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Book your room at Excelsior Hotel
Get an overview of this hotelNew York hotel across from Museum of Natural History
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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.
Guests can purchase a buffet breakfast daily in a library-like room. Wireless Internet access is complimentary and printing is available for a fee. The hotel also includes a fitness facility.
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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
WiFi with a surcharge is available throughout the hotel's public areas, and a computer station in the lobby provides high-speed Internet access (surcharge). 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).
- Fitness facilities
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Business center
- Meeting rooms
- Conference space
- Multilingual staff
- Express check-in
- Express check-out
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 24-hour front desk
- Total number of rooms - 199
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- WiFi (surcharge)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Concierge services
- Luggage storage
- Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Smoke-free property
Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 9.95 USD per 24-hour period ), Wired internet access ( 9.99 USD per night )
Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 9.99 USD per night )
Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available
- Premium TV channels
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Air conditioning
- Climate control
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- Pillowtop mattress
- Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)
- Flat-panel TV
- Free newspaper
- Daily housekeeping
- Private bathroom
- Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
- In-room safe
- WiFi (surcharge)
- 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
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- Braille or raised signage
- In-room accessibility
- Roll-in shower
Minimum check-in age is 21
Check-out time is noon
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
No rollaway/extra beds available
We should mention
Children 11 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.