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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 25, 2013

We enjoyed our 3 nights stay in every way. The staff were friendly and knowledgable. Our needs were well anticipated. The room was immaculate and daily service exceptional. The "Reading Room" served as a focal point for our visit with other family members, providing beverages, pasteries, and fruit in a quiet, relaxed setting. The location was perfect for easy access to the rest of the city. Best of all we enjoyed the themed decor and ambiance.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We LOVED our stay here. The staff was helpful, thoughtful and just plain nice. Our room was one of the smaller rooms available (the Math room) but it was spotless and luxurious-- and with such tall ceilings, it felt huge. The continental breakfast in the library is delicious and the espresso/cappuccino machine is the perfect morning treat. When you wake up rested, read your NYTimes by the large windows, have a bowl of freshly-cut fruit or a scone and be happy you landed here; this place is special. BTW, your IQ gets a little boost, too, in this bibliophile's fantasy land.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

I spent three weeks in the US this summer, and have dreamed of staying at he Library Hotel since I heard of it some years ago. I'm a librarian, and passionate about books, and this hotel was perfect for me. The staff was super friendly, the breakfast was good, and the complimentary cheese and wine reception was lovely. Thank you!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed for 5 days at the Library hotel, the accommodation was lovely and staff were wonderful. Not huge rooms, but smack bang in the middle of NYC, you wouldn't expect much more in size. If you wanted to spend a little time unwinding you can always use the library and roof top areas. The 5 to 8pm wine and cheese reception was a great way to unwind after a days sight seeing.
Great location too!
I would definitely recommend the library hotel to any friends visiting New York.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This hotel exceeded all of our expectations. Service at the door and at the front desk is focused on providing you with a first class top notch New York experience. We booked their smallest room and it was small but was very comfortable, classy, and clean. The book theme throughout the hotel continues into your room. This hotel has a must-see rooftop gathering spot where you can have a drink 14 floors above Madison Ave. We arrived early and my wife had to do some on-line training. Staff provided us with thier very reliable internet, stowed our bags and she was able to take the class in their reading room. Looking for a botique hotel in NYC. Look no further. The Libary Hotel will not dissapoint.

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

As a first time visitor to The LIbrary, I have to say the contrast between this hotel and my San Francisco Hotel (the Omni) couldn't have been wider. The Librarians greeted me with genuine interest, dealt quickly and efficiently with my questions and requests, and remembered me as I came and went through the lobby. Books, rooms, beds, breakfast area ... so full of nice touches! A lovely, quiet escape from the craziness that is NYC. I'll be back for sure.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

This was our second visit to NYC (16 years after the first). This time around we did not want to see the city on a budget.
The website for the hotel looked great and the experience did not disappoint. All the staff (every single one) was fantastic and a credit to the hotel.
New York is not a cheap city (GBP is lowsy vs USD) but I would use the Library Hotel again without hesitation on a future trip.

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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Address: 299 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Family Hotel in New York City
#5 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $279 - $579 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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