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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

299 Madison Avenue At E.41st Street, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/14/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 513 hotels in New York City
Travelers' Choice
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. Included in your $25 per night resort fee, take advantage of 24/7 hospitality in our Reading Room. Refreshments and snacks incliding cappuccino, coffee, teas, water, soda, fruit, and health bars are available. Also included with your reservation is WiFi and bottled water in-room. Visit our indoor and outdoor rooftop, Bookmark’s Lounge, for literary-themed cocktails and small plates.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Books, DVDs, music for children
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Rooftop terrace
Street parking
Rooftop bar
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
457Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
98Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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hikergirl500 wrote a review Feb 2021
Eco-Oregonian114 contributions65 helpful votes
We haven't had the opportunity to stay. We booked our room on July 9, 2019 for a March, 2020 arrival, but as we all know, New York was shutting down due to Covid 19. Yes, this was a pre-paid reservation with a no cancellation policy. However, given the worldwide pandemic situation we did hope the hotel would be kind enough to refund our money. Instead they offered a credit. We requested a refund a second time in Oct, 2020 when the pandemic was surging again. We were refused and offered an extension on the credit. We repeated the fact we had no intention of travelling to NY or anywhere for quite some time and that a refund would be appreciated. I must say, this booking was part of a multi-country vacation we had to regrettably cancel. Without exception every single luxury hotel, international flight, tour company (2 multi-day trips) and theatre FULLY REFUNDED our monies. Except The Library Hotel. Customer service is so important in travel and for us this hotel gets low marks for their business practices.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Do not pre-pay
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5 Helpful votes
841allent wrote a review Nov 2020
Forest Hills, New York26 contributions13 helpful votes
It's a hotel. It's a library. It's the Library Hotel, on Library Way, a block away from the iconic 42nd Street Public Library. This clean and efficiently-run establishment on 41st Street, just east of Madison Avenue, is a refuge from the noise and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. Each room is a bibliophile's delight, well stocked with dozens of books for reading during your stay. My wife counted 94 in the bookcases of our room, 905. That number is significant because in the Dewey Decimal System the low 900s is the Geography section. And sure enough, books on travel abounded, featuring classics like Mark Twain's "Life On The Mississippi", Paul Theroux's "The Great Railway Bazaar", Frances Mayes' "Under The Tuscan Sun" and Christopher Wren's delightful "The Cat That Covered The World." If geography is not to your taste, try the varied collection in the spacious, comfortable 14th Floor lounge. Sit and read indoors or, weather permitting, outdoors, surrounded by Manhattan office buildings and you won't miss the spire of the Empire State Building, a few blocks to the south and west, poking out from among them. The staff was uniformly courteous and helpful and I want to thank them by name, Arman, Duke, Naomi and Billy. They were affable and kind to us strangers from "overseas" ---from across the East River in Queens--- out for a celebratory weekend in the busy city. For my wife and me this was a birthday to remember, helped along by a well chilled bottle of Mondavi Chardonnay, courtesy of the hotel staff. So, thank you Library Hotel. You will see us again and hopefully in happier and less restrictive times.
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Date of stay: November 2020
Room Tip: Choose a higher floor. They are quieter.
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1 Helpful vote
vboatman wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Great location, comfortable clean rooms and attentive security. The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating! Wouldn't hesitate for a return visit! The hotel restaurant is also very nice - great atmosphere and food!
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Date of stay: October 2020
3 Helpful votes
RedTurtle91 wrote a review Oct 2020
Gladwyne, Pennsylvania83 contributions119 helpful votes
I have stayed many times at other NYC hotels in the Library Collection, but at the time of this trip only the Library Hotel was open. It lived up to my expectations of excellent service and, most importantly, safety during the pandemic. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The room was spacious, comfortable, and scrupulously clean. Amenities such as breakfast and use of the guest lounge were understandably unavailable; accordingly, the resort fee was waived. It was great to be back in NYC and to stay at this lovely property. I highly recommend the Library Hotel and look forward to returning. Thank you for the warm welcome and peace of mind during this visit!
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Date of stay: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
92queen90 wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
no one cleaned the room...I understand the situation of covid but I was not hsppy about the service. Also, the staff were unfriendly and dismissive when I would ask questions. I was very unhappy after my stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Rob Rawlins, General Manager at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded Oct 9, 2020
Dear 92queen90, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. As part of our COVID-19 Safety & Comfort Plan we do not provide daily housekeeping service and once you're checked in we will only enter your room upon request. We urge all of our guests to read our COVID-19 Safety & Comfort Plan on our website, linked to your reservation confirmation, and included in your pre-stay email so that you know what to expect of your stay with us. Of course, if there is anything we can do to help make your stay more comfortable, like daily housekeeping service, just let us know and we are happy to help! We know everyone has different comfort levels when traveling today and our number one priority is ensuring our guest's and team's safety and comfort. Should any future guest have questions or concerns about our COVID-19 Safety & Comfort plan you can reach out to me directly robert@libraryhotel.com. All the best, Robert Rawlins General Manager
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$286 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityMurray Hill / Manhattan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include New York Public Library (0.1 miles), Grand Central Terminal (0.1 miles), and The Escape Game New York City (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gabriel Kreuther, Megan’s Bar & Kitchen, and The Capital Grille.
Are any cleaning services offered at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.3 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.3 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.3 miles).
Does Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.