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Excelsior Hotel

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45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024
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    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 Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is superb, only steps from the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park and the Metro (A,B & C lines). Traveling with our college age son, the suite was plenty spacious with a separate living area and two double beds in the sleeping room. Hotel staff were very friendly and attentive - the last two nights our AC... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 4 nights. The room was comfortable and clean, and we found the hotel nice and quiet at night. Absolutely LOVED the location...close to 2 different subway lines, the Natural History Museum, and the Park! Just a short walk from Broadway--loads of restaurants etc. We went to Zabar's every day...grabbed some food and ate it in the park... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced, reliable hotel on the UWS. Right across from the Museum of Natural History, a half-block from the Diana Ross Playground in Central Park (A good multi-age playground). You can get suites here for a pretty reasonable price. The staff are all professional and good (the housekeeping staff is especially good). No room service, but it's NYC, you can... More 

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Chesapeake, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms were very nice and very clean! Large double rooms only downfall was that there were no refrigerators in the rooms and the bathrooms were small and tight! Parking was great and reasonable compared to surrounded parking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been staying at this Hotel for well over 10 years due to its location. When it started it was great but its getting tired along with expensive. For a start it could start thinking about coffee in the rooms (or lobby, for that matter) and free wifi. The elevators are slow and since they cater to groups you... More 

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

A delightful hotel, However, I did pay extra for a view of the museum and Central Park but got a window with scaffolding and mesh to look out of. I know they can't help this and this will all be resolved when the building work is complete. My only suggestion would be that they stop charging more for a view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This our fourth time staying with the Excelsior in New York. Right by a subway stop and the doorman is very helpful with cabs. The rooms are very comfortable, avg size for New York but the bathroom is small. Lots of great locations to dine. Next to museum and 1/2 block to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for 5 nights during August and found the hotel facilities were very good. The hotel room was large enough and certainly not small as some reviews have staed but I was in room 1006 perhaps larger up there?. The bathroom was certainly larger than normal hotels in NY. I would stay there again and would recommend this to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night. The location is great - close enough to the busy center, quiet enough to enjoy the city at your own pace. Plenty of restaurants, cafes, coffee shops near by, a nice walk to Central Park etc. Nice comfortable beds, beautiful lobby, friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

LOCATION: Like many other reviewers, we❤️the location. It's all here: The American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, subway, restaurant & shopping options, proximity to Sunday markets. It's a quiet, safe & pleasant location (& it's easy to get a cab any time, day or night :-) ROOM: Extremely sad, tiny, dark, dingy, with loud hall noise. The bed was... More 

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