I booked three nights here for an interim stay after two months in Rome. Jet lag and a sore throat had me anticipating a quiet and comfortable stay, however, the "petit rooms" are by the elevators and are very, very small. The size of the room was not as much of an issue for me as was the noise from the corridor. The elevator dings regularly and you hear it in the room; voices of course, carry into the room as well. On my first or second morning there was work going on, hammering and such, in the adjacent room. When I booked the hotel I did not realized that these "petit rooms" are all by the elevator. One of the two elevators was out of commission for a day+; a minor annoyance, and of course, elevators do need servicing sometime.
The breakfast room is a huge plus, and the staff were very nice. The bar on the 14th floor is lovely. The location is super convenient, and I did not hear noise from the street at all. Linens also are very good.
If you are a light sleeper, or need some extra rest during your stay, I would inquire about the suites instead.
- 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