My husband and I stayed at The Library for six nights in October and we loved it!
Staff: very welcoming, knowledgeable, and helpful! They loaned us a cable for our computer and umbrellas for the rain. My favorite was doorman John who smiled every time he saw us – makes you feel special! AJ was also great. He helped us to our room and as I was fumbling for a tip, he just bowed out very quietly and quickly. I appreciate him overlooking my lack of tipping etiquette.
Room: though small, it had everything we needed. Space wasn’t an issue. My suitcase fit on the rack inside the closet. The room and bathroom had very nice finishes and linens. Wonderful hot water and water pressure.
Amenities: we used the second floor lounge many times, either for breakfast, wine and cheese, or just to relax, unwind, and refresh before heading out again. They had a good assortment of breakfast foods and beverages, all very fresh. I loved their cappuccino machine! They even provided paper coffee to-go cups so you can take it with you.
Location: perfect. The hotel is within easy walking distance to tourist draws but it’s far enough away so you’re not overwhelmed and engulfed by traffic and crowds. It’s also close to Bryant Park subway and Grand Central subway. Between the two of those stations, you can get nearly anywhere.
Cons: not many really. Yes, we did notice street noise from the 8th floor, but we weren’t really bothered by it. And there are less expensive choices on Manhattan, but you wouldn’t get all the wonderful things mentioned above.
We will definitely recommend this hotel and would love to stay 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