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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 #3 of 451 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was looking forward to my second stay at the Library Hotel for my whole trip and I wasn't disappointed! I was placed in my old room, and everything was just as perfect as the first time: lovely amenities, comfy bed, turn-down service with chocolates and weather report. Included breakfast and daily cheese and wine reception, combined with friendly and... More

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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the excellent Casablanca hotel on a previous visit to New York and thoroughly enjoyed it, but as we like to experience different hotels we thought we’d try out one of its sister hotels and therefore chose The Library Hotel for our stay in early July. We found it to be situated in a good location, one block... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A hotel with this quality of tripadvisor reviews sets the expectations pretty high, but the Library NYC has met and exceeded all we had hoped for. Rooms were perfectly appointed and unique. The attention to detail is unparalleled. Bedding, location, and room layout were all A+ but what really made the library excellent was the staff who went above and... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked our stay based on this hotel's high TA rating. The "library" concept was not a big factor for us. But once we got there, we changed our minds. We loved having dozens of books in our room. The 20th century history room on the 9th floor. Even someone like me who rarely reads on vacations, found myself skimming... More

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Londonderry, Northern Ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Concur with all positive reviews. Could not fault service, room, breakfast etc. The delights of the 'Reading Room' are not to be underestimated. We thought we might not avail of the complimentary evening reception between 5.00pm and 8.00 pm but only missed one day during a 7 night stay. It was very much appreciated to come back to this oasis... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed at The Library for 5 nights during our most recent visit to NYC. The hotel had been recommended to us and it didn't disappoint! The staff were always courteous and friendly and before we even arrived, we had been exchanging emails to get their advice on some things to do over the 4th July holiday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we stayed in this wonderful hotel fir 6 nights and it was very difficult to say goodbye! This hotel is just perfect!! From the nice and very tidy rooms to the wonderful breakfast, the very very friendly staff and even the wine and cheese that are served on a daily basis between 5 and 9 PM. I loved this hotel... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I spent a week at this hotel for our first visit to NYC in early June 2014. We picked the hotel based on reviews on here. From the moment we got out of the taxi, all the staff could not do enough for us from the door man to the receptionist. The rooms are a little small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a week at the end of June 2014 and it was brilliant. It was my second time here and it was as good as the first time. I had requested the same room as last time which was made possible. All the staff are so friendly and helpful from Arman and the others at the reception,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here two nights and it was better than expected. My room was the smallest avail, but still well laid out and much better than most of the many I've stayed at in nyc. Bathroom was big for nyc stabdards. Wonderful location, great staff, and enjoyed the amenities. I stayed the first night solo, so it was great to have... 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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#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City #2 Family Hotel in New York City #3 Romantic Hotel in New York City #8 Business Hotel in New York City
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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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