We booked the Library Hotel because it was close to the wedding we were attending and it sounded like a nice boutique hotel in an area we had not stayed before. We have been to NYC many times and have stayed at numerous hotels...so our expectation was that it would be about average. But it was above average in so many ways!
Our first impression was terrific. The front desk staff remembered our specific requests and greeted us warmly. We had so much attention! And our room was a nice size (given the generally tiny room sizes in NYC) and had every amenity. But what I really liked was the emphasis on reading and books were everywhere. There was so much clever use of the book motif! We were on the 12th floor and that was dedicated to "religion", and we had books in our room related to the American Indian.
The only small issue we had was the continental breakfast. The room was a decent size, but the breakfast amenities were in a small corner which made for a bit of juggling as you had to squeeze past others with your coffee/croissant/toast/egg. But that is a small quibble given the kind and generous staff and the location which was excellent.
Will definitely stay there 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