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Very good location close to Central park and Museums
i usually stay at the four season but this time i wanted an old fashioned new york experience,and it was perfect. the safe did not function in my suite
everyone was so relaxed with their dogs etc It was lovely to see...
The afternoon tea. The complimentary champagne provided by guest services. The quality of the food. not being able to get a reservation for dinner at the Cafe Carlyle. Room service was slow in the mornings, great in the evenings.
I like the location, the bar and the staff my room was very small and outdated i had stayed there before and the rooms were much nicer. They ended up changing our room and then it was much better
The safety and convenience of being right in downtown. Easy walking to anywhere. Not much at all.
Great location; clean rooms, very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the Surrey experience very much ! I kept my booking on booking.com even though I found a cheaper price on Oyster.com (about $60 cheaper for the two nights) and sent booking.com the link within the 24 hour time window from my booking - unfortunately I never got a reply... so much for best price assurance from Booking.com
The comfort and the design of the room. the quality of the bed was outstanding. The breakfast service at their restaurant. Super expensive, petit quantity (and we are not big eaters) and arrogant, slow waiters. We did only go there once!
It's very central, walking distance to almost all places. Room is big, very clean and overlooking a nice street. Many cafes around for cousy breakfast/branch. My husband usualy preferes 5stars, but never regreted me booking this 3stars hotel. It is comfortable with exellent restaurant (French), full of local people even on Monday night. Night shift staff could be a little more active, but it was not really a problem, just compering to the day time people who were much more helpful.
Rooms, dining options, location, spa, service.
quietness, spaciousness, location plus good little kitchen...general overall quality of presentation and service..a great stay.
The service,staff, location and beds! Where he AC vents are located and that's right above the bar.
staff they charged me for internet and you told me(booking told me) it would not be a charge
Modern classy rooms all first class. Best location in NYC. Amazing shower. Not much of a hotel lobby if you need a grand hotel lobby.
All of the Staff were friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable. The location of the hotel is outstanding.
Friendly staff; good location; great design. Our deluxe room was large by New York standards. Our grand deluxe room had no bath! Complete lack of freely available guest-friendly wi-fi facilities in the hotel amazed us and caused ongoing problems. Computer in chargeable "business centre" was also faulty. Room temperature did not respond when adjusted by room thermostat. Dining room very cold and breakfast extremely poor in comparison with any other hotel we have visited (especially in Europe). Almost complete lack of public spaces: bar-lounge pleasant but cold and draughty and accommodation overcrowded at times (by members of the public using the dining room) so people (hotel guests!) turned away. The restaurant is apparently rated in New York but the food they sent up on room service was third rate.
Surrey has a great location so near to Central Park, museums, and shopping. We had a large, comfortable room with a view of Central Park! The staff were knowledgable and helpful.
Great service and close to many destinations
Drained very slowly
The Excelsior is a classic hotel that is the absolute opposite of an impersonal chain hotel. From management to front desk to housekeeping the Excelsior staff is welcoming and extremely accommodating. We have stayed at the Excelsior several times during the prior couple of years and our rooms are consistently clean, comfortable and quiet. Rates will vary based upon the season and supply and demand factors but typically we have found the Excelsior to be the best hotel value in the upper west side. Fee for WI-fi but as a workaround we used our smartphone as a hot spot for our tablets so really no problem.
The staff was friendly and helpful providing subway directions and breakfast suggestions. They had umbrellas available when we had rain.
The location was great. Half block to Central Park, subway and bus. Bed comfy. Bathroom small but clean and plush. Restaurant had great food. Scaffolding obscures view and workers during daytime decrease privacy. Friday am, noisy road work started 4:30. No doorman to help when leaving and needing a cab. Pay for in room WiFi. Room cost increased by ~25% various taxes.
I love the Excelsior, the staff, the location, the cleanliness, just so easy, so accommodating. Always the desk personnel are lovely, the last day, the 29th, the desk man was a bit condescending. I've never had that experience before, but upon asking him about leaving my bags after check-out, asking about a taxi to the airport, he almost dismissed me, as if I were an annoyance. Unfortunate, but true. The desk man when I arrived on the 2nd, was lovely, very patient, very accommodating. I've stayed here before, never had that experience, so it must've been a bad day for him.
Great location, pretty, away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square/Midtown Not a business hotel. Need to pay for WIFI. No room service. No coffee machine. Only coffee available is at the breakfast room and they charge you $2.50 just to get a cup in the morning. Not the expense but the nuisance and inconvenience. No shops on site. Just vending machine. They try to pretend to be upscale here but nothing about it is upscale - from the property to amenities to service. Hugely disappointing.
I loved the location.
From the location to the helpful, friendly staff, I loved this hotel. It was clean, comfortable and beautiful. The on-site restaurant was very good as well. I didn't like leaving to go home!
The hotel was nice, but it is really the location that sells the place. Can't beat it. A block from Central Park, across from the Museum of Natural History. Bathrooms were a bit dated, and the plumbing seemed temperamental, but it was more than adequate.