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
Parking

No 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
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • No 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

  • 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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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
    8.2 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    3.6 km
Underground stations
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
    300 m
  • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
    300 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
    10 m
  • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
    70 m
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 or King-size bed
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Premium Suite
Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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Suite|Premium Suite

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 Double bed or 1 Single bed
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  • Air conditioning
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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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    Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen-size bed
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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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      Standard|Classic 2 Double Beds (triple use)

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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 or Double bed
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        Junior Suite|Junior Suite

        Family Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        Superior Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double beds or 1 Single bed
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        Superior|Single Room Superior (Without Breakfast)

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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 Suite
            Bed type: Double beds
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            Suite|Superior Suite - 2 double beds

            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 Double beds or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
              Size: 19 m²
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              Junior Suite|Superior Junior Suite

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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.

                Deluxe King Room
                Bed type: King-size bed
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                Deluxe|Excelsior Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

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                  Deluxe King Suite
                  Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed
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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: Double beds or Double bed or 1 Single bed
                    Size: 44 m²
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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.

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                      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
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                          Premium Deluxe Suite
                          Bed type: Double beds
                          Size: 19 m²
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                            Economy Room
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                            Luxury Room
                            Bed type: Double bed
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                            Deluxe|Luxury Room

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                            Luxury Suite
                            Bed type: Double beds or Double bed
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                            Suite|Luxury Suite - 2 double beds

                            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
                              8.2 km
                            Airports
                            Train Stations
                            • Grand Central Station
                              3.6 km
                            Underground stations
                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
                              300 m
                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
                              300 m
                            • Bus stop
                              100 m
                            Restaurants
                            • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
                              10 m
                            • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
                              70 m
                            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

                            • Beacon Theatre - 600 m

                            Museums

                            • Center For Cultural Exchange - 100 m
                            • Alternative Center-Intl Arts - 100 m
                            • Hayden Planetarium - 200 m
                            • American Museum of Natural History - 300 m
                            • Children's Museum of Manhattan - 400 m
                            • North Group Inc - 400 m
                            • Ballet Hispanico of New York - 600 m

                            Parks

                            • Parks and Recreation Dept Mntnc - 300 m
                            • Parks and Recreation Dept - 300 m
                            • Theodore Roosevelt Memorial - 300 m

                            Halls

                            • Caregiver's Center - 300 m

                            Universities, Institutes

                            • Bard Graduate Ctr - 400 m
                            • Prince Henry College Office - 600 m
                            • William Alanson White Inst - 600 m

                            Golf courses and Country clubs

                            Underground stations

                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line - 200 m
                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 200 m
                            • 86th Street IND Eighth Avenue Line - 400 m
                            • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) - 400 m
                            • 79th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) - 500 m
                            • 79th Street - IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line - 500 m
                            • 86th Street IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line - 600 m
                            • 86th Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) - 600 m

                            Local attractions

                            • New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - 1.5 km
                              40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City
                            • Museum of Biblical Art - 1.6 km
                              1865 Broadway at 61st Street, New York City
                            • Asia Society and Museum - 1.7 km
                              725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), New York City
                            • Shakespeare Garden - 1.6 km
                              W. Park Dr. and 79th St. Transverse, New York City
                            • Randall's Island - 1.6 km
                              24 West 61st St., 4th Floor, New York City

                            Near the hotel

                            • American Museum of Natural History - 300 m
                              79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
                            • Rose Center for Earth and Space - 210 m
                              American Museum of Natural History, New York City
                            • The Bard Graduate Center - 410 m
                              18 West 86th Street, New York City
                            • Upper West Side - 480 m
                              Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City
                            • Hayden Planetarium - 210 m
                              Central Park West and 79th Street, New York City
                            • Museum of the History of New York - 260 m
                              200 Central Park West, New York City
                            • New-York Historical Society - 460 m
                              170 Central Park West, New York City

                            Restaurants nearby

                            • Calle Ocho - 10 m

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

                              67% likes this, based on 219 reviews
                              Cuisine: South American, Latin
                              Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 62

                            • Starbucks - 60 m

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

                              65% likes this, based on 55 reviews

                            • Cafe Blossom - 120 m

                              Address: 466 Columbus Avenue
                              Phone: 2128752600

                              60% likes this, based on 82 reviews
                              Price Range: GBP 24 - GBP 24

                            • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. - 70 m

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

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

                            • Ditch Plains UWS - 100 m

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

                              61% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                              Cuisine: American
                              Price Range: GBP 11 - GBP 23

                            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
                              8.2 km
                            Airports
                            Train Stations
                            • Grand Central Station
                              3.6 km
                            Underground stations
                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
                              300 m
                            • 81st Street – Museum of Natural History IND Eighth Avenue Line
                              300 m
                            • Bus stop
                              100 m
                            Restaurants
                            • Calle Ocho (cuisine: South American, Latin)
                              10 m
                            • Pizzeria Uno Chicago - Columbus Ave. (cuisine: American, Italian)
                              70 m
                            Hotel information
                            • Check-in:
                              from  3 pm
                            • Check-out:
                              until  11 am
                            • Year renovated:
                              2011
                            • Number of floors:
                              16
                            • Number of rooms:
                              199