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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Newnan, GA
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Really enjoyed my brief visit. The location is great, the hotel is charming and the service was excellent. It's a very intimate hotel and everything was very easy. No long lines, crowded elevators etc. In NY, you typically pay more for a room than you would else where. Having stayed at other hotels for the same price, I felt it was a good value too.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights during our trip to NYC for our 10-year anniversary celebration. The Library Hotel also provided us with a wonderful welcome note and a bottle of champagne as a congratulations from the staff! The staff were always courteous, friendly and always willing to lend a hand. The 2nd Floor Reading Room, available always with light snacks, coffee, tea and refreshing water with lemon are added bonuses that are truly a wonderful retreat after walking around NYC all day. The breakfast is incredible with lots of choices for everyone--and it provides a great start to the day before you head out exploring. The nightly wine and cheese is also a fantastic addition, as the light snack and wine help tide you over through your theatre show (if you choose to eat after) or provide that boost of energy for another jaunt around Manhattan. The Library provides access to computers (if you travel without) and the wifi access is also an amazing addition provided by this hotel (many charge for this service). We did not use the parking services as we flew. We loved the location as it is right across from Grand Central Station. The Madison & Vine Restaurant is delicious (and, as others mentioned--pricey), the rooftop bar "BookMarks" is also costly, but relaxing and pleasant and the staff are delightful. When I researched hotels, I compared hotel names and addresses to the Bed Bug Registry in NYC and I am happy to report this hotel did NOT come up at all. It was clean and no sign of them at all. Overall, our stay way incredible and we will be returning to NYC next summer, with kids-in-tow to book the King Junior Suite room. I won't be staying elsewhere as this hotel has everything that we need and much much more. Thank you for a wonderful mini-vacation! See you again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Great place, worm and a good location. For librarians is wonderful have books at hand every moment. Decoration is exquisite. Staff was helpfull and friendly. Reading room on 2nd floor was a perfect place to had a great breakfast in the morning and relax after walk all the day in NY. Bedroom very confortable and great detail chocolates. The restorant was very good.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

We recently spent the weekend in New York, staying at the Library Hotel. The first thing that caught my attention was a phone message from the hotel a couple of days prior to arriving, welcoming us and asking if there were any tickets or travel arrangements they could make for us. I've never had that from a hotel anywhere before.

The hotel is small but very smartly appointed, with a great bistro style restaurant attached - we had lunch there on the first day and it was great. The room was "New York size", but extremely well designed, with all the comforts including a really helpful guide on where to buy any of the basics you forgot and excellent restaurant recommendations. The bathroom had tons of shelf space, was very clean, and a good size. Lots of hot water and good water pressure. The room was also very quiet at night.

The 2nd floor refreshments room and 14th floor rooftop bar were both fantastic, the only unfortunate thing was that we were not able to spend more time in them.

The location (for a tourist) was amazing, with an easy walk to all of the major sites (especially the New York Public Library and Bryant Park) without feeling like you were right in the middle of the action with no escape.

And lastly, all of the staff we encountered were so helpful and friendly. This hotel is a gem that I will definitely stay at again. Thank you.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tom B
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

There are so many great hotels in New York for the corporate traveler, but very few truly great hotels for the leisure traveler who wishes a unique experience. The Library Hotel offers the latter - with honors! Staff are so cordial, can you believe that in a city like New York I would be greeted by my name at the lobby? Sorry The Plaza & Waldorf Astoria, but that didn't happen on my stay at your venues. Only at the Library Hotel did I enjoy such personalized service, from the moment I checked in, all through my eight-day stay. Happy hour at the mezzanine was very pleasant and so was breakfast!! Room was extremely satisfactory, clean, well kept, very well equipped. In my next visit to New York, I don't want to stay in another hotel but this one.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Property: Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 299 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Family Hotel in New York City
#5 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price range (per night): ₹ 23,891 - ₹ 44,116
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Library Hotel boasts over 6000 hand-selected books organized by the Dewey Decimal System. With a very central midtown Manhattan location, the hotel is within walking distance of The New York Public Library, Grand Central Terminal, The Empire State Building and Times Square, to name just a few. Take advantage of The Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet and evening wine and cheese reception in our Reading Room. Cappuccino, water, fruit, cookies and pastries are available in this space for our guests 24 hours a day. Also included with your reservation is complimentary WiFi and passes to the nearby New York Sports Club. Visit our indoor and outdoor rooftop, Bookmark’s Lounge, for literary themed cocktails and small plates. ... more   less 
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