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New 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.

Excelsior Hotel Amenities

General

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).

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

Available in all rooms: Wireless Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

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

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

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

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Recreation

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
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Excelsior Hotel Policies & Fees

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

General

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.

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Additional Details

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

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