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New York City, New York
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We started staying at the Excelsior in the '90's to visit relatives and friends on the Upper West Side. It was alway consistently good service and accommodations. Stalwart standards. We have stayed elsewhere more recently to be downtown, but now times have come full circle. Family and friends have migrated back to the Upper West Side again. The Excelsior, though...

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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Small dated room, nice view. You have to park your car in the underground parking garage across the street at the Natural History Museum and hike a short way thru the park and down the street to the hotel if you aren't cabbing it. A very small unremarkable lobby. Only a sofa and a couple of chairs. For rooms... You...

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2Thank Jamie M
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 23 July 2014

My family and I have been to several hotels, and this one was bi-far the worst one yet. 1st off it does not offer free wi-fi in rooms, coffee maker or a frig. A big negative for a family. Their was also trouble with the plumbing in the tub in which in did not drain, and not to mention we...

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Location - on edge of Central Park and 2 minutes from subway station. Décor - was very clean and well maintained. Staff - very helpful and friendly Food - only had breakfast each morning but it was typical stuff and perfectly adequate. Price - I got an excellent price booking early. In room wifi was not free (but was not...

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1Thank Scott C
Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Hi we stayed here for 5 nights in early July, in general it does everything it says on the tin...ideal for those looking for a base to then head out and explore the city. 2 mins walk to the metro (underground) which is great for getting around and plenty of local food & coffee houses at a reasonable rate. Rooms...

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3Thank Ripon-lad
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very friendly staff. A bit far from the most highlights but public transport services are very close. Near Central Park. Next time we go here again. Big clean room with very nice beds. Restaurant and bar available. Opposite American museum of natural history and strawberry fields.

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2Thank Roeland T
Newborough
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had booked this motel through our travel agent, 12 months prior, it was not cheap either. When we arrived, the desk clerk was a stuffy rude person, his assistant was pleasant.Off to our room, we booked for a queen bed and was given a room with 2 single beds, it was so small there was nowhere we could unpack...

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4Thank Ali146
Camarillo, California
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for 7 days. Awesome location. Right across from Central Park and The Museum of Natural History. The hotel offers discounted parking for their guests at the museum for $30/day. Great Deal for NY! Room was spacious, clean and quite. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Never used the rental car we had except to visit...

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3Thank Dee1266
Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into what I though would be a pretty boring property. It was pretty well furnished and tastefully at that. The property was under renovation and so had a lot of associated issues. But we were given a room on the 12th floor which still had a view outside. The room was quite large...

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Reviewed 6 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for two nights. The hotel is in a good location, next to Central Park and across the road from the Natural History Museum. Our room was very small (queen bed) but it was clean and comfortable with a great view towards the museum. The air conditioning worked very well and the shower was good. There...

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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The Excelsior Upper West Side NYC Hotel Located in the fashionable Upper West Side neighborhood between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the Excelsior Hotel is a beautifully renovated hotel with an abundance of old world charm and comfort. This landmark hotel is characteristic of Manhattan's architectural beauty among the dramatic Central Park setting; thoroughly complimented by modern conveniences and luxuries. The Excelsior Hotel is located in one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, overlooking the American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Popular attractions such as Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theatre, and Columbia University are within walking distance to the Excelsior. A leisurely stroll across Central Park to the Upper East Side leads to the luxurious boutiques of Madison Avenue, an endless selection of restaurants, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and Whitney Museums. If your plans include an evening at the theatre or site seeing among the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, famous attractions such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center are a quick ride from the Excelsior Hotel by New York Taxi, Subway, or bus. Manhattan's Excelsior Hotel features an elegantly and comfortably appointed Lobby; inviting guests to feel at home upon their arrival. Its New York City hotel room accommodations are inspired with an Art Deco contemporary motif with countless amenities and services to make a stay at the Excelsior Hotel an experience for guests desiring more than a typical New York "tourist" hotel. ... more   less 

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Address: 45 West 81st Street, New York City, NY 10024-6025
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Upper West Side , Manhattan
Price Range: ₹ 10,467 - ₹ 27,040 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Excelsior Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Excelsior New York City
Excelsior Hotel New York City
Hotel Style:
#152 Business Hotel in New York City
#207 Family Hotel in New York City
#220 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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“Try to get a room at front we was at back overlooking fire escape appartments”
 of 5 bubbles birdieyork, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“can not tip was on a tour and was selected for me .”
  • comfortable and very quite
 of 5 bubbles les0wens, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room that looks out at the Museum of Natural History. 7th floor was perfect for this.”
 of 5 bubbles JoyceAnn10, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“High floor with view of museum -- superb at night”
  • Get a southern view on a high floor
 of 5 bubbles robcurtross, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Floors overlooking 81st Street have very good view of a small park and the Natural History Museum.”
 of 5 bubbles yomau, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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