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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #2 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good little hotel. Glad it wasn't hot though.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014


Good:
Fantastic location just off Time Square.
Staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly.

So So:
Rooms/bathrooms are on the small side but this is NYC.
No desk if you need to work (not really a business hotel. I stood out like a sore thumb).

Poor:
Air conditioning sounded like being under a 747 on final approach. I had to switch it off to get any sleep. Fine when the weather is not baking, would have been intolerable in high summer.



Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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JohnTaboadaNYC, Manager at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection, responded to this review, 14 July 2014
Dear Hgrieves,

We are so glad you enjoyed our wonderful Times Square location and our kind staff, but we are saddened to hear your comment about the air conditioning noise. We actually just installed a new a/c unit in that room prior to your arrival. We did not have any note that you were having a problem with the A/C; had you mentioned it to anyone when you were here? We did go into the room as soon as we read the review and it seems to have corrected itself, as we did not hear any noise. We are watching it closely. I am so sorry if this disturbed you even for a short time. Just FYI to the other readers here, we do also have a ceiling fan in every room for your comfort in addition to our new air conditioning units.

It is true, we have mostly leisure guests, but our sister hotels have a mix of business and leisure travelers and you can enjoy the same free amenities such as continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary wine and cheese in the evenings, and of course the kind caring staff we are known for, plus, the other hotels do have desks in each room. At this hotel, only our suites have desks but we do have a breakfast table in every room, which can be used as a desk.

I hope you will be so kind to give us another try or allow us to welcome you at one of sister properties in New York. If I may be of service in any way, or if there is anything else you can share with me please feel free to contact me at John@CasablancaHotel.com or 212-201-1150.

Sincerely,

John Taboada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

We had selected the Casablanca based upon the many positive reviews, and can only confirm the other opinions.
The hotel is truly an oasis in the heart of New York having a character that makes it stand out from the crowd..
We cannot praise the staff highly enough for their kindness and devotion.
We stayed in one of the mini suites which exceeded our expectations.
The original decoration, the wine and cheese in the afternoon and the excellent WIFI connection deserves a special mention.
Thanks again to all who made our stay memorable and we'll be back!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Totally agree with the other reviewers - great boutique hotel. Location couldn't be better - Times Square just a few steps away - yet once in the hotel you wouldn't know it. Rooms are very small and dark, but that is the norm on Manhattan. Staff are very friendly. Simple, but totally adequate, breakfast included as is free wine and cheese in the evening. I wouldn't even consider staying somewhere else now we've discovered this gem!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

Best and most accommodating service I have every experienced. The staff was great, The breakfast and cheese and wine offerings were great. Beds were very comfortable.Only small complaint is window air conditioners--not so easy to control to desired temperature.


  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

This hotel really is an oasis in the midst of madness. Literally outside the front door is Times Square & once inside the hotel you would not know Times square is just outside. Our room was an inside facing (courtyard) room. It was perfectly fine in size,clean & absolutely lovely.No noise to be heard,faint distant noises, but thats to be expected,It is a hotel in the middle of a BIG city. Nothing was too much trouble for any of the lovely friendly staff. The breakfast was great. Just what was needed to set us up for a days walking & exploring the city. The coffee available at any time of the day was a god send too, very much appreciated. And the wine & cheese very acceptable! Tonys next door is an absolute MUST do. I really cant think of anymore to say about this place apart from if you are choosing a hotel for a New York break then choose THIS hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

A warm welcome greeted us when we arrived. A very central location 80m from Time Square. Within 10 minutes walk you have musical, restaurants and not least 5th Avenue. A street up goes all "go on / off" buses that take you around New York. After a day on the town you can enjoy wine and cheese in the lounge on the 2nd floor. Truly a hotel you should use in central NY. We look forward to coming back.

Room Tip: Big queen beds with a lot of pilows options..
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Perfect location right off Times Square. Was surprised, being so close to the square how quiet the hotel is at night. No banging of doors either, very relaxing. We love the location, so easy to get to everything. Just a block away from the hop on hop off bus stop, right next to broadway and Times Square. The hotel has some lovely touches like the wine and cheese they serve every evening and the continental breakfasts - both included in the price. Also the 24 hour fruit, pastries, tea and coffee. We would come back from a night out and have a coffee before retiring. The staff were very helpful and nothing was too. Uh trouble, will definitely stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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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:
#1 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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