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|Distance to city centre||1,5 km|
|Nearest airport||New York LaGuardia|
|Distance to airport||9,3 km|
|"Very nice staff, great location."||(in 539 reviews)|
|"Wonderful restaurants within walking distance."||(in 11 reviews)|
|"Comfortable, clean, friendly staff, great location!."||(in 261 reviews)|
|"Very dark room we had."||(in 52 reviews)|
|"Uncomfortable room in poor conditions."||(in 127 reviews)|
|"No coffee in the room."||(in 19 reviews)|
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|air conditioning||in 129 reviews|
|bathroom door||in 221 reviews|
|coffee maker||in 115 reviews|
|expected in nyc||in 6 reviews|
|free wifi||in 110 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 484 reviews|
|great location||in 1 027 reviews|
|lincoln center||in 198 reviews|
|location and the rooms||in 693 reviews|
|new york||in 36 reviews|
|pool deck||in 127 reviews|
|pool was closed||in 132 reviews|
|rooftop bar||in 216 reviews|
|room was very hot||in 626 reviews|
|small room||in 214 reviews|
|times square||in 29 reviews|
|walking distance||in 34 reviews|
The lobby staff was really nice and helpfull. Checkin was really easy and fast. I had my flight at midnight and the hotel provided storage for my luggage after my checkout.
Staff was very helpful. room was cramped, dark with only one table lamp, ac was iffy, good bed.
I loved the roof terrace and the ability to sit in and outside with magnificent views across New York. I also loved the hotel’s close proximity to Central Park and the Lincoln Centre (where I was attending a conference) It was also close to Colombus Circle which had good shopping plus the Metro station making trips downtown easy. Special shout out to Danny on reception who was really helpful and took good care of us.
The first night I was given a room on a lower floor at the front of the hotel and it was really noisy. I was then moved to one of the top floors at the back (overlooking the Lincoln Centre) and that was much quieter
Clean. Friendly staff. Phenomenal location that is very close to Central Park and an easy walk (about .7 - 1.0 mile) to the theatre district.
It was a good hotel. However, the rate fluctuated enormously from day to day. Doubled on the weekend.
Long considered an icon in the New York area, the Empire Hotel continues to impress guests today. Even it’s most “standard” room is anything but “standard.” The lofty architectural features of the surrounding area are reflected in the everything from the tall headboard to the subtly elongated bedside lamps.
The sense of style does not stop within the walls of the rooms. The hotel lobby, with its triple-height ceilings, angular tile patterns, all tactfully set alongside the curves of larger than life drapes and overhead light fixtures remind guests of the grandiose nature of both the hotel and the city it reflects.
The dining options impress as well. P.J. Clarke's continues to offer its classically prepared American food. There may be no more iconic place to grab a burger and oysters than in one of their comfortable seats. The option to dine while amidst the clouds is always tempting for guests as well, with a jaunt up to The Empire Rooftop.
Any meeting or event is automatically graced with a touch of class when it’s done at at the Empire Hotel. Crystal ballrooms, complete with white and cream-shaded hues, can elevate guests’ events so they match the style of those present.
A stroll on the pool deck allows more than just a dip in the water. Guests can take in elevated views of Lincoln Center, Central Park, the Upper West Side, and beyond.
The Empire Hotel is a mainstay of the classic New York Experience. It provides a great launching point for exploring the city of New York or the possibilities the city presents.
based on 8 309 reviews
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FAQs when booking at Empire Hotel
How do I get to Empire Hotel from the airport?
The Empire Hotel is situated about 25m from LaGuardia International Airport, 30m from Newark Liberty International Airport, and 45m from JFK Airport. Taxis, private cars, and ride-share van services are available for hire from the Welcome Center on the Arrivals level of the airports. If you prefer to take the subway, the closest subway stations to the hotel are the 66 St Lincoln Center and 59 St Columbus Circle, which are less than a 5m walk away.
Where can I dine at the Empire Hotel?
Located on the roof of the Empire Hotel, the Empire Rooftop offers panoramic views of New York City, and is open for meals, snacks, and cocktails. Start your day with a generous buffet breakfast featuring vanilla French toast, steel cut oatmeal, maple sausage, crispy bacon, and a selection of breads, bagels and muffins. On the weekends, brunch is served from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. For lunch, there is a range of house special burgers and sandwiches, appetizers, and salads. In the evenings, the indoor and outdoor lounge areas are a great spot for a drink, with a menu of signature cocktails, wine, beers, and small plates to share.
What is the best way to get around if I’m staying at the Empire Hotel?
Getting around New York City is easy. Use ride-share apps such as Uber or Lyft to get where you need or hail a NYC taxi. If you want to travel by subway to discover more of the city, the 66 St Lincoln Center and 59 St Columbus Circle subway stations are a 5m stroll from the hotel.
What are the top attractions close to the Empire Hotel?
Visitors can enjoy theater, dance, music, and opera performances at the nearby Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, listen to chamber music at Alice Tully Hall, or see the bright lights on and off Broadway. Central Park is a short stroll from the hotel, so travelers can sign up for a walking tour to discover more about New York’s most famous park, or simply enjoy the green spaces, running trails, and open yoga and fitness classes. Regular concerts and events are also held at Central Park throughout the year.
What kind of accessible amenities are available at the Empire Hotel?
The Empire Hotel has accessible rooms and offers deluxe accommodation for people with disabilities. Accessible Superior King rooms have roll-in showers with grab bars, a portable tub seat, and an accessible bathroom sink. A number of other amenities have been lowered for easy access, including door latches, light switches, thermostats, and shelving. For guests with hearing impairments, visual alarms, closed caption televisions, and TTY are provided. Common routes around the hotel are accessible for people in wheelchairs, and the doorways are 32-in wide.
Does the Empire Hotel have amenities for business travelers?
The Empire Hotel is a great base if you’re traveling to New York City for work and offers practical amenities, including in-house secretarial services and printing. If you have a last-minute meeting, same-day laundry services and on-site pressing are available. Corporate guests can also meet clients at the classy lobby bar or at the rooftop lounge.
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