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1 room, 2 adults

Excelsior Hotel

3,5-star3,5 stars
Great for familiesThis property has good facilities for families.
45 W 81st St, New York, NY, 10024, United States of America

3.5-star hotel within walking distance of American Museum of Natural History
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From 2 356 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Regular internet service

Excelsior Hotel

from ZAR 3,501
  • Classic Queen, 1 Queen Bed
  • Classic Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Superior Junior Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Excelsior Deluxe Suite, 2 Double Beds
  • Excelsior Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

What’s around Excelsior Hotel


  • In Upper West Side
  • Central Park - 1 min walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 5 min walk
  • Beacon Theater - 12 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 17 min walk
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 18 min walk
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 19 min walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 42 min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) - 13 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 17 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 29 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 28 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 5 min drive
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station - 5 min drive
  • New York Penn Station - 5 min drive
  • 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station - 3 min walk
  • 86 St. Station (Central Park West) - 8 min walk
  • 79 St. Station - 8 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 199 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

This property charges a fee for luggage storage before check-in and after check-out for group reservations. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

  • Discounted offsite parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Free reception
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Excelsior Hotel’s small print

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


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 21 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 30.00 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 30 per day

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 17.00 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 1 793 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Christene, us4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Wonderful "English" Boutique Hotel
A welcoming small hotel with an English ambience. We loved our room and appreciated the amenity of the coffee bar. The location near local restaurants and Central Park could not have been better. We will return!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Great For a couple’s weekend get-away in NYC
We loved the old upper west side Manhattan feel of the hotel & neighborhood. Great being close to Central Park, subway, and A wonderful neighborhood to walk & have a meal. We had a suite with a courtyard view. Plenty of room for the two of us to relax. The room & bath were clean & well-maintained. Felt like I was staying in a classic upper west side apartment. The hotel was quiet & smaller than many in NYC, which I enjoyed. Would have liked coffee in the room or a good brewed coffee in lobby instead of a Keurig machine in lobby. Ran around the corner second morning to a cafe to get coffee for our morning in the room. I did know when I picked the room, that they didn’t have coffee in room, so no disappointment there.
Deirdre, us2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Flag football.
Nice older hotel in a good location near Central Park and Museum of Natural History. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast a little pricey and limited. Parking is a bit tricky although not bad if you don’t plan to drive in town.
Edward, us2 night trip
Good 6,0
Great location
The location of the hotel was great. I loved that there was a living room and a bedroom that was really nice. For me the bed was not very comfortable neither were the pillows. I had a hard time sleeping and the bed really bothered my back. We had some issues with the staff there. Some of them were very nice and helpful and most of the others were friendly or welcoming. I also did not like the fact that there were no coffeemakers in the room. I did ask for one and they did supply me with a hot water kettle which was perfect for me since I travel with my own tea bags. However, most hotels, even small ones offer that and they serve fresh drip coffees in the morning and afternoon. Here they have keurig offerings from 7-11 am. I do not care for those options and I feel they are not what I would expect to be served in the Upper West Side of NYC.That was just my little pet peeve. I do enjoy a good cup of decaf coffee and my travel companions enjoy good coffee. We had another incident with the hot water in our bathroom and some monies missing that we left for our cleaning person. The hotel does have some charm as it is old and does need some refurbishing.
Ellen, us5 night family trip

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