Room type

Superior Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Deluxe Room, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Get an overview of this hotelNew York hotel across from Museum of Natural History

Near Central Park

Facing the American Museum of Natural History and a half-block from Central Park, the smoke-free Excelsior Hotel on West 81st Street offers a French-country ambience of dark woods, gilt, and crystal.

Breakfast room

Guests can purchase a buffet breakfast daily in a library-like room. Wireless Internet access is complimentary and printing is available for a fee. The hotel also includes a fitness facility.

Damask comforters

Guestrooms and suites are decorated in an Art Deco contemporary style. Beds include damask down comforters and matching throw pillows. Floral accent tiles grace bathrooms.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel's public areas, and a computer station in the lobby provides high-speed Internet access (surcharge). Guests can print from laptop computers anywhere in the hotel to the hotel's printer (surcharge). A small fitness center contains cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. Guests can enjoy Latin Fusion cuisine at the hotel's Calle Ocho restaurant. Roundtrip airport transfers are available on request (surcharge).

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Total number of rooms - 199 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( 9.99 USD per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Pay movies 
  • Phone 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

A hot buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 11 AM (surcharge).

The hotel also has a restaurant, Calle Ocho, which serves Cuban cuisine for dinner and Sunday brunch.

Nearby Things to Do

Central Park, a half-block east of the Excelsior Hotel, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, rowboat rentals, horseback riding, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and in-line skating. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, 1.5 miles south, opens in winter, as does Central Park's Wollman Rink. Upper West Side athletic clubs offer swimming, racquet sports, and exercise classes.

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

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 11 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 10.00 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available


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)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 9.95 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): USD 9.99 per night (rates may vary)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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