We stayed at the Library Hotel for a week from May 20 - May 27 for our wedding / honeymoon. We had seen the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor & we were NOT disappointed.
First of all the location is amazing. So close to Grand Central station - everything is easily accessible. We stayed in a junior suite on the 10th floor & we had amazing views of both the New York Public Library up the street & all the way down Madison Avenue.
The accommodation itself is lovely - the bed was huge & really, really comfortable. The furnishings are beautiful & the bathroom was great. The nightly turndown service with weather report & chocolates on the bedside table was terrific.
The breakfast each morning was delicious - cereals, bagels, boiled eggs, pastries, fruit, juice & espresso coffee. Delicious! A tip for future guests.... we found the breakfast room was much quieter before 830am, We woke up late on 2 mornings & the place was packed after 9am but they gave us a tray & we had our breakfast on the rooftop terrace. We only took advantage of the wine & cheese afternoons twice but they were great. A great opportunity to socialise with fellow guests & the cheeses, biscuits & wines were lovely.
We received excellent service from all the staff at the Library Hotel. They were so welcoming & nothing was too much trouble. Our favourite was Adrian though! He was the first to greet us when we arrived on Sunday afternoon & showed us to our room. He explained all the ins & outs of the mini bar, tv, safe etc. He was always super friendly & easy to talk to - up for a chat & willing to give recommendations & advice whenever we saw him. He also hailed us cabs with confidence & ease. We actually missed him on his days off!!
The Library Hotel isn't cheap but in my opinion provides excellent value for money when you consider everything it has to offer. If we're ever back in the big apple, we will definitely be staying here again. Hopefully Adrian still works there if & when we do get back there!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Library Hotel New York City
- The Library Hotel