Excelsior Hotel - New York

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

Internet

Paid wired internet connection

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

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

The contemporary Excelsior Hotel offers modern guest rooms close to Museum of Biblical Art, Top of the Rock Observation Deck and Empire State Building. Built in 1920, the hotel is a combination of art deco architecture and contemporary facilities.

Located in a trendy area close to 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line subway station as well as a castle, a museum and a theater in New York. The property lies within 9 km from the city center.

The hotel boasts close proximity to restaurants, cafés and entertainment venues.

10 minutes' drive from La Guardia airport and 15 minutes' walk to Frick Collection train station.

Rooms

The 16-story Excelsior Hotel offers 199 rooms featuring a private safe, Wi-Fi, a minibar, flat-screen TV and blackout curtains as well as spacious bathrooms. Some rooms overlook the park. Bathrooms come with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the breakfast area each morning. The lounge restaurant serves fusion cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere. Guests can dine at Calle Ocho and Pizzeria Uno Chicago located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Business facilities include a meeting room, a business center and a photocopier.

Relax

A play area and cribs are available for guests with children. A gym and fitness classes are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

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
  • Paid wired internet connection
  • Paid parking
  • Paid off-site parking
  • Free safe at reception
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • 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
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities 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

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • 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
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • 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
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199

Rooms and availability

Premium King Suite
Bed type: 1 Single bed
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Premium Suite
Bed type: 1 Single bed
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Superior Family Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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Superior|Superior - Double (Family Plan)

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Double Room
Bed type: Double beds or 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Guest room is approximately 135 sq. ft. and has two (2) double sized beds. Room has a flat screen TV, clock radio, private bath with shower/tub combination, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. WiFi is available for free in lobby and for a surcharge of $9.95 in guest rooms. Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child under 12 years of age.

This is a non-refundable room; reservations cannot be modified or cancelled once booked.

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    Twin Room for Single Use
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
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    Twin room sole use

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    Classic Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
    Size: 230 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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    Guest room is approximately 120 sq. ft. and has one (1) queen bed. Room has a flat screen TV, clock radio, private bath with shower/tub combination, C.O. Bigelow bath amenities. WiFi available for free in lobby and for a surcharge of $9.95 in guest rooms. Maximum occupancy is 2 persons.

    This is a non-refundable room; reservations cannot be modified or cancelled once booked.

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      Classic Triple Room
      Bed type: Double beds or Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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        Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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        Junior Suite
        Bed type: 1 Single bed or King-size bed
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        Family Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or 1 Single bed
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        Superior|DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED

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          Superior King Room
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          Superior|Double room King bed - Superior

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          Superior King Suite
          Bed type: King-size bed
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          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

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            Superior Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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            Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

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              Superior Junior Suite
              Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
              Size: 205 sq. feet
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              Junior Suite|Junior Suite - Superior

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                Deluxe Room
                Bed type: Double beds or King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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                THIS ROOM HAS TWO DOUBLE SIZED BEDS, PRIVATE BATH & WILL ACCOMODATE UP TO 4 GUESTS.

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                  Deluxe King Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed
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                  Standard|Double room King bed - De Luxe

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                    Deluxe King Suite
                    Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
                    Size: 475 sq. feet
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                    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.

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                      Deluxe Queen Room
                      Bed type: Queen-size bed or 2 Queen-size beds
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                        Deluxe Suite
                        Bed type: King-size bed or Double beds or Double bed
                        Size: 475 sq. feet
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                        • Private bathroom
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                        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.

                        Room facilities
                          Deluxe Quadruple Room
                          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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                          Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

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                            Premium Deluxe King Suite
                            Bed type: King-size bed
                            Size: 205 sq. feet
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                              Premium Deluxe Suite
                              Bed type: Double beds
                              Size: 205 sq. feet
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                                Luxury Room
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                                How to reach hotel

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

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

                                Get directions
                                City Center
                                • 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
                                Hotel information
                                • Check-in:
                                  from  3 pm
                                • Check-out:
                                  until  11 am
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2011
                                • Number of floors:
                                  16
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  199

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                                What's nearby

                                Tourist attractions

                                Museums

                                • Center For Cultural Exchange - 400 ft
                                • Alternative Center-Intl Arts - 400 ft
                                • Hayden Planetarium - 700 ft
                                • American Museum of Natural History - 1000 ft
                                • Children's Museum of Manhattan - 1400 ft
                                • North Group Inc - 1400 ft
                                • Ballet Hispanico of New York - 2000 ft

                                Parks

                                Halls

                                • Caregiver's Center - 1000 ft

                                Universities, Institutes

                                • Bard Graduate Ctr - 1400 ft
                                • Prince Henry College Office - 2000 ft
                                • William Alanson White Inst - 2000 ft

                                Golf courses and Country clubs

                                Underground stations

                                Local attractions

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

                                Near the hotel

                                • American Museum of Natural History - 1000 ft
                                  79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
                                • Rose Center for Earth and Space - 700 ft
                                  American Museum of Natural History, New York City
                                • The Bard Graduate Center - 1400 ft
                                  18 West 86th Street, New York City
                                • Upper West Side - 1600 ft
                                  Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City
                                • Hayden Planetarium - 700 ft
                                  Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
                                • Museum of the History of New York - 900 ft
                                  200 Central Park West, New York City
                                • New-York Historical Society - 1600 ft
                                  170 Central Park West, New York City

                                Restaurants nearby

                                • Calle Ocho - 100 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

                                • Starbucks - 200 ft

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

                                  65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

                                • Cafe Blossom - 400 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 UWS - 400 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  3 pm
                                • Check-out:
                                  until  11 am
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2011
                                • Number of floors:
                                  16
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  199
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                                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
                                Show big map »

                                Hotel Address:

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

                                Get directions
                                City Center
                                • 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
                                Hotel information
                                • Check-in:
                                  from  3 pm
                                • Check-out:
                                  until  11 am
                                • Year renovated:
                                  2011
                                • Number of floors:
                                  16
                                • Number of rooms:
                                  199