Fodor's Expert Review The Lucerne

201 W. 79th St., at Amsterdam Ave., New York, New York, 10024, USA

Service is the strong suit at this landmark-facade hotel, whose exterior has more pizzazz than the predictable guest rooms decorated with dark-wood reproduction traditional furniture and chintz bedspreads. Health-conscious adults appreciate the small but adequate gym. Downstairs, the bistro Nice Matin is a popular draw (ask about a guest discount). The affluent residential neighborhood has an impressive array of boutiques and gourmet-food shops, and the American Museum of Natural History is a short walk away.

PROS

  • close to Central Park and American Museum of Natural History
  • near good shopping and dining
  • friendly staff

CONS

  • inconsistent room size
  • decor a bit outdated
  • few nightlife options in neighborhood

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
HistoricalFamily
Quiet
Central
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-875–1000 | 800-492–8122

HOTEL DETAILS

202 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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