We stayed at the Excelsior Hotel for 3 nights at the end of our holiday. A better location would be hard to find. This is a boutique hotel located right next to Central Park, the Natural History Museum and in a lovely area of Manhattan.
Although not a five star hotel the location is worthy of five stars in itself. Check in was efficient and we were shown to our suite's which were spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Decent air con, flat screen TV's (who watches tv in NYC though), even an iron and ironing board even an umbrella for guests use.
The location is perfect. Directly opposite is a small park and we really enjoyed sitting on the park benches in the leafy avenue watching the world go by. Local dog walkers and joggers were all friendly and spoke in the passing too. Check out the luminous dragonflies in the park early evening. Wonderful.
Broadway is only a couple of blocks away, fifth avenue and times square a slightly longer walk or a short taxi ride. Plenty restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance. With central park at the end of the street its perfect to wander for a walk early morning or evening.
The lobby area of the hotel is very colonial in appearance and get this - offers free wifi,. The only hotel during our stay which did. Well done Excelsior. Although the hotel was very busy (independence day) during our stay the staff handled this professionally and at no cost to the guests comfort.
Concierge arranged taxi's and a shopping trip to Woodbury Common for us which all went to plan.
If you're looking for a decent budget hotel in a perfect NYC location this is the one for you. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior New York City
- Excelsior Hotel New York City