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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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“Fabulous location!”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

We stayed at the Casablanca in April. It was a very pleasant stay. The hotel is immaculate and service is superb!
I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 5 May 2012

This hotel is spotless. You won't be disappointed. Ideal location, attentive staff, rooms are tastefully decorated. Wouldn't look for another hotel when returning to the city. This is our #1 choice.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Casablanca hotel 26 April 2012 for 6 nights and I couldn't be happier with our choice. We wanted somewhere just off Times Square and booked this following the great ratings on this site. It wasn't any more expensive than the Hiltons etc but looked more cosy and welcoming with slightly larger rooms than is typical for the central hotels, plus the cheese and wine evenings were tempting!

The hotel itself is fairly small and boutique like, it is decorated really nice, lots of warm colours and very clean. First impressions were it looked grand but also warm and inviting and cosy. The staff were fantastic - always helpful and very friendly, especially Daniel who gave us a few restaurant recommendations. The room was a good size, clean with a fairly big marbled bathroom. The only things missing was storage space (mainly drawers) for clothing. Our room (608) didnt have a great view but we were hardly in the room anyway. Hotel was fairly quiet, you can hear noise outside but we took earplugs so it wasn't a problem!

My favourite part of the hotel was the lounge - very big, lots of comfy chairs, free internet access and 24hr refreshments. Between 5-8pm every night there was red/white wine, prosecco, popcorn, veg, pastries, dips, cheese, olives. Really nice touch to unwind for a while! Only went to breakfast once there was pastries, cereals, toast and orange juice.

Overall, I'm super happy with the hotel, the room, the staff and the facilities. I like to try new hotels/trips but if I go to New York again I will definately come here as you hear stories about other expensive hotels such as tiny, dirty rooms and I wouldn't want to take that chance.

The diner next door is fantastic food, I'd recommend looking through the magazines in the room for food recommendations that was handy. Generally the "chains restaurants" like Bumba Gump Shrimp, Hard Rock Cafe etc are not as good in terms of quality and value for money than the diners or independent restaurants. We didnt get the chance to go to a steakhouse but we were recommended Benjamins Steakhouse by Daniel, I then read on the airlines magazine that this is one of the top 10 steakhouses is USA! Gutted!

Christie Foley, Dunfermline, Scotland

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Graz
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

charming, peaceful, family-like intimacy, oasis of calm (after a busy day of sightseeing), comfortable room, superb bed, outstanding service, friendly staff, spotlessly clean, good price (for nyc). a big plus: tasteful room decoration, almost no kitsch.
all in all: a very satisfying experience. felt very much at home.
i'll certainly be back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We arrived after midnight and I let staff know before hand that our flight would be late--the beer(hubby's thing) was frosty upon our arrival, as advertised --despite our late arrival!

We used their driver service from Newark Airport... some confusion initially as we got to the airport--but when we met up with the driver, AJ,
he was friendly, very communicativewith a great sense of humor-- he drove us from airport to hotel, and to our surprise, was also there to take us back to airport after our 2 day stay in NYC.

Wonderful, friendly hotel staff--always ready to assist yet not at all intrusive.
We stayed in a standard room king room--smallish as to be expected in boutique type hotels-- decorated 'Casablanca' style--generously sized bathroom with window for fresh air--yay!

Was within short walking distance of theaters(we went to Majestic for Phantom, and Gershwin for Wicked(omg! bring tissues to blot those tears!:)Totally wowed by both performances).. hotel location is ideally located smack dab in the middle of Time Square and convenient for broadway show lovers.

Among many choices for dining--there's an excellent Italian eatery attached: Tony's Di Napoli Restaurant.Tables are close together so sharing elbow space with other patrons (mouthwash and/or mints etc)--but we enjoyed chatting with a nice couple also visiting NYC as a layover to their trip abroad. Our server was very friendly--for the dessert, hubby and I shared the New York cheesecake--very light(we wanted something light-- our server recommend it--it's whipped and very flavorful! YUM!
Also a nice breakfast place attached to the other side of the hotel!

I can keep writing..but will stop. Just look at the reviews.
Those 5 balls are 100% deserved!

Enjoy your stay at Casablanca Hotel--we did! When we visit again, we will definitely return!
Thanks to all at Casablanca! Was such a nice peaceful retreat from the intensity that NYC can be!:)

PS: Very Romantic, too!:)

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

We stayed at the Casablanca for 5 nights. The service was exceptional -- from the desk personnel to the bellman hailing a cab. Our room was small, but we spent our down time lounging and reading newspapers in Rick's Cafe, which serves a lovely Continental breakfast, plus wine and cheese in early evening -- and it's open 24 hours for coffee, tea, and cookies. The location is at Times Square -- which is great for theatre buffs. Given the hotel's location, our room was surprisingly quiet.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2012

My sister and I chose this Hotel due to previous trip advisor ratings and as it was a surprise for our mother, we wanted somewhere she'd enjoy. As Casablanca is her favourite movie it was just perfect. As expected, it was absolutely outstanding. We were expertly greeted upon our arrival and our room was just lovely, just as shown on their website. The location is incredible, approx 20 footsteps from the middle of Times Square!

The safe in Mum's room was a bit difficult to get into so she mentioned it to the concierge, with 12 hours the location of the safe was fixed and the General Manager and Housekeeping Manager checked in the room to make sure everything was ok, not often anyone receives service like that!

The 5pm drinks are really lovely every night and the breakfast every morning is an excellent way to start the day. Breakfast consisted of cereal, toast, bagels, fruit salad, fruit, pastries, yoghurt, juice, V8 juice, I'm sure there is more but I can't remember. Pastries, biscuits and tea/coffee are available 24 hours a day which was great after getting back from a show to wind down with supper in the lounge.

The service is outstanding, there is nothing I could fault. If you're undecided about where to stay in NYC, do yourself a favour and stay at Casablanca Hotel Times Square, you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#2 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#7 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
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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