We stayed at The Excelsior from December 12-15, 2013. We weren't greeted by the front desk - we had to wait until he was finished typing on his computer - but we were upgraded to a superior room, so I can overlook that. The superior room had a sitting area connected to the bedroom by french doors. The view was of the back of a building; we didn't care about that, but if you want a pretty view you'll need to book a room that has one. The beds were very comfortable, and the size of the bedroom and bathroom were about on par with other places we've stayed, so that was good. Honestly, the ONLY thing that would have made this room absolutely perfect would have been a mini fridge and a coffee maker. There's a Starbucks about two blocks away, and Zabar's isn't far either, but still - it would've been nice to have a place to store our leftover cheesecake or a Coke or something. The location is great IF you're looking for something a bit quieter and close to the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. There's a subway station right around the corner, and it would take about 20 minutes to get to Midtown. If you're looking for something within close walking distance to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the tourist-y hustle and bustle, this hotel is NOT for you. I can't review the breakfast buffet, as we never ate there. But the restaurant in the lobby, Calle Ocho, is FANTASTIC. Just make sure you make your reservations EARLY! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Excelsior Upper West Side NYC Hotel Located in the fashionable Upper West Side neighborhood between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the Excelsior Hotel is a beautifully renovated hotel with an abundance of old world charm and comfort. This landmark hotel is characteristic of Manhattan's architectural beauty among the dramatic Central Park setting; thoroughly complimented by modern conveniences and luxuries. The Excelsior Hotel is located in one of New York City's trendiest neighborhoods, overlooking the American Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Popular attractions such as Lincoln Center, the Beacon Theatre, and Columbia University are within walking distance to the Excelsior. 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. Manhattan's Excelsior Hotel features an elegantly and comfortably appointed Lobby; inviting guests to feel at home upon their arrival. Its New York City hotel room accommodations are inspired with an Art Deco contemporary motif with countless amenities and services to make a stay at the Excelsior Hotel an experience for guests desiring more than a typical New York "tourist" hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior New York City
- Excelsior Hotel New York City