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Excelsior Hotel

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45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I frequently stay here when attending events uptown at it's located on 82st. Classic dark wood lobby is small but adequate and staff is friendly and effective. Last stay, the room was small but adequate for double twin and the bath was cute with lovely elegant tile. Hot shower had great water pressure! Local area had great restaurants on Columbus... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great older hotel in a lovely neighborhood. Rooms are clean and bright. Close to Central Park as well as two subway lines. A ton of restaurants one and two blocks away. Joe's Coffee just down the street on Columbus is perfect. Staff is friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

How it is worthy of 4 stars only God knows. The staff upon our arrival (and throughout our entire stay) were abrupt, rude and discourteous to each and everyone of my family members, including their friends who accompanied us on this holiday. We did not receive the rooms that we had reserved and pre-paid for, and they were considerably smaller... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just had 1 nights, and the hotel was lovely and subscrite. Staff very helpful and friendly, and have barman but Room was not huge, And we arrived with 1 suitcases. The bed was so comfortable, and we sleep well, unaware of any disturbances.

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Ortley Beach, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Needed a place to stay for just one night before a medical appointment in New York the next morning. This was a great choice. Clean and nice room. Good bed. Very reasonable rate for NYC. Self parking with a hotel discount at museum across the street (no valet parking). Not close to shows or events, but didn't matter to us.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old school manhatten hotel but modern amenities. Room was clean and comfortable. Front desk very courteous and helpful. We were on top floor (16) and had great city views. Very close to central park and met museum so was great location. What was most surpising was how quiet the room was. I hardly heard the typical nyc siren. Definitely will... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the hotel just before arrival to New York and did not have very high expectations, but it turned out to be a good hotel. The interior was beautiful although a bit worn down. The rooms had a decent size and it was clean. On the negative side the rooms lacked mini bar and the location was not optimal.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was highly impressed by the size of our room. It was huge, let alone for ny. The location couldn't be beat. Close to the subway and Central Park, and directly across from the natural history museum. Very comfortable ends and super nice staff. Top notch!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Neat and clean room and hotel. The employees are very nice and helpful. Our rooms have always been comfortable and the gym is great. The location is fabulous. You are with walking distance of the theaters and shopping. Restaurants in the area are good. We drive in and the hotel has the ability to have you park in The Museum... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the second time that we have stayed at the Excelsior Hotel. We mainly choose it because of the convenient location, friendly staff and cleanliness of the hotel. We were pleasantly surprised that they had renovations to the rooms since our last stay and the new rooms were very nice. We would definitely recommend this hotel if you want... More 

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