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Excelsior Hotel

45 W 81st St between Columbus Ave and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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#304 of 531 hotels in New York City
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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Paid wifi
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
154Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
30Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Darrennn93 wrote a review Nov 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We came from Scotland for a trip of a lifetime to NY. The Exclelsior didn’t disappoint. We even lost our boarding passes and the receptionist was able to call the airline and print us a new one. 10/10
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rebecca B wrote a review Feb 2020
Forked River, New Jersey75 contributions75 helpful votes
I stayed here recently and was pleasantly surprised. This is a terrific part of Manhattan....less crowded and much more manageable than busy, overcrowded, pushy Midtown. Terrific restaurants nearby and free coffee, tea and granola bars to indulge in while waiting for your family getting ready in the morning. It's a bit old fashioned...which I appreciate. I certainly will consider staying here again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Roger O wrote a review Feb 2020
Brasilia, DF5 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed there for 2 nights and everything was very good. It was our second visit and as good as the first one. Close to Central Park, subway and Natural History Museum. Very comfortable beds, modern TVs, hair dryer and a courtesy coffee.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Choose one with a view to the Museum.
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Heather S wrote a review Jan 2020
46 contributions50 helpful votes
I read some mixed reviews and was thrilled when I arrived at the Excelsior Hotel. The front desk managers were very friendly and helpful. The room was big and clean. The bathroom was clean, white, and ample size. The beds were comfortable. We were on the 10th floor and couldn’t hear any noise from inside or outside the hotel. The neighborhood was safe, quiet, and not overly crowded. I look forward to a return trip to the Excelsior Hotel and will never stay anywhere else when in NYC.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Robin R wrote a review Jan 2020
Ashburn, Virginia8 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a great stay at the Excelsior --we were three couples traveling together and had rooms on the 10th floor. Ours was on the back side and very quiet (other times we've stayed in mid-town so big difference!) Front side room had a beautiful view. We parked at the Science museum so it was only $30 for 24 hours w/validation by the hotel. Beds were so comfy. Can be warm, but windows do open and we could cool our room off using the wall thermostat. Great neighborhood--a lot of nice restaurants that you can easily walk to--we did the Milling Room for dinner before our show and Orwasher's for coffee/breakfast on Sunday. We walked across to the Met Museum thru' Central Park and also easy subway access. We also used Uber XL twice which for a group of 6 was super convenient (have never had luck getting a cab for more than 2 people at a time when in NYC) We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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$200 - $426 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Excelsior Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Excelsior Hotel?
Nearby attractions include American Museum of Natural History (0.2 miles), New-York Historical Society Museum & Library (0.3 miles), and Hayden Planetarium (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Excelsior Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a fitness center.
What food & drink options are available at Excelsior Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Excelsior Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jacob's Pickles, Land, and Peacefood Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Excelsior Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Excelsior Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Excelsior Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Excelsior Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Excelsior Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hamilton Park (2.5 miles), Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (3.2 miles), and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (0.8 miles).
Does Excelsior Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Excelsior Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.