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The Lucerne Hotel

201 W. 79th St., New York, NY 10024 40.783179 -73.978337
at Amsterdam Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-875-1000 | Fax: 212-721-1179 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel, Family-Friendly, Good for Business Travelers, Historic New York

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Sample Room Rates

Superior doubles and queens, $210-$485; deluxe king, $240-$535; deluxe queen suite, $310-$585; deluxe king suite, $330-$620

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at 79th St.


  • On Premise Parking
  • Valet Parking

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Gym Passes
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • WiFi service


The inviting, classically styled lobby of the Lucerne sets the tone for this restored landmark building, initially constructed in 1904 as a dorm for Columbia University students and reopened in 1995. The Upper West Side spot still holds a strong appeal for academics and professionals, and families, since Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Hayden Planetarium, are all only two blocks away. Climate-controlled rooms are tech-savvy: data ports, wireless Internet access, Web TV, and Nintendo are available for a fee. Rooms facing the U-shaped building’s courtyard avoid the street noise, while those on the upper floors facing west get a view of the Hudson. The airy, adjoining restaurant Nice Matin serves a French-Mediterranean menu along with an excellent wine selection and creative cocktails. In warm weather, the sidewalk terrace offers choice seats for people-watching.


The neighborly Upper West Side surroundings, fantastic sights and convenient services make for an easy trip. It’s easy to stay active, too—the hotel has an exercise room, provides discount passes to Equinox (two blocks away), and is close to Central Park’s jogging paths.

The visual style and bourgeois neighborhood may be too staid for some.

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