Get an overview of this hotelHotel in New York's Central Park neighborhood near Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts


Upper West Side style

This Upper West Side hotel is within 1 block of Central Park's lush greenery and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Columbus Circle is 4 blocks south.

Plunge outdoor pool overlooking park

The Empire's rooftop lounge offers expansive views of the Hudson River and Central Park. The lobby, with its stone floor and metal accents, pays tribute to the architecture of 1960s-era Lincoln Center.

Tropical rain shower

Guestrooms feature tropical rain showers with teak floors. Additional amenities include MP3 docking stations and large flat-panel TVs. A 24-hour business center is also available.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This New York hotel offers a superb location within a block of Central Park and Lincoln Center. The American Museum of Natural History is less than a mile north, and the Theater District is about a half-mile south. The Empire Hotel's seasonal rooftop plunge outdoor pool, with floor-to-ceiling windows and retractable roof, features expansive views of Central Park, Lincoln Center, and the Hudson River. Concierge service and a 24-hour business center are additional features of this hotel.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 426 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 
  • Fitness facilities 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 12.95 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Private bathroom 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Shower only 
  • Turndown service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Moore Food and Drink at The Empire Hotel - The restaurant offers traditional East Coast seafood fare.

Rooftop Lounge - Cocktails.

Nearby Things to Do

This Upper West Side, New York hotel features a seasonal rooftop pool with views of the Hudson River, Lincoln Center, and Central Park.

One block east, Central Park encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, rents rowboats and bicycles. The Wollman Rink offers ice-skating in the winter, the Victorian Gardens Amusement Park during the warmer months, and splendid views of the park and city year-round.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types


Pets allowed, Pet maximum weight in lb is 40

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


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We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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