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Friendly staff, location and the upgrade I was given was a wonderful surprise. No complaints.
Great location. There were lost of restaurants within walking distance. The subway is one block away. It is a beautiful building. It was NYC-hotel to an extent - small elevators, fairly small room but not too small.
I liked the sitting room area. The fact the room was quiet, despite being on a busy avenue and street. It was suitable for our family gathering.. It was overpriced for the neighborhood and for the amenities offered.
I've stayed at the Lucerne multiple times, and it is consistently a great hotel on the upper West Side. Rooms are comfortable, staff great, and overall just a very nice experience
high quality establishment with attractive look and feel in excellent location
Hotel is in an excellent location. Two blocks away from Central Park, near subway and great restaurants. Hotel Staff very pleasant and professional, Concierge was great. Hotel room was spacious and very clean. Requested room not available (plumbing), alternate room was very accommodating. Later check out.
Our room was very clean and a very nice size. Big construction project going on next door -very noisy at 7 am. Also, mattresses are tired and saggy.
location small lobby-no lounge
I was very pleased with my stay at the Lucerne. The room, though small, was very comfortable. I was particularly impressed by the comfort of the mattress, pillows and linens. Our in room coffee maker was not in the room at check in. We did not realize until the second day that we could request it from the desk.
Very clean room in a relatively quiet part of the city. Shower flooded the bathroom upon showering. Not a big deal, but had to clean up the bathroom after a shower.
Recently renovated and beautifully done. Every detail was very carefully thought out and the crown molding in the room and hall are gorgeously done! A lovely place to stay.
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.
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!
I loved the location.
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.
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.
Great service and close to many destinations
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.
Drained very slowly
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.
The staff was friendly and helpful providing subway directions and breakfast suggestions. They had umbrellas available when we had rain.
Room was clean, and well-maintained. Looked like a relatively recent renovation (new shower, paint, etc.) Front desk staff friendly and competent. Excellent location for AMNH visit. Booked through KAYAK and a very good value. Room was quite small (though efficient) and though with double bed would not have accommodated two of us. But I was travelling alone and it was complete & a good value.
Room was a decent size and had a private bath (be sure to check when making a reservation, as it seems not all rooms have private baths + sometimes bathrooms are quite small, and some rooms have smaller beds). The location is excellent - great neighborhood, with lots of great dining and public transportation options nearby. The staff members I spoke with were also helpful and polite. There was a window AC unit that was pretty loud and ran constantly so I ended up turning it off overnight - it got a bit warm, but thankfully it wasn't too hot outside.
Down comforter in bedroom. Very friendly staff I wish they had a coffee pot in the room.
To have a refrigerator in the room and air in the bathroom
historic building nice, non-glitzy neighborhood, our room was at rear of building so it was quiet. staff was helpful & respectful. tiny room with large post in middle o the tiny bathroom. no breakfast beyond coffee in the tiny lobby no comfortable place to sit in room besides on the bed.
Location Discomfort bed and bedding, tiny bathroom, old and discolored carpet
Lot of noise from neighbour rooms. The front desk attendant who promised to provide me with a spare comforter on request never turned up.
Comfortable bed, clean room and restroom, great value.
The location I travel extensively for business and am comfortable and familiar with hotels. Park 79 was an older hotel which is fine but the room had a strong oder of urine and the bed had a plastic mattress cover like you would use on a child's bed for bed wetting which was covered with a very thin bed sheet. I was booked for 2 nights, non refundable but left after 1 night.