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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #7 of 470 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2012

The Library Hotel is a little oasis of calm in midtown Manhatten. We stayed for 4 nights and loved every one of them. Our double room was spacious (for New York) and was very clean and comfortable. Some noise was noticable on our floor (third) but not so much as to keep us awake. The location is also good, centrally located and close to Grand Central station for access to the subway. Each floor and room is themed based in the Dewey decimal system and all the books within are on that topic. We were in room 302 - Political Science. Fortunately, you can also borrow books from the second floor reading room so you won't be short of anything to read no matter what room you're in.

Breakfast was included in the price and was a tasty continental affair with fresh juices, cereals, fruit salad, toast on request and a selection of excellent pastries. It's unusual to fiund anything other than room only in the US so this was a welcome bonus. For the remainder of the day, the reading room (where breakfast was served) has tea, coffee, iced water and pastries available to the guest whenever they want - which was a welcome touch after a hard day. From 5pm every evening, a cheese and wine reception is held for the guests in the same room and it was nice to be able to have a glass or two of wine (red, white and sparking were on offer) before heading out for dinner. There's also a bar with a roof terrace on the 14th floor but this was quite crowded so we didn't stay for a drink.

All of the staff were friendly and efficient and made us feel very welcome - although the rooms and facilities are excellent, it's the staff who really make this hotel stand out. We will be returning when next we're in New York.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

All the good reviews are spot on. Just had 6 nights here, great staff, great room, location is right by grand central station with easy access to everything. Free wifi, free wine every evening. It also has a great rooftop bar.

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Reviewed 21 September 2012

I stayed here for a few nights in Sept 2012. Location can't be beat for business, just a couple of blocks from Grand Central. It's a nice hotel, well finished and with polite & helpful staff.

Obviously, it being NYC, the rooms were a little smaller than comfortable and there was street noise. The breakfast area also has some ergonomic issues with the area where food is kept hard to move around in + also right in front of the staff replenishment door.

Overall, though, I am nitpicking and this was a great stay. The rooftop bar is also a nice feature. The overall standard of the hotel is high.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

We had an excellent stay at this hotel from Sept 10th - Sept 15th 2012. Staff were superb, accomodation was excellent, the situation of the hotel perfect for seeing New York. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

I still feel excited when I think about our stay at the library hotel. I cannot image what more you could want from a hotel. We were in a junior suite with views up and down Madison Avenue. Room was spacious and was perfect for our daughter and ourselves. The service,from the first encounter with reception, was flawless. The reading room was perfect for a rest from walking the NY streets. Brekky was good , fresh and plentiful and the late afternoong drinks a great way to relax.
For us it was a 12/10 hotel. Thank you and congrats to the staff for style and service.

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
3  Thank Miriamgetther
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Additional Information about 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: ₹ 17,548 - ₹ 36,129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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