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Excelsior Hotel

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45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is in Upper West Side where we like to stay - the area is safe with lots of eating spots, close to Central Park, a short subway ride from our daughter's apartment uptown, and easy subway access to theatre district. This was our 1st time staying at this hotel, and I would stay again. Room size (Queen museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We travelled with 2 adults, 2 children and our elderly uncle. We found the hotel extremely welcoming and the staff were very helpful. We booked 2 rooms and were given adjoining rooms on the 6th floor facing the AMNH. We found the hotel surprisingly quiet as I must admit, we had concerns after reading previous reviews. The hotel is close... More 

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Naples Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a beautiful view from our higher floor room. The room was medium sized by NYC standards. Very comfortable beds. Bath well appointed. Helpful front desk. Excellent location across from Natural History Museum and subway. Always stay here when I need a hotel in NYC.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for three nights ,our room was on the eleventh floor and faced the front.It was a large room ,2two large beds which were very comfortable. Everywhere was very clean also a lovely large en-suite. Lots of choice at breakfast,and good quality food. Overall great stay and location and attentive staff.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the Excelsior Hotel 3 out of the last 4 times we've gone to Manhattan. It's so convenient to the Metropolian Museum, the museum of Natural History, and Central Park. The Excelsior has such a great classic atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic upper west side location. Close to the park, museum, subway, shakeshack, and other great food options. Found in a charming neighborhood too! Staff was exceptional and accommodating to all of our requests. The hotel is slightly dated, and the current construction underway outside was noisy but not unbearable.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Check in was straightforward and staff were helpful, if slightly aloof. Doorman was helpful and room clean was good. The gym was very useful and the facility to have it opened earlier by request is appreciated. The hotel is well situated.

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited NYC for a wedding. My sister and I both booked our rooms and were very satisfied with the hotel. The location was great and the room was a nice size for three people. We got the larger suite with two double beds and a living area. There was sufficient space for all of us. The hotel met... More 

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San Diego CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed at the Excelsior almost every year since 2006. Its Upper West Side location across the street from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History and Roosevelt Park are unparalleled for convenience (subway, bus, both parks, many museums), beauty and quiet. We choose the Museum Park view suites on upper floors for spacious, gracious accommodations with views... More 

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Milwaukee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to stay in a neighborhood with lots going on and within walking distance of Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, Lincoln Center, Amsterdam Avenue with all the great restaurants and Columbus Avenue. This is a nice quiet hotel - have stayed here numerous times over the years and never disappointed with price or quality. Old world charm.

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