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“Nice hotel but not good for light sleepers, business travelers”

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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Minneapolis
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48 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel but not good for light sleepers, business travelers”
Reviewed November 20, 2009

I agree with other reviewers that the staff is wonderfully solicitous and the lounge with breakfast and happy hour is lovely. However, I found the small "deluxe" room really small, even for NYC, and the queen bed suspiciously wee as well. I could hear the doors in the hallway all night long, interrupting my sleep.
I was trying to work as well, and the internet connection, while free, was so slow it really wasn't practical to use, other than looking up a single item on the interwebs occasionally.
The price was really quite high I thought, for a non peak stay and a very wee room with no view. I appreciate the staff's efforts, but there are better options for the price.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 20, 2009

The staff really go out of their way for everything, its a cute small hotel just round d corner from times square, rooms are lovely, including breakfast, tea, coffee & biscuits @ all times, & wine & cheese in the evening... Couldn't have stayed at a better hotel.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Australia
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Reviewed November 19, 2009

The location was great.
Staff were attentive.
Room was very good, but a little modernizing would have been better.
Would recommend !

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Twickenham
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Reviewed November 15, 2009

Loved the location of this hotel. Walk out of the front entrance, turn right and one minute later you are on Tmes Square!

Loved the complimentary breakfast and the evening cheese and wine - fantastic way to start the evening!

Staff were really friendly too. Rooms not particularly luxurious, but then who spends any time in a hotel room in NY?

Overall, well worth booking

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with friends
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Mission Viejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2009

The hotel is attractive; the personnel helpful, attentive and pleasant. The hotel hosts a morning breakfast and an early evening cheese and wine buffet which are pleasant and reminiscent of B and B's rather than large city hotels.Another unusual feature is that the coffee, rolls and cookies are avaulable in the common room throughout the day. While the lobby is small, but waiting time is spent in the second floor common room which is tastefully decorated in a North African motif. The only shortcomming is the size of the rooms. My interior room was small and cramped; our luggage had to be placed on chairs as there was no room on the floor for luggage and room to walk; the bathroom was similarly tiny and could not accomodate the personal items of two adults. While the corner exterior rooms were larger, management advised that our interior room was the standard in the hotel. If you are not planning to spend much tiome in your individual room, but rather in the large comfortable common room , this is the ideal place.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2009

Excellent location in Times Square with no noise problems. Ricks Cafe is very useful for snacks between meals or a place to chill out after a long day shopping. Free internet also. Our room was a little small and worn but did the job. Staff very nice. Expensive but worth it for the overall package. Location unbeatable.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

Enjoyed the service, clean room, complimentary breakfast for a weekend trip!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#3 Family Hotel in New York City
#7 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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