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“Love the Library” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Milford, Connecticut
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2 reviews
“Love the Library”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2011

The staff is outstanding, rooms immaculate, breakfast wonderful, wine and cheese delightful and the location is terrific. This is a great boutique hotel and we have decided it is our new fav!! Keep up the good work!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2011

I was very impressed with every aspect of the Library Hotel. It had a cozy and relaxing enviroment, combined with attentive and very friendly staff. The rooftop glass atruim is simply outstandingly beautiful and the rooms were very clean, comfortable, updated, and well designed. Most hotels I've stayed at in NY are either have "old charm" or are ultra modern, and the Library Hotel has the perfect combination of charm and freshness about it.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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palm beach, florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2011

Perfect cocoon for a business trip to NYC. Room was tiny, but comfortable. Access to the reading room compensated for small room size. Very helpful staff. Good WiFi access. Convenient to have breakfast and evening wine and cheese on offer in house.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

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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