Excelsior Hotel

 4 stars
45 West 81St Street, New York, United States, 10024  show mapSave
From  US$ 331
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3.7
out of 5
Very good
Based on  125 reviews
This hotel was great and the staff was helpful and friendly.
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  • 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

Set in the fashionable New York district on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the Excelsior Hotel is located within proximity from the metro station, shops, restaurants and places of interest including Central Park.

There are 198 beautiful rooms in the hotel for every taste, featured the following facilities as standard: air-conditioning, wireless high-speed internet access, telephones, LCD TV, iPod docking station with radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and in-room safe. All rooms offer incredible city views.

The property also includes fitness center, two well equipped meeting rooms and cozy library room where buffet breakfast is served daily.

The Excelsior Hotel is situated within 9km from LaGuardia Airport and 25km from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of floors   16.  Number of rooms   198.

hotel Excelsior Hotel New York location

The hotel is located in the prestigious district on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, within steps from Central Park and short walking distance from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, luxurious boutiques and restaurants.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 8.0km
  • Airport: La Guardia - 8.5km, Newark Liberty International - 19.2km
  • Train Station: Grand Central Station - 3.5km, Penn Station - 3.9km
  • Underground station: 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 200 m, 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 400 m
  • Bus stop - 100 m

Rooms

The Excelsior Hotel offers 198 elegantly decorated guestrooms dividing into the following categories: standard rooms, classic rooms, superior rooms and deluxe rooms. All rooms have an area from 15sqm in standard and classic rooms up to 34sqm in deluxe rooms. Each room features all modern facilities including air-conditioning, wireless high-speed internet access, telephones, 32" LCD TV, iPod docking station with radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and in-room safe.

Dining options

The hotel offers buffet breakfast in the library room featuring a fireplace and plasma TV.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

There are two meeting rooms in the hotel fully equipped with modern amenities such as wireless high-speed internet connection, printer, fax and photocopier as well as the latest audio-visual equipment.

Leisure

The Excelsior Hotel also includes fitness room and library room.

Additional features

Non-smoking rooms, rooms/facilities for disabled guests, heating, air-conditioning, fitness center, meeting/banquet facilities, business center, dry cleaning, ironing service, tour desk, ticket service, concierge service.

Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Elevator
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 11 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 4 may stay for free. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Rooms and availability

The Excelsior Hotel offers 198 elegantly decorated guestrooms dividing into the following categories: standard rooms, classic rooms, superior rooms and deluxe rooms. All rooms have an area from 15sqm in standard and classic rooms up to 34sqm in deluxe rooms. Each room features all modern facilities including air-conditioning, wireless high-speed internet access, telephones, 32" LCD TV, iPod docking station with radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board and in-room safe.

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Twin Room

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Excelsior Hotel Twin Room

A graciously appointed room offers two Twin beds and spacious bathroom.

Double Queen Room

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Excelsior Hotel Double Queen Room

Comfortably designed guest room offers a Queen size bed and spacious bathroom.

Standard Room

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Excelsior Hotel Standard Room

Comfortably designed guest room offers two Double beds, a cozy sitting area and spacious bathroom.

Superior Room

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Excelsior Hotel Superior Room

Elegant Superior room offers either a Queen size bed or two Double beds, a separate small parlor with sofa and spacious bathroom.

Suite

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Excelsior Hotel Suite

Luxury Suite includes either a Queen size, a King size or two Double beds, a separate large parlor and spacious bathroom.

Excelsior Hotel New York LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

What's nearby.

American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world which includes 48 exhibition halls, renowned library and research laboratories. Opened in 1853, Central Park is a giant green park situated in the center of Manhattan where visitors can go in for various activities such as horseback riding, jogging, ice skating in winter etc.

Popular areas
  • City Center
    600 m
Museums
  • Center For Cultural Exchange
    100 m
  • Alternative Center-Intl Arts
    100 m
  • Hayden Planetarium
    200 m
  • American Museum of Natural History
    300 m
  • North Group Inc
    400 m
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan
    400 m
  • Ballet Hispanico of New York
    600 m
Parks
  • Parks and Recreation Dept
    300 m
  • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc
    300 m
  • Central Park
    400 m
Halls
  • Caregiver's Center
    400 m
  • Trinity School
    800 m
Universities, Institutes
  • Bard Graduate Ctr
    400 m
  • William Alanson White Inst
    500 m
  • Prince Henry College Office
    600 m
  • Amda Inc
    700 m
  • Institute For Expressive Anlys
    700 m
Underground Railway Stations
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    200 m
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    400 m
  • 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
    500 m
  • 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
    600 m
  • 72nd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    700 m
  • 72nd Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
    800 m

Local Attractions

  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    1.5km
    40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
  • Shakespeare Garden
    1.6km
    W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
  • Museum of Biblical Art
    1.6km
    1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City
  • Randall's Island
    1.6km
    24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City
  • Asia Society and Museum
    1.7km
    725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City

Near the hotel

  • American Museum of Natural History
    280 m
    79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
  • Hayden Planetarium
    200 m
    Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space
    200 m
    American Museum of Natural History, New York City
  • Belvedere Castle
    210 m
    Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City
  • Museum of the History of New York
    250 m
    200 Central Park West, New York City
  • Central Park
    1.4km
    59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
  • The Bard Graduate Center
    420 m
    18 West 86th Street, New York City

Restaurants Nearby

  • Calle Ocho

    67% likes this, based on 219 reviews
    Food: Seafood, South American, Latin
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 80

    0 m
    45 W. 81st Street

    Phone: (212) 873-5025

  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave.

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

    70 m
    432 Columbus Ave.

    Phone: 212-595-4700

  • Starbucks

    65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

    70 m
    444 Columbus Ave

    Phone: (212) 769-2296

  • Ditch Plains UWS

    61% likes this, based on 25 reviews
    Food: American
    Price Range: USD 15 - USD 30

    110 m
    100 West 82nd Street

    Phone: (212) 362-4815

  • Cafe Blossom

    60% likes this, based on 82 reviews
    Price Range: USD 32 - USD 32

    140 m
    466 Columbus Avenue

    Phone: 2128752600

Getting there.

The property is located in the fashionable district of New York, within short walking distance from the famous tourist attractions such as Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Excelsior Hotel is situated within steps from the subway station and 9km from LaGuardia Airport (LGA-LaGuardia), 20km from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and 25km from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Getting around.

The Excelsior Hotel is located within short walking distance from the subway station, 9kmf from the LaGuardia Airport (LGA-LaGuardia), 20km from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and 25km from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

Excelsior Hotel New York Reviews

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

Average guest rating

3.7
out of 5
Very good
Based on 125 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
4.4
Rooms
3.6
Service
2.8
Dining
4.4
Value
3.8

Individual guest reviews

  • Great value in this location, handy to shops grocery stores, Subway Starbucks and we liked the accessibiliity to the park and museums. This hotel was excellent, staff were nice and the concierge was very friendly and helpful. The room was lovely.

    Furniture in the lobby is worn and stained, windows would open just a little.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.2
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Location near Central Park and convenient to subway. The hotel was quiet, the price was exceptional and the lobby was beautiful and the staff were helpful and friendly. Lunch at the ocean grill was great and service was courteous and prompt.

    Not worth the money at all and front Desk Unfriendly. Furniture shabby and old, the toilet backed up &, cost of meals was very high. The receptionist was less than welcoming.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Central park is only 3/4 of a block away and location is excellent. Quiet compared to other hotels i have stayed at, coffee in room would be nice.

    Front desk staff were not friendly at all and the bathroom was also tiny.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Near Central Park, good location and comfortable hotel in an excellent area to stay in visiting New York. The staff were accommodating, rooms were fine and breakfast at Zabars was great as too was breakfast at eutopia.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.7
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • One block from Central Park and excellent location. Great place great neighbourhood and its astonishingly reasonable rates. Very clean, good maid service and well appointed room.

    The staff is rude.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Next to Central Park and great location. Really liked the hotel, reasonable price and the staff were polite and helpful. The room was lovely.

    And the window airconditioner was extremely noisy and way less than adequate, the concierge was not friendly.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location near museums, central Park and and Unos in Columbus Avenue was a great place to eat for families. The staff were helpful and room was pleasant.

    Mediocre hotel and also bath robes would be handy.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • The location is superb and central Park is ideal. Atmosphere of the hotel and clientelle are very friendly, the staff is efficient and gets the job done. The rooms are nice.

    Shower broken, expensive breakfast.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      2
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • The location was great and the hotel itself was lovely and graceful. Concierge service was exceptional and no manager was available. Room well kept clean and the breakfast was excellent. The staff were very helpful in guuiding us to local pharmacies.

    Limited tv channels.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.3
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Proximity to Central Park, near the Museum of Natural History in a lovely neighborhood and the location of the hotel reflected the hotel itself. Very clean and good price, excellent decoration. Staff werent that friendly either and we arrived before 4pm and the receptionist was extremely courteous. The room was comfortable, the bars and restaurants surrounding were great.

    The front desk person was not particularly helpful, the manager Ivan was very unsympathetic and the furniture was mismatched and old. The buffet was not much.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      5
  • Wonderful location near Central Park, great for the subway and the museum is fantastic. Hotel staff are very friendly and helpful esp the receptionist name borici we checking in, the street is on is beautiful. Lots of good food is available nearby and customer service here is the worst. The rooms are large.

    The bathroom was not clean and breakfast choice was a bit limited. The other employees were incredibly rude.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      3
    • Dining
      5
  • The location is fantastic, two subway stops are nearby, as are several nice restaurants and central Park is across the street. The hotel is charming and the price for NYC is reasonable. Staff is prompt, the rooms are rather large and great for breakfast and you must get the chocolate cookies.

    Not much emphasis on service, unhelpful concierge and tub was slow draining made for an unpleasant first shower. The toilet was dirty.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Good location for running at Central Park and great value. Helpful staff and nice room. Excellent neighborhood for restaurants.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • Location light sunny room very comfortable bed plenty of clean towels good bar, great Hotel and helpful staff. Air conditioning worked well.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • The location was nice away from the main city and the hotel was a 5 min walk to the subway and right near the park. The bed was very comfortable, the staff were very professional, great restaurant and facilities.

    Room is not clean.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      3
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
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