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“Incredibly Fun Concept with Exceptional Service”

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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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Florida
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61 reviews
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“Incredibly Fun Concept with Exceptional Service”
Reviewed 15 November 2010

My husband booked our weekend stay here as a surprise, and I loved it! The concept (library-themed with rooms and floors designated to 'cover' certain subject areas) was perfect, and our upper floor room had a beautiful view of not only Madison Avenue but also of the NY Public Library, lions and all!:) The service was extremely friendly and accomodating, and we really felt like we were coming home to our own personal apartment at the end of each day. The room was extremely large in terms of NYC-room-sizes, and it was very clean and beautifully appointed. The included food/beverage service was far more generous than we had anticipated, with the selections being varied, healthy, fresh, and plentiful. The only downside was the WIFI. Although available throughout the hotel and included in your room rate, service was spotty and inconsistent, making it hard to maintain a connection for more than a few minutes at any given time. All in all, though, I would definitely stay here again...and again...and again:)!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 13 November 2010

This has been the best and most affordable hotel I have stayed at in Manhattan. Great location near Bryant Park, walking distance to the theater district. Fantastic service from the front door men to the front desk and housekeeping. All top notch. The room was small but spacious with a beautiful large bathroom and high ceilings. Snacks and beverages provided throughout the day. Wine and champagne plus snacks in the evening and breakfast each morning. Free wifi throughout as well. Could not ask for anything more, especially considering the price! Will make this my hotel in NYC from now on!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

We selected Library Hotel based on trip advisor's selection. We were delighted by the service and particularly by Eric's professionalism, hospitality and warmth. The room was confortable and quite silent for New York. The wine and cheese was really something we loved to experience. I would recommend this to any couple who wants calm (choose the top floors), great service, a cosy atmosphere, and who love books.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

The client booked this hotel for me, I admit, it's probably not the type of hotel I would have chosen on my own. But what a surprise! It is really a highly sophisticated and unique concept that you can easily get into once you check in. The atmosphere doesn't just encourage reading, its also super for work if you're travelling on business. Kinda gives you that college library feeling, but with a luxury twist to it. Oh and the staff and services are great too.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 11 November 2010

The Library Hotel is a nice value for NYC. The design is modern and comfortable and the staff is really friendly and helpful. The location was great for visiting family on the upper west side. I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 10 November 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Library Hotel for the NYC marathon weekend. We are repeat customers and this stay was just as great as all previous visits. The staff service is exceptional. The rooms are great. The extra touches are what makes us come back: daily wine and cheese reception, daily breakfast, warm and friendly service, and of course an excellent location. We will definitely stay here again!

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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 November 2010

We stayed at this hotel during our honeymoon in September 2010. I would highly recommend this hotel for your stay in New York. The staff are very friendly, the room was very comfortable and we enjoyed a buffet breakfast and the wine and cheese reception each evening. The hotel is also ideally located as Grand Central Station is just around the corner and also the hotel is only a short walk from Time Square. This hotel is well worth the visit. It won't disappoint you.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 299 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#5 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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