We stayed at the Library for 4 nights in March and it was the perfect base for sight seeing. Located literally round the corner from Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building and within 10 mins walking distance of Times Square, Empire State, and Madison Square Gardens.
Our corner room, a junior suite (Astronomy) had a brilliant view down the seemingly endless Madison Avenue to our right and the beautiful New York library in front on us and was remarkably quiet given the location.
The staff were incredible, so helpful and friendly and arranged cars, tickets and restaurant reservations for us before we arrived.
One of best things about this boutique hotel is the hospitality. The free buffet breakfast included juice, yoghurt, bagels, salad and fruit; coffee and pastries were served throughout the day; and from 5-8pm red wine, white wine and prosecco are served with a great range of cheeses, crackers, french bread and olives. it was such a lovely touch and a great way to start your evening.
The hotel isn't cheap, but given all of the free food and drink, amazing location, fantastic staff and wonderful character it is definitely the best place to stay in New York and i can't wait to return.
- 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