The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel

Hotel, Bar, and Cocktail Bar
Lincoln Square, New York
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  • Karin B.
    "Don't forget to get the Chuck Bass Cocktail at the lobby bar!"(11 Tips)
    Danielle C.
    "The Sobieski Cytron martini at the rooftop bar is to die for."(6 Tips)
    Lydia B.
    "Amazing trip for gossip girl fanatics!"(4 Tips)
    Daniel P W.
    "The lobby bar is an awesome place to have a drink &..."(5 Tips)
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  • Stu H.
    Stu HoodMarch 25
    Cozy but expansive lobby.
  • Maiara C.
    Gossip Girl
  • Lily
    LilyJanuary 16, 2016
    Standard fancy hotel
  • Juan M.
    Juan MunozSeptember 26, 2015
    Don't ever stay on the 11th floor unless you are able to fall asleep with high-decibel music.
  • Liana C.
    Liana CascianiJuly 17, 2015
    Haggle with the concierge to get a lower rate or upgrade with your room. If your Sicilian or Italian use it to bond!
  • Kikelomo T.
    Kikelomo TaiwoJuly 11, 2015
    Nice rooftop view but rooms are really tiny.
  • FRITZ f.
    This is an elegant hotel close to Lincoln Center & a short walk to Central Park. It is not cheap but heck, what is in NYC, right? But you are getting reasonable value here for what you pay for though.
  • Lydia B.
    Lydia BuckiusMay 25, 2015
    Amazing trip for gossip girl fanatics! Grand and dark lobby that reminds you of the one and only Chuck bass. Any girl will feel like Blair Waldorf when you arrive to the Empire Hotel.
  • SityGrl ✈.
    Lobby is a beauty. Room decor was not so great..
  • Damian B.
    Damian BayonaMay 3, 2015
    One of those rooftop bars that makes you feel like you are in the center of everything. Great views. Inside and outside seating areas.
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaFebruary 27, 2015
    The bar really does look like the sort of place that Chuck Bass would frequent/own. Xoxo
  • Terrell
    TerrellFebruary 10, 2015
    Free drink with Overtime RSVP
  • Gary B.
    Gary BarrettDecember 28, 2014
    The location is great, but it not worth the room cost. Small rooms with old decrepit finishing.
  • Claudia B.
    Claudia BoscardinSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Never accept the room 841, it feels like a closet and the AC does not work properly. The cleaning is very superficial. I will not go back to this hotel 😝
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJSeptember 3, 2014
    Sad the pool closed early but they had a good sense of humour and sent me an apology from chuck bass
  • Ece C.
    Ece CAugust 27, 2014
    Friendly people, great location, stylish hotel. Don't expect too much from their breakfast, you will only have bagels, pastries and classic corn flakes with paper containers and plastic cutlery.
  • Fekete A.
    Fekete AnnamáriaAugust 11, 2014
    Good hotel in the upper west side nyc.:) the view is good from the rooftop swimming pool.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GrahlAugust 6, 2014
    Every Gossip Girl fan should stay here while visiting the Big Apple. Nice comfy rooms and the view from the roof is amazing!
  • Dasha N.
    Dasha NovoseltsevaJuly 10, 2014
    HI, I'M CHUCK BASS
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrenizerJune 7, 2014
    Slooooooow elevators
  • Neal H.
    Neal HillApril 26, 2014
    There's a nice lounge on the second floor to relax. Bathroom... Wi-Fi... all the amenities of home!
  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 25, 2014
    The rooftop plunge pool at the Empire Hotel comes with private cabanas equipped with ceiling fans, LCD TVs, iPod docking stations with speakers, mini fridges, and telephones. Read more
  • Karin B.
    Karin BäcklundJanuary 13, 2014
    Great hotel with small but nice rooms, great restaurant and very friendly roof top club with a view to kill for! Don't forget to get the Chuck Bass Cocktail at the lobby bar!
  • Nouria B.
    Nouria BelhaddadDecember 24, 2013
    Charles bass, where do you hide ? 🙈
  • Barbara
    BarbaraNovember 20, 2013
    Very small rooms but well designed. Bigelow bath products. Mini-bar. The windows open for fresh air.
  • Ana N.
    Ana NajdovskaNovember 2, 2013
    I love this hotel, it makes me feel like im part of some GG scene
  • The Empire Hotel
    The Empire HotelOctober 21, 2013
    Enter your favorite picture of Central Park in our #CentralParkFoliage contest to win a FREE night! *Photo does not have to be original https://www.facebook.com/TheEmpireHotel/app_451684954848385
  • Alexandra P.
    Alexandra POctober 18, 2013
    Lobby bar is dog friendly!
  • Mohammad S.
    Mohammad SalawatiSeptember 25, 2013
    A non Free Wi-Fi 😒
  • Bruna V.
    Bruna ValençaSeptember 10, 2013
    The installations are perfect but the quality of the service needs improving. The people from the front desk are rude!
  • Adam L.
    Adam LipkinJuly 27, 2013
    Avoid. Location is great (and the staff are nice), but broken showers, maids who ignore "do not disturb" signs (and who "accidentally" walk off with electronic devices), and more plague this place.
  • Ed K.
    Ed KaczmarekJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beware - Room 1036 is a dead zone for wifi - no signal and they could not fix. Very dissappointing.
  • Anoud ..
    Anoud ..July 6, 2013
    Great location(near lincoln corner). I guess they have a club outside but there is 2 things I didn't like, 1:the elevators and slow and you have to wait 30 minutes. 2:the rooms are tiny:/
  • Jessica S.
    Jessica SwerseyFebruary 23, 2013
    Gorgeous lobby.
  • Daniella K.
    Daniella KaliadaJanuary 16, 2013
    Chuck Bass is near. xoxo, Gossip Girl
  • Roy B.
    Roy BNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Not recommended. All style, no substance. Old rooms with new wallpaper, often broken heat/AC and showers.
  • Kenneth T.
    Kenneth TiongNovember 16, 2012
    Incompetent hotel. A request for a knife at 812am only produced a knock at my door at 836am, after multiple calls saying I was in a hurry.
  • ✨Naveena A.
    ✨Naveena Abodha✨November 11, 2012
    Strongly recommended place :-)
  • Brittany S.
    Brittany StoneOctober 28, 2012
    Shitty old fashioneds
  • Danielle C.
    Danielle CopelandOctober 16, 2012
    The Sobieski Cytron martini at the rooftop bar is to die for.
  • Season C.
    Season CeaserOctober 7, 2012
    happiness today
  • Maybelline New York
    Maybelline New YorkSeptember 5, 2012
    What’s New York without a stylish rooftop soiree? Party like Chuck Bass right across from the shows at Lincoln Center.
  • Gianna W.
    Gianna WelchAugust 25, 2012
    No free wifi, but I'll let it slide this time.
  • 7lions
    7lionsJuly 25, 2012
    Empire State Of Mind Only
  • ✰ David M.
    Rooftop bar at sunset is very romantic
  • Phil K.
    Phil KamJune 30, 2012
    No shorts? Seriously in this 90 degree weather for a outdoor bar? For real shorts can be more stylish and chic than crotch showing bandage dresses these hoes are wearing. Skip this place. Next.
  • fumie
    fumieApril 26, 2012
    Where is Chuck Bass??? XOXO
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    HOT 97April 4, 2012
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  • Tauri L.
    Tauri LFebruary 16, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Junior Suite, well worth it for a long trip!
  • Giovanna D.
    Giovanna DFebruary 16, 2012
    Rooms are tiny!
  • Lee
    LeeFebruary 14, 2012
    The bouncers need to check their ego. You all work at a hotel not the white house!!!! Assholes!!!
  • China Grill Management
    China Grill ManagementJanuary 10, 2012
    Eat at Ed's Chowder House, Party at The Empire Hotel Rooftop!
  • Benjamin N.
    Benjamin NetterDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Probably the worst price vs. quality in town!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RobinsonNovember 28, 2011
    Chuck Bass sure picks his hotels in style, so enjoy the rooftop bar like any Bass should.
  • Sabine (Your Ambassadrice) d.
    XoXo, all the way from Amsterdam for Chuck ;)
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CaseOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No wonder Chuck Bass lives here. Even the cheapest room is amazing!
    Upvoted Feb 13
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GomezSeptember 4, 2011
    Very poor with regard to service. They manage their rooms like the Greek government. Bought a large block of rooms. Day 1 they had me sleeping in a room with a pullout bed. Day 2 cockroach in bathroom
  • Alejandro L.
    Alejandro LalindeJuly 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beds!
  • Alen T.
    Alen TapiaJuly 25, 2011
    xoxo..where is chuck??
  • Cocktails & Couture
    Cocktails & CoutureJuly 12, 2011
    The hotel lobby is breathtaking...great boutique hotel in a primo location. The bar in the lobby is comfortable and has a nice array of hard to find wines.
  • Daniel P W.
    Daniel P WallaceJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lobby bar is an awesome place to have a drink & Courtney at the front desk will get you a gym hook up.
  • Daniel P W.
    Daniel P WallaceJune 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lobby bar is an awesome place to have a drink & Courtney at the front desk will get you a gum hook up.
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Pucker up to one of Cosmo's Sexiest Cocktails: The Oral Pleasure. It's a juicy mix of blood orange puree, tequila, and pear liqueur served with a candy straw. Yum! Read more
  • pupe ☂.
    pupe ☂May 17, 2011
    Where is Chuck Bass? xoxo XD
  • David W.
    David WolfApril 7, 2011
    The drinks may not cheap but they are huge!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KloproggeMarch 24, 2011
    Want free Internet: use empire as username and upperwest63 as passcode. Got this from staff after pressing that their website states that there ia free Internet.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KloproggeMarch 24, 2011
    Want free Internet: use empire as username and upperwest63 as passcode. Got this from staff after pressing that their website states that there ia free Internet.o
  • Peter K.
    Peter KloproggeMarch 24, 2011
    Don't take a room on the 11th floor on Saturdays. The noise was so loud that the walls shake.
  • Wendy G.
    Wendy GMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure not to get a room next to the elevator! Rooms are small, and they have smoking/non-smoking ones!
  • 🌺💕CoRteZ💋💘
    Don the manager is rude! Housekeeping is hoooorible! $300 a night n not worth it
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaplerMarch 9, 2011
    The rooftop view is dope! Check it out.
  • dawn s.
    dawn spellerFebruary 16, 2011
    watch out for falling candles or you'll get wax in your hair
  • Jill P.
    Jill PowellFebruary 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Room service takes FOREVER!!!
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AndersonFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT lean back on the pillows on couches in the lobby bar,like everything else in the hotel they are falling apart and will leave you covered in feathers!
  • Rae A.
    Rae AndersonJanuary 29, 2011
    Lame excuse for room not being ready... Hotel sold out???!!!!
  • soul f.
    soul fourteenJanuary 10, 2011
    grow up and so hungry
  • Cheryl C.
    Cheryl ConteeDecember 8, 2010
    Modern yet comfortable design, nice rooftop bar and near Lincoln Center, Juilliard and Broadway. Recommended!
  • Mike E.
    Mike EsslOctober 17, 2010
    Do not check your laptop with the bellman. They might drop it on the corner and destroy it.
  • andrew r.
    andrew robertsonAugust 30, 2010
    Nice enough hotel, always a bore waiting for the busy lifts though
  • Heather
    HeatherAugust 11, 2010
    Waitresses are super slow so order even if your drink it's half full
  • Joonbug.com
    Joonbug.comMay 25, 2010
    Sex and the City Pary on the Roof Tuesday 5/25 @6 Read more
  • David G.
    David GielanJuly 20, 2009
    Go and have a drink on a Sunday night. Great place for a romantic date without all the stupid Jersey hoochies.
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FryMay 30, 2009
    Too packed and full of people I'd rather not associate with.
  • Eric L.
    Eric LeebowMarch 28, 2009
    Nice place to go on Thursdays.
  • Brad W.
    Brad WebbMarch 26, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the rooftop bar. Elevator in the lobby. Great staff!
  • zhenya
    zhenyaMarch 27, 2014
    хочу к чаку (
    Upvoted Mar 6
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