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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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  • Cleanliness
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Philadelphia
1 review
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2006

Our first stay at the Library Hotel, and my wife and I couldn't have been more pleased. The staff and accomodations were exceptional , the location was extremely convenient to all we had planned, and the 2nd floor reading room was a superb spot to enyoy wine and cheese in the evening before dinner and a continental breakfast the next... More 

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London
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2006

We loved the Library Hotel. After debating long and hard about our choice of hotel in New York, my 10 year old daughter made the final selection of the Library hotel (purely based on the fact she is an avid reader and loves books!) The hotel is in an excellent location; really close to Grand Central, Empire State, Time Square,... More 

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Sacramento
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2006

We decided to go with the Library Hotel because we'd read about it in a guide book and it sounded interesting, Besides it had all these great reviews here going for it. We were not disappointed. The staff were extremely helpful overall, but especially with local directions and suggestions. We did have a minor plumbing problem right after we checked... More 

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2006

My husband and I just got back from a weekend anniversary trip to NYC with a stay at the Library Hotel. We had a wonderful time! We read many reviews here on tripadvisor and decided to go for it. We were looking for something a little different and we were very happy! We checked in to the hotel late, at... More 

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Dublin
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2006

My girlfriend and I stayed in this hotel in January this year. It was our first visit to New York and it most definitely would not have been the same if we stayed anywhere else. From the staff who would hand you an umbrella if you were going outside and it was raining and organising a car to bring us... More 

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New Hampshire
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2006

I saw all of the 5-star reviews here and thought it had to be good...and it was. The staff were all 1st rate, the decor was lovely and interesting and the cleanliness of the hotel could not be beat. We thought the room was a nice size and price for NYC, and even though there was no coffee pot in... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2006

Great fun being reacquainted with the Dewey Decimal System - that's how you find your room. We have stayed here four times and have always had a different room. Each room has a specific subject matter, such as architecture, history, etc. The staff gives great advice on what to do, where to go and what's current in the city. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2006

In a world of increasing uniformity and plasticity, it is a joy to find a unique oasis. Library hotel is such a place. From check-in by a smart, friendly front desk staff, each of whom serves as a well-informed concierge, to the sleek, well- appointed rooms, each distinguished by a literary theme, to the glorious upper-floor public spaces perfect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2006

My boyfriend and I travelled to New York with another couple and stayed at this hotel for 5 nights. The staff were incredibly helpful and welcoming. They were keen to assist in finding and booking reservations at restaurants. When we stayed it was very very warm and staff always allowed us to take an extra bottle of water up to... More 

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Montreal, QC, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2006

We had a marvelous stay at Library Hotel. The concept is very clever and amusing. The staff is courteous and attentive. Our room (double bed) was a bit small, but very tidy and cozy. The included buffet breakfast, while not extraordinary, was very good and plentiful. The hotel is very nicely situated; we could visit a lot of interesting places... More 

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