Excelsior Hotel - New York

45 West 81St Street, New York, United States, 10024  show map
 3 stars
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Excelsior Hotel - New York

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Health club

Verified Reviews:

  • Poor air-conditioning - Desk help was ok - Views over looking the park museum of natural history
  • Free newspaper each morning - Hotel was extremely clean - Subway was at the end of the road
  • Price was exceptional - Convenient parking - Internet costs $10.00 a night
  • Quiet location near fabulous restaurants - No room service - Bathroom was beautiful
  • Bed was quite comfortable - Reasonably priced - Continental breakfast was nice

Overview

The elegant Excelsior Hotel is rated 3 stars and comprises 199 rooms with homely comforts. An example of art deco architecture, this hotel was opened in 1920 and was fully restored in 2011.

It is placed close to Lincoln Center, Upper East Side and City Center, just 250 meters from 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line subway station. Bars, restaurants and cafés are stroll from the hotel.

A museum, an opera and a castle are set within walking distance.

Within a 15-minute walk guests will find Frick Collection train station. 10 minutes' drive from La Guardia airport.

Rooms

Excelsior Hotel offers contemporary guestrooms with a sophisticated interior as well as a spectacular view of the park. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

There is a lobby for guests to enjoy their meal. The Calle Ocho restaurant presents creative fusion dishes. Guests can dine at Calle Ocho and Pizzeria Uno Chicago located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Business facilities include a meeting room, a business centre and a photocopier.

Relax

A play area and cribs are available for guests with children. A gym and fitness classes are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   16.  Number of rooms:   199.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • No parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Group check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Health club
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Hotel Address:

45 West 81St Street, New York, United States, 10024

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City Center
  • New York
    8.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    3.6 km
Underground stations
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    300 m
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
    10 m
  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
    70 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199

Rooms and availability

Premium King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Premium King Suite

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Premium Suite

Superior Family Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior - Double (Family Plan)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Double Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • VCR player
  • 220 V AC
  • Hi-Fi
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Guest room is approximately 135 sq. ft. and has two (2) double sized beds. Room has a flat screen TV, clock radio, private bath with shower/tub combination, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. WiFi is available for free in lobby and for a surcharge of $9.95 in guest rooms. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age.

This is a non-refundable room; reservations cannot be modified or cancelled once booked.

King Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

A Manhattan view is yours in our non-smoking room with a king bed, 32-inch Plasma TV and refrigerator. We are pleased to offer all our guests free Wi-Fi and invite you to our generous continental breakfast of waffles, 100% Arabica coffee, an assortment of teas, hot cocoa, fresh fruit and yogurt, a selection of breads and pastries and dry and hot cereals.

Two Room King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

You will surely enjoy your stay in our two-room, non-smoking suite with a king bed, sofabed, 32-inch Plasma TV and refrigerator. We are pleased to offer all our guests free Wi-Fi and invite you to our generous continental breakfast of waffles, 100% Arabica coffee, an assortment of teas, hot cocoa, fresh fruit and yogurt, a selection of breads and pastries and dry and hot cereals.

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Double beds

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  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic 2 Double Beds (triple use)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Internet access
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Junior Suite|JUNIOR SUITE

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Superior Room
Superior Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Hi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Internet access
Room Description:

Superior|Double room King bed - Superior

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Superior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Room Description:

Our interpretation of elegance, beautifully decorated with class. Superior guest accommodation includes One King with French Doors separating a seating parlor, complimentary USA Today news paper, flat screen T.V. in room movies, AM/FM & MP3 Alarm docking station, in room safe, wireless internet access, iron and bathroom amenities including hair dryer.  This impressive room is spaciously designed with approximately 370 square feet of living space. Bed type based upon availability

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Media:Hi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Triple Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite - 2 double beds

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Media:Hi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Superior Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Superior Double Junior Suite

Master One-Bedroom King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Living room
  • Bathroom:Toiletries
  • Bedding:Luxury linens
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Dining area
  • Media:iPod docking station
Room Description:

  • Master bedroom with King size bed
  • Pull out Sofa in Living (Parlor) room
  • Two 32 inch Flat Screen T.V's
  • Luxurious 300 Count Frette Linens
  • Ipod Docking Station
  • Working desk and chair
  • In Room Safe
  • In Room bath amenities
  • Iron and Board in room
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Mini Bar
  • Deluxe Room
    • Max occupancy:

      4 persons

    • Bed type:

      2 Double beds, 1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Heating
      • Air conditioning
      • + More
    • General:Internet access
    • Work desk
    • Iron
    • Ironing board
    • Connecting room
    • Electronic key card
    • Bathroom:Hair dryer
    • Media:Satellite TV
    • 220 V AC
    • Hi-Fi
    • DVD player
    • Radio
    • Video on demand
    Room Description:

    THIS ROOM HAS TWO DOUBLE SIZED BEDS, PRIVATE BATH & WILL ACCOMODATE UP TO 4 GUESTS.

    Deluxe King Room
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 King-size bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Heating
      • + More
    • General:Internet access
    • Work desk
    • Iron
    • Ironing board
    • Connecting room
    • Electronic key card
    • Media:Hi-Fi
    • DVD player
    • Radio
    • Video on demand
    Room Description:

    Deluxe|Excelsior Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Excelsior Hotel photos Room
    Deluxe King Suite
    • Max occupancy:

      3 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Air conditioning
      • + More
    • General:Internet access
    • Safe deposit box
    • Ironing facilities
    • Dressing area
    • Carpeted floor
    • Telephone
    • Bathroom:Bathroom
    • Bath or shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet
    • Media:Flat-screen TV
    • 220 V AC
    • iPod docking station
    • Radio
    Room Description:

    Our interpretation of elegance, beautifully decorated with class. Excelsior Deluxe guest accommodation includes One King Bed and sofa pull out with French Doors separating a seating parlor. This beautifully stylish decorated room has it all, flat screen T.V. in room movies, bath robe, AM/FM & MP3 Alarm docking station, in room safe, wireless internet access, iron and bathroom amenities including hair dryer, This luxurious room is spaciously designed with approximately 470 square feet of living space.  This room is perfect for the savvy business traveler or families needing the extra room at added value.

    Deluxe Triple Room
    • Max occupancy:

      3 persons

    • Bed type:

      Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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    Room Description:

    Triple room

    Excelsior Hotel photos Room
    Deluxe Suite
    • Room size:

      44 m²

    • Max occupancy:

      4 persons

    • Bed type:

      2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Air conditioning
      • + More
    • General:Internet access
    • Safe deposit box
    • Ironing facilities
    • Dressing area
    • Carpeted floor
    • Telephone
    • Bathroom:Bathroom
    • Bath or shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Toilet
    • Media:Flat-screen TV
    • 220 V AC
    • iPod docking station
    • Radio
    Room Description:

    Our interpretation of elegance, beautifully decorated with class. Excelsior Deluxe guest accommodation includes Two Double Beds with French Doors separating a seating parlor. This beautifully stylish decorated room has it all, flat screen T.V. in room movies, bath robe, AM/FM & MP3 Alarm docking station, in room safe, wireless internet access, iron and bathroom amenities including hair dryer, This luxurious room is spaciously designed with approximately 470 square feet of living space.  This room is perfect for the savvy business traveler or families needing the extra room at added value.

    Deluxe Quadruple Room
    • Max occupancy:

      4 persons

    • Bed type:

      Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Heating
      • + More
    • General:Internet access
    • Work desk
    • Iron
    • Ironing board
    • Connecting room
    • Electronic key card
    • Media:Hi-Fi
    • DVD player
    • Radio
    • Video on demand
    Room Description:

    Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

    Deluxe Junior Suite
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

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    Room Description:

    THIS DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE IS APPOINTED W/ PRIVATE BATH & ACCOMODATES 4 GUESTS.

    Excelsior Hotel photos Room
    Premium Deluxe King Suite
    • Max occupancy:

      4 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 King-size bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Air conditioning
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    Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
    Premium Deluxe Suite
    • Room size:

      19 m²

    • Max occupancy:

      4 persons

    • Bed type:

      2 Double beds

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Air conditioning
      • + More
    Comfort Queen Room
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

    • Bed type:

      2 Queen-size beds

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    Room Description:

    Your comfort was in mind when we designed this mobility accessible, non-smoking room with two queen beds. We have included an assisted bathtub for your convenience. We are pleased to offer free Wi-Fi and a generous continental breakfast of waffles, 100% Arabica coffee, teas, hot cocoa, fresh fruit and yogurt, a selection of breads and pastries and dry and hot cereals.

    Compact Double Room
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 Double bed

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    • Room Facilities:
      • Private bathroom
      • Bathtub
      • + More
    • General:Free internet access
    • Safe deposit box
    • Facilities for disabled
    • Work desk
    • Seating area
    • Ironing facilities
    • Telephone
    • Visual alert system
    • Bathroom:Roll in shower
    • Toiletries
    • Grab bars in bathroom
    • Bedding:Luxury linens
    • Dining:Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Media:Television
    • Wake up service
    • iPod docking station
    Room Description:

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Bathroom featuring roll-in shower or bathtub with seating and grab bars
  • 32 inch flat screen T.V
  • Work station with chair
  • Visual Fire Alarm
  • TTY Text Telephone
  • Amplifier and phone ring signaler
  • Clock with shaker Compact refrigerator
  • Iron and Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Compact King Room
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 King-size bed

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    • General:Free internet access
    • Safe deposit box
    • Work desk
    • Ironing facilities
    • Bathroom:Toiletries
    • Bedding:Luxury linens
    • Dining:Mini-bar
    • Refrigerator
    • Media:Television
    • iPod docking station
    Room Description:

  • Free High Speed Internet
  • King Bed
  • In-room bath amenities
  • Luxurious Frette Linens
  • 32 inch color Flat Screen T.V
  • Ipod docking stations
  • In-room safe
  • Compact refridgerator
  • Iron and Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Economy Room
    • Max occupancy:

      2 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 Double bed

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    Room Description:

    Standard|Economy Room

    Luxury Double Room
    • Max occupancy:

      3 persons

    • Bed type:

      1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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    Room Description:

    Deluxe|Luxury Room

    Excelsior Hotel Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Museums

    • Center For Cultural Exchange100 m
    • Alternative Center-Intl Arts100 m
    • Hayden Planetarium200 m
    • American Museum of Natural History300 m
    • Children's Museum of Manhattan400 m
    • North Group Inc400 m
    • Ballet Hispanico of New York600 m

    Parks

    Halls

    • Caregiver's Center300 m

    Universities, Institutes

    • Bard Graduate Ctr400 m
    • Prince Henry College Office600 m
    • William Alanson White Inst600 m

    Golf courses and Country clubs

    Underground stations

    Local attractions

    • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts1.5 km
      40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
    • Museum of Biblical Art1.6 km
      1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City
    • Asia Society and Museum1.7 km
      725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City
    • Shakespeare Garden1.6 km
      W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
    • Randall's Island1.6 km
      24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City

    Near the hotel

    • American Museum of Natural History300 m
      79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
    • Rose Center for Earth and Space210 m
      American Museum of Natural History, New York City
    • The Bard Graduate Center410 m
      18 West 86th Street, New York City
    • Upper West Side480 m
      Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City
    • Hayden Planetarium210 m
      Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
    • Museum of the History of New York260 m
      200 Central Park West, New York City
    • New-York Historical Society460 m
      170 Central Park West, New York City

    Restaurants nearby

    • Calle Ocho10 m

      Address: 45 W. 81st Street
      Phone: (212) 873-5025

      67% likes this, based on 219 reviews
      Cuisine: South American, Latin
      Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 99

    • Starbucks60 m

      Address: 444 Columbus Ave
      Phone: (212) 769-2296

      65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

    • Cafe Blossom120 m

      Address: 466 Columbus Avenue
      Phone: 2128752600

      60% likes this, based on 82 reviews
      Price Range: CAD 39 - CAD 39

    • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave.70 m

      Address: 432 Columbus Ave.
      Phone: 212-595-4700

      71% likes this, based on 69 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Italian

    • Ditch Plains UWS100 m

      Address: 100 West 82nd Street
      Phone: (212) 362-4815

      61% likes this, based on 25 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: CAD 18 - CAD 37

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of floors:
      16
    • Number of rooms:
      199
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    Excelsior Hotel Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Excelsior Hotel

    Average guest rating

    7.4out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 146 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    6.0
    Rooms
    8.0
    Value
    10.0

    Guest reviews

    • Single
      8.8

      The room was very clean and roomy,I didnt expect this size in Manhattan,not sure if it was a suite but I think I just reserved a standard room,instead I got a really nice room with a little living area,with lcd tv and couch all that in there.Even bathroom was roomy and Im sure its enough for 2 people there having shower and use the toilet at the same time,hehe..looks like the hotel has been newly refurbed.Very close to central park,within 5mins walking distance.close to 2 subway,only like 1 block away.safe neighbourhood.Definitely will stay there again.

      Looks like the front desk guy wasnt that friendly.Not sure why.Maybe not in good mood?Anyway it was effected anything at all...

    • Single
      7.4

      It was comfortable, surprisingly roomy, and had a very nice location. Much of hotel was in very nice shape. Check-in and check-out were simple and straightforward.

      On my first evening there, I discovered a bedbug nymph in the bathroom. I didn't sustain any bites during my visit, nor did I encounter any further. It was not an inconvenience to me, but it was an unpleasant surprise.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Very good location, clean and spacious rooms, helpful staff. It was also nice and quiet

    • Single
      6.6

      Comfortable room in the location I wanted. Fair value.

      Unexciting, a bit dowdy, not much emphasis on service.

    • Group of friends
      5.8

      It was nice and near Central Park.

      Tea and coffee making facilities in the room would be nice, also bath robes would be handy. There was no restaurant or bar.

    • Group of friends
      8.2

      Close to half marathon start at Central Park. Would be great location if visiting Musuem of Natural History.

    • Older travelers
      8.8

      I like the location and the flavor of the hotel.

      I was disappointed that the breakfast service was so limited. In past visits there was a full service breakfast, including eggs, bacon, etc.

    • Couple
      4.6

      Location.

      There was a cockroach in the room and hotel staff failed to do anything about it - change room, give a discount, a free breakfats. They did nothing at all.

    • Family with children
      9.2

      Loved proximity to natural history museum, metro, central park and good dining. Also close to H.Hudson pkwy for easy in and out of city.

      No room svc.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      Great value in this location. Very clean and efficient. Loved being able to walk out of the building to numerous restaurants, the park, and shops. Room was good size for two. Would recommend and do again.

      This is not a negative, but hotel is older. Would not appeal to someone seeking a very modern upscale building. It is a lovely, well maintained older building.

    • Single
      9.6

      The location is fantastic..close to Central Park, subway and centrally located...

    • Family with children
      8.8

      Wonderful location near Central Park, subway line, plenty of restaurants. Concierge service was exceptional

      Front desk staff not very friendly but being from Texas I expect more

    • Older travelers
      8.4

      The view

      Desk clerk never offered any information as to hotel's amenities that were not obvious, i.e. a breakfast room, she also never greeted anyone with a smile, which would have felt welcoming.

    • Family with children
      8.8

      The location was great -- right near Central Park, Museums and close to the metro.

      The breakfast wasn't a great deal.

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      Nice room

      Major leak from ceiling in Bathroom

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    Hotel Address:

    45 West 81St Street, New York, United States, 10024

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    City Center
    • New York
      8.2 km
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Grand Central Station
      3.6 km
    Underground stations
    • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
      300 m
    • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
      300 m
    • Bus stop
      100 m
    Restaurants
    • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
      10 m
    • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
      70 m
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of floors:
      16
    • Number of rooms:
      199