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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

We choose this hotel due to all the Trip Advisor reviews. The location is great and the hotel size was just what we were looking for- no lines for the elevator or lines for breakfast etc. The rooms were clean and spacious and staff very attentive. Our only concern was the noise in the room,we were on the 10th floor but we did not sleep a wink. Taking this in consideration that it's NYC but we have stayed at other hotels before and we did not hear the street noise like this one. Sorry to say, we would not stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

The 2nd floor all day service is excellent and the continental braekfast a big plus. The rooftop bar provides agreat place to relax. Will return to this hotel in the future

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2011

We spent a week here in February 2011. Excellent service. We were warmly greeted and the hotel staff just couldn't do enough for you.We loved the library theme throughout
The room was very comfortable and clean with everything we needed.
The location was central and well served by public transport. There were some nice touches such as cheese and wine in the evenings provided as part of the package. They have an extensive DVD library which can be borrowed for free. The concierge and lobby staff are always on hand to answer general queries and were very knowledgable and friendly.Our stay here was a wholly positive experience and we would definately return there. We recommend it wholeheartedly.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

The Library Hotel has mastered the art of providing guests with all the comforts and amenities of a classy hotel with the intimacy and privacy of feeling "at home." The staff is attentive, discreet and kind. The room was immaculately clean and incredibly sound-proof. In the cozy seclusion of our room, we did not hear a footstep, a voice or a door opening and closing at any time of day or night. The second floor reading room where breakfast and afternoon wine/cheese are served is exceptionally pleasant. We looked forward to stopping back at the hotel in the middle of the day just to relax for a few moments en route to the next activity - it is that pretty a spot. Even after many years staying at hotels in Paris, Istanbul and Madrid, and so on, I have never loved a place enough to write a review, but this hotel is special news. The bed was super comfortable and the turn-down service in the evening was charming. I was traveling with my daughter for her 11th birthday, and every staff person we encountered wished her a happy birthday and treated her as if her birthday was a special occasion in the hotel. Thanks to the graciousness and enthusiasm of the staff, it is a birthday we will always remember. I can't find adjectives that are glowing and emphatic enough to describe the Library Hotel...but I absolutely cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

If you want a comfortable, friendly and stylish hotel in the heart of Manhattan - look no further! Our room was a deluxe queen - it was a good size and very confortable. There was some noise from the road during the night - but this is New York City! The staff were great - friendly, helpful and all service was a very high standard. The continental breakfast was fresh and a perfect way to start a day sightseeing! The breakfast room was busy on some days - but we enjoyed sitting and chatting to others about sights/things to do etc. We enjoyed the nibbles throughout the day and cheese&wine in the evening. The hotel location is great - central station just round the corner - 5th Avenue a 2 minute walk. The hotel had a very relaxing feel - we loved it!

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Wales
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

I've no idea how they do it, but the Library Hotel has cornered the art of making a stay in a hotel in New York City perfect. You will have read in all the reviews that the staff are amazing...they are in every way.... but further than that is what seems to be a core philosophy of the hotel which is dedicated to making a stay in New York such a full and restful experience. Enthusiastic but calm, generous and lively. This is superb and I can only uphold all the other positive comments made. Thank you Library Staff....ps we stayed in the paranormal room ...there may have been a whistling visitor!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2011

Stayed for 3 nights mid-February 2011. The staff was incredibly friendly and gave great recommendations for dining and nightlife. All of the staff were so nice -- not just front desk employees. It was so refreshing to feel welcomed at all times. Rooms were nice, quiet, clean. Breakfast was very good. And the complimentary nightly wine and cheese was fantastic!

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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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