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“Beautiful Old World Hotel on the Upper West Side”
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The Lucerne Hotel
Ranked #138 of 470 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2013

Our check-in experience was simple and quick. The lobby was spotless. They were having a wine tasting for guests when we checked in. How's THAT for a welcome! The room was on the small side but it was just fine. One of the greatest museums in the WORLD, the American Museum of Natural History, is a 10 minute walk away. Zabars, one of the most famous deli's in the WORLD, is on the next block - literally. One night we just picked up an assortment of yummy deli salads and sandwiches. It was DELICIOUS!
The restaurant was good - they have you as a captive audience, which is why we went there the first night. But here's a useful tidbit. Right across the street is a little Italian restaurant called Coppolas. It looks like a dive from the entrance. It is not. It was great. They make a vodka sauce for pasta which sounds weird. It was delicious!! There is also a lovely coffee shop a half a block west on 79th St called Irving Farm. I had a delicious latte with a Whitefish salad on a bagel one morning. So good.

Room Tip: I would ask for a room as high up in the building as is available. We had a view of the Hudson River...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

This hotel was great! Great West side location near Natural History Museum, Central Park and Hudson River at 79th and Amsterdam. NiceMatin restaurant in the hotel was also nice for breakfast and dinner. The room was generous, well appointed and comfortable. Will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for upgrade to suite with view of the river.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Maybe most of the good reviews here were made by clients staying at top rooms, but if you book a superior queen (the name is mischievous, since it is the most basic room, there is no standard room below it), dont expect much. I have never seen a 4 star hotel with so little ammenities. There were no Minibar on the room, and only plastic cups. I asked for some glasses, but the room service did not bother to clean them up. The room was very small, 12 sqr meter at most, we couldnt even open our luggage confortably. The bathtub wih curtain and very small was disappointing, as well as the stone age air conditioning. Finally, the bed was very uncfrtable, a mild movement would shake the bed terribly. If you are expecting a really 4 star hotel, you dont belong here! Only positive things are its location and friendly staff.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2013

Excellent hotel with good service, clean and comfortable rooms, staff very friendly and the food amazing in the restaurant and room service. The hotel is conveniently situated near the metro and there are lots of excellent shops, restaurants and markets. My daugther and I stayed here for 6 nights and didn't want to leave! Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

I would even be more satisfied if I was assigned a quiet room. It was interesting to see that the hotel is very child-friendly and that important musea and the Mertropolitan Opera are in walking distance from the hotel. A surplus is the vicinity of the metro.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the streets
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

First time visitors at Lucerne, and just can't say enough good things about the hotel. Very reasonable rates (under $ 200.00 in the Upper West Side!) and a free room upgrade at check-in, rooms very nice size and very well appointed, beautiful, large and clean, roomy bathrooms, just perfect. Very friendly, very helpfull staff. NIce Matin, their restaurant, is very good as well... Go and enjoy. I Couldn't make a higher recommendation for the area and the price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

There are few hotels on the wonderful Upper West Side, one of our favorite neighborhoods in Manhattan. It is mostly residential, not a tourist area, next to Central Park and filled with families and interesting shops and markets. The Lucerne, centrally located at 79th and Amsterdam is a very comfortable,boutique hotel. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are older but clean and sufficient. Next door is Nice Matin, a full service restaurant that serves good food with a very good wine list. Subway and bus service is close by. Stay at the Lucerne if you like an upscale New York neighborhood experience, walking in Central Park, and a smaller hotel that provides fair value in an expensive city.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are away from the streets.
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Additional Information about The Lucerne Hotel

Address: 201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#26 Spa Hotel in New York City
#30 Family Hotel in New York City
#61 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#96 Business Hotel in New York City
#110 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £141 - £416 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lucerne Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Lucerne offers New York City visitors luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh Upper West Side. The Lucerne's building is a treasured landmark built in 1904 that recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The result is European-inspired architectural charm combined with sophisticated and modern accommodations. The Lucerne's guestrooms and suites represent the ultimate in comfort. Featuring full-size work desks, plush bedding, this luxury Manhattan hotel caters to your every need. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's complimentary high-speed WiFi and printing services. It's no wonder then that The New York Times' review of The Lucerne proclaimed: "Service unrivalled." Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel's Nice Matin restaurant and sidewalk cafe, a popular destination beloved by both locals and tourists. Every Thursday evening, wind down with some wine during The Lucerne's complimentary wine hour, located in the hotel lobby. The Lucerne is just a short subway ride to Lincoln Center and walking distance of the American Museum of Natural History, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Columbus Circle, Riverside Park, Central Park, and several fine restaurants, specialty boutiques, and cafes. ... more   less 
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