The Empire has a nice New York laid back atmosphere. The interior i loved as it had a cool boutique feel. The beds were comfortable to me as i enjoy a firm bed, the shower is awesome, with a moveable head and a giant head on the ceiling, just watch out as i managed to flood the bathroom as the built in shower guard was not so stable. Only down side we found was at check in where they expected a credit card.. i did not bring one to New York and had not been advised by Virgin Holidays however this was not the hotels fault and they did help me sort out an alternative using a family members in England whom had to email over details and photo i.d - apart from this i have nothing bad to say. Watch out drinks are extremely expensive here although that is expected in a hotel. The reception staff were always happy to answer questions and offer ideas about best places to eat. I highly recommend The West Side Restaurant for Breakfast - a short walk from hotel near The Lincoln Centre on the corner of 69th Street... the food was amazing. Although this hotel is not mentioned to be located near Times Square it is about a 15 min walk and has bonus of being a street away from Central Park. I would recommend this hotel.
- 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. 426 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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