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Library Hotel

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299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., Entrance on 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Library Hotel is my "GO TO" hotel whenever I visit New York. It is a charming, well run boutique hotel in a very convenient location. This hotel is not for the dedicated Marriott/Hilton type traveler, but if you want something different, with character and personal service, this is the hotel for you. The rooms and bathrooms, while not large... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely clean, comfortable boutique hotel with great central location and easy walking distance to Times Square and Broadway Theatre district. Lovely reading room with breakfast, snacks, all day tea/coffee and evening happy hour - all included in the package. A bit pricey - but so is everything in the big apple. Worth it! Many thanks to the fantastic friendly reception/concierge... More 

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Ski Municipality, Norway
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stay. Hospitality and friendly atmosphere. Centrally located at 41st Street. Extraordinary service and complimentary breakfast and wine and cheese in the afternoon. Special thanks to Gabrielle. Highly recommended! I'll be back

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Boston, Massachusetts
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff is so friendly and accommodating. We loved the Reading Room which had free breakfast, snacks and happy hour. The room was clean and quiet. Perfect location if you are coming into the city via Grand Central Station. We will definitely be staying there next time.

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Ashington, United Kingdom
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this place by chance and worth the money to stay here. Really central location, cool theme ( if you like books!), comfortable rooms each with a link to the Dewey Decimal system. Staff were lovely and could not do enough for you. Room was well equipped although small. Only fault was the size of the TV however books are... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent boutique hotel. The library theme is great fun for bibliophiles - we stayed in the Eastern Religions room. As has been said, the location is truly excellent for entertainment (we don't walk as fast as New Yorkers, so it was 12 minutes to Broadway) and for getting around the city (just a block or so to... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location; the staff can not do too much to help you enhance your stay. Some of the rooms are small compared to hotels in the UK; but this is New York. We upgraded on arrival and had more than enough room. A thanks to all the staff for making our stay here a pleasurable... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to the hotel simply because we loved it the first time and couldn't imagine staying elsewhere. This time we stayed for our anniversary and when we arrived, a bottle of wine with a personal note was waiting for us in the room. The next day, after returning from a long day in the city, bed... More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and myself recently spent a delightful week at the Library Hotel. Its location (at the junction of Madison and 41st street) really cannot be beaten in midtown; only 2 minutes walk away from Grand Central, and less than 10 minutes from Times Square and Empire State Building. The staff at the hotel were lovely and friendly, and were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is simply fantastic. Without exception the staff were friendly and helpful. In NYC staff everywhere are trained to switch on a smile and give you a "have a nice day" without any sense that they mean it. However, at this hotel they really buy into the mission of making your stay enjoyable. They are genuinely interested in what... More 

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  • Reading room(27)
  • Grand Central(27)
  • Great location(22)
  • Continental breakfast(21)
  • Times Square(21)
  • Junior suite(16)
  • Rooftop bar(15)
  • Very nice(15)
  • Wine cheese(10)
  • Bryant park(9)
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