We stayed at the library hotel as part of my 40th Birthday celebrations. When we arrived we were told we had been upgraded to the room on the 11th floor that has a balcony, which was a pleasant surprise. The room itself was perfect for what we needed. Very clean, pretty spacious, large comfortable bed and excellent facilities. We could not fault the room at all, although you may hear some noise from the road but I guess that is to be expected in New York. The balcony was wonderful, as you could sit there with a glass of whatever takes your fancy and watch the hectic life below pass you by. It had some nice views, including the library at the other end of the road.
The staff at the hotel were superb, very attentive and always a pleasure to talk to. I couldn't praise them enough for their efforts. The breakfast was a nice selection, although not your cooked English type affair but that is not something I was looking for. I stuck with the great bagels and some fruit salad. In addition, in the evenings they provided a free cheese and wine selection that you could help yourself to. This was a nice touch and a good way to wind down after a hectic day sightseeing.
For us the location couldn't be better. It is situated right in the middle of Manhattan within walking distance of most of the attractions (depending on how far you can walk). It is pretty quick to Times Square, Central Park and the Flat Iron area which all offer a great selection of bars and restaurants.
I couldn't recommend this place highly enough. If I ever go back to New York this would be the first place I would try to book.
- 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