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Upper West Side

Hotel Excelsior

45 W. 81st St.
New York, NY, 10024, United States
TEL: (212) 362-9200

Located in the Upper West Side between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the 16-story Hotel Excelsior overlooks the verdant park, the Hayden Planetarium, and the Museum of Natural History, which is only a five-minute walk away. The lobby is furnished with a marble floor and warm wood paneling, while the second-floor lounge contains leather seating, a working fireplace, a library, and an assortment of games. Filled with natural light from the large windows, each of the 200 rooms has dark wood furniture and all-white linens with gold accents. The on-site restaurant, Calle Ocho, serves flavorful Latin fusion cuisine.

Room to Book:

The rooms overlooking the lush grounds of the Natural History Museum are only slightly pricier and well worth the extra cost.

Insider Tip:

Don’t miss brunch at Calle Ocho, which includes bottomless servings of eight different sangrias (try the popular Mulata, made with spiced rum, tamarind, and vanilla).


Open / Closes
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Laundry Service
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 200

Number of Suites: 60

Year Opened:



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