Excelsior Hotel

45 West 81st Street, New York City, New York, 10024, United States
#246 of 823 hotels in New York City
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Quiet Location, Nice Views

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on February 7, 2005

I didn't choose this hotel, the Montel Show selected it for me, but I enjoyed my stay. Just a block away from Central Park and right across the street from the Natural History Museum, the hotel's location was great.

The staff was nice and helpful, and the furnishings were nice (the beds were above average in comfort). The chandeliered lobby was paneled with a rich mahogony-looking wood.

Unique Quality: Out the window you could see dogs being walked in Roosevelt Park, and at night the luminescence of the planetarium emitted an ethereal glow.

The room did NOT have a coffeemaker, and I thought I would die. It was only a couple of blocks to H&H Bagels and other places to buy coffee, and after seeing the $14 price for the continental breakfast, I opted for the walk.

But the second morning, I decided to have coffee in what they call the Library, on the second floor of the hotel, and I wish I had discovered this charming atmosphere earlier. The coffee price was reasonable for NYC, and refills were free. It was so worth it to have the convenience of not having to brave the elements, as well as drinking from china instead of styrofoam.

Directions: Take the 1,9 to 79th and walk a couple of blocks north and a couple of blocks east.

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GREAT LOCATION

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 23, 2004

Great location beside Museum of Natural History , Central Park and a five minute walk to Amsterdam Avenue . On Amsterdam Avenue between 75th an 83rd there are enough good restaurants to keep you happy. This is a residential area making streets safe at night, If you hace a car parking runs at $31 per day at local garages.

This is a Pre-War hotel . Despite some negative reviews on web sites we found that none of those reviews were accurate.

Hotel Breakfast are expensive ( continental at $14 and American at $ 18 ) considering that a five minute walk to Amsterdam
Ave. yields restaurants and breakfasts at half the cost .

Unique Quality: Pre War Hotel in a residential neighbourhood. A 1/2 block walk to a Orange/Blue subway line station. A 1 1/2 block walk to a Red subway line station .

Directions: UPPER WEST SIDE

Nice hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 2, 2004

The Excelsior is a good hotel on the Upper West Side. It is far from most tourist attractions, but in a very nice neighborhood. Across the street is the Natural History Museum, and a block away is Central Park. There is a subway stop nearby to make it easy to get where you want to go.

Rates change frequently. Look for special rates online at travel websites. Our special rate was $140. This hotel could run around $200 - $300 a night for normal rates for suites & standard rooms.

Unique Quality: The rooms here are great. Everything is comfortable. There is an entertainment room, health club, concierge, and safe deposit boxes. All rooms have voicemail, satellite TV, hair dryers, and irons & ironing boards.

Check out time is noon. You can store luggage with the bellman.

Parking is available in a garage operated by a separate company on 83rd St. The hotel will validate your parking, and it should cost about $30 a night.

Directions: Upper West Side

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Address: 45 West 81st Street, New York City, New York, 10024, United States

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Amenities at Excelsior Hotel

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Suites
  • Shuttle Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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