4-star Upper West Side hotel with an outdoor pool, near Lincoln Center Near Columbus Circle Empire Hotel is on West 63rd Street, in New York City’s Upper West Side, and a 1-minute walk from opera, classical music, and ballet at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Columbus Circle subway station, 5 minutes on foot, can connect you to the rest of the city. Afternoon in Central Park Art awaits at MoMA, a 20-minute stroll away, while a 3-minute walk takes you to Central Park, with its winding pathways and stellar views of surrounding skyscrapers. You can enjoy a quiet moment by the park’s Bethesda Fountain, then watch sea lions frolic at the Central Park Zoo. Concierge services are available to help you make a decision on where to visit. Rooftop pool with a view The rooftop outdoor plunge pool, open seasonally, treats you to views of the skyline and Central Park, and you can sip a cool drink on the pool deck while you soak up the sun. For something more substantial, Moore Food and Drink at The Empire Hotel features a variety of chowders, a raw bar, and grilled fish. Italian linens, WiFi Italian linens and sophisticated design distinguish the 426 guestrooms, and bathrooms feature rainfall showerheads and toiletries by C.O. Bigelow®. You can choose a snack from the minibar and watch premium channels on the flat-screen TV WiFi is available, too.