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“Highly Recommended on Location, Price, Ice Machine, Vending Machine”
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Excelsior Hotel
Ranked #252 of 470 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 19, 2014

During our stay 5 nights in this property, it was disclosed that the location is great as near American Museum of Natural History, Central Park and Subway Station.

We can have free ice from Ice Machines, Reasonable Price on Soda or Snack from Vending Machines

For tourist, we can take hop on hop off bus, from many operators, in front of museum.

Room is big enough for family ( party of 2 adults and 2 kids for superior type). We have one bedroom, one living room with small kitchen (fridge, microwave, oven, pot, pan, etc), 3 TVs.

Our family has a great time in NYC and one of good reasons is staying in this hotel.

We will revisit for sure.

Room Tip: Free WiFi only Lobby. Snack and Soda are reasonable price from vending machine.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

I chose this hotel b/c the configuration of their small suites was perfect for 3 sisters on a reunion trip to NYC. Our first room was smaller as we had planned to upgrade when the 3rd sister arrived. This room was not up to our standards, but when the deficiencies were pointed out to the concierge, we were credited for that night and immediately upgraded to our second room, the small suite. This has all the charm of an older NYC hotel that has been renovated. The location is amazing - right across from The Natural History Museum on 81st Street, with Central Park half a block away. And fabulous restaurants are steps away. Also the wonderful Mexican restaurant Calle Ocho is just downstairs off the lobby. We had a great and reasonably priced happy hour with 8 women there one night.

Room Tip: Ask to look at it first. Make sure all the electrical outlets and lamps work (we had this problem w...
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

I can not say it was bad. An average hotel, which it had small rooms and quite clean except the windows ( inside ) which were really dirty with so much dust that the corners from white they became black. The toilet seat needed to be changed as it had scratches.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Michalakis-cy
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The hotel is quiet you can't hear any traffic and close to the central park, museum of natural history and some great eats. The room had an extra area to watch tv and hang out which was nice when you have kids that sleep in. The room was a bit worn and the bathroom small, but overall it was a good stay. Also, they had a weight room to work out.

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stayed here with a group of ten ladies last week-end. Rooms are TINY with almost no storage. Maybe fine for a single but not two people. Bellman took our suitcases off the trolley but did not take them to the room but waited for a tip anyway. My husband sent a basket with champagne and I received a message on the phone to come down to the desk to pick it up--no offer to bring it up to me!! Not at all woth the price and I will not reccomend it to anyone.

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3  Thank Damegs
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Stayed there several times with my young children. Suites are a good size and comfortable. Our last stay, we spilled juice on the bed, and housekeeping came right up with fresh sheets. Another kid perk is the Lego table outside the breakfast area where there's free public WiFi.

Love that it's right across the street from the Natural History Museum and Central Park. Don't love that we stayed several times yet there was no personal service. Also that the breakfast is all you can eat, or nothing. You can buy a coffee separately, but if you want a bagel you have to pay the full price of the buffet.

Restaurant in the lobby is fine. I wouldn't go there unless I were staying in the hotel though.

Will be looking to try a different hotel next time we're in NYC. But would still recommend the Excelsior for it's location.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stayed here on a recent trip to NYC with the family. The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. The concierge was great and helped us plan some of our touristy outings, including a Broadway show. The hotel has parking available in a lot across the street...and the rates were very reasonable. It is only a short walk to the subway and it is very easy to grab a cab at the street corner (even on a Sunday morning). Great location that is close to Central Park and everything you would want to see in Manhattan. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip.

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Additional Information about Excelsior Hotel

Address: 45 W 81st St, 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:
#100 Family Hotel in New York City
#147 Business Hotel in New York City
#215 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $103 - $422 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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