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Welcome to the Empire Hotel

A Classic New York Experience on the Upper West Side

Residing at the Gateway to Upper West Side, The Empire Hotel reflects the earthy tones and modernism of our illustrious nearby neighbors, Central Park and Lincoln Center. Step past our Art Deco façade to find yourself greeted by bold and glamorous interiors with the vibe of a retro NYC lounge from the 1960s. Checking in, you are warmly welcomed by our friendly & professional Empire Hotel Team whose attentive, personalized hospitality makes you feel like you are at a home away from home, it is more than a hotel.

Whether business or leisure brings you to NYC, we go beyond merely providing a place to stay and deliver the Manhattan experience. You will find more than just great hotel deals here. With three subway stations steps away from our front door and the World’s Stage of Performing Arts next door at Lincoln Center (The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center) this is your key to the city.  

As a retreat from the New York City bustle and energy, our hotel immerses you in relaxing ambiance and luxurious comfort after a day of travel, meetings or city exploration. Each guestroom is an inviting yet sophisticated space with geometrically patterned carpeting and wall coverings complemented by deluxe bedding and bathroom amenities.

For a nightcap or happy hour, take in glimpses of the Upper West Side skyline and Central Park with alfresco cocktails at our 12th floor Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge. During our summer season, join us poolside at the only 4 star, outdoor plunge pool lounge in the Upper West Side, and take a selfie in front of our iconic, nostalgic Empire Hotel sign.

Welcome to your NYC pied-a-terre, combining big city energy with a warm hospitality touch to ensure a top-notch NYC experience.

Featured Amenities

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Rooftop Pool

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Free Wi-fi

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Rooftop Bar + Lounge

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Fitness Center

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Advance Purchase

BOOK EARLY AND SAVE!

Up to 20% off when you pay for your room in advance.

Stay with Friends or Family with a 2 bedded room at the Empire Hotel

Stay Longer and Save

STAY 4 NIGHTS AND SAVE 15%

Stay Longer, Save More. Enjoy extra time in NYC and reap the rewards.

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Appointed Accommodations

Retro chic and sophisticated, yet warm and inviting, our beautifully appointed Rooms and Suites are the perfect urban retreat.

City Views from Way Up

@ The Empire Rooftop Bar


Sip cocktails, grab a bite, and catch amazing NYC skyline views from our rooftop bar, under our iconic neon Hotel Empire sign.  

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Your Next Gathering

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Whether you’re planning a celebration, sales conference, wedding or any other milestone event calling for a touch of NYC, The Empire Hotel is the place. 

Centrally Located

In the Heart of New York City