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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #4 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 18, 2011

We took my wife's parents to mark their 60th wedding anniversary. The Casablanca is like having a home on the edge of Times Square. Rather than the typical visit where you drop by Times Square, here we could do a quick look at many different times of the day and night. The 2nd floor "Rick's" is a great place to drop in and warm-up with a cup of tea and make plans for the next trip out on the town. We covered mid-town and lower Manhattan and loved having such a quaint place to return to. The guest rooms were what we needed--a warm, clean place to sleep, not hang out. You are on the doorstep of all that NYC has to offer. We will definitely return again.

Room Tip: Get the Deluxe Room Queen Bed.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Casablanca really really is as good as the reviews and it thoroughly deserves it's number 1 position. Everything about it is wonderful. The staff can't do enough for you and always greet you with a smile and friendly chatter. The bed was the most comfy I've ever slept in. Ricks cafe was an oasis away from the busyness of Times Square and the staff there were again delightful - oh and the food at the cheese and wine reception - plentiful and delicious. This was our first trip to NY and had been a long time in the planning so I was worried it wouldn't live up to my expectations. Well it did - in every way - but I must say that staying at Casablanca made it complete, and the best holiday we have ever had. Thank you to the manager and all your staff - you deserve every bit of praise.

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Reviewed December 15, 2011

Lovely small hotel just a step from Times Square. Service from reception, door and cafe staff was superb and genuine.
Room was smaller than I would have liked for the money .. but that is often the case in major city hotels. Room was however comfortable, very clean and well appointed.
You must try Tony's restaurant next to the hotel - it has a real feel of a true Italian American restaurant. When we visited there appeared to be many Italian families dining there. Beware the portions come to serve 2-3 - so order cautiously unless you fancy taking away a doggy bag.

Room Tip: If you prefer a larger room, perhaps upgrade from the standard queen room
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Lovely time at hotel casablanca for so many reasons. Relaxed and friendly staff, subway station less than 100 m from hotel door, breakfast fruit salad perfect every day, really comfortable beds, good hot showers - basically if I could live there I would! And it's converted me to the delights of prosecco!
Tiniest gripe would be that the concierge recommended Trattoria dopo teatro when actually Tony's Di Napoli right next door is so much better in all respects (taste, service, ambience).

If I can afford itI'll definitely be staying here again. It's a wee oasis in the middle of the craziness of times square!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank stingray_barb
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

1st time in New York and choose this hotel due to all the positive feedback on here and we weren't let down, the breakfast and wine + cheese evenings was a great bonus, however the room was a little on the small side, but clean and despite the location quiet

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1  Thank Waynaldo
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

We were not disappointed. The first indication that our stay at the Casablanca had the potential to be special was when we received a phone call from the hotel several days before our arrival offering to answer any questions and asking about any special requests we had prior to our visit. While we consider ourselves "regular" folk, we have done a great deal of traveling, and stayed at a variety of 4 & 5 star hotels, but cannot remember ever being called prior to our visit. Perhaps an email, but never a phone call. When we arrived we were greeted like family members and invited to partake of the complimentary coffee and sweets in the living room like lounge until our room was ready. It seemed to us that every guest was treated like a VIP and special guest of the hotel. All members of the staff were friendly (addressing us by our names) and professional, a rare combination. The complimentary breakfasts as well as wine/cheese receptions were an ideal place to relax and make new friends prior to going out on the town. Only 44 rooms, so book your room early! You will not be disappointed. You may find a cheaper room in New York, but you will not find a better value. We are already planning a return visit.

Room Tip: We had a premium king room, but looked at a queen bedded room which would have been more than adequa...
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3  Thank Marlene S
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Reviewed December 13, 2011

Follwed tripadvisor reviewers advice on this one and as usual was not disappointed. Staff was very accomodating, room was perfect, breakfast was an upscale continental offering that was really good. It was my first first to NYC and this hotel was the perfect base to plan are activities around. It is literally 20 steps to the heart of Times Square, but you would never no it at night. Even with the occupy wall streeters protest one evening you barely heard them. We could walk almost everywhere we wanted to,Rock Center, theater, central park, etc. Already booked it for a summer trip. Great hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Joseph42
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Additional Information about Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Address: 147 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036-6575
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#3 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#7 Business Hotel in New York City
#44 Best Value Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $266 - $479 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the magic of Times Square just steps from our door, and then escape from it all at this oasis of hospitality, The Casablanca Hotel. Guests are welcome to unwind in Rick’s Cafe with complimentary refreshments 24 hours a day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fruit served throughout the day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided daily. ... more   less 
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