Typically, staying at a hotel in NYC "is what it is"...... small, expensive and "just a room" to sleep in while you are not out exploring the great city of New York.
Having said that, The Library Hotel is something else. The location is great. Grand Central is right around the corner-- easy subway access, simple to hail a cab, shopping and beautiful architecture in the train station itself.
The hotel staff is professional and accomodating, and the room itself is lovely. Nothing shabby or dark or "used" feeling. The linens are fresh, soft and the room is well appointed. The bathroom is fantastic, with a great shower, make up area, extra towels and a good hairdryer, for a change. (Not the wall model which does not really dry your hair at all-- but just blows it around till your arm tires out.)
Best of all is the second floor where you can get a delightful breakfast and a good cappucino. Everything is fresh and the staff is very accomodating and always cleaning and straightening the room. We even heard them happily agree to warm a customer's milk for his coffee. At 5pm the room is available for you to have wine and cheese. And, by the way, there is no additional cost for any of this. My husband had two glasses of good red wine, and in NYC, that is something! There is a lovely roof top bar area as well.
We are already looking forward to returning to this great little boutique hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Library Hotel New York City
- Library Hotel New York
- The Library Hotel
- 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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