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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #7 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Loved the Library!Beautiful clean room. Friendly staff. Great hospitality with free coffee , chocolates and more all day. Great complimentary wine and cheese in the evening and beautiful breakfast in the morning. So nice you want to move in:)

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Reviewed 9 January 2014

This is my home town and I'm missing the apartment I sold. My visits now include trying the various hotels while I get my culture and visit friends. The Library Hotel is a total treasure!!! Immaculate room, super comfortable (used extra pillows to make mattress a bit softer.) Staff is incredibly accommodating and friendly. Amazing location for theatre and business. This is very excellent quality at a very reasonable price for the City. Can't say enough about how efficient and friendly the staff is. So A+ for staff and accommodations and cleanliness and location!!!! Yeah, let's try to keep this a secret.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

When we visit New York, we experience the bustle and hurry of millions of people moving around, many of them, like us, eager to see the sights. So we walk and jostle and stand in line with hundreds upon hundreds of others, all of us there for the museums, restaurants, stores and shows. When we get back to our hotel room after all that action, we want refuge. At the Library Hotel, we find it.

Over Christmas, we stayed at the Library Hotel on Madison and 41st, in a quiet room with a view of the front steps of the New York Public Library. The staff was professional, courteous and very helpful. The facility was attractive without being glitzy, well-maintained and small. We never had to crowd into the elevator, we could always find a seat in the lounge and the people at the front desk smiled as we came and went. And best of all, there were books in every room.

We loved the hotel and hope to stay there again next time we venture into the Big Apple.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

If you're going to New York and don't know where to stay then book this hotel now! I spent hours reviewing where to stay back in Jan '13 for myself and boyfriend to stay in December '13 for my 40th Birthday, having read numerous excellent reviews, we weren't disappointed. The hotel is a quiet oasis in a central location in Midtown Manhattan, all of the "Librarians" were sincerely helpful, friendly and made our trip very memorable. A BIG THANK YOU to Tim and all of the staff who couldn't do enough for us during our stay, you guys really made the trip even more special for us. Library Hotel is beautifully appointed, extremely clean, and themed with 1000's of books making this a uniquely themed boutique hotel, we stayed in the Music Room which is one of the Deluxe rooms which is spacious, has good lighting and storage. The bathroom was also spacious and very clean too and had good lighting to get ready etc.. Both were cleaned/ made up every day with a turndown service with bottled water/chocolates and a weather report for the next day! It was a joy to go back to the hotel after a long day out, unwind in the Reading Room or visit the Bookmarks Bar on the 14th floor (which has an outside roof garden area) before heading out in the evening. I would definitely go back to the Library Hotel again without a doubt and miss it already!
We would like to personally thank the Library Hotel, Tim and ALL of the staff a HUGE thank you again for making our stay & my 40th Birthday a very memorable one.
BOOK NOW!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

I found this hotel in my Lonely Planet travel book for New York. From the minute I walked into this boutique hotel I was impressed. The staff were very friendly and so helpful. They provided me with a list of restaurants they recommended, locations of Christmas markets and even booked a walking tour for me that day. The room was nice and cozy and very welcoming with it's warm furnishings. I especially liked the complimentary amenities and small touches they added to your stay (such as their evening turn-down). I felt at home away from home. And after an eventful evening in the crowded streets of New York, I was surrounded by the comforts of quietness, a nice cup of hot tea, some biscuits and books. I had such a wonderful experience here during the holidays. It added to the magic of Christmas in New York.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

I would have to give this hotel a good 2 thumbs up for their service and also their ability to make a hotel feel so homely. From the first moment we walked in the doors, after we had our flight cancelled (at 6am) we were greeted by the most pleasant and helpful gentlemen who got us into our room ASAP, to sleep and even invited us to enjoy the continental breakfast that morning. Breakfast was awesome, toast, chopped fruit, coffee, cereal, pastries, yoghurt and boiled eggs.
The room we booked was very small, but we did book a petite room, so if you would like a little more space choose a bigger room.
They have a 24hr free coffee and biscuits as well as a lovely evening event which is also free.
Another awesome aspect is that you can borrow out free movies or from thief selection.
Would certainly come back to this hotel. Just loved it, and it is in a good position as well to grand central.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

As first timers in New York my husband and I found searching for the best hotel in terms of value for money and location rather daunting to say the least - there were just so many to choose from! However,what a fantastic find Library Hotel in Midtown Manhattan was having chosen it based on Trip Advisor reviews. We have recently returned after spending 5 days there over Christmas holidays and New Year. Turning left out of the hotel within a 5 minute walk brought us to Grand Central station and turning right out of the hotel within a 5 minute walk brought us onto 5th Avenue facing New York Public Library. Location absolutely perfect, about 10 minute walk to Empire State and 10 minute walk to Times Square - full marks for location. The only slight negative was the size of our room, a little short of space but given the amazing, warm welcome and hospitality we received (a special mention for Tim who could not do enough for us) we soon forgot about the room size. Both Tim and the reception staff we very helpful in terms of making restaurant reservations on our behalf, making enquiries about some excursions we had pre-booked and suggesting good places to eat, shop and visit. Breakfast was included in room tariff and tea/coffee,pastries and biscuits and early evening cheese and wine complementary - outstanding value and personal service that just isn't found in some of the larger,chain hotels. We would like to thank Library Hotel for making us feel welcome and for helping make our first visit to NYC so memorable - keep up the good work guys! Chris & Angela Clarke

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Family Hotel in New York City
#6 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
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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