The super-convenient location just two minutes’ walk from Central Park
Getting a hot stone massage in-room rather than trekking to the spa
The sidewalk seating at Nice Matin, the hotel’s French restaurant
Complimentary wine hour every Thursday afternoon
What To Know
The gym is small, with just six machines
Guests receive a 15% discount at the restaurant
Parking on site
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Luxury neighborhood spot on the Upper West Side, with homey guest rooms, top-notch service, and a locally loved French restaurant
The hotel’s distinctive pink stone façade has been a beacon on the Upper West Side since 1904, and the Old World elegance remains. This is a neighborhood hotel, not a chain, and the number of locals who stop in to Nice Matin, the onsite French-Mediterranean restaurant, for wine or dinner is solid evidence. Guest rooms are cozy and lavish, with varied bedding and decorative pillows and drapes that create a home-like feeling; rooms also come with full-size work desks and every granite bathroom has a tub stocked with Aveda amenities. Room sizes can vary, so ask to see a few before you check in. The location, minutes from Central Park and family-friendly museums, is especially good for those traveling with kids, and the hotel has a number of suites that can sleep four; some with pullout sofas, some with two beds.
In the Area
The hotel’s spot on the affluent Upper West Side means that it’s surrounded by high-end boutiques, gourmet food shops and some of the city’s best restaurants. Stock up on sandwiches and coffee at famed deli Zabar’s, pick up a delectable lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster, and have a romantic rendezvous at the The Tangled Vine, a candlelit wine bar – all are just two blocks away Less than half a mile from the Hudson River on the west side (lunch at the Boat Basin Café, an alfresco restaurant open during warmer months, comes with great river views), the hotel is also just minutes from Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History, the largest of its kind in the world and home to some of the most spectacular dinosaur skeletons ever found. The park’s other attractions, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Central Park Zoo, are all within walking distance. The nearest subway stop is a block away.
The Lucerne Hotel
201 W 79th St
New York, New York 10024
How to Get There
The closest major airports to The Lucerne Hotel are:New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 9 km / 5.6 miNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 19.7 km / 12.2 miNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 22.6 km / 14.1 miThe preferred airport for The Lucerne Hotel is New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia). Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.