The Empire Hotel’s large neon sign has been a neighborhood landmark for over 50 year now, but it wasn’t until a 2005 renovation that anyone would actually want to stay here. Now, it’s as swank as its surroundings (it’s right across the street from Lincoln Center), and even the smallest rooms have a feeling of luxury to them, with Rothko-like paintings on the wall, handsome leather and dark wood furnishings, and cushy beds. Because of the hotel’s 10-foot ceilings, even the smaller rooms feel spacious (though they’re only 205 square feet). This is also that rare NYC hotel to have a rooftop pool (it’s small, but usable) and a fun sun-tanning deck with cabanas. The only disappointment? The lilllipution bathrooms (though they do have rainfall shower heads).
New York City
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44 W 63rd St. (right off Broadway)
Our Rating Neighborhood Upper West Side Transportation Broadway and Columbus Ave.). Subway: 1 to 66th St.; A, B, C, D, or 1 to 59th St./Columbus Circle Phone 212/265-7400 Prices $176–$299 Amenities Restaurant, 2 bars, concierge, fitness center and spa, rooftop pool, free Wi-Fi Units 420 units Web site The EmpireBook a Room Now
Map44 W 63rd St. New York City
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