Excelsior Hotel  4 stars

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

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   196.

Distance to:

  • City Center New York - 5.0 mi
  • Airport: La Guardia (LGA) - 5.3 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 6.5 mi
  • Train Station: Grand Central Station - 2.2 mi, Penn Station - 2.5 mi
  • Underground station: 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 1000 ft, 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 1700 ft
  • Bus stop - 400 ft
  • Restaurants: Calle Ocho (Food: Seafood, South American, Latin) - 0 ft, Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (Food: American, Italian) - 300 ft

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.

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Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

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 2 may stay for free. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 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
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Internet corner
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
  • Cribs/baby cots
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Health club
  • Library
Room view
  • City view
  • Courtyard view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Sofa bed
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Sitting area
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Dressing area
  • Hi-Fi
  • Video on demand
  • iPod docking station

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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.

Twin Room
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Excelsior Hotel Twin Room
Bed type: Double Beds or Queen Size Bed or Two Single Beds
Size: 230 sq. feet

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

Room facilities
    Double Queen Room
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    Excelsior Hotel Double Queen Room
    Bed type: Double Beds or Queen Size Bed or Two Single Beds
    Size: 230 sq. feet

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

    Room facilities
      Standard Room
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      Excelsior Hotel Standard Room
      Bed type: Double Beds or Queen Size Bed or Two Single Beds
      Size: 230 sq. feet

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

      Room facilities
        Superior Room
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        Excelsior Hotel Superior Room
        Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed or Twin Beds

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

        Room facilities
          Suite
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          Excelsior Hotel Suite
          Bed type: Double Bed or One Single Bed or King Size Bed
          Size: 465 sq. feet

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

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            Excelsior Hotel 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.

            Museums
            • Center For Cultural Exchange
              400 ft
            • Alternative Center-Intl Arts
              400 ft
            • Hayden Planetarium
              700 ft
            • 1000 ft
            • Children's Museum of Manhattan
              1400 ft
            • North Group Inc
              1400 ft
            • Ballet Hispanico of New York
              2000 ft
            Parks
            • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc
              1000 ft
            • Parks and Recreation Dept
              1000 ft
            • Central Park
              1400 ft
            Halls
            • Caregiver's Center
              1400 ft
            • Trinity School
              2700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • Bard Graduate Ctr
              1400 ft
            • William Alanson White Inst
              1700 ft
            • Prince Henry College Office
              2000 ft
            • Institute For Expressive Anlys
              2300 ft
            • Amda Inc
              2300 ft
            Theaters
            Underground stations
            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
              700 ft
            • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
              1400 ft
            • 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
              1700 ft
            • 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)
              2000 ft
            • 72nd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
              2300 ft

            Local Attractions

            • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
              5100 ft
              40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
            • Shakespeare Garden
              5200 ft
              W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
            • Museum of Biblical Art
              1.0 mi
              1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City
            • Randall's Island
              1.0 mi
              24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City
            • Asia Society and Museum
              1.0 mi
              725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City

            Near the hotel

            • American Museum of Natural History
              1000 ft
              79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
            • Hayden Planetarium
              700 ft
              Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
            • Rose Center for Earth and Space
              700 ft
              American Museum of Natural History, New York City
            • Belvedere Castle
              700 ft
              Mid-Central Park at 79th Street, New York City
            • Museum of the History of New York
              900 ft
              200 Central Park West, New York City
            • Central Park
              4500 ft
              59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
            • The Bard Graduate Center
              1400 ft
              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 ft
              45 W. 81st Street

              Phone: (212) 873-5025

            • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave.

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

              300 ft
              432 Columbus Ave.

              Phone: 212-595-4700

            • Starbucks

              65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

              300 ft
              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

              400 ft
              100 West 82nd Street

              Phone: (212) 362-4815

            • Cafe Blossom

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

              500 ft
              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 Reviews

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

            Average guest rating

            7.6
            out of 10
            Excellent
            Based on 167 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Rooms
            7.3
            Service
            5.7
            Dining
            8.9
            Value
            7.6
            Location
            8.9

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              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...

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Single

              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.

              • Average rating
                7.4
            • Older travelers

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

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Single

              Comfortable room in the location I wanted. Fair value.

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

              • Average rating
                6.6
            • Group of friends

              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.

              • Average rating
                5.8
            • Group of friends

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

              • Average rating
                8.2
            • Older travelers

              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.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Couple

              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.

              • Average rating
                4.6
            • Family with children

              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.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Family with children

              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.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Single

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

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Family with children

              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

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              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.

              • Average rating
                8.4
            • Family with children

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

              The breakfast wasn't a great deal.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Older travelers

              Nice room

              Major leak from ceiling in Bathroom

              • Average rating
                9.6
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