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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 #4 of 458 Hotels in New York City
Norway
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12 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at this very nice smaller hotel with good location on Midtown Manhattan and its extremely friendly and service minded staff. Ok room except for some noisy air conditioning. We enjoyed the free wine and cheese in the evening. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was our first trip to NYC and we were thrilled with our accommodations. It was so cozy in the reading room and loved being surrounded by all the books inside and the wonderful views outside. Breakfast was tasty and loved the coffee machine with all its assortments! Location was ideal and after an evening out loved coming home to the rooftop bar. Library Hotel is a definite recommendation to all our friends and associates.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

I stayed here because it was close to the Public Library where I was doing some work. Although it was very pricey, it was fabulous - love being surrounded by books - all interesting and intriguing. Would definitely stay here again...

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My Husband and I have been to New York quite a few times and have stayed in many different hotels, but we were absolutely blown away with everything at this lovely hotel!
The staff are so friendly, and not in a false American way of 'have a nice day' but genuinely happy to help and chat to you, and you can ask them anything you need to know without it being too much trouble!
The petite room we had was arranged beautifully and very clean. The breakfast was a lovely bonus and to come back mid afternoon and be able to have a cup of tea and biscuits was heavenly. The cheese and wine were amazing and you also were offered prosecco and believe me when I say you never ever get anything like this in other New York hotels! We will definitely stay again and thank you so much to the lovely staff for making our Nine days special!!

Room Tip: We asked for a high floor when booking and were given the tenth floor (out of fourteen)
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Stayed for three nights in early April. Ideal location in Midtown, close to Grand Central. Room met expectations: size, decor and comfort. Breakfast: choice of cereal, bagel, orange juice, hard boiled eggs and muffin was excellent. Staff were friendly and helpful. Chilled water, wine, cheese and biscuits in the Reading Room between 5 and 8 pm was a bonus. Fantastic view from the rooftop terrace. Gym session at NYSC at 200 Madison courtesy of the hotel.

Minor quibble: I was on the eighth floor but street noise audible from 5 am, but at least there was no risk of oversleeping.

I have no hestitation in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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São Paulo, Brazil
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We went there to celebrate our 5th Anniversary and was wonderful!
The staff is very nice and always ready to help!
The rooms are very confortable and extremly clean; and the location excellent!!!
We are looking foward to come back!
We really recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

The New York Times was right in describing the lovely Library hotel as stylish, sleek and geeky. We loved the book theme. We're a family of five that had two interconnecting rooms and stayed 8 nights. The rooms are modern and stylish. The standard rooms are small however the suite sized rooms are large and look out to the New York Public Library. The rate includes breakfast, all day coffee and pastries, an amazing cheese and wine couple of hours in the evening and hot chocolate and biscuits for supper. This all occurs in a very stylish reading room and you're encouraged to linger. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The location is fabulous next to Grand Central Station. Any part of New York is a quick train ride away. The hotel is central to many landmarks including Broadway and Times Square and next to the beautiful Bryant park. We also walked to many amazing restaurants and would recommend the Bryant Park Grill and Placido Domingo's restaurant Pampano. We had a fabulous time and look forward to staying again at this stylish, friendly boutique hotel.

Room Tip: The corner rooms looking out towards the New York Public Library have a great outlook and are larger...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#3 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#5 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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