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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We loved this hotel. It look a little dated, but the rooms were comfortable and clean (we stayed in a one-br suite), the staff is friendly and the service was great. The location is perfect for families, as it is within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History, playgrounds in Central park and a subway station. There are also...

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 5 May 2014

This was a lovely hotel with some glamor in the decor. Our room was higher up and we never heard other guests in the evening. Found the beds firm and comfortable, although the pillows were too soft. The price was good for the quality of the hotel, the front staff was helpful as were the doormen. As two women traveling,...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Our second visit - definitely better to go for the upper floors [ 8-11 ] - for the views and if possible a corner room. The lifts are a little slow - and Ice is on 2nd floor .... but apart from that clean, well furnished and quiet. Electric supply is all 'under the tables or behind chests' ..... Wifi...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments. We're so glad you came back to visit us, and enjoyed your stay and our neighborhood. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Croydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We booked the Lucerne wanting a hotel walkable from the Metropolitan Opera House. This fitted the bill perfectly. Our room was on the 7th floor, relatively away from the ever-present NY street noise. One night we did get some noise from a boisterous family next door through the room, but the hotel were very helpful about it and confirmed they...

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Cheshire, CT
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We love this place! Great location. Very friendly staff. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. A concierge on site is helpful and friendly. This is a great size hotel -- a real gem on the UWS that welcomes us with warmth and charm!

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Lucerne. I'm happy that you found our staff friendly and helpful, and our location idea.. We hope to see you again soon!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed a week in April and the hotel was a decent standard, the staff friendly and helpful and the location good. What let it down was that windows of our room were filfthy and didn't shut very well, meaning earplugs were required at night as New York streets are very noisy. Also there was a large gap under the...

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NewYorkHotel, General Manager at The Lucerne Hotel, responded to this review

I'm very disappointed to hear that you didn't have a good experience with us. It is very important to us to exceed the expectations of our guests and we are always striving to do so. I appreciate you taking the time to articulate your stay. I would like the opportunity to discuss it with you further in order to do...

Bennington, Vermont
Reviewed 1 May 2014

but not my favorite on the UWS.. The Lucerne is a little dated..though rooms ok small lobby attached to Nice Matin restaurant.. Great location for attraction access to UWS Central Park, Museum of Natl History, etc.. The first room they gave us was dark and reminiscent of my poor working student days in NYC When I checked if there was...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 May 2014

This is a nice small hotel on the Upper West Side. The lobby is very comfortable. I didn't want to stand up after sitting in the oh-so-comfortable couch after a long day walking around the city. Check in time is late, 4:00 p.m., which is inconvenient. The front desk clerk was not friendly or welcoming. When I asked for her...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We always stay at the Lucerne when we come to NYC. When you can find a hotel anywhere that is clean, well located and has Friendly Helpful staff such as Ross and others you have to stay with it. The lobby, rooms and related amenities are all presented with understated style/elegance for a hotel of this class and location.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We loved this hotel - it is old, but very clean. It has been updated and I feel that it is very classy, in an old fashioned sense. The staff was very friendly, including the doormen, who helped us up and down the stairs with our baby's stroller. They always held the door, helped us with our luggage, of course,...

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Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lucerne offers New York City visitors luxury accommodations in the heart of Manhattan's posh Upper West Side. The Lucerne's building is a treasured landmark built in 1904 that recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The result is European-inspired architectural charm combined with sophisticated and modern accommodations. The Lucerne's guestrooms and suites represent the ultimate in comfort. Featuring full-size work desks, plush bedding, this luxury Manhattan hotel caters to your every need. Business and leisure travelers will appreciate The Lucerne's complimentary high-speed WiFi and printing services. It's no wonder then that The New York Times' review of The Lucerne proclaimed: "Service unrivalled." Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel's Nice Matin restaurant and sidewalk cafe, a popular destination beloved by both locals and tourists. Every Thursday evening, wind down with some wine during The Lucerne's complimentary wine hour, located in the hotel lobby. The Lucerne is just a short subway ride to Lincoln Center and walking distance of the American Museum of Natural History, The Children's Museum of Manhattan, Columbus Circle, Riverside Park, Central Park, and several fine restaurants, specialty boutiques, and cafes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lucerne Hotel

Address: 201 West 79th Street, New York City, NY 10024-6200
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: $238 - $572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lucerne Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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Also Known As:
Lucerne Hotel New York City
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in New York City
#46 Family Hotel in New York City
#62 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#95 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#96 Business Hotel in New York City
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“Try to get a view of Central Park”
 of 5 bubbles 422murrays, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the corner fac9ing West 79th Street are sunny and have a nice view.”
 of 5 bubbles 605allysonc, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room 915 has some residual elevator noise.”
 of 5 bubbles eff360, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The desk advises that you can request a room with a view when you make a reservation”
 of 5 bubbles dalm0m, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“interior or high floor if you are worried about street noise”
 of 5 bubbles JallyGal, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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