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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star New York hotel in Upper West Side

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Restaurant
Business center
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free

Where You'll Stay

Just steps from Central Park, Excelsior Hotel is in Upper West Side and within a 5-minute walk of American Museum of Natural History. Beacon Theater and Metropolitan Museum of Art are also convenient to this business-friendly hotel. 81 St. - Museum of Natural History Station is 0.1 mi away for added convenience.

Your Guestroom

At the end of a busy day, return to one of the 199 comfortable rooms, all of which come with pillowtop beds, premium bedding and free newspapers. You'll also appreciate the flat-screen TV, safe and desk.

Property Perks

This hotel has a fitness center, a gift shop/newsstand and conference space. Dine onsite at Calle Ocho, which serves Cuban cuisine and is open for dinner. You'll also have access to a business center, concierge services and multilingual assistance.

Free!

Stretch your travel dollars with free WiFi in rooms and public areas.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel's public areas, and a computer station in the lobby provides high-speed Internet access. Guests can print from laptop computers anywhere in the hotel to the hotel's printer (surcharge). A small fitness center contains cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. Guests can enjoy Latin Fusion cuisine at the hotel's Calle Ocho restaurant.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 199 
  • One meeting room 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Multilingual staff 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • In-room safe 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

A hot buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 11 AM (surcharge).

The hotel also has a restaurant, Calle Ocho, which serves Cuban cuisine for dinner and Sunday brunch.

Nearby Things to Do

Central Park, a half-block east of the Excelsior Hotel, offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including ball fields, tennis courts, rowboat rentals, horseback riding, and miles of trails for hiking, biking, running, and in-line skating. Rockefeller Center's skating rink, 1.5 miles south, opens in winter, as does Central Park's Wollman Rink. Upper West Side athletic clubs offer swimming, racquet sports, and exercise classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

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.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 21 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 17.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 30 per 24 hours
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Excelsior Hotel
  • Excelsior Hotel New York
  • Excelsior New York
  • Excelsior New York City
  • Excelsior Hotel New York City

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