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“The restful Elysian fields are real....” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection

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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #9 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Fresh Meadows, New York
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78 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The restful Elysian fields are real....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

A superb hotel for those who want pampering! We arrived on time but our reservation was not yet ready and the friendly, courteous desk immediately took it upon themselves to upgrade us to a much better suite that was ready to avoid any inconvenient waiting. The comfortable suite and the included amenities make it extremely difficult to leave the suite for meetings or shopping. Unlike so many others who nickle-and-dime guests to death, Wifi and breakfast are included, as is a wine and cheese service in the afternoon. All the staff are diligent, polite, attentive; we were especially pleased by the servers at breakfast whose warmth and attention made us so much more comfortable. One minor regret is the lack of a hand rail in the tub for safety (and more hooks in the bathroom). A highly recommended home away from home!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

My husband and I stayed her for the weekend and had a wonderful time. We were stressed and needed an escape. The Hotel Elysee and the staff made us feel very welcome and relaxed.
The staff is very friendly and helpfull with any needs. From sending ice to the room, to more cookies for my husband. There is a great breakfast and complimentarty snacks served daily. The lounge area is perfect with wine and cheese served during weekdays. How awesome is that? Why yes, have some more Prosecco! :) What a great added treat to a fabulous hotel .
The rooms are comfortable and large. You know you are in a good hotel in NYC when you rather stay in , than go out! One thing is you must get a suite. It makes the stay much more relaxed and special. I think hotel has spoiled me.
This will be my hotel of choice when visiting NYC. I wish I could go every weekend!

Room Tip: Get a suite! They are priced well and very large and it really makes it all the more special.
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Hotel was great, just the right size, and the location was perfect, close to everything, but not of the really busy area around Times Square. The staff were fantastic, very friendly and helpful, at all times. The complimentary drinks and hor d'oeuvres that they served between 5 and 8pm Monday to Friday, were great......I've never seen a hotel do that before. The set up of the breakfast room was great ..... informal and friendly, again, staff were fantastic. Quality of the continental breakfast was very very good.....wonderful selection, and great fruit!
I would have preferred to have coffee and tea making facilities in the room, but they were
available all day from the breakfast area. Room was a good size, a little noisy overnight, but that's NY I guess. Air conditioner was very loud, but we got used to it, and overnight it drowned out some of the outside noises!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, MD
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Just a wonderful, wonderful charming old-world boutique hotel. Booked a one-night stay for my mom and I as we were up in the city to see Dr Oz. I was seeking a boutique hotel with that something extra, and preferably something not cold and modern. Got everything I wanted for and more with this hotel! So charming! The bedroom was adorable, high ceilings, big beautiful drapes, lovely marble bathroom! Bed was very comfortable, as were the pillows! Asked for a room at the back, only a few floors up, and it was very quiet. Love love loved the lounge area, so pretty and with a good view of the city, and the 24/7 tea and coffee. That tea saved me on that trip! The cocktail hour was very enjoyable, good mix of people, all very mellow and relaxed. The painted elevator doors on each floor were such a charming touch. The staff and the entire atmosphere of the hotel makes you feel like you are in on a private little secret within the city...old world charm and gentility abounds. All hotels should be as wonderful as the Hotel Elysee!!

This is our new favorite hotel in NYC, and my mom was raving to all her friends about what a perfect little place I had found! We will be back!

Room Tip: Back of the hotel is quieter, lower level of room will help cut down on long elevator waits.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kiki_19
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59 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Great location, excellent service, nicely appointed rooms and baths, perfect breakfast on the 2nd floor...all very nice. Breakfast and hors d'oeuvres service impeccable. The entire hotel spotless. Wonderful front end staff and the wine, chocolates, and book was a wonderful upgrade.The hotel is ideally located for many of the attractions and very hand for the museums and galleriws. Perfect for shopping between park ave and lexington. My only suggestion is to request a room, off of the main street at the back- as it can be busy at night, with the traffic noise( but then this added ambience to our NYC experience.)the tradeoff would be you get to look at a wall and not a view!

Room Tip: Request rooms at the back of the hotel as they are quieter.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bandolie
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Windsor, Canada
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93 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

From the minute we arrived until we left-perfection! Front desk superb,shout out to Jack & Jason! Always pleasant,willing to help & easy on the eyes! Upgraded to a suite,wine and chocolates for my birthday,help procure tickets to the play ONCE,which by the way was excellent!!! Breakfast and hors d'oeuvres service impeccable. The entire hotel spotless. Centrally located and quiet! Had not been to NYC for 30 years,what a spectacular re-introduction, THANKS!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

Hotel Elysee is a delightful hotel, recommended by friends. While not the "trendy, contemporary" place that many boutique hotels have become, the Elysee maintains an old-fashioned, classic style in the middle of NYC. Great location, excellent service, nicely appointed rooms and baths, perfect breakfast on the 2nd floor...all very nice. Definitely attracts a set crowd, from Europeans, older travelers, and "regulars." While the decor seems "dated," (and the AC was quite loud) the hotel is so well maintained and extremely clean, that it didn't matter one bit. Our room with two doubles was perfect for a parent/child weekend. We will be back....thank you!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection

Property: Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 60 E. 54th St., New York City, NY 10022-4642
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in New York City
#7 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#15 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more   less 
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Elysee Hotel New York City
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