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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 August 2012

Stayed just one night and found the hotel to be clean, comfortable and friendly. Loved the small size, getting around town was easy too. The 2nd floor Library with snacks and refreshments came in very handy when we had to kill time for a late flight. Would stay again in a heartbeat. Rooms are not large, but have everything needed. Tv's could be larger, but I can live with the small size..

Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 August 2012

i loved this hotel. it is intimate but not too small. itis very clean, nicely minimaly furnished. the rooms are great, clean and very comforting. the staff is very polite and helpful. it is one of my favorite hotels in this city. i come here often on work. it's a real home away from home. lovely flowers in room as well.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

There could be no better oasis in NYC than the library hotel...the staff, the complimentary cheese and wine, the fab breakfasts and the relaxed ambience all made our stay at the library hotel a memorable one that we'll never forget! A little bit of heaven on earth...

Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 August 2012

I can't think of anything to fault this place. The location was fantastic: walking distance to Times Square and Central Park and the staff were wonderful. Every person working there was kind and personable and made us feel very welcome. I LOVED the library theme, being an author myself, and to have a hotel crammed with books is like a paradise to me. The hotel was beautifully decorated and details like the availability of all day tea and coffee plus wine and cheese evenings make this hotel so much nicer to stay in than some of the bigger chains. Our favourites were the rooftop garden (though too busy for us on a Thursday evening) and the restaurant downstairs. I have stayed in many hotels all over the world and this will definitely go down as one of my favourites. Can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: We had one of the larger rooms with a fold out couch for our son. It was a little squeezy for the th...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

The service and hospitality at this hotel is what is missing from many first class hotels. Attention to detail, caring staff, and beautiful decor make it a place tht is a delight to return to each day. The Ros are small but beautifully decorated and well designed. The guest spaces on the 2nd and 14th floors are just delightful . Can't wait to get back there.

Room Tip: Let the hotel know in advance about the purpose of your trip and your taste in literature and they w...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 August 2012

What many Americans think of today as "luxury" is really just excess or show. The management and staff of The Library Hotel understand that luxury is scrupulous attention to detail and an unfailing desire to help their guests in any way possible. My son and I stayed at The Library Hotel for four days, and the hotel itself became an important and positive part of our visit to NYC. From the continental breakfast in the "reading room" (lined with books and a baby grand piano) to the elegant and comfortable rooms, to the wide variety of interesting books (and a DVD library), the facilities are top-notch. The service is of equal quality. All of our interactions with staff were very positive - from housekeeping to bellman to front desk, staff were friendly and professional across the board. (We made extensive use of the front desk for advice on getting to our various destinations, and they were able to guide us, right down to the exact spot to stand to catch a particular bus.) The restaurant attached to the hotel, Madison and Vine, is also worth a try - good bistro food and wine with the atmosphere of a Parisian sidewalk cafe. I travel extensively, both for business and pleasure, and have already started to think of The Library as "my" hotel in New York.

Room Tip: You really might want to read the books in your room, so let the staff know ahead of time what subje...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

I stayed here for a business trip this Spring. Small hotel with a warm friendly feel. The rooms are small but clean and well appointed and updated. The hotel offers a nice continental breakfast and afternoon tea/wine bar in the afternoon. The hotel staff was very helpful. I found the elevators slow so I took the stairs up and down to my room, but i was on the third floor.

The only drawback is that there is no gym in the building. It ws an easy 4-5 block walk in the good weather down to the NY Athletic Club where they have a membership, but I wouldn't likely want to do the walk in the early morning in the winter .

Room Tip: Pick a room on the higher floors to avoid the street noise.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Address: 299 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £184 - £360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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