Excelsior Hotel - New York

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

Paid Wi-Fi

USD 5.50 per day

Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

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

Excelsior Hotel is a charming place to stay in a business area, 3 km away from Columbia University. Excelsior Hotel was opened in 1920 and offers contemporary rooms.

Its location next to a subway station allows to see a museum, a castle and a theater in New York. The property boasts location within 9 km from New York city center.

Excelsior Hotel offers a spectacular view to its guests.

It will take a 15-minute drive to get to La Guardia airport.

Rooms

There are 199 guestrooms featuring premium deluxe king suite, premium king suite and deluxe king suite equipped with a minibar, heating, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen television and a sofa. The rooms look on to the park. Bathrooms come with a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the breakfast area each morning. The Calle Ocho restaurant offers creative dishes. Guests can try complimentary drinks in the lobby bar. Serving a wide range of dishes, Calle Ocho and Pizzeria Uno Chicago can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Corporate travelers are free to use a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier offered on site.

Relax

The hotel provides guests with cribs and a play area for their children. On-site fitness amenities include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas at USD 5.50 per day.

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms at USD 5.50 per day.

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
  • No parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • 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
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour 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
  • Buffet breakfast

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

  • Paid Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Mirror
  • 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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no cribs provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • New York
    8.2 km
Airports
  • La Guardia (LGA)
    8.6 km
  • Teterboro (TEB)
    10.5 km
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
Parks
  • Shakespeare Garden
    510 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • 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 Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Premium King Suite - mirror, television, heating, linens, air conditioning

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Premium Suite - mirror, television, linens, heating, air conditioning

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
Classic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Hi-Fi
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Single Room (Without Breakfast)

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: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)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Media:Television
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Junior King Suite - mirror, television, linens, heating, air conditioning

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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

SUPERIOR ROOM (1/2 PAX). ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

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
  • 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 Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Triple Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite - 2 double beds

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Superior Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    19 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General: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
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Superior Double Junior Suite

Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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

DOUBLE EXCELSIOR DELUXE KING. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Deluxe King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • 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.

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:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • 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.

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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Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

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
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning.

Economy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Luxury Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Luxury Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Excelsior Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Beacon Theatre600 m

Museums

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

Parks

  • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial300 m
  • Parks and Recreation Dept300 m
  • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc300 m

Halls

  • Caregiver's Center300 m

Universities, Institutes

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

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Central Park400 m

Underground stations

  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)200 m
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line200 m
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)400 m
  • 86th Street IND Eighth Avenue Line400 m
  • 79th Street - IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line500 m
  • 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)500 m
  • 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)600 m

Local attractions

  • Gotham Carriages1.6 km
    Central Park 59thSt. betw. 7th Ave & Columbus Circle
  • The Mall 1.6 km
    Midpark between 66th and 72nd Sts.
  • Asia Society and Museum1.7 km
    725 Park Ave
  • Corner Bookstore 1.6 km
    1313 Madison Ave
  • Museum of Biblical Art 1.6 km
    1865 Broadway

Near the hotel

  • Greenflea Flea Market150 m
    410 Columbus Ave At P.S. 183
  • Museum of the History of New York260 m
    200 Central Park West, New York City
  • The Bard Graduate Center380 m
    18 W 86th St
  • New-York Historical Society Museum & Library430 m
    170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
  • Hayden Planetarium220 m
    Central Park West and 79th Street American Museum of Natural History
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space 280 m
    American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art980 m
    1000 5th Ave

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: ZAR 127 - ZAR 923

  • 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: ZAR 369 - ZAR 369

  • 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: ZAR 173 - ZAR 346

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199
Cities nearby
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  • North Bergen hotels - 9 km
  • Woodside hotels - 9 km
  • Hoboken hotels - 4 km
  • New York Area hotels - 7 km
  • Weehawken hotels - 6 km
  • Midtown hotels - 5 km

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

How to reach hotel

hotel Excelsior Hotel - New York New York location
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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Center
  • New York
    8.2 km
Airports
  • La Guardia (LGA)
    8.6 km
  • Teterboro (TEB)
    10.5 km
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
Parks
  • Shakespeare Garden
    510 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199