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.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.