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1 room, 2 adults

Excelsior Hotel, New York

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
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Great location
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Fairly good value for money

Excelsior Hotel, New York

from $151
  • 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, New York


  • 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, New York’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 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 is available for an extra charge

Refrigerators are available for an additional charge

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.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 1,938 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
So happy to have returned
When I arrived at the hotel, I realized that I had stayed there before (but had somehow blanked out on the name). I was so happy to be back.. clean and bright room, enough space for everything, helpful staff, well located (I had a conference at Columbia, a concert at the Beacon, and meals with friends at restaurants in the 70s and 80s.. what cd be better?) So am so glad I came back, even tho it was unknowing!
us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great Hotel!
We found this to be one of our favorite hotels in the city! Room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. Great stay!
Holly, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay in New York
This was a wonderful experience. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
Leslie A., us2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Perfect UWS Stay
sylvia, us5 night business trip
Good 6.0
They need early am coffee service or a coffee maker in room.
us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful hotel and neighborhood.
Marc, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A fabulous hotel
Great hotel! Exemplary service. Upper west side location. Close to subway lines great restaurants within walking distance. Highly recommend this hotel.
Jeri, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best hotel choice in NYC
I had the most wonderful experience staying at the Excelsior from the minute I checked in to the time I checked out it was the best hotel stay I ever had in Manhattan. The staff was amazing and warm and friendly and kind and the room was delightful, beautifully appointed, comfortable bed, and had a great view. The location is excellent and close to everything. I highly recommend travelers to NYC to stay at this hotel it was fantastic.all around
us3 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location, not tacky, one minor compliant
The hotel is in a nice area, and is easy to locate. The grandness of the lobby does not extend to the rooms, though there is nothing wrong with the rooms themselves. The only complaint I have is that the front desk person sent a food delivery person to my room without calling me first. As a single female traveling, I would rather not have a stranger come directly to my room without my permission. I talked to the front desk person to ensure it would not happen again but I am a bit appalled it happened in the first place.
us4 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Okay stay but had better in this price range.
Overall clean hotel. The front desk wasn’t very friendly upon our arrival but other staff members were great. The heat and and the hair dryer were not working when we got into our room and when we called the front desk the lady who answered sounded like she couldn’t care at all. It’s in a great location but I probably won’t be staying there again. Ive had many wonderful stays in a lot of cities and this was probably the least enjoyable.
Jesse, us2 night trip

Excelsior Hotel, New York

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