We arrived at the hotel early in the morning after a 4 hr delay in our flight. We were tired and just wanted to sleep. As soon as our taxi pulled up to the front door, the bell person was right there to greet us even though it was 1:30AM! Check in was quick and seamless and we were in our room promptly with the luggage right behind us. We found the room spacious (for NYC) and well set up for our family of 3. There were some minor deficiencies in housekeeping which we chose not to deal with until we've had a good night's sleep.
The king bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows and nice comforter. The pull out bed for our daughter was a typical uncomfortable cot but after we mentioned that to the housekeeping team, they promptly fixed it by putting extra padding on the mattress and made it actually nice to sleep in! We mentioned the minor housekeeping deficiencies to the front desk the next morning and all of these were promptly corrected. From that point on, we had a marvellous stay for 8 nights in the heart of Manhattan.
The morning breakfast (which was included with our room) was a great way to start the day. It was a nice touch to have coffee, expresso, fruit and pastry available free all day to hotel guests and the free drinks and snacks every evening was also very popular and appreciated.
Location of the hotel was very central. Walking distance to major attractions including Broadway and Times Square. Grand Central Station was right around the corner so easy to get to the subway and trains. Close to high end shopping on 5th Ave. Lots of great restaurants around. Even though the hotel does not have a work out area, the free pass to a nearby gym was much appreciated - only 5 short city blocks away and not a deterrent to anyone who wants to keep in shape while away.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would definitely come back. It is clean, has friendly staff, centrally located yet quiet. Nice change from those large chain hotels.
- 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