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“A Grandmothers hospitality in NYC”

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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #10 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 13 May 2014

My husband and I grew up in the NY area. Now that our son is living there we love to visit, and do so as often as possible. We always try to book the Hotel Elysee. It feels like we're staying at a grand old established home in NYC, complete with courteous help and all amenities. Hotel Elysee may have small rooms but it's a small hotel with a wonderful feeling to it - from the line-up of adorable young men greeting us at the front desk who are more than knowledgable and willing to help with anything from cabs to restaurants to umbrellas and weather forecasts, to the wonderful second floor lounge where we can relax over a leisurely breakfast before we venture out... or tea/coffee and cookies to soothe tired NYC legs upon our return... and wine and cheese/crudites before dinner. The staff is ever ready to help, the rooms are clean and well appointed. We also love the Monkey Bar, which is attached to the ground floor of the hotel.

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Another great stay at the Elysée. I was surprised the Hotel could be even better than one year ago during my last visit.
The service was perfect since the on line reservation until the check out. Impeccable housekeeping, great breakfast and a relaxing complimentary cheese and wine at the end of the day.
Will return next year for sure.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We just returned from a short, pleasant vacation in NYC, and our choice of Hotel Elysee added a lot to our enjoyment. The location is superb - easy walking distance to Central Park and Rockefeller Center, with access to all the shops and restaurants on Park & Madison Avenue.

Our room was a bit small, but meticulously clean, quiet and comfortable - and we slept very well in a very comfortable bed. From our window, we had a view of a lovely urban garden space, with a large mouse sculpture in the center - a pleasant room location. I was concerned that our room was adjacent to the elevator, but we were never bothered by noise from the elevator, so it wasn't an issue.

But what made the Hotel Elysee most special was the second floor lounge, where breakfast and evening wine and snacks were served. It's a lovely room overlooking 54th Street, with sofas and tables and stacks of daily newspapers on hand. The hostesses are very welcoming and the atmosphere facilitates conversation with other guests. There is a wide variety of breakfast choices - cereal, bread, pastries, bagels, yogurt and lots of fresh fruit. The coffee is great too! In the evening, the hostesses serve wine and prosecco, and there is an assortment of cheese/crackers/cookies as well. It's a great way to relax and unwind with other guests at the end of the work or touring day!

The front desk staff was also unfailingly pleasant and helpful. And a compliment to Trip Advisor too - when booking I was offered the option of using American Express and paying with Membership Rewards points was very easy!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We were in New York apartment hunting for four days. It was wonderful starting our day with the breakfast and returning to the amazing wine and cheese spread available from 5 until 8 after a full day of walking and looking.
The staff is amazing and our Junior suite was spacious and perfect for three of us. I originally wanted to stay at the sister property "The Library" but it was booked. That may have been a good thing. This is a wonderful hotel and we would definitely return.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is such a wonderful hotel. It feels more like a club with its intimate scale and personal service. As my husband commented, it was one of the few NYC hotels where he's actually been greeted with a "welcome back, Mr. ___"

The property is old-school for sure. Brocade draperies, antique reproductions, and carpets make it feel certainly established. Housekeeping is impeccable and no concern is too petty for the staff to address.

We loved the lounge, with the breakfast and cocktail hour services. The girls who worked the lounge were always so friendly and accommodating, even helping me make a tray to take up to our room when the kids were too jet-lagged to come down.

Love love love this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Hotel Elysee is a gem of a hotel. It has old world charm and is situated right in the heart of the city. I would definitely stay there again, except next time skip the wi-fi as it doesn't work and ask for their Verizon mi-fi.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

A wonderful place in the heart of NY eastside-Service is so friendly and competent. We have already rebooked for our next trip in August. The breakfast included offer seemed a bit skeptical. GLORIOUS!

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Additional Information about 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
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#9 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#15 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: £206 - £494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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