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Stellar Location midtown; OK room; Parking on the street nearby if you are out by 08:0; that was fine by me. . Small rooms with large king bed. Get rid of the desk or the luggage holder. The hotel was on strike, so I guess I need to cut them some slack. So I will. Fashionable and trendy lobby leads you to old service style elevators. They are not very clean nor is the carpet in your room. (I hate when your feet turn black on the bottom when walking around) . What I will not forgive is that on the hottest days of July 2017 the pool was closed. Not just one day but for all of my five days. I only suggested this hotel to my wife and moved from the Aloft because it had a pool. This was very disappointing. The room decor is defiantly from the 80’s or 90’s and could use a sprucing up. (Grandma Mary style) AC in the room was a 4 on a scale of 1-10. Many times at night it seemed like it stopped blowing cold air and it was just hot air blowing inside. It was also noisy! The top to the unit was rusted and disgusting and when you walked around the unit the carpet was wet from leak and condensation. The Coffee service in the room was a nice surprise but they did not replace the coffee or creamer each day. I guess you get one cup a week. Bathrooms are really small. The sink and toilet might be joined as you can rest your arm on the sink while on the toilet, that is how close one is to the other. The shower was nice and included a rain showerhead and the water pressure was fine for an old building. I did not get fresh shampoo of lotion to replace the empty ones, and the towels were in short supply. The Empire Hotel has a great location in midtown. Located right at Lincoln Center and two blocks to Central Park, shopping, restaurants abound and this is a great reason for selecting this hotel Parking was ok on the street when arriving after 8:00 PM as long as you move your car before 8:00 AM DAILY. Do watch the signs carefully. I would not return to this hotel in Manhattan. Pricing is erratic and changes daily. They try to squeeze every dollar out of you ( the long stay) and then offer low rates to everyone else at the last minute. ( I know, common practice) There are better hotel choices in town. I liked the bars on the top floor, great views and supper trendy set up. JP Clark Steak Restaurant is located on the corner of this iconic building; Great for a good meal!
The hotel had been chosen for me so I wasn't sure what to expect given the reviews. The staff was fine -- not overly friendly but they did their job. The hotel is a bit dark, especially the hallways, which have a quirky 1970s wallpaper. The room as well was dark, but not so bad when I raised the curtains to their maximum. While I first felt cheated by having in inward facing room, I reframed and realized this would be much quieter than having a room facing the street. I slept with the window open about 6 inches...The room itself was functional -- not large though not small. Though it was dated, it was clean (which is my main concern). The bathroom as well was small, but functional. It served my needs -- the towels were more than decent and amenities were better than average.I can't say whether I was lucky or whether it was a matter of lowered expectations, but my stay was very good.
Much has been written, both good & bad, about the Empire. So first things first, the rooms are small; they fit a double bed, a small desk and some wardrobe space. The ensuite is equally tiny. But if you don't mind that - and I didn't - then the Empire has a lot going for it: great location, lovely rooftop bar and helpful staff. If you like room to roam your bedroom it's probably not for you but if you're looking for somewhere classy with a bed to sleep in and space to store luggage while exploring the city, I would recommend
The Hotel location is terrific, across from Lincoln Center. All the good ends there. The hotel information and reception is so horrible. They are nasty, unhelpful and down right rude. There is no return information. Impossible to speak to a person. Everything is voicrmail. The Departments do not speak to each other. If you have a problem billing if off sight so they send you back to the hotel where it is only voicemail. Ed's Chowder House is worth a try but the hotel book elsewhere.
Dear TripAdvisor,I recommend the Empire Hotel and Aleksandra behind the front desk— she made an upgrade happen for me and I am SO grateful to her!!Centrally located and with such helpful employees the Empire is a great bet!Sincerely,Geri Walther
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Empire HotelNew York,United States
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44 West 63rd Street, New York City, NY 10023
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