4.4 out of 5

"I came to New York for a teaching conference and had never been in the big city before. Staying at the Lucerne made everything easier. It is only a ... " More

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Hotel Description

A romantic stay in New York awaits you at The Lucerne Hotel. You'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Barney's and 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from Lincoln Center. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant, a health club, and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and all 196 rooms feature free WiFi, free newspapers, and in-room massages. Additionally, 24-hour room service, safes, and hair dryers are available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with facials and mani/pedis. Conference space, a business center, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily. There's also the convenience of valet parking.

Attractions within a 30-minute walk of this 4-star Upper West Side hotel include Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall.

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$144 per night

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Lucerne Hotel ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Comfort and Convenience

Pros: I loved the affordable small suites since I was required to stay with a colleague who was on a different sleeping schedule.
Cons: Room smelled like it had many years ago been a smoking room but had been refurbished to be non smoking.
Location: Only steps away from the subway #1 line and Broadway. Everything you need on the sidewalk around the entrance.
I came to New York for a teaching conference and had never been in the big city before. Staying at the Lucerne made everything easier. It is only a block from a subway station and has a lot of restaurants, cafes, and markets within steps of its front door. I felt lucky that I had such a nice, quiet, and beautiful room to come back to at the end of each long day. Many of my friends stayed in competing hotels and, for the price, I felt this hotel was the best for comfort, convenience, beauty, and service. I will return!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great Upper West Side Location

My stay at The Lucerne Hotel was wonderful! The only reason I didn't rank the hotel staff 5 stars was because our room wasn't cleaned one day. (We did not have the Privacy Please tag on the door.) However, when I called that evening to request fresh towels, a housekeeping director came to our room and did a quick refresh with towels and coffee supplies. The room was bright, spacious, and very comfortable. The location is outstanding, an easy walk to museums and Central Park. There are many charming restaurants and cafes within a few blocks. I will definitely want to stay there again.

Posted by , from nashville, tn on Mar 24, 2017

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4 out of 5

I love the area...and the hotel is comfortable.

The air conditioning went out both nights that we stayed in our room. That was a problem as the outside temperature was close to 90 degrees. The manager did discount our room by $25/day. That seemed a reasonable accommodation.

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

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5 out of 5

luxury, cleanliness, comfort and convenience

Pros: Excellent restaurant on-site. Free NY Times daily. Friendly and welcoming staff. Well supplied fitness center. Turn down service and chocolate :)
Cons: Coffee supplies in room could be more generous. There were four of us and we only ever had 2 mugs, K-cups and fixings.
Location: Discount at overnight parking garage across the street, short walk to The Natural History Museum, and quick taxi ride to The Met and Broadway shows
We arrived prior to the 4 pm check-in, but were quickly accommodated by Chris. When we realized our room was a little too close to a noisy construction site, he willingly relocated us. Our room was luxurious, spacious and offered fresh air and a fabulous view of the city.

Posted by , from Ipswich MA on Aug 20, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great location with access to everything

Pros: Location, space and ease.
Cons: n/a
Location: Selection of restaurants within surrounding blocks. Just steps away from The Beacon Theatre.
We had a wonderful time. The hotel staff were extremely accommodating. Our stay was fabulous.

Posted by , from New York on Jun 27, 2016

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3 out of 5

Most unwelcome arrival experience ever!

Pros: The location, the updated bathroom, the restaurant (Nice Matin), which is wonderful.
Cons: The rooms could be cleaner, supplies (like soap) available. The staff could certainly be more civil.
Location: It's a great neighborhood, very easy to reach by car and near museums and Central Park. Wish my stay had been more pleasant. Will look elsewhere now.
I was greeted by the desk manager who informed me that because of a "problem with a room" I would be transported to another hotel, even though I had a confirmed reservation at the Lucerne for two nights and had already had turned over my car to valet parking. It took fifteen minutes of argument (and finally threats to share my very unhappy experience with a prominent New York City cultural leader) before a room was automatically "found." The manager was sarcastic, unpleasant, and dismissive. Perhaps because I was a woman traveling alone. Obviously the hotel overbooks and shunts off reserved guests to lesser hotels when they can get away with it. Will not book here again because there is no guarantee of a room, even with a confirmed booking.

Posted by , from Amherst, MA on May 13, 2016

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4 out of 5

Great location. Excellent shopping and restaurants

Pros: Comfortable and convenient with adjoining restaurant.
Cons: Slight musty odor in the hallway..
Quiet comfortable room in a n excellent location.

Posted by on May 13, 2016

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5 out of 5

Relaxing weekend

Pros: Location, great bed, helpful staff, quiet room.
Cons: How about a mini fridge.
Location: Umm, its NYC. Park and Natural History museum are steps away. No shortage of restaurants in the neighborhood.
A weekend in NY, relaxing? It was at the Lucerne! Everything was easy and comfortable. First of all, the location is delightful in the heart of the upper west side, a neighborhood that I love far from the tourist craziness of midtown. Plenty of coffee shops, restaurants and of course Zabar's, Fairway and Citarella, and less than one block to the 79th st subway stop. On arrival I handed my car keys to the doorman to valet park and went up to our spacious room with wonderful, comfortable king bed. Our room faced the interior of the block which meant no view but perfectly quiet, and we were quite happy with that. The room had a Keurig with a few capsules. A mini fridge would have been nice. Right off the lobby is a popular bistro called Nice Matin where I had a wonderful breakfast. The staff was always courteous and helpful. Over all the Lucerne helped make our weekend enjoyable and relaxing, and we definitely plan to stay there again the next time we come to the city.

Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

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4 out of 5



Posted by on Jan 12, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel in very convenient location.

Very convenient location to subway for easy access to all NYC attractions and shopping. Felt safe to take subway day and night. Wonderful dining with 15% discount available. Helpful consierage. Bathroom fixtures arranged for tall people. Room size was adequate. Would have been nice to have a hotel bar.

Posted by , from Jackson, Wi on Sep 20, 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and limo/town car service. Public spaces have free WiFi. A health club, spa services, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly The Lucerne Hotel. Parking is available for a fee. This 4-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 196 guestrooms or units
  • 13 levels
  • Built in 1904
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (23.8 km / 14.8 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (4.6 km / 2.9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

The Lucerne Hotel offers 196 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily.

The Lucerne Hotel has a restaurant on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

The Lucerne's top-floor fitness room offers cardio machines, free weights, and flat-screen TVs. The city and the Hudson River are visible from some machines. Central Park, two blocks east of the hotel, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting.

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, offers rowboat and bicycle rentals. The Wollman Memorial Skating Rink has ice-skating in the winter.

Beautiful Riverside Park, three blocks west of the hotel, features a wide, paved path along the Hudson River. The park also offers a waterfront café, playgrounds, and complimentary use of kayaks on summer weekends. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near this New York hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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
  • Only service animals are allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 3.5 and USD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 45 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 55 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.