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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


Mixed feelings.

Stayed here twice. First was to join tour group - room was quite dark and dingy. Bathroom very small. Second was on my own two weeks later. Room was spacious and had outlook over to park. Bathroom was a little larger. No coffee/tea or fridge in rooms, although there is coffee/tea supplied in the mornings in reception. This is an older style décor hotel. The front desk were very helpful. Metro is at end of street. Plenty of eateries around.

Good location but not the best hotel

This hotel is an excellent location so close to Central Park and the natural history museum.

Sadly although the rooms are clean they are dated and lacking in facilities - coffee is served downstairs in lobby no fridge/microwave in room like so many US hotel bathroom tiny and very old fashioned.

Good air con but so so noisy take ear plugs to sleep.

Front desk staff were helpful and sorted out corkscrew and taxi to airport

No bar as advertised was a real disappointment

Breakfast was good but area not kept that clean and staff not particularly friendly

For £250 a night I would expect a lot more from this hotel

Excellent Experience

Super nice staff, conveniently located, older, well preserved and remodeled facility. Lots to do within walking distance, shopping, Central Park, food, Natural History Museum. Subway transportation is one block away.