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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #2 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Location ! Location! Location!”
Reviewed August 10, 2007

We stayed at the Casablaca for 3 nights on our first visit to New York. The hotel is in a prime location just off Times Square. Our room, although on the small side was very clean, very comfortable and had everything we needed. We were at the back overlooking the patio area so it was relatively quiet.
The staff were all helpful and welcoming. The breakfasts - help yourself buffet - were eaten in Rick's cafe with a good selection of cereals, fruit, pastries etc. There was also 24 hour access to coffee/tea here plus free use of internet.
We particulary enjoyed the cheese and wine events. They were a good oppportunity to return after a day's sightseeing and meet other guests before going out to explore the city at night.
We would recommend this small boutique hotel highly and certainly use it again if we revisited New York.

  • Liked — Location & cleanliness
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2007

The Casablanca Hotel visit was by far the most wonderful experience we had had in a hotel. From the moment you enter into the front door, you are greeted so pleasantly, the front desk is so very helpful, always helping with directions, reservations, any requests....The breakfast and 24/7 refreshments in a beautifully decorated, and extremely clean cafe was such a plus.
Our train did not leave till 4:00, check out time was 12:00, they took our luggage, stored our luggage, and told us we could relax in the lounge till we had to leave. I would very highly recommend this hotel, it is most certainly an oaisis in the heart of times square.

  • Liked — Location, unbelievably friendly, pleasant atmosphere,
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank anmh
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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2007

I adored the Casablanca, and can't wait to go back. The staff could not have been more helpful, and the location is PERFECT for sightseeing and shows. The folks at the front desk always greeted me by name and were always eager to assist me. I am going back next April, and will definitely be staying in the Casablanca.

  • Liked — Fairly roomy, great location
  • Disliked — The desk was a little too small to do work on in the evenings.
  • Stayed February 2007, traveled on business
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5 Thank Chris P
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Casablanca for 4 nights and I can't say enough about how wonderful the staff was!!! They went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable and comfortable! They were extremely helpful with directions, restaurants and various things to do and see! Always a smile, never felt like we were a bother to them. Since my husband was celebrating his 50th birthday, they also had a bottle of champaigne in our room upon arrival - very cool!!! The location of the hotel is prime! So close to everything. We also loved the fact we had a continental breakfast each day and loved the opportunity to unwind with wine and cheese each evening. I can't say enough about how welcomed we felt throughout the ENTIRE stay! It was like leaving family when we finally had to go home....

  • Liked — The quiet and the additional amenities like continental breakfast and wine/cheese receptions
  • Disliked — Outside hotel room facing street was loud
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank newyorkteam
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Prestwick
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2007

My wife and I arrived at the Casablanca after a nightmare BA flight and our hearts lifted at the warm welcome we received.

You could walk past the hotel and not notice it was there as it is what i'd describe as a boutique hotel. However, the luggage was taken up and we were given room 605. For NY standards, this was a good size room with working air-con and a comfy bed.

The contintental breakfast was adequate for the purpose and the croissants, cereals, fruits and tea, coffee were fine. The cheese and wine was a fantastic idea and a great way to relax after hitting the sites, shops etc.

It is amazing to think that this hotel is a stones throw away from TImes Square but there was no noise or hassles.

As an aside, i wouldn't recommend Tony's restaurent nearby as you couldn't order anything for yourself as portions were for 2-3 people. However, there is a fanstasic Italian - Bella Italia on 43rd Street between 7th and 8th Avenue which does the most amazing salads I've ever had.

If returning to NYC would stay here again, but would probably spend more time in SoHo, Greenwich Village etc etc

  • Liked — Friendly Staff and Location
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Morto
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2007

My friend and I stayed at the Casablanca for 4 nights in June and were amazed at how close to Times Square this hotel was located. Literally a couple of steps around the corner and you are there! The added bonus was that our room overlooked an internal courtyard, which although did not give much of a view, meant that it was completely quiet at night time - even in the city that never sleeps. We had a slight problem with the plumbing in the bathroom, but this was rectified after a couple of dozes with the plunger! I recommend this hotel to anyone who likes to stay in a small hotel and who are looking for a friendly atmosphere in a central location.

  • Liked — Central position
  • Disliked — Toilet blocked a couple of times
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
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5 Thank Elaine0
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Stanmore, Middlesex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2007

This hotel really is fabulous. I was booking a trip to New York for my husbands 40th. I spent ages looking at different hotels and their reviews and nothing really jumped out at me. I then found best hotels site on Trip Advisor and gave it ago and i am so glad we did. The hotel is perfectly situated and although its noisey on the outside once inside its quiet and peaceful. All the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The breakfast is help yourself with a selection of fruit salads, bagels, cream cheese, hard boiled eggs, and a selections of cereals plus the tea, coffee, juice. After a hard days walking and sight seeing its great to sit down have a glass of wine or 3 and a selection of cheeses and biscuits too what more would you ask for. The room we stayed in ( standard) was not huge but a good size and with TV and DVD player mini bar and a lovley bathroom with robes, soaps shampoos, cotton wool and cotton wool buds they have thought of everything even slippers!
Yes i would stay again and am extremely happy to recommend. The price we paid via the net was $249 but there are taxes on that to take into consideration. However a bargin all in all. Tony's restaurant next door is very good and the portions are huge so if you are from the UK share the main course and even the starters are big - ask the waiter just in case and by the way they are really friendly too!

  • Liked — Where it was situated and the fact it was not too big so more perssonal service
  • Disliked — There really was nothing i disliked
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Norsee
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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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#2 Romantic 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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