This unusual 1903 structure breaks away from beaux arts in favor of the baroque with an ornately carved, terracotta-colored facade. Inside is a stately 200-room hotel, ideal for couples and families with children (Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History are a stone’s throw away). Nine types of guest rooms evoke a contemporary Victorian look.
Think: flowered bedspreads, scrolled headboards and plush pillows with fringe. Service is courteous and there is a nice French-Mediterranean restaurant on-site.
A flat-screen TV and video games are provided in every room at Hotel Lucerne. Rooms feature light colors and offer luxury bath products. In-room coffee and a work desk are also included.
The Lucerne Hotel offers the French restaurant, Nice Matin. It is open all day and serves a weekend brunch. Guests can dine in or on the outdoor patio.
Fitness and business facilities are located on-site for guest convenience. Also offered are ticket services and child care.
Columbia University and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are within 2 miles from the hotel. Central Park is just 2 blocks away.