Picture yourself staying on Manhattan's desirable Upper West Side, steps from Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History--as well as boutiques and charming cafés. The Excelsior Hotel faces the broad, leafy expanse of Theodore Roosevelt Park, home to the world-class American Museum of Natural History/Rose Center for Earth and Space. Giant dinosaurs, gems, and meteorites, along with the mind-boggling planetarium show, are sure to fuel your imagination.
And if a morning at the museum has fueled your appetite, stop by Zabar's, a huge food emporium 2.5 blocks west of the Excelsior. Pick up a classic New York deli sandwich and a black-and-white cookie and have a picnic in Central Park, just a half-block from the hotel. Heading to Midtown or beyond? The 81st Street--Museum of Natural History subway stop is just steps from the hotel.
The Excelsior offers more than a great location. The ambiance is classic Upper West Side. From West 81st Street, you'll enter an elegant marble lobby illuminated with crystal chandeliers. In the hotel's library, you can watch the plasma TV or choose from a selection of board games. Mornings, the library becomes a breakfast room, hosting a daily hot buffet from 7 AM to 11 AM (surcharge). Another convenience is the onsite fitness center with treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas.
The hotel's genteel style shows in its guestrooms. You'll be staying in Art Deco-influenced rooms dressed with rich patterns and luxurious fabrics. Beds have pillowtop mattresses and fresh new linens. You can watch a selection of premium cable channels on the 32-inch flat-screen TV, or enjoy your own music with the MP3 clock radio. Catch up with friends or get down to business via the complimentary wireless Internet access, available throughout the hotel.
Roundtrip airport transfers are available on request (surcharge).