Seeing as this was our honeymoon I'd done a lot of research on hotels on Tripadvisor and went for The Library because the reviews were almost uniformly positive. (Its a sign of the quality of HKHotels that it has only recently been replaces as number 1 on trip advisor by another of its hotels The Casablanca).
I can't really fault the hotel. The staff were very hospitable and helpful, the rooms were comfortable and clean (the bed was particularly comfortable). Noise wasn't a problem (but we were quite high up so I don't know about lower rooms) and we barely heard other guests on our floor (though there was loud music from the bar (on the 14th floor) one night. The location was excellent, just around the corner from the spectacular Grand Central station and not far from some of the other main sites in New York (important as this was our first trip to NYC). We enjoyed the free wine in the evening and the continental breakfast (though the variety could perhaps be improved a little - very minor grumble).
On the whole I would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel for others especially honeymooners!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Library Hotel New York City
- The Library Hotel