Very Good 2316 Reviews
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What To Know

  • Standard rooms are large by NYC standards
  • Free WiFi is quick and reliable
  • Conveniently located just a block from the 81st Street–Museum of Natural History subway station


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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With a stay at Excelsior Hotel in Manhattan (Upper West Side), you’ll be minutes from American Museum of Natural History and close to Central Park. This hotel is close to Barney’s and Bloomingdale’s.


Make yourself at home in one of the 199 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a fitness center, or other amenities including wireless Internet access (surcharge) and concierge services.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Excelsior Hotel. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

How to Get There

Excelsior Hotel
45 W 81st St
New York, NY 10024 United States


4.0 Very Good 2316 Reviews
Suite hotel in upper west side New York
Reviewed 1 day ago

Excellent hotel with super location right next to the Meseum of Natural History, on the western edge of central park. Convenient to 2 subway stations. Lots of restaurants nearby. Hotel itself is older but well maintained. It has larger units with living room, larger than what's commonly available in Manhattan.

4 Days Sightseeing
Reviewed 1 day ago

Comfortable clean room with lovely view towards Central Park.
Good bathroom facilities with pleasant soaps, lotions and shampoo etc
Ideally placed for sightseeing with various cafes and restaurants nearby.

A great Upper West Side hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel is a little jewel box directly across from Central Park and The American Museum of Natural History. Great location for restaurants and catching the bus. Rooms were large for NYC, and we had a pull out sofa, which made for a third bed. Nice Mexican restaurant attached to the lobby for drinks and food.

It’s a classic
Reviewed 4 days ago

We only stayed one night due to a change of plans with flights. It’s a little dated but has a classic feel not a “you need to renovate feel”. The staff are very helpful. Check in is easy and it is a great location for the American museum of Natural history and Central Park. Definitely worth a stay here.

Great Location
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked hotel through Hotwire. Cost was $290 a night. Great price for three women on a sightseeing trip. Scott Masterangelo was at front desk. He was a great rep of hotel. The hotel is just across the street from CP. The subway is a short block away. Wonderful and inexpensive places to eat.Room was comfortable and we had a balcony.