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Library Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., Entrance on 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #4 of 452 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this small hotel with its Dewey decimal room numbers and library theme. The staff was most friendly, the continental breakfast was good, the rooms were comfortable with their own set of reading material, the top floor lounge was a popular place for a drink or lite snacks. The breakfast lounge on the second floor... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights while exploring the city and were satisfied in every way with this hotel. It was within walking distance of the theater district with easy access to subway stations. The room was very comfortable, great shower and lots of counter space in the bathroom. Bottled water was provided as a courtesy. The bed was very... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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76 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only a short 2 night stay, but very friendly staff and a great location. Nice touch of free cheese and wine in the evening, and a nice roof top bar. Sadly part of it was being refurbished so was out of action. We had one of the smaller rooms, which IS very small, as was the bed but this is... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel has everything you could want, an amazing location in midtown, beautifully decorated extremely clean rooms (with interesting themes), fantastic staff, complimentary breakfast and wine and canapés every evening. We had an amazing experience in New York and it was made even better by being able to call the library home for the time we were there. Some people... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just coming back from my third stay there and I don't think I'll ever stay elsewhere in NYC! Beautiful hotel, rooftop terrace/lounge and the service is perfect -and personalized! The breakfast buffet is plentiful, fresh tea,coffee and snacks are available all day long and every evening is the "Happy Hour" with wine, cheese and fruit available in the reading room,... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We picked this hotel to stay during visit in peak August holiday period with our 2 children. We were excited in advance because the Trip advisor reviews were excellent. They were not wrong, this is a fantastic boutique style hotel. The individually themed rooms are great, original, comfortable, relaxing, stylish. The Reading room on level 2 where breakfast takes place... More

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Washington Dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our recent stay at the Library Hotel was sublime. The service was impeccable from the moment we stepped foot in the door. It felt like a true home-base for the weekend-- welcoming and convenient. The location on Library Row was fantastic for all of our adventures, including a tour of the NY Public Library and a Broadway show. We cannot... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Boutique Hotel at Madison and E 41st. Within walking distance of shopping, eating, library, and many main activities. Granted the rooms are small however great forethought went into the design and attention to detail in supplying everything we would possibly need. The open spaces provide everything else! The morning breakfast had everything you would want with plenty of staff constantly... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just returned from our second stay at the Library Hotel and found this visit just as special as the first. Our visit to New York this time was at the end of a two week holiday and a looootttt of travelling, so it was really good to know that we had a great hotel waiting for us... not to... More

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Santa Monica, California
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel based on some informative TripAdvisor reviews and because I love books. I stayed in what I think was the romance or love room, which I specifically booked because it's the only room with a balcony facing Bryant park. In reality it faces Madison Ave and some office space, but it's still nice to get out and... More

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Address: 299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., Entrance on 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Murray Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel 4*
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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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