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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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Ranked #274 of 449 hotels in New York City
The rainy city
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Lovely room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed 2 nights as part of an Archers tour at the end of September. It was a lovely room with 2 double beds. There was no coffee making facilities unfortunately but there are a number of coffee shops close by. The hotel is directly across from the Natural History museum which is well worth a visit and very close to Central Park for a lovely, easy stroll down town, although after a full day sightseeing we took a cab back from the Rockefeller Center, about $12.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed in the excelsior hotel from the 23rd October until Saturday 26th October 2013 the hotel is in a great location close to the subway & Central Park. The staff were very friendly & extremely helpful. The bar & restaurant in the hotel looked great but unfortunately we never managed to go but hopefully will be back again we stayed on the 4th floor room 606 which overlooked Roosevelt Park.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We liked this hotel in March and we still like it in October. Pleasant, helpful staff, nice, comfortable room. Bathroom small, but super clean. Love the library where the breakfast buffet is presented. Only fault is --no coffee maker or small refrigerator in room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

The view of New York from the room was an amazing view! The hotel is in the Upper East Side and in front of it is The museum of natural history, it s a block away from Amsterdam Avenue and the Mexican Restaurant they have it's very popular. I totally recommend it because it has an old style and it's kind of an old times air. The rooms are small, but your in New York, what do you expect? It is one of the best, and the breakfast is a buffet in a beautiful restaurant!

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a great base for exploring New York. Located on the Upper West Side next to Central Park, it is close to the 81st Street Subway. 79th Street is also convenient, although it is a few minutes further away. Our room was pleasant and benefitted from a park and city view. The staff were very pleasant and helpful at all times. Plenty of places to eat and drink within a couple of minutes walk of the hotel. It wasn't the cheapest hotel we looked at but I think it was worth paying the extra to give yourself some restbite from the fast paced City that never sleeps. No brewing facilities, but there are coffee shops on virtually every corner, so we didn't mind.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the park offer a great view of the City.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The Excelsior is one of the very few hotels on Manhattan's upper West Side. It's also a good, if not cheap, one. The rooms are reasonably sized by NYC standards, many have views of the Museum park, and all seem to be have been recently renovated. The breakfast buffet is quite nice and reasonably priced. The fitness center is adequate. If you need to be in that part of town, it's a good choice.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Convenient comfortable hotel for the sights and sounds of NYC, to save a few dollars at breakfast try Lenny's deli, come out of the hotel turn right, down to the bottom of the street turn right again and it's 2 blocks along on the right, very basic but hits the spot with good coffee.

Stayed October 2013
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#223 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Excelsior Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High-rise hotel located on the Upper West Side. ... more   less 
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