Get an overview of this hotelNew York hotel across from Museum of Natural History

Near Central Park

Facing the American Museum of Natural History and a half-block from Central Park, the smoke-free Excelsior Hotel on West 81st Street offers a French-country ambience of dark woods, gilt, and crystal.

Breakfast room

Guests can purchase a buffet breakfast daily in a library-like room. Free wireless Internet access is available in public areas and printing is available for a fee. The hotel also includes a fitness facility.

Damask comforters

Guestrooms and suites are decorated in an Art Deco contemporary style. Beds include damask down comforters and matching throw pillows. Floral accent tiles grace bathrooms.

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. Roundtrip airport transfers are available on request (surcharge).

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Babysitting or childcare  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD From 9.95 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • 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 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20 per day.
  • 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 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.

Fees

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)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD From 9.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD From 30.00 per person (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: USD 30.00 per day
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 10.00 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20 per day
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

We should mention

Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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