The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street, New York City, New York, 10023, United States
View all photos in gallery
Book online now
nights
1 Room With 2 Adults Change Search
Check Rates
Room
Room
Address
44 West 63rd Street, New York City, New York, 10023, United States
Plush beds, superb design and a rooftop pool and lounge with stellar views make Our guests feel positively kingly at the Empire Hotel. The Empire Hotel offers 420 richly appointed rooms on 11 floors. The warmly decorated rooms assimilate the earth tones from Central Park, just a block away, and the stately modernism of Lincoln Center, across the street. Lush beds are dressed with down duvets and fine Belgian linens, and bathrooms include teak-floor showers with tropical rainfall showerheads. Rooms also include flat-panel LCD TVs and mp3 docks. Wi-Fi is available for a fee in rooms and is free in the lobby. Get a good glimpse of Gotham from the rooftop plunge pool, open seasonally. The hotel also has a fabulous rooftop bar with terrific views of Lincoln Center and the Upper West Side, plus a fitness center, a luxury day spa and a concierge. There's a discreet, well-designed bar off the main lobby. The Empire is just a block from the leafy expanse of Central Park and less than a block east of Lincoln Center. LaGuardia is eight miles away, and JFK and Newark are both 16 miles from the hotel. Valet parking is available (for a fee). Two subway stops are within three blocks. Time Warner Center and the Shops at Columbus Circle are a four-block stroll south.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Business Center
  • Free Internet Available
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Internet In Public Areas
  • Fitness Center or Spa
  • Accessible
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Newspapers
  • Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Terrace
  • Tour Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Concierge Service
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Family room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Internet services
  • Shoeshine
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Ironing service
  • Heating
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Ticket service
  • Luggage storage
  • WiFi
  • Allergy-free room
  • Sun terrace
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Daily maid service
  • On-site parking
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Rooftop pool
Click here to leave your opinion >>
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 7.1 out of 10
Good
The staff were very kind and overall service we couldn’t fault. Also the daily allowance of Fiji water was a great detail/ addition to the stay! However, location was the best to get around and a perfect way to spend time in NYC.
Having stayed in other properties of a similar standard we were surprised to find there were no in room tea / coffee facilities that come as a standard. It’s very dated and dirty the rooms themselves. They definitely need a good scrub especially the curtains plus bathroom needs a serious makeover as it looked like it was falling apart! Otherwise for what it’s worth not much else to say.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Wonderful
view of Lincoln Center
construction around the area, had to circle the hotel a few times to find entrance. No big deal.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
Superb location, friendly staff and comfortable, spacious rooms - all in all a great stay! Rooftop bar and lobby bar are both beautiful spaces
N/a
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 3 out of 10
Poor
location next to the Met Opera
Because I faced a courtyard there were apartments right across from my only window. Unfortunately a lot of those apartments had their window shades and curtains up and could look right into my room--within about 15 feet from me. That meant I had to keep this huge, heavy, thick dark curtain pulled across my window at all times, making the room as dark as a tomb. Very little lighting in the room in the first place...with this curtain closed in a room that was already painted in dark grays and blacks it was not a pleasant experience. There was no coffee making kit provided and no coffee available in the lobby at any time. The refrigerator in my room didn't work properly. There was no information about the hotel anywhere in the room. There was no complimentary map of New York, no access to newspapers, nothing even remotely friendly or welcoming in the place. Not the Empire I remember from all my trips to NY to go to the Met
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
Fair
Always love staying at the Empire. This time just wasn’t up to par
This is my 6th time to stay here. Our A/C didn’t work, so when they came to turn it on, it had to constantly run or it would completely shut off again.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8.3 out of 10
Very Good
Hotel is right across the street from Lincoln Center, steps from Columbus Circle and Central Park and a short walk to Times Square and 5th Avenue shopping. The hotel staff is very attentive and helpful.
The rooms are a little tired and warm, the could use some updating and refreshing.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 9.6 out of 10
Exceptional
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 7 out of 10
Good
The room was big, the bed was very comfortable.
Just wish the breakfast was a bit more dazzling for the money you pay. This breakfast does not have a lot of healthy choices for kids or adults. The room was comfortable and clean as far as bed sheets and pillows, the furniture such as chair and bed stands were beat up a bit. I wish all hotels would stop using fabrics you cant wipe down after each guest. My room had a chair made out of some 1970 or 1980, (fake suede I think) and God knows you can't clean that after each use. Fake leather or simply fashionable wood or metal would be a lot more user friendly and most of all sanitary for all chairs and couches and bed stands. The shower pressure needs to be looked into. But the location to the Opera, Ballet, Symphony is par excellent.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 6 out of 10
Pleasant
Location was just across the street from Lincoln Center. The subway station was less than a block away. Many restaurants in the area. A Starbucks was located just around the corner from the entrance of the hotel. It was great for a small breakfast if you didn't want to pay the otherwise high prices for breakfast in the hotel . The room was small, but very clean.
Since the hotel is located on Columbus and Broadway, there is a lot street traffic noise which even the double glass windows and heavy shades could do little to subdue, but it is New York and that is to be expected.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
Location is good.
A bit noisy.
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
Fair
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Fancy
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8.8 out of 10
Excellent
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 7.9 out of 10
Good
Clean room. Very friendly staff
The temperature in our room would not go below 74 degrees
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 5 out of 10
Fair
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 2.5 out of 10
Poor
Didn’t like the room Climate difficult, no view, tv awful, small room Not worth the money
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
The location and lobby decor
The room could use a lil renovation
stayed in March, 2020
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Exceptional
Guest reviews
leave blank if you would like to stay anonymous
Month Year
Your email address will NOT be displayed on the site!
score 10 is the highest. If you leave it at 0 please fill the comment field below
* mandatory fields
Send your review!
Thank you for your information!

Area information

    Airports Show all on map »

    • Port Auth Downtn Manhattan Wall St Hel - 5.03 mi
    • LaGuardia Airport - 5.67 mi
    • Teterboro Airport - 6.89 mi
    • Newark Liberty Intl Airport - 11.24 mi
    • John F Kennedy Intl Airport - 13.90 mi
    • Essex County Airport - 15.58 mi
    • Linden - 17.42 mi
    • Morristown Municipal Airport - 22.81 mi
    • Westchester County Airport - 24.94 mi
    • Republic - 29.82 mi

    Museums

      Art Galleries Show all on map »
      • International Sejong Soloists - 579 f
      • Museum of Biblical Art - 607 f
      • Rose Center for Earth and Space - 933 f
      • Art Students League of New York - 0.33 mi
      • Historic House Trust Of New York City - 0.56 mi

    Attractions/Entertainment

      Zoo Show all on map »
      • Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center - 0.56 mi
      • Central Park Zoo - 0.56 mi

    Other attractions

      National Parks Show all on map »
      • Dante Park - 801 f
      • Damrosch Park - 0.26 mi
      • Central Park Carousel - 0.56 mi
      Things to do Show all on map »
      • Jazz at Lincoln Center - 853 f
      • Mostly Mozart Festival - 995 f
      • NYC Visitors and Conventions Bureau - 0.56 mi
      Colleges and Universities Show all on map »
      • Juilliard School - 947 f
      • CUNY John Jay College Criminal Justice - 0.46 mi
      • Columbia University - 0.49 mi
      • William Alanson White Inst - 0.55 mi
      Theatres Show all on map »
      • Avery Fiscer Hall - 949 f
      • Alice Tully Hall - 1,010 f
      • Carnegie Hall Tours - 0.42 mi
      • Gershwin Theatre - 0.43 mi
      • August Wilson Theater - 0.55 mi
      Famous Streets Show all on map »
      • Columbus Circle - 1,018 f
      • 59th Street Columbus Circle - 0.20 mi
      • 57th Street - Midtown - 0.36 mi
      • Lincoln Center - 0.38 mi
      • Seventh Avenue - 0.52 mi
      Historical Buildings Show all on map »
      • William J Syms Operating Theater Roosevelt Hospital - 0.28 mi
      • Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center - 0.33 mi
      Attractions Show all on map »
      • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts - 0.29 mi
      • Times Square Visitors Center & Ed Sulliv - 0.53 mi
      • New York Citys Official Visitor Informat - 0.56 mi
      Monuments and Landmarks Show all on map »
      • Carnegie Hall - 0.40 mi
      • Ed Sullivan Theater - 0.50 mi
      • Grand Army Plaza - 0.56 mi
      Shopping Center Show all on map »
      • The Mall - 0.46 mi
      Stadiums, Arenas, and Racetracks Show all on map »
      • Roseland Ballroom - 0.52 mi
      Other Show all on map »
      • Josie Robertson Plaza - 1,028 f
      • 66th Street Lincoln Center - 0.23 mi
      • Milstein Plaza - 0.25 mi
      • The Julliard School - 0.25 mi
      • Samuel N Bennerson Playground - 0.40 mi
      • Wicked - 0.43 mi
      • West 59th Street Recreation Center - 0.43 mi
      • Wollman Rink - 0.44 mi
      • 72nd Street IND Eighth Avenue Line - 0.44 mi
      • Seventieth Street Playground - 0.51 mi
      • 72nd Street and Broadway at? Seventh Avenue Line - 0.53 mi
      • Pulitzer Fountain - 0.57 mi
      • Fifth Avenue BMT Broadway Line - 0.58 mi

The Empire Hotel

44 West 63rd Street, New York City, New York, 10023, United States