We recently spent five nights in Manhattan and, after a lot of research, decided to stay at the Library Hotel. We wanted to find a boutique hotel with personalized service and we were not disappointed. We selected a queen deluxe room, as we are aware of the diminutive nature of midtown basic hotel rooms. It was good-sized (by Manhattan standards) and fit our needs. The room numbers are based on the Dewey decimal system, and we were in 900.005 (Geography & History). Our traveling companions were in a suite next to our room with a spectacular view of Madison Avenue. Every hotel employee was friendly and went above and beyond to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. On the second floor, the hotel serves a complimentary continental breakfast that is very nice, including fresh fruit, juice, yoghurt, fresh breads, pastries cereals, plus a sophisticated self-serve espresso- cappuccino machine. The teas and coffees are available all day, along with pastries and cookies. These provide a welcome respite after a hard day of shopping or sightseeing. In the evening, they provide a wine (white, red and sparkling varieties) and cheese reception free of charge. The wines are inexpensive but tasty. Although the hotel is not cheap ($500+per night), the freebies take some of the sting out of the cost. I highly recommend this hotel for those who prefer more intimate accommodations in the Big Apple.
Don’t miss the view from the 14th Floor cocktail lounge.
- Also Known As:
- Library Hotel New York City
- Library Hotel New York
- The Library Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed to feel like a private club, at the Library 6000 books are organized throughout the hotel based on the Dewey Decimal System, with floors dedicated to the ten major classifications of knowledge. In the Reading Room, relax with free WiFi and complimentary refreshments including Library Hotel Collection's Signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning and wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM.The Hotel's central location is steps from the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, 5th Avenue, and Times Square to name a few.If we don't have the date, room or location you need, try our sister hotels, the Hotel Giraffe, Casablanca Hotel or the Hotel Elysee all ranking in the top hotels in NYC by members of TripAdvisor. ... more less
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