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Excelsior Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024 (Manhattan)
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For first time visitors to the States the Excelsior brought a smile to your face as you went through the wooden revolving door at the entrance. The decor was typical of the hotels you saw in movies set in the 30s and 40s. Clean and comfortable room with huge beds, free wi-fi in the room and plenty of storage and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stayed just one night on a quick NYC getaway, Sunday, August 24, to Monday, August 25. No doubt we will be back soon for a longer visit. The Excelsior is perfectly situated near Central Park, The American Museum of Natural History, the NY Historical Society, the Beacon Theater, and tons of great restaurants and shops. In... More

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 2 nights on arrival in the US on a 1 week escorted tour. The hotel staff were a bit sour and indifferent but the hotel rooms and facilities were OK as a place to sleep. There are no tea and coffee facilities in the rooms. The lobby and lounge areas are small and uninviting so don't plan... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel whilst visiting Manhattan for 3 days. Situated midtown opposite Central Park, it was a old style hotel that was nicely situated for our planned trips. Use of subway and Uber for taxis made travelling around very easy. The hotel lacked a large lounge and seating when just anting to sit and cool off and no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastically located close to Central Park, with lots of options for food & drink within a few minutes walk. Very well maintained, & serviced, with helpful staff always to hand. If we ever have the chance to go back to NYC, we will stay here without any thoughts of looking for anywhere else.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to be visiting New york, Upper West Side lovely area with lots of resturants and close to my favourite early morning jog in Central Park and round the reservoir close to Museums and a short Bus or Subway ride downtown

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the hotel is in a good location. the rooms are very small. too expensive for this kind of hotel,,, there are nice restaurants close to the hotel. beautiful view to the park. walking distance to Natural history mus eon friends that came to visit us there told us that it used to be much nicer than now. .

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average hotel, room very small, not much room to put your cases and clothes away, staff a bit miserable at times, on the whole it was ok. Good location across from central park, short taxi ride to broadway and the tourist sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed twice,at this hotel in the last two weeks.We had rooms at different levels.One at the front,on the sixth floor,then at the rear of the hotel on the fifth. Check in on both occasions took less that two minutes each time.Both rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean.The reception desk staff were friendly and help full .The front room had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely old style hotel, rooms were a little tired on 13th and 14th floors but importantly clean. The Subway was only a very short walk away and provide easy access to the city for $2.30. Local shops and restaurants are also very close. I would happily return to this hotel.

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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*
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The Excelsior Upper West Side NYC Hotel Located in the fashionable Upper West Side neighborhood between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the Excelsior Hotel is a beautifully renovated hotel with an abundance of old world charm and comfort. This landmark hotel is characteristic of Manhattan's architectural beauty among the dramatic Central Park setting; thoroughly complimented by modern conveniences and luxuries. The Excelsior Hotel is located in one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, overlooking the American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Popular attractions such as Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theatre, and Columbia University are within walking distance to the Excelsior. A leisurely stroll across Central Park to the Upper East Side leads to the luxurious boutiques of Madison Avenue, an endless selection of restaurants, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and Whitney Museums. If your plans include an evening at the theatre or site seeing among the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, famous attractions such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center are a quick ride from the Excelsior Hotel by New York Taxi, Subway, or bus. Manhattan's Excelsior Hotel features an elegantly and comfortably appointed Lobby; inviting guests to feel at home upon their arrival. Its New York City hotel room accommodations are inspired with an Art Deco contemporary motif with countless amenities and services to make a stay at the Excelsior Hotel an experience for guests desiring more than a typical New York "tourist" hotel. ... more   less 
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