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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45 W 81st St, between Columbus Ave and Central Park West, New York City, NY 10024-6025
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flyfisher2012
west tisbury
Great suite and location, apathetic staff
Feb 12, 2019
The staff spent a lot of time talking to each other. They were uninformative and impatient on the phone leading up to the trip. I hate it when you wait... more »
leolionheart
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Trip type:
Couples
Excelsior Hotel has lost its appeal
Feb 6, 2019
I've stayed here about 5 times since 2000, but no more. Despite being a repeat visitor, the check-in staff was unfriendly, unhelpful--no concept of loyalty. The rooms are larger than... more »
jamessides
Great Character and accommodations
Jan 15, 2019
I love to find the one of a kind places that is not part of a large franchise to say when I travel. This is an older hotel with a... more »
jeffmeck7
New York City, New York
Trip type:
Business
An Extraordinary Hotel!
Jan 10, 2019
The word “excelsior” is most often used to indicate superior quality and after spending almost two weeks at the extraordinary Excelsior Hotel at 81st Street between Central Park West and... more »
carolefrench
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Lovely hotel
Jan 6, 2019
This hotel is upper west side so we had to use the subway to get to the main attractions. This did not phase us & there was a subway station... 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

 

Superior Room 1 King Bed

1 King Bed

269-sq-foot (25-sq-meter) room with courtyard views


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

 

Classic Room 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds

269 sq feet (25 sq meters)


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

 

Classic Queen 1 Queen Bed

1 Queen Bed

270 sq feet (25 sq meters)


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

 

Superior Junior Suite 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds

269-sq-foot (25-sq-meter) room with courtyard views


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

  • Bar/lounge
  • 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
  • Bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Business center
  • Concierge services
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • 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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