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Excelsior Hotel

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45 W. 81st St., New York, NY 10024 40.782621 -73.972957
nr. Columbus Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-362-9200 | Fax: 212-580-3972 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Moderate, Expensive
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  • Type of Hotel: Boutique Hotel, Good for Business Travelers

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Sample Room Rates

Standard, $199-$359; one-bedroom suite, $259-$559; two-bedroom suite, $499-$999

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

B, C at 81st St.-Museum of Natural History


  • Nearby Parking Lots

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Internet Access
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • VCR
  • WiFi service


Located steps away from Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History, this mid-range Upper West Side hotel fits in with the area's elegant prewar apartment buildings while still offering guests modern amenities and services. Old-world elegance dominates, from the creamy marble floors and soft wood paneling in the lobby to the cozy library, complete with leather couches and a fireplace. Recently renovated, the comfortable, homey guest rooms all feature high-speed Internet connections; the 80 two-room suites have the casual intimacy of an upscale French country B&B, and boast pant presses and ironing boards. In addition to a slightly overpriced breakfast, The Excelsior also offers non-smoking floors, dry cleaning, laundry service and a concierge. Stroll around the neighborhood for cute restaurants and shops, including the legendary Zabar's, or venture across the Park to Museum Mile.


The hotel is very well-maintained, with an aura of unique West Side elegance.

Some guests may find the occasionally gaudy French theme—and the aloof front desk staff—a bit too stuffy.

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