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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Breakfast room

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 cafés, restaurants and entertainment venues.

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

Rooms

Excelsior Hotel is a property in New York that comes with 199 rooms and provides high-speed internet, climate control, an in-room safe, blackout curtains and a work desk. Some rooms at Excelsior Hotel have a view over the park. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar 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

Cribs and a play area for children are provided at Excelsior Hotel. The hotel offers a gym and fitness classes to help guests keep fit.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Free safe at reception
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/ Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)
  • Babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Health club
  • Library
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe

Self-catering

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Hi-Fi
  • Voice mail
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  12 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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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
  • Frick Collection
    5000 ft
  • 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  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    199

Rooms and availability

Excelsior Hotel photos Room Twin Room
Twin Room
Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 270 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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A graciously appointed room offers two Twin beds and spacious bathroom.

Room facilities
    Excelsior Hotel photos Room Double Queen Room
    Double Queen Room
    Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Comfortably designed guest room offers a Queen size bed and spacious bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Excelsior Hotel photos Room Standard Room
      Standard Room
      Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 270 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Comfortably designed guest room offers two Double beds, a cozy sitting area and spacious bathroom.

      Room facilities
        Excelsior Hotel photos Room Superior Room
        Superior Room
        Bed type: Double bed or Double beds or King-size bed
        Size: 370 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Bathtub
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        Elegant Superior room offers either a Queen size bed or two Double beds, a separate small parlor with sofa and spacious bathroom.

        Room facilities
          Excelsior Hotel photos Room Suite
          Suite
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          Luxury Suite includes either a Queen size, a King size or two Double beds, a separate large parlor and spacious 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, United States, 10024

          Get directions
          City Center
          • New York
            5.1 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Frick Collection
            5000 ft
          • 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  12 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of floors:
            16
          • Number of rooms:
            199

          Excelsior Hotel Location

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          What's nearby

          Tourist attractions

          Shopping areas

          Museums

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

          Parks

          • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc - 1000 ft
          • Parks and Recreation Dept - 1000 ft

          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  12 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • 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

          7.6out of 10
          Fabulous
          Based on 145 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
          • Frick Collection
            5000 ft
          • 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  12 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Year renovated:
            2011
          • Number of floors:
            16
          • Number of rooms:
            199