Really enjoyed this hotel. Here's the bottom line. If you want a good location, clean room, and a place to sleep, this is a great option. Rooms are tiny, bathroom is tiny, but it's clean and gets the job done. Staff were friendly. Walk to Central Park. Grab a cab and go anywhere in the city. Subway is close too. I travel a lot and typically stay in Marriotts. Went budget this time and it worked.
Stayed at Nylo over Thanksgiving. Selected this hotel because it was near my daughter and was pleasantly surprised. We had a Queen deluxe room and the room was huge. Comfortable and clean. The lounge, lobby, bar area were charming .Chec-in/ out was a breeze, staff very helpful and service in our rooms wonderful. Would definitely stay at Nylo again.
The hotel is in a great location! Restaurants and coffee houses right down the street. 2 blocks from Central Park and 1 block from the subway entrance, which takes about 20 min to get to midtown Manhattan. Friendly staff and Newley remodeled, clean rooms. The room was very small (almost like a room on a cruise ship) but it was comfortable, clean and very quiet. Did the trick for me!
Enjoy the exotic surroundings - Starbucks next door and McDonald half a block away, for those with withdrawal from packaged food. Real restaurants with multiple ethic choice surround the hotel. You can have a different cultural experience at each meal, including a watch them make your sandwich Deli just beyond the subway and Ronald McDonald. <- I used these as landmarks. There are 6 Starbucks between 86th Street subway exit and the hotel - I know from experience.
Staff provides assistance with luggage, no elevator. The staff is courteous and helpful with your questions about town. After check out luggage hold service is available for touring before your departure.
Upper West side urban residential environment with great public transportation. Subway is within a block- 103 Street station (NOT the 86th Street station *^!) to Times Square and to the Cloisters. Easy to get to downtown (42nd street direction and Penn Station) at rush hour; most everyone else going home. Bus service to the East side (Met Museum, etc.) is three blocks away. Central Park is a short walk and Riverside Park is the next block over. Dog walkers and dogs that know it is their town, so, say hello.
This was our 2nd stay at The Lucerne. We stayed in a suite, which was very comfortable, warm, & clean. The room was a pleasure to come back to, when you have been out all day sight seeing. The staff were very helpful & polite. We would certainly stay here again, when we visit New York again. Thanks to everyone who made out trip special.
Some bemoan that the Upper West Side has become a version of the Upper East Side. Case in point: Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center, one of New York’s priciest real estate. The Upper West Side includes the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, and Columbia University. Harlem, the legendary African American neighborhood, lies north and caps Manhattan.