A warm welcome from lovely staff, clean rooms, relatively large for NYC, a pretty lobby, good workout facilities (plus, we were told that we could use the JCC nearby for a pool and larger facilities. Good to know). The breakfast was very nice too. The location was terrific, right on a subway line. I was very impressed and will likely stay when we return.
Traveller from Kentucky
This hotel is on Manhattan's Upper West Side, 4 blocks from Central Park, 10 blocks from Lincoln Center, and 2 miles from …More
Needed to be close to Symphony Space as my friend's son who lives in England was playing there Friday night. Easy for people to meet at hotel because it is close to subway, walk to great dining and walk to Symphony Space.
we loved that there is a kitchenette so we could go across the street to the best market in NYC for fresh fruits etc -- make our breakfast every day and with a wine shop next door could have an evening glass of wine as well -- close to museums and transportation - great bar in the building with a really good menu -- definitely go here
I love the Hotel Empire due to location and convenience of food and coziness. I used to stay here in the 80's 90's when it wasn't so nicely refurbished and I always liked it alongside the old Mayflower Hotel around the corner( no longer there:()
The staff at Emilire was cheery and helpful and upgraded me which always feels good. The room was tiny but perfect for my overnight. I loved my stay.
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.