Convenient location steps from Central Park, Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center
The rooftop bar, lounge and pool with killer views of the west side
Four blocks from five subway lines
What To Know
Not great for kids as the hotel is home to two happening bars and a rooftop lounge
Sounds from the rooftop scene and city streets can carry through to rooms
The rooftop pool is open from May to September
Staff are happy to help but have a New York attitude
Parking on site
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Modern sleep steps from Lincoln Center, with a seasonal pool and sceney rooftop bar
The contemporary Empire Hotel, conveniently located just across from Lincoln Center, is a perfect pick for out-of-towners who want to stay Uptown but also get the buzzy vibe usually reserved for properties in lower Manhattan. The two-story Art Deco lobby, jazzed up with fierce but fashionable animal-print throw pillows and plush banquets in the busy bar, sets a sexy tone. The custom furnishings, fixtures and fabrics make all 422 rooms feel like sexy apartments (some of which are small for New York standards): woody wallpaper, ebony accents, and walnut floors pay homage to nearby Central Park, while soothing teak bathrooms and rainfall showers offset the otherwise dramatic décor. Keep an eye on the city that never sleeps even when you’re in your room via live video feeds of Columbus Circle and the Lincoln Center Fountain available on two channels on rooms’ flat screen TVs. The hotel’s 12th-floor rooftop bar, easily recognized by its iconic neon “Hotel Empire” sign, is a popular pick for visitors and locals alike thanks to stunning city views and well-mixed cocktails, while a seasonal pool deck offers hotel guests a respite from the bustle of the city. When hunger strikes, casual onsite eatery Ed's Chowder House offers East Coast fare (lobster rolls, crab cakes, oysters) plus signature cocktails including the refreshing Upper West Aperitif with vodka, muddled orange, mint leaf, and ginger ale.
The closest major airports to Empire Hotel are:New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 9.3 km / 5.8 miNewark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 18.7 km / 11.6 miNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 22 km / 13.7 miThe preferred airport for Empire 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.