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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

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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

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

Business

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

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Library

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • 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

All children
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE

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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Airports
Train
  • Grand Central Terminal
    2.1 mi
  • Grand Central Station
    2.2 mi
Underground
  • 81st St - Museum of Natural Hist. Station
    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
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

Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
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:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Trousers press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • 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
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:
    • Smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Work desk
  • Trousers press
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cots 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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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Media:Television
Excelsior Hotel photos Room Superior Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • 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

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

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Radio
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:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • 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
Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Radio
Excelsior Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Deluxe Suite
  • Room size:

    475 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free 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
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:
    • Private pool
    • 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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Premium King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
Room Description:

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

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
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 Facilities:
    • Smoking
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Room Description:

Superior|Superior - Double (Family Plan)

Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Queen-size bed

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

Single Room (Without Breakfast). ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|Suite

Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
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 Facilities:
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Free internet access
Room Description:

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

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single 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:

Single Room Superior (Without Breakfast). ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Work desk
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Television
  • Radio
Room Description:

Triple Room Superior (Without Breakfast). ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Suite|SUITE SUPERIOR TWO DOUBLE BEDS ( None )

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Superior Quad. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • 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:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:2 bathrooms
  • 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

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

Single room

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Quad Deluxe. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Excelsior Hotel Location

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Local attractions

  • City Center1.4 mi
    131 W. 55th St, New York City
  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine1.6 mi
    1047 Amsterdam Ave
  • Times Square1.8 mi
    Broadway
  • Trump Tower1.4 mi
    725 Fifth Avenue
  • Rockefeller Center1.7 mi
    45 Rockefeller Plaza

Near the hotel

  • The Juilliard School4200 ft
    60 Lincoln Center Plz

    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

    7.6
    FabulousBased on219 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    6.0
    Rooms
    8.0

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      great gym convenient location good breakfast

      one can get lost looking for an ice machine

    • Family with children
      8.2

      It is quiet, well-located, well-appointed, with helpful staff.

    • Older travelers
      5.4

      Its location is fine because of just few steps from Central Park and American Museum of Natural History.

    • Older travelers
      6.2

      We had a room on the. 10 th floor opposite the Roosevelt park and the view was great. The noise level at night was still quite high due to police sirens and taxi horns, locality to the tube was great and the system works well with only 4 stops to TimesSq. Takes about ten minutes. Room was nice and roomy and the restaurants in Amsterdam and Columbus st are close and good.

      The staff did you a favor just to talk to you. They need to be more customer focused and not. make you feel like they are doing you a huge favor as it is not a cheap hotel at all.

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      that we were finally recognized as a repeat client after visiting the hotel for 15 years.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      Very well located with the subway just a minutes walk away. You also have the Natural History Museum right in front of the hotel as well as an entrance to Central Park. Location and budget wise this is a great hotel to stay at.

      The one aspect I found hard to believe was the lack of free Wifi. You could pay $35 for Wifi but that was limited to one device and only for 5 days. I pay less at home for an entire month and limitless devices!! It is surprising for a hotel in New York to offer such a bad service for something that is free these days in most hotels.

    • Group of friends
      7.0

      Location Light sunny room Very comfortable bed Plenty of clean towels Good bar and bar staff Bar food was also good if expensive

      Had buffet breakfast in the Library on last day 4/10/12 which was very disappointing. It cost $17 and only one employee was attending. The food was very average. Room was noisy and in one part of the room two ladies were packing goody bags for a conference. Just glad it was not my honeymoon/celebration. No fridge in room (could have for daily charge of $10!!!!!!)

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      We had loads of room, staff were efficient, helpful and friendly and the buffet breakfast was quit good. Shower worked a dream....easy to turn on etc

      Nothing, but a bit pricey, probably better than nearest competitor. Also WiFi could be cheaper

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Small hotel in a quiet neighbourhood with friendly staff, close to subway and hence very convenient to all attractions of New York.

    • Family with children
      10.0

      The price and the location were ideal. They also upgraded our room to give our one year old son more space to run and play which was great.

    • Group of friends
      9.2

      I liked the room: comfortable, clean, met needs very well. Those at the desk were very helpful. Location in Upper West Side and near subway station--perfect.

      Coffee in room would be nice. Free use of hotel internet services and printing would be good. Would like room service.

    • Family with children
      7.8

      The rooms re great! The beds very comfortable & clean! Great Location.

      No bar in Hotel

    • Older travelers
      8.2

      The hotel is very well located in a quiet part of town. It is clean and quiet and the staff are curteous. Front rooms on top floors have a great view of the Manhattan skyline.

      The bedroom carpets

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      The concierge was very helpful. The location was wonderful. Nice area to walk in a feel safe and the one block walk to enter Central part was wonderful.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The room, and the new decore. The breakfast was excellent.

    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
    Airports
    Train
    • Grand Central Terminal
      2.1 mi
    • Grand Central Station
      2.2 mi
    Underground
    • 81st St - Museum of Natural Hist. Station
      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
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  12 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of floors:
      16
    • Number of rooms:
      199