Excelsior Hotel

Midtown, New York

The hotel

Overlooking the American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Centre for Earth and Space, the Excelsior is within easy walking distance of popular attractions such as Lincoln Centre, the Beacon Theatre, and Columbia University. A leisurely stroll across Central Park to the Upper East Side leads to the luxurious boutiques of Madison Avenue, an endless selection of restaurants, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and Whitney Museums. If your plans include an evening at the theatre or site seeing among the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, famous attractions such as Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center are a quick ride from the Excelsior Hotel by New York Taxi, Subway, or bus. Art Deco in design and something of an icon itself, the Excelsior is one of the Upper West Side’s most prestigious addresses, offering a variety of accommodations to suit your holiday needs. Upon arrival, you'll find an elegant and comfortable lobby and Art-deco inspired guest rooms complete with premium facilities and amenities, to ensure the most comfortable stay.

Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In fashionable Upper West Side, half-a-block from Central Park. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour.

Hotel information

201 rooms and suites. All with air-conditioning, 32" LCD television with satellite TV and pay-per-view films, telephone, Wifi*, iPod docking station with radio, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Classic Rooms are 230 sq ft with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Classic Double Rooms are 270 sq ft with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Superior Rooms are more spacious with French doors between the bedroom and seating area with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Calle Ocho (full American buffet restaurant). Fitness centre. Library with working fireplace. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary daily newspaper. Business centre.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Choice!

Feb 24, 2020 Rebecca B Forked River, New Jersey

I stayed here recently and was pleasantly surprised. This is a terrific part of Manhattan....less crowded and much more manageable than busy, overcrowded, pushy Midtown. Terrific restaurants nearby and free coffee, tea and granola bars to indulge in while waiting for your family getting ready in the morning. It's a bit old fashioned...which I… Read more
I stayed here recently and was pleasantly surprised. This is a terrific part of Manhattan....less crowded and much more manageable than busy, overcrowded, pushy Midtown. Terrific restaurants nearby and free coffee, tea and granola bars to indulge in while waiting for your family getting ready in the morning. It's a bit old fashioned...which I appreciate. I certainly will consider staying here again! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good hotel in NYC

Feb 5, 2020 rogoli0702 Brasilia, DF

We stayed there for 2 nights and everything was very good. It was our second visit and as good as the first one. Close to Central Park, subway and Natural History Museum. Very comfortable beds, modern TVs, hair dryer and a courtesy coffee.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best hotel in NYC

Jan 27, 2020 Heather S

I read some mixed reviews and was thrilled when I arrived at the Excelsior Hotel. The front desk managers were very friendly and helpful. The room was big and clean. The bathroom was clean, white, and ample size. The beds were comfortable. We were on the 10th floor and couldn’t hear any noise from inside or outside the hotel. The neighborhood was… Read more
I read some mixed reviews and was thrilled when I arrived at the Excelsior Hotel. The front desk managers were very friendly and helpful. The room was big and clean. The bathroom was clean, white, and ample size. The beds were comfortable. We were on the 10th floor and couldn’t hear any noise from inside or outside the hotel. The neighborhood was safe, quiet, and not overly crowded. I look forward to a return trip to the Excelsior Hotel and will never stay anywhere else when in NYC. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Week-end Stay

Jan 26, 2020 Robin R Ashburn, Virginia

We had a great stay at the Excelsior --we were three couples traveling together and had rooms on the 10th floor. Ours was on the back side and very quiet (other times we've stayed in mid-town so big difference!) Front side room had a beautiful view. We parked at the Science museum so it was only $30 for 24 hours w/validation by the hotel. Beds… Read more
We had a great stay at the Excelsior --we were three couples traveling together and had rooms on the 10th floor. Ours was on the back side and very quiet (other times we've stayed in mid-town so big difference!) Front side room had a beautiful view. We parked at the Science museum so it was only $30 for 24 hours w/validation by the hotel. Beds were so comfy. Can be warm, but windows do open and we could cool our room off using the wall thermostat. Great neighborhood--a lot of nice restaurants that you can easily walk to--we did the Milling Room for dinner before our show and Orwasher's for coffee/breakfast on Sunday. We walked across to the Met Museum thru' Central Park and also easy subway access. We also used Uber XL twice which for a group of 6 was super convenient (have never had luck getting a cab for more than 2 people at a time when in NYC) We will definitely be back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating old room heavy on the Fabreeze

Jan 17, 2020 Joe33321

Heavy smell of Fabreeze in room was still in room next morning. Very hard to sleep. Furniture a bit dated. Extra facility charge of $21 not on web site (what facility services that were provided is a mystery).