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Excelsior Hotel

3.5 of 5 45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I stayed at the Excelsior Sep 13 to 18, 2014. I had stayed at this hotel many years ago 2000 or 2002 and really liked it so based on that memory I went back there. I was disappointed to see that much had changed and the hotel no longer had the classic European style. It was remodeled... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always enjoy staying at this hotel. It is a great upper Westside New York City location. There are lots of diverse restaurants in the area AND charming coffee shops with free wifi. It is near Central Park and the natural history Museum. My room was spacious and clean. I like having the windows for the natural sunlight and fresh... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stay in NYC a lot. Normally down in SoHo. This time, I decided to give the middle west side a chance. We came at a great time. Columbus Ave. was shutting down the next day for a street fair which we really enjoyed. The hotel lobby and rooms are charming and clean. The rooms are a decent size for... More

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Retford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in the Excelsior initially as part of an organised tour group, then returned for four additional nights on our own. It is well positioned for Central Park, slightly away from the major hustle and bustle of the heart of Manhattan and as such provides a good refuge for rest after long days and evenings exploring this amazing city.... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel for a girls' long weekend and based on the fact that it wasn't a big hotel chain and great location (a block away from Central Park and in a more residential area/Upper West side). Upon arriving from Florida, I was happy to enter into an old-world, charming lobby. However, my opinion changed as I was "greeted"... More

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Armeni, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty location. Near Central Park West next to Nat History Museum. Need to take the Metro or a cab or be happy hoofing it for a fair distance which I wasn‘t after a day‘s sightseeing. Bad points, WiFi limited to Lobby and 2nd floor or pay $50 for a week. Also no coffee/tea facilities in room which is unforgivable when... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights at the start of a tour of the east coast of America. We arrived early but the receptionist found us a room which was ready. Building work going on in the roof but did not affect us much. View out over the park in front of the Natural History Museum. The room was fairly... More

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Cooper City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our "go to" hotel when we come to New York. My daughter and I have stayed here at least 4 times in the past 5 years and have never been disappointed. Small quarters but super clean and the location is great. Central Park and subway station are only a block or so away. Nice neighborhood feel and we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed here for 6 nights in total before and after a bus trip. Close to Central Park but you do need a taxi to get into town. There are some very nice restaurants close by and places for breakfast. The hotel breakfast is ok. The rooms are ok too. Nothing special but certainly adequate and clean. The Wi-Fi is... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel after reading some of the reviews on Trip Adviser, expecting to be able to walk to Times Square, that would be easy if you were young fit and able to walk through Central Park, but its not very safe in the dark, it costs $15 dollars for a taxi each way to get to Times Square.... More

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Address: 45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper West Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Excelsior Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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