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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 February 2009

Stayed with my family over Christmas. Chose the hotel based on good reviews on this site and was not disappointed. The hotel is just a few feet away from Times Square. You cannot beat the access. The hotel rooms were small but well done. Staff were very friendly. Perfect place for a NY visit. You are paying for the location.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 February 2009

We had a great experience at the Casablanca Hotel. We were in New York to attend the NYT Travel show at the Jacob Javits Center. We checked into the hotel early (10:00 am), fully expecting our room NOT to be ready, but is was! Check in was expeditious and courteous. Our luggage was delivered to our room within minutes and we were downstairs grabbing a complementary cup of coffee and danish before breakfast closed for the morning. Perfect! Our room was clean and attractive and very, very quiet! The coffee and snack service was perfect for a mid-day pick me up and the wine and cheese at 5:00 held us nicely until dinner. What we loved most about the Casablanca was the staff. Every time we encountered a staff member at the hotel, we were greeted warmly and asked if we needed anything. Really, this hotel has found the antidote to the anonymous experience found at many New York Hotels...we've stayed in many, many hotels in New York , but the staff at the Casablanca made this stay special.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2009

We really enjoyed our stay. The staff were soooo helpful and friendly. Our room was clean which is so important to us. We had three in our room and we would have appreciated 3 bathrobes and 3 pairs of slippers and a blanket for the sofa bed but other then that it was great! To us customer service is everything and they deliver!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with family
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Thank lovingrest
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Reviewed 6 February 2009

I feel reluctant to write a review for this great hotel, as I always want to be able to stay there!
It is friendly, especially if you're travelling alone, and the guests are also similarly friendly as a result.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 February 2009

My wife and I stayed here as a part of a business trip/anniversary getaway and could not have been happier with the choice. First, the location is only about a 20 minute walk from Grand Central Station and it's literally 20 steps from the heart of Times Square. Second, upon our arrival, we were informed that the hotel had reserved a complimentary bottle of champagne for us to celebrate our anniversary so we just needed to let them know and they would bring it to our room. Third, wine and cheese in the cafe on the weekdays was spectacular. Great selection of cheese and the ambiance was wonderful. Perfect way to wind down a long day, whether you're working or touring the City. Fourth, free breakfast -- it's not omlettes and such but the pastries, bagels, coffee, cappuccino, hard boiled eggs, variety of cold cereal and fruit was certainly a great way to start the day! Fifth, the staff was spectacular. Phillip at the front desk was very friendly and extremely helpful with all of our inquiries. Phillip recommended Haru, a sushi restaurant just down the street, and the food was so good, we went there both nights! Virgil's, on the other side of the hotel, was also good - louder and larger so good for kids with excellent Southern cooking. Sixth, the chocolate bar at bedtime was fantastic -- a whole bar -- absolutely delicious! Seventh, Wi-Fi internet access for FREE! (This can run $30 or so per night in other hotels.) Wired internet in the room is free too and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel is free (although the wireless internet connection was slow so the hard line connection in the room is the best way to go). Eighth, after check-out, the hotel took care of our luggage while my wife relaxed in the cafe and toured the City as I finished up with meetings at a nearby building.

We stayed in a King Suite -- bathroom was very nice. Room was a touch small (375 square feet) but large by NYC standards. Separate living area from the bedroom was nice so you could watch television and/or work at the desk in that room with a double door you could shut to separate the bedroom.

Worst issue (other than the slow Wi-Fi) was that it can be a bit loud with the traffic outside. There was construction going on in the building across from us that went until about 2:00 a.m. and, of course, it's NYC so the trucks (and the car horns) were a bit loud. However, on our second night, we did find that there was a blackout shade closer to the window so you could close the blackout blind and then the interior blinds and that seemed to help shut out the noise. There were some rooms that were interior and may be quieter so you could probably request one of those rooms and find the noise (and bright lights - it is Times Square after all) to be less (or non-existent).

All in all, though, the place was fantastic, and I would highly recommend staying here. The freebies (breakfast, wine, cheese, etc) and the staff make this place an excellent value. I will stay here again and would highly recommend it to others!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 February 2009

Spend end of Jan 09 three nights at the Casablanca hotel. We had just a great experience. Location is fantastic, service is great, price/quality is fine - what more to say ?
Location just 100 meters in 43rd street from Time square is just about the best you can get in New York.
Service is great - the staff is friendly, always prepared to help.
The space on the first floor, used for breakfast is also available throughout the day - which is most convenient if you want to drop in between two shopping-half days and is also used for the daily 5 to 8 pm "free drink".
The daily free wine and cheese must be quasi unique in New York.
Although the hotel is not cheap, I believe the price/quality ratio is, for all reasons above, still fine !
The only negative is the size of the room and of the bathroom - but we didn't experience this as a big problem as we didn't spend much time in the room (apart from when sleeping).

  • Stayed: January 2009
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Reviewed 3 February 2009

We have stayed at the Casablanca at least five different times and we just love it. The staff is so friendly and helpful. We love the location and the size. It reminds me of small European hotels. Having the second floor rooms is wonderful for getting together and meeting people. We will be back next year or before.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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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
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#7 Business Hotel in New York City
#32 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £184 - £332 (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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