We knew that New York hotels had notoriously small rooms. But this one still took us a little by surprise. I'm not a small man myself, so the room we had required some creative shuffling around in order to make it work for us. That said, it was a minor glitch in the Matrix.
The property itself, including the room, is really adorable. Very clean, with an attention to detail that you would normally reserve for 5* hotels. We found the two people at the front desk were VERY professional and just as friendly as they were efficient at their craft. They had quick responses to my many questions, and always with an authentic smile.
While we only had a few nights at the hotel, we wanted to make sure we got a sense of the real NY too, and asked to send us to more local establishments, etc... which they kindly obliged. It made our NY long weekend that much more real and enjoyable.
Being steps from 5th Ave., we also had to take in the usual touristy things, shopping, being one. It's nice to be able to walk back when you're done... and that it's so conveniently close. Times Square was a little further - but still walkable for those more inclined. Cabs were always at the ready though - so you have options.
The food in the attached restaurant was absolutely delicious!!! We don't normally eat at the hotels and prefer to explore a little further from our temporary home base... but we made an exception after the description from the front desk clerk. In fact, we were sold on the restaurants take on French fries.... and let me tell you, they are AMAZING! We ended up having more on our last day before we left. Don't miss out... ;-)
We'll be back here one day... it's a no-brainer. I just might ask for a 'full-size' room instead ;-)
But don't let that stop you... it's worth it.
David & Mandy
- 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