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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 471 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 March 2008

When you step off Times Square into the lobby, it is a nice respite from the drear of the day. In the evening one can hear the "clink" of the wine glass, and casual laughter from the stairway above. "I can't wait to get there and have Laura pour us a glass of wine, have some lovely snacks, and finally sit and relax!" Then our friends would call from the Hotel Edison, we would invite them for a drink and to figure out where to eat. After coming over and experiencing our place, they wanted to check out of theirs and book with the Casablanca!
One could feel the PULSE of Times Square( being so close to it) but as soon as the wonderful shower turned on, it washed away the day's toil and pounded one into relaxation and content. The rooms are "cozy" but one must remember you are in New York and this would be considered an apartment to DIE for in regards to proximity to EVERYTHING!
In closing, all hotels offer something, then "nickle and dime" you for the rest of the luxuries that one would hope for. At the Casablanca, it's just part of the job.... I'll be back...

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 March 2008

My husband and stayed here for 2 nights in October. We loved it. The room was quite small, but very clean. The bathroom had great amenities, good shower. My husband is 6'4" and the shower head was quite high for him. He's used to being hit in the chest with the water as most hotels don't place the shower heads very high. Rick's cafe was a welcome respite. The little terrace off the cafe was the smoking section and had cute little tables. It was quite warm while we were there and the A/C units in the rooms dripped onto the terrace. Not a big deal. I would be hesitant to say the A/C would be great in the dog days of summer. The window unit kept the room around 22-24 degrees but not much cooler. Our room had no view, but was on the interior of the hotel. That seemed to keep the noise from Times Square at bay. Front desk staff was amazing. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2008

As described by many others, this is a lovely, if a little kitsch-y, hotel (faux marrocco) with nice attention to details. The decor does feel more movie set than kasbah but...still charming. There is easy access to computer/internet in the lounge, to snacks and drinks. Complimentary breakfast was plentiful and good. The room was very very small; I probably booked the smallest possible size. It was a little claustrophobia inducing for one and would have been difficult for two.

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed 1 March 2008

Definately as described in many reports - a great hotel! Loved the location - right on times square/broadway. great staff too - really make you feel welcome and nothing is too much trouble. Rooms are small but very well decorated and modern. Cheese and wine evenings were a great way of meeting other people and swapping any ideas. Will definately return to this hotel - hopefully new year as it would be the perfect location. Apparently the guests can go on to the roof top and see the new year in up there with a fab view of times square.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2008

This is a lovely hotel...clean, nice quality, good service, sufficient breakfast, and a great cocktail hour spread. Slippers and robes were a nice touch, too. Hats off to all who run this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Address: 147 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036-6575
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#7 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: ₹ 14,005 - ₹ 26,489 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the magic of Times Square just steps from our door, and then escape from it all at this oasis of hospitality, The Casablanca Hotel. Guests are welcome to unwind in Rick’s Cafe with complimentary refreshments 24 hours a day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fruit served throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided daily. ... more   less 
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