opposite to Central Park where the Strawberryfields memorial is positioned - commemmorating the life and sad tragic death of ex-Beatle John Lennon. If you're in the area do visit them all.

Helpful?
Thank Steve T
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
764 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to include in your walk around lower part of Central Park covering Strawberry Fields. Glancing skyward be sure to also take in the El Dorado, Beresford and San Remo towers too. Named for its remoteness from downtown Manhattan when built in the 1880s, the Dakota is now famous as the site of John Lennon's tragic murder in 1980.

Helpful?
1 Thank Riddoch88
Level Contributor
134 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw this on our bus tour. But we did get off and go for some pictures and to have a look at the John Lennon memorial. To be honest you will be here no longer than an hour in total as there's not much to see.

Helpful?
Thank Sanderso1
Bath, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
479 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Granted there is not a lot to see, but it is a must visit place if you liked John Lennon, the man and what he stood for, then this truly is an important place to visit, the building has undergone a facelift which has been carried out sympathetically to blend in with the rest of the area. One can stroll... More 

Helpful?
Thank Seayeaitch
Lockport, Louisiana
Level Contributor
39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 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.

Helpful?
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.

Helpful?
Thank Tony A
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
506 reviews
241 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 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 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ste M
Astoria, New York
Level Contributor
530 reviews
155 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 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.

Helpful?
Thank neil102
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Level Contributor
273 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank luis g
UK
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.

Helpful?
Thank UkPj

Travellers who viewed The Dakota also viewed

 
New York City, NY
 

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?