This was my third visit to the Library Hotel and it was as great as the first 2 times.
My daughter and I stayed here for 5 nights in a mid sized room. It was smallish but spacious for NYC standards. Still, it was big enough for the 2 of us. The bed was comfy; there were a lot of pillows; the bathroom was just as big as the ones in the Junior Suites; it had a nice sized table to do work on; a separate table and a couple of chairs to eat or entertain. There was a mini-bar but beware, I think the items are "weighted". The hotel will provide you with a mini-fridge if you need. The room has everything you need to feel "at home" and comfortable. Housekeeping has always done a good job and this time was no exception - the room was very clean. There was also turn down service every night and they provide you with bottled water (ice cold ones too if you need them before heading out into the heat).
The great thing about this hotel is that they also provide you with breakfast every morning and drinks and snacks every evening. That alone is worth probably $30-40 per person per day. There were a few items missing at breakfast compared to our past experiences but there was still plenty of food - hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit salad, bagels, breads, pastries, yogurt and all kinds of coffees and teas and juices. Evening snacks consist of all the wine and prosecco you can drink, together with cheese, crackers, nuts, olives, vegees. It is such a nice way to wind down after a "hard" day of sightseeing or shopping in NYC! The expresso machine and tea is available 24/7 in the lounge, together with cookies and fruit. Computers are available for you to use and to print your boarding passes. If you want to workout, they provide complimentary passes to a gym nearby.
The staff is super nice and helpful. Everyone is there to make sure you are well taken care of. We have stayed here 3 times and we will be coming back over and over again because they are consistently great. The location is also a major plus - a block to Grand Central Station and walking distance to just about everything important in NYC.
Keep up the great work Librarians! You are our home away from home when in NYC! I would highly recommend this hotel - again!
- 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