Excelsior Hotel

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Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, pillowtop beds, in-room safe, desk

Overview of Excelsior Hotel

Excelsior Hotel

3.5 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
Map
45 W 81st St, New York, NY, 10024

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationStatue of Liberty38 min drive
  • Popular LocationCape Liberty Cruise Port43 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)51 min drive

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About this area

New York

Excelsior Hotel is located in Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York, and is near the airport and near a metro station. Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include American Museum of Natural History and Central Park Zoo. Traveling with kids? Make time for Chelsea Piers, or check out an event or a game at Madison Square Garden. Take time off to check out the health/beauty spa in the area, or get some fresh air with adventures like hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station is just steps away and 79 St. Station is 8 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Statue of Liberty - 38 min drive
  • Cape Liberty Cruise Port - 43 min drive

Getting around

  • 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station - 2 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 6 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 51 min drive

Restaurants

  • Thyme & Tonic - 3 min walk
  • Tarallucci e Vino - 3 min walk
  • Kefi - 4 min walk
  • Cotta Osteria - 4 min walk
  • The Meatball Shop - 4 min walk

About this property

Excelsior Hotel

Family-friendly New York hotel in Manhattan, walk to Central Park
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, WiFi in public areas, and a business center. All 199 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and Smart TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find flat-screen TVs, free newspapers, and hair dryers.
Excelsior Hotel offers 199 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch Smart televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This New York hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Offsite parking for USD 30 per day; discounts available
  • Airport shuttle available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 17.00 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting services
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Entertainment

  • 32-inch Smart TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

More

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
This property charges a fee for luggage storage before check-in and after check-out for group reservations.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 21 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 17.00 per person (approximately)
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

Excelsior Hotel
Excelsior Hotel New York
Excelsior New York
Excelsior New York City
Excelsior Hotel New York City
Excelsior Hotel Hotel
Excelsior Hotel New York
Excelsior Hotel Hotel New York

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Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 509 out of 1001 reviews
5 - Excellent 51%
Rating 4 - Good. 344 out of 1001 reviews
4 - Good 34%
Rating 3 - Okay. 90 out of 1001 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 32 out of 1001 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 26 out of 1001 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

3.8/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is unique in decor. It is older, but very clean and antique decor. I loved it. We were pleasantly surprised to get a larger room. Very close to Central Park and Museum across the street. Also subway is close. We walked to the theatre district for a play. I was so happy to find that cleaning staff found my wallet. I had left it in the safe and staff had given it to the office. What a huge relief!! Nice to know we do have some decent honest people in this world!! Excelsior is our recommendation to stay in NYC! Love New York. Hope to get back soon!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and great value. Horrible coffee setup and snacks are awful but otherwise fabulous.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hotel! Excellent location. It is close to restaurants and entertainment as well. Very clean.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful hotel, not enough hot water & broken AC
It’s a beautiful hotel with a view overlooking the Museum of Natural History. Unfortunately the air conditioner pumped out hot air instead of cold air, even when the in-room thermostat was set to cool; and the shower sometimes didn’t have enough hot water.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location, location, location. I have stayed in many different parts of Manhattan. I loved this spot because it is right next to Central Park and the B & C Subway lines. The staff were friendly. The hotel is old-fashioned. The fan in my bathroom was very loud.
Stayed 6 nights in Mar 2020