Book your room at Excelsior Hotel
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.
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.
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.Would you like to give us feedback? Share it! Opens in a new window
Excelsior Hotel45 W 81st St New York NY 10024
WiFi with a surcharge 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)
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Concierge services
- Conference space
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Fitness facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Luggage storage
- Meeting rooms
- Multilingual staff
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
- Total number of rooms - 199
- Tours/ticket assistance
- WiFi (surcharge)
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( $9.95 per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( $9.99 per night )
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( $9.99 per night )
Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free newspaper
- Free toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- Daily housekeeping
- Flat-panel TV
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Pay movies
- 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
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Minimum check-in age is 21
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
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.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
No rollaway/extra beds available
- 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)
- Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 9.99 per night (rates may vary)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 70.00 per vehicle (roundtrip)
- Self parking fee: USD 50.00 per day
- Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
- Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 10.00 per night
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We should mention
Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.