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“Our first visit to NYC.” 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
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2 reviews
“Our first visit to NYC.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

Loved the Hotel Elysee. We were looking for a hotel that was close to Grand Central Station, so we could have easy access to the US Open. The staff at the hotel went above and beyond with customer service. The atmosphere was welcoming, elegant, calm and just overall perfect. Our King Suite had all the amenities we were hoping for. I would highly recommend this beautiful quaint boutique hotel! BTW--we will definitely return to NYC. Very impressed with our entire experience. The US Open is a must see!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Columbus, Ohio, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2013

This is an older hotel and is in need for freshening. It looks great in the web pictures but the reality of the rooms and hallways were just a tired.

On the plus side the staff is very helpful and friendly the second floor breakfast area is wonderful [did a great job with their breakfast] and the Hotel is quiet and ideally located.

They are almost there, just need to update the place.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Boston
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

I was very impressed with the overall physical condition of the hotel and room. However, I was awakened at 5am or so to the deafening sounds of a garbage truck in the street. I would have to take a room in the back of the hotel and higher than the 5th floor in the future.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

e booked our room the day of our stay to come in to the city a day early for a wedding. We had little idea what to expect for our one night stay before changing hotels for the wedding but we were more than pleased with our stay here.
We checked in at 9:20pm and the staff was so friendly and seemed genuinely happy to see us. They have valet parking and a price deal with the garage next door which was a perk we didn't expect.
At check in I asked about food nearby or room service because I had our 3 year old with us and she was requesting cereal after our long drive in. The gentleman offered to bring some up to the room even though room service hadclosed for the night. The bellman brought up 3 little boxes of cereal (not sure which one she would prefer so he brought 3!), a bowl, spoon and cup of milk. That kind of service is unusually thoughtful and we all appreciated it so much.
All of our interactions with the staff were wonderful. The room was lovely and the minibar was very reasonably priced, so our daughter could have some cereal and we could have a cocktail. Everyone was happy. There are plush robes, and fluffy soft towels in the room. The ONLY complaint we could come up with if pressed was that the pillows were small. Everything else more than exceeded our expectations. Wish we could have stayed longer, but we are already looking at booking a room here for our anniversary without the 3 year old. (The hotel is very classically and romantically decorated)
, highly recommend this hotel!!

  • Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

I came with a group of friends to watch the Open. We really enjoyed meeting in the second floor lounge before and after our day at Flushing Meadows. Great location and great staff. Will stay here every time I come to the area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

Quaint boutique hotel in Midtown. Excellent staff but the hotel is in serious need of renovation. Only one elevator and very limited continental breakfast. Complimentary wine & Hors D'oeuvres between 5&8 is very pleasant. Great location for visit to MOMA.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 Reviewed 12 September 2013

The location is great a couple of blocks from 5th Avenue. The service was personal and the rooms (for New York) are a decent size, quiet with marble tiled bathrooms. There is a turn down service each evening with fresh towels. We had two adjoining rooms. One was a suite with a sitting room and you could have had a child or teen stay on the sofa bed. We pre-paid to get a less expensive room rate. Now we are getting lots of offers to stay again- hopefully we will!
Breakfast is in the club room. It can get busy at peak times, but the ladies clear tables quickly and are really helpful bringing lattes and toast made to order. Great fruit salad, hard boiled eggs, cereals and pastries. If you miss breakfast, or want a quiet place to sit later in the day, the club room serves free tea and coffee all day. The wine (Prosecco, white wine and red with soft drinks for kids) and snacks are available between 5 and 8p.m.
There were only two slight negatives. The air-conditioning in our room could get noisy when it kicked in and there is only one lift which can be slow- but they are minor gripes.
Overall, it was a lovely place to stay at a decent price.

Room Tip: Pre-pay and upgrade to a small suite.
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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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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Also Known As:
Elysee Hotel New York City
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