Stayed at The Empire for 3 nights in March '14 in a Superior Double room. Check-in was quick and efficient and all staff encountered were very helpful and friendly.
The room (and entire hotel) is decorated to a lovely standard. Clean and modern throughout, maid service daily. The room was spacious and had everything that you needed; mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron etc. The beds were a little firm for my liking but overall rather comfortable and sleeping was not a problem. Prices for the in-room snacks and drinks are expensive, but there is a Starbucks and Duane Reeds right next door so just buy from there.
One thing that did bother me was the temperature of the hotel, it was too warm! It was too hot to sleep under the covers. However, I arrived just after the 'Polar Vortex' had hit and so maybe the hotel had raised the heating levels to combat this? Which is fair enough, just not sure what the hotel would be like during the summer as there wasn't any air con.
Location of hotel is great, 10-15min walk to Times Square and in a nice area of Manhattan.
Visited the the chowder house within the hotel and the meal and service was excellent, lovely food. Would definitely recommend a visit.
Overall, for the price paid I would certainly recommending staying at The Empire and will most likely stay here on my next visit to NYC.
- 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. Fun fact, The Empire Hotel was featured in Gossip Girl. Join us for a Chuck Bass cocktail in the Lobby Bar. ... more less
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