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1 room, 2 adults

Excelsior Hotel, New York, United States of America

3.5-star3.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator
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
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Elevator
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  • Great hotel! Excellent location. It is close to restaurants and entertainment as well.…Mar 26, 2020
  • It’s a beautiful hotel with a view overlooking the Museum of Natural History.…Mar 21, 2020

Excelsior Hotel, New York, United States of America

  • 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, United States of America


  • In Upper West Side
  • Central Park - 3 min walk
  • American Museum of Natural History - 5 min walk
  • Beacon Theater - 12 min walk
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art - 17 min walk
  • Lincoln Center - 18 min walk
  • Metropolitan Opera House - 18 min walk
  • Columbus Circle - 26 min walk

Getting around

  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 40 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 32 min drive
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 28 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 6 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 17 min drive
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) - 29 min drive
  • New York Harlem 125th St. Station - 5 min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 5 min drive
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 6 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
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This property charges a fee for luggage storage before check-in and after check-out for group reservations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be 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

  • Cash

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)
  • 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, United States of America’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.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 21 per accommodation, per night

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 costs USD 30.00 per day

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 30 per day

Refrigerators are available for USD 10.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 17.00 per person (approximately)

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.

FAQs for Excelsior Hotel, New York, United States of America

  • Does Excelsior Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Excelsior Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is Excelsior Hotel currently open?
    This property is closed from March 21 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • Is parking offered at Excelsior Hotel?
    Yes. Self parking costs USD 30.00 per day.
  • Are pets allowed at Excelsior Hotel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Excelsior Hotel?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Excelsior Hotel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sarabeth's (5-min walk), Good Enough To Eat (5-min walk), and Nice Matin (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 1,918 reviews

Very good 8.0
There were some hidden fees, both for WiFi and building services that I was not anticipating. It’s a great location for the cost.
us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent value for money
The Excelsior hotel is in an excellent position directly opposite the Museum of Natural History and a stone's throw to central park, many good cafes and restaurants and the subway station. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room was very clean, quiet and comfortable. It is excellent value for money in such an expensive city.
Alanna, au2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Spacious, comfy, and great location!
Needless to say, the location was TERRIFIC. Across from museums, the park, near lots of good restaurants, and an easy walk across town. The room was spacious, too....That was a concern for me knowing how tiny New York spaces can be. Also, it was quiet! The bed, another big concern for my lousy back, was terrific. Woke up with no back issues! Overall a great stay.
Nancy, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Satisfied customer
Very nice hotel in the location I desired. I will go back
Scott, us2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Our favorite place to stay!
We stay here every time we come to NYC. Quaint, quiet, and amazing location. Close to the park and subway makes it ideal for our visits. They staff is always friendly and accommodating and rooms are clean and comfortable.
Matthew J, us3 night trip
Very good 8.0
My stay
It was great, but the room was very hot even with the lowest setting on air conditioning.
Tatiana, us1 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel, a bit tired
Good stay. Super location. Hotel is nice but compared to otehr, contemporary properties, this one is a bit tired. Still, when in NY, it's nice to have a good location.
ca2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice Hotel, Nice Location
Great stay...will definitely return!
Rebecca, us1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Upon arrival everyone was kind but our room was dirty. The building and furniture is very old so I was put off by the fact that even though the bed was made but there was hair everywhere. As if someone took a nap on top of the made bed. The room was very dusty too. So old plus dirty just kicked my OCD issues into overdrive!!! There was hair in the shower too. I did call down to front desk and they did have someone come in and clean up. So that was a plus. The staff was very kind and accommodating! The location is excellent!!! Next to the central park, subways and places to eat. My favorite part of the city! I will be coming back to this hotel again.
Norma Y., us3 night family trip
Fair 4.0
No coffee machine in the room.
weidong, us1 night family trip

Excelsior Hotel, New York, United States of America

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