Location is great, rooms are a bit dated, and my bathroom was hilariously tiny.
They still charge for wifi (seriously guys, it's 2014) and if you want to drink the Fiji water in your room, it's $7.50. I'm not joking, $7.50 for the little bottle of Fiji (not even the large one).
Every single time I left my room my key card became demagnetized. Every. Single. Time. As if that weren't frustrating enough, there was usually a 5-10 minute line at the front desk so I had to stand there and wait just to get my key working so I could return to my room. No, it wasn't next to my credit cards or my cellphone (I must've said that 100 times over 48 hours).
There is a great roof deck, but it was pretty much always closed for a private party.
- 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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