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1 room, 2 adults

Excelsior Hotel, New York

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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  • All the staff was very helpful. Great location, right next to the natural history museum.…Feb. 26, 2020
  • Good stay. Super location. Hotel is nice but compared to otehr, contemporary properties…Feb. 24, 2020

Excelsior Hotel, New York

  • 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 - 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’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

  • 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 1,905 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice Stay in a Quiet Area by Central Park
I quite enjoyed my stay here. A nice location if you want to be outside the hustle and bustle of downtown NYC. Rooms were a good size and well wept. The gym was adequate and modern. The room had some temperature issues which was really the only downside. We had our window open in minus degree temperatures outside and the room somehow was still a bit too warm for my liking. Overall though it was a good stay and I would stay there again next year. Right by a subway stop too which is super nice.
Donald, ca4 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Good location, poor breakfast
Good hotel, especially for location and cleanliness. The breakfast isn't worth the money though. We got more at Starbucks at a lower price than what the hotel could offer. Also, its a shame there are no tea amd coffee facilities in the rooms. Coffee is available on a morning but there's once Keurig machine for all. It was a convenient hotel but probably wouldnt stay again.
ca5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Friendly Oasis in Manhattan
An attractive hotel with well appointed guest rooms. Friendly staff, helpful and pleasant. Nice area with some local restaurants and interesting stores. Subway very near-by. Excelsior is a refuge from the heat of the city on a hot summer day. Definitely returning. already booked. Great accommodation that doesn't break the budget.
Gary, ca2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Excellent location. Very clean. My only concern is the strong floral scent in the hallways and rooms. Very challenging when you have allergies
ca2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
The hotel over all was very nice, staff was friendly, always smiling,!! But we didn't care for the extra charges they put on our stay, The facility should of been in the regular rate. Also the 2 double beds were a little cramped. Would of been nice to have queen size beds.
Catherine, ca4 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Central park
Very close to Central Park ! Great bar and restaurant downstairs.
Cynthia, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel. Quie, clean and comfortable. Adjacent to Central Park and close to the subway. Lots of restaurants nearby, and just a short taxi ride to the Met. Staff was very helpful.
Brooke, ca4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location. Friendly staff. Amazing experience
Matthew, ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Strongly recommended
Exceptionally nice and clean, friendly staff, great location. I booked a suite, very spacious and comfortable.
ca4 night family trip

Excelsior Hotel, New York

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