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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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New Vienna, OH
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“A week stay”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Very nice room, though small, the facilities are well maintained. Enjoyed the choice of books and the several places to relax. Friendly, helpful staff. One of the best continental breakfasts I have had anywhere. Was pleasantly surprised to find umbrella, bathrobe and slippers in the closet. Even the candy with the turn down service had a library message.

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in May this year after not being able to get into their sister hotel Casablanca, we were not disappointed. The room was not too small and had all the amenities required, lovely and modern.When we walked in a bottle of bubbly was on the table with an anniversary card which was unexpected and such a lovely touch. The wine and food provided at 5pm for guests did mot disappoint, we went all three nights. Breakfast has a variety of choice for everyone and we had ample to keep us from getting hungry until late afternoon. We did go to the rooftop bar which is open to the public but although vey modern we found it a bit too dark. One of our concerns was the public use the lift to get to the bar and can get out onto any of the guest floors.We do think this is a security risk, no room key is needed to access the lift as in other hotels we have stayed in. This hotel is in a great location on Madison and fifth and is near to Bryant park. Would recommend to stay here and will return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

I booked the Library Hotel based on its proximity to a wedding I was going to, that it was cute, and that it was priced reasonably... and I'm SO glad I did. A continental breakfast is included until 10am, there is a wine and cheese "reception" every day from 4pm to 8pm (I can't remember exact times so this is approximate), and in the meantime, the coffee, tea and espresso machine plus snacks are available 24 hours a day. It's adorable, it's clean, it smells nice (no old musty hotel smell here!), and I like the rooftop bar. It has books that you can read located all throughout the hotel, naturally, and they have a library of DVDs that you can borrow from. Each room has a DVD player. I loved the bathroom. It's a great location. It's a great hotel. I REALLY recommend it!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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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.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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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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Sandnes, Norway
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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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London
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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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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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