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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 out of 5

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
45 W 81st St, New York, NY, 10024

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCentral Park3 min walk
  • Popular LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art17 min walk
  • Popular LocationMount Sinai Hospital4 min drive
  • AirportNew York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.)52 min drive

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About this area

New York

Excelsior Hotel is located in Upper West Side, a neighborhood in New York, and is in the business district and near the airport. American Museum of Natural History and Beacon Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at South Street Seaport and SoJo Spa Club. Ready for a night out? Consider St. James Theatre and Irving Plaza. Relax and indulge in the area's health/beauty spa, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's convenience to public transportation: 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station is 3 minutes by foot and 86 St. Station (Central Park West) is 8 minutes.

What's nearby

  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 4 min drive
  • Mount Sinai Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station - 3 min walk
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 5 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 52 min drive


  • Tarallucci e Vino — 3 min walk
  • Spring Natural Kitchen — 3 min walk
  • Prohibition — 4 min walk
  • Kefi — 4 min walk
  • Cotta Osteria — 4 min walk

About this property

Excelsior Hotel

3.5-star New York hotel in Upper West Side with restaurant
Timezone: America/New_York

Committed to the idea that a life well-traveled is defined by a personal connection to the people, culture and lifestyles of the places we visit, the Excelsior Hotel offers discerning guests an authentic, residence-style experience in the heart of New York City’s Upper West Side. To complement our fashionable surroundings, we’ve designed a delightfully affordable pied-a-terre distinguished by relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance and unpretentious style.

The Excelsior is located within a beautifully restored landmark building, infusing classic design and architecture with contemporary comfort. In addition to swanky, Art Deco-inspired rooms, the hotel features a fitness center, Boardroom and Calle Ocho restaurant, which brings guests and neighborhood residents together for signature Latin fare and a locally famous weekend brunch complete with unlimited complimentary sangria.

The hotel overlooks Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History and the spectacular, glass-encased Rose Center for Earth and Space and is walking distance from Lincoln Center and the 1, B and C subway lines. A leisurely stroll through Central Park leads to chic Upper East Side restaurants, the luxurious boutiques of Madison Avenue, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums.
Hotel Services

Complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby, Breakfast and Boardroom areas
WiFi in room  (surcharge)
Creative Latin fare at Calle Ocho
Full-service concierge
Fitness room
Business center
Private Boardroom for small to mid-size meetings
Same-day dry cleaning (excluding weekends and holidays)
West Side-Central Park-Museum Natural Hist.

Excelsior Hotel offers 199 accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch flat-screen 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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 30.00 per day)
  • Offsite parking for USD 30 per day; discounts 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/café
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception

Things to do

  • Fitness center

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds


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

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting room


  • Terrace


  • 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)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


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


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels


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

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


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 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


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)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per day
  • Refrigerator 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.

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 Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Eurocard, 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


Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 609 out of 1264 reviews
5 - Excellent 48%
Rating 4 - Good. 465 out of 1264 reviews
4 - Good 37%
Rating 3 - Okay. 119 out of 1264 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 38 out of 1264 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 33 out of 1264 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled 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

Travelled 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 traveller
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 traveller
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