The Lucerne Hotel in New York, NY

201 W 79th StNew York, NY 10024
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Experience the luxury of Manhattan’s Upper West Side at the Lucerne Hotel. The storied building was built in 1904 and has undergone multi-million dollar renovations to provide guests with a better stay. Guestrooms feature spacious workspaces, plush bedding, and WiFi access, while hotel amenities include valet parking, spa services, in-room dining, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Important Information

You must present a photo ID and E-ticket when checking in. A credit card is required for deposit upon check-in. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Valet parking is available for an additional fee.
  • Located near several Upper West Side destinations including Central Park.
  • Never miss a notification with WiFi access.
  • Experience the life of luxury with 24/7 room service and modern amenities.
  • Make reservations at the adjoining, four-star restaurant, Nice Matin NYC.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Inside Corridors
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Restaurant on Property
  • Porter/Bellman
  • Babysitting/Childcare
  • Valet Parking
  • Concierge Services
  • Parking (surcharge)
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Complimentary Newspapers
  • Dry Cleaning/Laundry Services
  • Smoke-free Property
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from The Lucerne Hotel
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 12:00pm

Property Location
With a stay at The Lucerne Hotel in New York (Upper West Side), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Central Park and Beacon Theater. This 4-star hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from American Museum of Natural History and 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Lincoln Center.

Make yourself at home in one of the 196 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Relax and unwind with massages and facials. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Enjoy a meal at the restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and express check-in. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Phil H
Brighton, United Kingdom
"Old-fashioned - in a good way"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 17, 2020 NEW
The Lucerne is a lovely old building, in a great location on the Upper West Side, close to Central Park and with lots of great shops, restaurants and delis nearby, plus very close to the 79th St subway. The rooms are a decent size, warm, cosy and nicely furnished in an old-fashioned style, the bathrooms being particularly nice with lots of marble. Evetything was very clean, and the rooms were made up nicely every day. It made a great base for a winter break, not cheap but worth it.
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"Misled by Staff - Bugs"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 11, 2020 NEW
My family stayed at this hotel in February 2019. The location of the hotel was great and the room was nice, except for the three cockroaches that turned up over four days. We alerted the Director of the Front Office who, unprompted, offered that if we were to come again, he'd like to extend us a free night or discount. He gave us his card, and we thanked him. We appreciated the gesture! Fast forward to this week. We called the hotel to see if they could accommodate us for one night in February. We mentioned the offer from the Front Office to the reservations team. The rep said, "Yes, I see notes about the problems with your stay, but there's no name of a hotel employee here, and no mention of a free night or discount ... so there's nothing I can do for you." We decided to call the Front Office directly to see what they could do. We called three days ago, left a message. No reply. We called again a day later, left a message. No reply. So we booked our upcoming stay at the Moxy Chelsea. In sum, we didn't really mind the bugs that much. This is New York after all. Something could have happened beyond the hotel's control. The poor customer service was in the hotel's control, however. As a result of our overall experience through this week, we couldn't possibly recommend others stay at the Lucerne. p.s. The photo shows one of the little friends who visited us.
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"Authentic New York experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2020 NEW
The hotel is cozy and great location in upper west side , walking distance to natural history museum as well as Central Park. Sarabeth and Carmine are also nearby. During our stay, Chris was exceptionally well mannered and very helpful for all our enquiries. Thank you Chris.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
"Great place to stay in NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
This is a great location, with a good restaurant next door (nice matin) to boot. The Natural History Museum and planetarium a few blocks in one direction and a major subway line a block in the other director. The staff at this hotel really go out of their way to make guests' stays enjoyable.
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
Great hotel in a nice neighbourhood with lots of local places to eat. Perfect for exploring NYC but in a quieter area. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. We booked a family room and got an upgrade to one of a really good size. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lucerne Hotel

Is the hotel pet-friendly?
No. Only service animals are welcome.

Can I reserve a smoking room?
No. The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Guests caught violating this policy are subject to a fee at the hotel management’s discretion.

Does the hotel have WiFi?
Yes. Guests receive WiFi access.

Does the hotel serve a complimentary breakfast?
No. However, guests may purchase breakfast from the onsite restaurant, Nice Matin NYC. Guests at The Lucerne Hotel can enjoy a 15% discount on breakfast.

Does the hotel have a restaurant?

Does the hotel have a pool?

Does the hotel have a fitness center? 

Is parking available?
Yes, valet parking is offered for $55 per day.

Will my room have a safe?

Will my room include a microwave and mini-fridge?
Suites have mini-fridges.

Does the hotel offer a shuttle service?

Is room service available?

Is there a resort fee?
Yes. The resort fee of $22.95 per accommodation, per night, which covers:

  • Fitness center
  • Business center/Computer access
  • Internet
  • Phone Calls
  • Faxes
  • Concierge/Valet service

What is the minimum age to check-in?
Guests must be at least 18 years old to check-in.

Can I request a rollaway bed or crib?
Rollaway beds are not available. Cribs are offered on a first come, first served basis.