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“Excelsior exceeds expectations”
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Excelsior Hotel
Ranked #247 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Topsfield, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Excelsior exceeds expectations”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Stayed at the Excelsior again this year for 4 nights. Great location across the street from the Museum of Natural History. Very quiet location (10th floor) Three Starbucks within 3 blocks. Room very clean. A/C a little eon the noisy side but certainly tolerable. Free WiFi on first and second floors otherwise they charge for WiFi in the rooms.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Loved everything about this hotel. Half block from subway, Central Park, right across the street from Museum and Planetarium. Lots of dogs and babies, great residential neighborhood, tons of restaurants (expensive, but it's New York). We felt extremely safe (lived on Upper West Side in 1950s when it was dangerous and scary but beautifully gentrified today). Beautiful, spacious bedroom and sitting room, lots of storage space, every possible amenity, helpful front desk. Even an umbrella in the closet! Reasonable price for what you get.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2013

Wonderful hotel for remarkably reasonable price, right across street from Central Park on upper west side. Rooms small but higher rooms on park side have great views. Clean, beautiful tiled bathrooms. Feels both elegant and friendly. Subway just a block away. All in all, the perfect place from which to enjoy this great city!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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The rainy city
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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
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

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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York County, Maine
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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
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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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Property: Excelsior Hotel
Address: 45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#150 Business Hotel in New York City
#204 Family Hotel in New York City
#218 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Excelsior Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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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