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

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

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 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 3-star Excelsior Hotel boasts perfect location near Meatpacking District, which is around 3.6 km away. The attractive hotel is a good example of art deco architecture in New York.

Metropolitan Museum of Art are within a 15-minute walk of the property. The center of New York is 9 km away from the venue.

Quick access to entertainment venues, restaurants and cafés is provided.

The hotel is walking distance from 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line subway station and Frick Collection train station. Excelsior Hotel is located within 10 km from La Guardia airport.

Rooms

Excelsior Hotel offers luxurious rooms with a spectacular view of the park featuring a mini bar, heating, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen television and a sofa. They have carpet floor and French furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the lobby every morning. The hotel has a chic restaurant serving fusion meals. The property is located near an underground station, about 50 meters from Calle Ocho and Pizzeria Uno Chicago serving a wide selection of dishes.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Excelsior Hotel offers 24-hour front desk, medical service and laundry.

Relax

Excelsior Hotel provides cribs and a play area for children. Active travelers will appreciate fitness classes and a gym available on site.

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
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Lobby
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 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

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

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

  • 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
  • Mirror
  • 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
  • Internet television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Voice mail
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am 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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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
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

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

Premium Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
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 Description:

Superior|Superior - Double (Family Plan)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Classic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • 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
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs 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:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Single Room (Without Breakfast)

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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  • General:Internet access
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Cribs available
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Television
  • VCR player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Classic 2 Double Beds (triple use)

Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • General:Internet access
  • Media:Television
Junior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Mirror
  • Media:Television
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, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • 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:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Single Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Superior King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Internet access
  • Media:Television
Room Description:

DOUBLE SUPERIOR KING BED. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Superior King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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

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

Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Media:Television
  • Hi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

[NON-REFUNDABLE] Triple Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Superior Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Suite|Superior Suite - 2 double beds

Superior Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Superior|Quad Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
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:
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

Junior Suite|Superior Double Junior Suite

Deluxe Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Double beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • 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:

Deluxe|Double Deluxe

Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Connecting room
  • Electronic key card
  • Media:Television
  • Hi-Fi
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Video on demand
Room Description:

DOUBLE EXCELSIOR DELUXE KING. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

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:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

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.

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Deluxe Suite
  • Room size:

    475 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Mirror
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • iPod docking station
  • Radio
Room Description:

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.

Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Room Description:

Double With 2 Extra Beds (3-12 Years)

Excelsior Hotel photos Room
Premium Deluxe King Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
Room Description:

This double room features air conditioning.

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
    • + More
Room Description:

This double room has air conditioning.

Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Luxury Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Luxury Room

Luxury Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds

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Room Description:

Suite|Luxury Suite

Excelsior Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

Museums

  • Center For Cultural Exchange400 ft
  • Alternative Center-Intl Arts400 ft
  • Hayden Planetarium700 ft
  • American Museum of Natural History1000 ft
  • Children's Museum of Manhattan1400 ft
  • North Group Inc1400 ft
  • Ballet Hispanico of New York2000 ft

Parks

Halls

  • Caregiver's Center1000 ft

Universities, Institutes

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

Golf courses and Country clubs

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts5100 ft
    40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
  • Museum of Biblical Art1.0 mi
    1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City
  • Asia Society and Museum1.0 mi
    725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City
  • Shakespeare Garden5200 ft
    W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
  • Randall's Island1.0 mi
    24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City

Near the hotel

  • American Museum of Natural History1000 ft
    79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space700 ft
    American Museum of Natural History, New York City
  • The Bard Graduate Center1400 ft
    18 West 86th Street, New York City
  • Upper West Side1600 ft
    Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City
  • Hayden Planetarium700 ft
    Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
  • Museum of the History of New York900 ft
    200 Central Park West, New York City
  • New-York Historical Society1600 ft
    170 Central Park West, New York City

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  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • 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

7.4out of 10
Very good
Based on 146 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
10.0
Location
6.0
Rooms
8.0

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
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Hotel Address:

45 West 81St Street, New York, 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