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Library Hotel

4.0 of 5 299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., Entrance on 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was a fantastic find. We recently spent 6 nights here and had one of the junior suites on the 9th floor. The room was absolutely perfect with more than enough space to feel at home.The bed and pillows were super comfy for undisturbed and good night sleeps in the city that never sleeps! The staff were delightful, all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent 5 days here and loved every bit of it: polite and helpful staff, lovely food and beverage complimentary services, bath supplies, furnishings, cleanliness, decor, amenities, style, location. What have I left out? I'll be back there in the future...it's divine.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great boutique hotel experience in midtown Manhattan, the Library Hotel at 41st and Madison should be your top choice. An older building that has been completely renovated, the rooms, while not huge, are more than spacious enough for two adults to have a comfortable stay. The bathrooms are modern and well equipped with high... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful boutique hotel is one of the best places I've stayed at. Wonderful location, great staff, fantastic reading room where you can have breakfast, coffee during the day or night, drinks & cheese every evening, all included. Rooftop terrace is also a great spot for drinks & locals seem to love it too. Grand central terminal is virtually around... More

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library is the best secret in NY. Fabulous staff, great location, very clean. The second floor with complimentary food and drinks is a really nice touch. The roof top is also terrific. The only downside is that there is no gym. Definitely worth the stay.

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Suva, Fiji
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Library Hotel was everything that it promised to be. A thoroughly splendid boutique hotel, right in one of the best parts of Manhattan. The breakfast and the evening reception were both wonderful, and the Hotel provided a fabulous relaxing respite from the vibrancy of the streets of New York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is amazing and should be number 1 in NYC on trip advisor! Even before we arrived I phoned up a few weeks before and spoke to Tim about our room amongst other things, and he gave us his email address and answered all our questions. He was so incredibly helpful - it made the anticipation of our 4... More

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Ivana B, Front Office Manager at Library Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NellieSlack, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with the TripAdvisor community. It was such a pleasure to chat with you prior to your arrival and throughout your stay. I know this was a special birthday trip so on behalf of all the Librarians, we are honored that you chose to stay with us!... More

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot, great staff - especially since we arrived at 2:00am due to delays. Location on Madison could not be better, small rooms; but really all you need in NYC, fine bathroom and amenities, lovely rooftop terrace/bar for later in the evening. A very nice lounge, where a free breakfast is served, looked good but we did not partake -... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are very few hotels in Manhattan that offer large, nice rooms at reasonable prices, so the small size was expected. Besides that, this hotel was exactly what we were looking for, with a cute theme that followed through to every room. My husband and I stayed in the Encyclopedia room for two days before we headed up the Hudson... More

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  • Grand Central(39)
  • Reading room(27)
  • Great location(27)
  • Times Square(26)
  • Continental breakfast(22)
  • Rooftop bar(16)
  • Junior suite(16)
  • Very nice(16)
  • Wine cheese(12)
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Additional Information about Library Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 60
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Library Hotel New York City
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