Excelsior Hotel

45 West 81St St - Near Near American Museum Of Natural History Map
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45 West 81St St

The Excelsior is located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Guests will enjoy the "Old New York Charm" that abounds in this neighborhood of historic buildings and brownstones. The area is full of rest... more

The Excelsior is located on Manhattan's Upper West Side, near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Guests will enjoy the "Old New York Charm" that abounds in this neighborhood of historic buildings and brownstones. The area is full of restaurants and exclusive shops. The Excelsior is within walking distance of many cultural and recreational venues, including the Hayden Planetarium, the Beacon Theatre and Lincoln Center. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is only a pleasant walk across Central Park.
The guestrooms at the Excelsior are comfortable and well appointed with a rich, traditional dcor. The one bedroom suites have a pleasant sitting area with a pullout sofa and French doors separating the bedroom. The Excelsior has a well equipped fitness facility and a fully stocked library. Guests can have either a full or continental breakfast, served on the second floor breakfast room. The Excelsior is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.  
 

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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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Recent Reviews:
Jonathan W
Trip type:
Family
Awesome stay
Oct 11, 2019
Had a great stay and staff was great from check in to checkout. Location was great for short walk to central park. Which was a lifesaver to attend my daughter's... more »
Jagruti H
Dallas, Texas
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Very Disappointing..
Oct 8, 2019
We tried this hotel based on room description and location. I rented a superior suite with 2 beds, however upon check in they gave me a tiny closet sized room... more »
BillieMaree
Trip type:
Family
Great location
Sep 24, 2019
Hotel is in a great location. Close to Central Park, subway and achievable walking distance to Times Square. Hotel is dated but we were aware of that and actually enjoyed... more »
kellybV7602BU
Ruthin, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Lovely hotel
Sep 20, 2019
Just arrived home from a four night stay at the Excelsior and would probably stay again. The hotel is a little dated but very clean and the staff are extremely... more »
elainew196
Los Angeles, California
Trip type:
Family
Disappointing
Sep 7, 2019
Don't understand the high ratings. If it's mainly for the location, maybe. But the first room we were given had a mildewy smell and was sad looking, not as sparkling... more »
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Upper West Side Description

Excelsior Hotel is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The home of diverse cultural attractions, the Upper West side is sandwiched between Riverside Park to the west and Central Park to the east. Both parks are excellent leisurely green spaces to spend a day. Central Park is especially notable, as it is New York’s "flagship" park. With over 843 acres of land, it is home to 275 species of birds. It’s quite easy to spend an entire day there too, as the park has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ball fields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.

In addition to being the most densely populated area of the United States, the Upper West Side is the home of several academic institutions and a litany of famous people too numerous to list here. The American Museum of Natural History is among the most notable museum in the neighborhood. This world-famous museum is comprised of several different Halls, each dedicated to a particular theme. The museum's exhibition-halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods including some magnificent dinosaur fossils. Other nearby cultural institutions worth checking out include the New York Historical Society, and the new Rose Center for Earth and Space which houses the Hayden Planetarium; the most technologically advanced Space Theater in existence.

The Upper West Side also contains some of the greatest venues to hear classical music. There is the Metropolitan Opera House —one of the world’s leading opera companies since its opening in 1883—as well asAvery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the renowned New York City Opera. Additionally both The Julliard School and Fordham University grace the area.

You’re bound to get hungry while visiting the neighborhood, but fear not -there are plenty of famous places to nosh or grab some classic New York smoked salmon in the Upper West Side. There’s Zabar’s—a heavenly deli if there ever was one; Fairway Market which has a huge, gourmet selection of just about everything; Citarella, with fresh fish and much more; and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop—just to name a few. If you're looking for a more substantial meal, head to Prohibition, an upscale restaurant and bar. The interior, which invokes the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties, helps create terrific ambience. All of this has made Prohibition a mainstay on the Upper West Side. There's also the takeout booth at Carmine's. Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of homestyle antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large; an entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. After your weekend mid-day meal, take a walk back through Riverside Park or stroll down Riverside Drive and admire the impressive monuments, grand apartment buildings, and views of the Hudson River, all while burning off a few calories of course.

Given the number of attractions and cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Upper West Side is an ideal location to spend your stay in New York. The charming Excelsior Hotel is located right near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Meanwhile, the cozy and reasonably priced Belnord Hotel is another conveniently located option for the budget conscious traveler, as is the Comfort Inn Central Park West.

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Room Type

Deluxe Suite 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

470 sq feet (44 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Deluxe Suite 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds

470 sq feet (44 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Excelsior Deluxe Suite 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds

480 sq feet (45 sq meters)


Layout - Separate living room

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Excelsior Deluxe Room 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

474 sq feet (44 sq meters)


Layout - Separate sitting area

Internet - Free WiFi

Entertainment - 32-inch flat-screen TV with premium channels and pay movies

Sleep - Pillowtop bed, premium bedding, and blackout drapes/curtains

Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower/tub combination, free toiletries, and a hair dryer

Practical - Safe, free newspaper, and iron/ironing board; free cribs/infant beds available on request

Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

Non-Smoking

 

Property Information

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities

Popular Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Clothing Iron
  • Fitness Facility
  • Hair Dryer
  • InHouse Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Safe
  • TV In Room

Additional Amenities

  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free reception
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • In-room accessibility
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge)
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available
  • One meeting room
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Roll-in shower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Smoke-free property
  • Total number of rooms - 199
  • Tours/ticket assistance

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