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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 services

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 shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

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
  • Lift
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • 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

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots
  • 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
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • 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 cots provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Centre
  • New York
    5.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    2.2 mi
Underground stations
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    1000 ft
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
    100 ft
  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Shakespeare Garden
    1700 ft
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 Description:

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

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Room Description:

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

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Run Of House Room Assigned On Arrival
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cots 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:

Standard|ROH Standard Room - PROMO -1

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Villa
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Villa|Villa

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Single room

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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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Trousers press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cots available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic 2 Double Beds (triple use)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
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  • Media:Television
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

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

Junior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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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
    • Balcony
    • 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 Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Superior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Media:Television
Room Description:

Superior|Single Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

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:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Superior Junior Suite
  • Room size:

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trousers press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Queen-size beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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

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, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General: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:

Suite|Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Single room

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:

    475 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General: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:

Suite|Deluxe Twin Suite (2 twin beds)

Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Premium Deluxe King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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

    205 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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Excelsior Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Museums

  • Center For Cultural Exchange400 ft
  • Alternative Center-Intl Arts400 ft
  • Hayden Planetarium700 ft
  • American Museum of Natural History1000 ft
  • American Museum of Natural History1000 ft
  • North Group Inc1400 ft
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan1400 ft

Parks

Halls

  • Caregiver's Center1000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Bard Graduate Ctr1400 ft
  • William Alanson White Inst2000 ft
  • Prince Henry College Office2000 ft

Golf courses and Country clubs

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Gotham Carriages5100 ft
    Central Park 59thSt. betw. 7th Ave & Columbus Circle
  • The Mall 5200 ft
    Midpark between 66th and 72nd Sts.
  • Asia Society and Museum1.0 mi
    725 Park Ave
  • Corner Bookstore 5200 ft
    1313 Madison Ave
  • Museum of Biblical Art 1.0 mi
    1865 Broadway

Near the hotel

  • Greenflea Flea Market500 ft
    410 Columbus Ave At P.S. 183
  • Museum of the History of New York900 ft
    200 Central Park West, New York City
  • The Bard Graduate Center1300 ft
    18 W 86th St
  • New-York Historical Society Museum & Library1500 ft
    170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
  • Hayden Planetarium800 ft
    Central Park West and 79th Street American Museum of Natural History
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space 1000 ft
    American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art3300 ft
    1000 5th Ave

Restaurants nearby

  • Calle Ocho100 ft

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

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

  • Starbucks200 ft

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

    65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

  • Cafe Blossom400 ft

    Address: 466 Columbus Avenue
    Phone: 2128752600

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

  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave.300 ft

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

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

  • Ditch Plains UWS400 ft

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

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

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199

Excelsior Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

7.6out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 210 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

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Hotel Address:

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

Get directions
City Centre
  • New York
    5.1 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    2.2 mi
Underground stations
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    1000 ft
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
    1000 ft
  • Bus stop
    400 ft
Restaurants
  • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
    100 ft
  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
    300 ft
Parks
  • Shakespeare Garden
    1700 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199