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Empire Hotel

4-star4 stars
44 W 63rd StNew YorkNY10023United States of America

4-star hotel with 2 bars/lounges, near Central Park
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Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
Pool should be renewed
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Empire Hotel

from £118
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds

What’s around Empire Hotel


  • In Upper West Side
  • Central Park (1-minute walk)
  • Barney's (19-minute walk)
  • Broadway (21-minute walk)
  • Rockefeller Center (23-minute walk)
  • Times Square (23-minute walk)
  • Bloomingdale's (23-minute walk)
  • Macy's (31-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 27-min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 30-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 33-min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 38-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 41-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 45-min drive
  • New York Penn Station 13-min drive
  • Weehawken Lincoln Harbor Station 16-min drive
  • New York 23rd St. Station 17-min drive
  • 59 St. - Columbus Circle Station 4-min walk
  • 66 St. - Lincoln Center Station 4-min walk
  • 57 St. - 7 Av Station 8-min walk
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

About Empire Hotel

4-star Upper West Side hotel near Lincoln Center

Near Columbus Circle

Empire Hotel is on West 63rd Street, in New York City's Upper West Side, and a 1-minute walk from opera, classical music, and ballet at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Columbus Circle subway station, 5 minutes on foot, can connect you to the rest of the city.

Afternoon in Central Park

Art awaits at MoMA, a 20-minute stroll away, while a 3-minute walk takes you to Central Park, with its winding pathways and stellar views of surrounding skyscrapers. You can enjoy a quiet moment by the park's Bethesda Fountain, then watch sea lions frolic at the Central Park Zoo. Concierge services are available to help you make a decision on where to visit.

Rooftop lounge with a view

The Empire Hotel features 2 lounges. A seasonal outdoor pool is available.

Italian linens, WiFi

Italian linens and sophisticated design distinguish the 426 guestrooms, and bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads and toiletries by C.O. Bigelow®. You can choose a snack from the minibar and watch premium channels on the flat-screen TV; WiFi is available, too.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 426 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 11 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 40 lb


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Valet parking *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay films
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Empire Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Empire Hotel New York
  • Empire Hotel
  • Empire New York
  • Hotel Empire


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September.
  • Pool access available from 10 AM to 9 PM.
  • Optional extras

    Valet parking costs USD 60 per day

    Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

    Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 125 per accommodation, per stay

    WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 12.95 per night (rates may vary)

    WiFi is available in public areas for USD 9.95 per night (rates may vary)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    Recent reviews

    Good 7.2 From 2,078 reviews

    Empire Hotel
    Very Good8.0
    A place l always go back to!
    I love this hotel because it works, it’s position is amazing, the staff is there for you, it’s unpretentious thus friendly and comfortable- it feels like home!
    Karine, gb1 night trip
    Empire Hotel
    Great location, but dated
    Room was in need of a revamp. Wood chippings coming off the bathroom door. Windows dirty. The radiator wouldn’t switch off, therefore room was like a sauna and when I asked for help from reception I had no assistance.
    A Traveller, gb1 night trip
    Empire Hotel
    Old & Dated...!!
    The location was great...great lobby & bar area...but our room on the 6th floor was incredibly small...cramped bathroom with leaking shower hose & paint flaking from the woodwork.. old AC unit very noisy & a tiny hanging space for clothes..$5:00 for a small bottle of water...! Good points/ 2x double WiFi Helpful staff... No Airport service from hotel..
    Noel, gb1 night trip
    Empire Hotel
    Average, needs a lot of updating, poor breakfast
    A dimly lit hotel located 2 blocks from Central Park, 5 Blocks from 5th Avenue, 1 block from the MTA System. We stayed 1 week here and while the hotel was comfortable I would not stay again unles I needed the exact location which I do not as I can walk or take the MTA almost anywhere in NYC. The breakfast is pretty bad, there are plenty of breakfast options locally that are better ranging from food carts, cafes and $50 restaurants. House keeping should be commended as they do a very good job so if your looking for a clean bed and shower than this place is ok. Finally do not expect a swimming pool, the pictures of the pool deck are “Fake news” as the President would say. It is 2 meters by 5 meters and filled with cloudy lemonade coloured water.
    paul, gb7 night trip
    Empire Hotel
    Great service
    Really pleased with how the staff acted and the offer of an upgrade on the room due to not being able to use the pool. Only issues was that the air con had to be either on or off, no option to control the temperature
    Laura, gb7 night trip with friends

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