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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #7 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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East Grinstead
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“One of the best hotels we have stayed at”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

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.

Room Tip: The room with the balcony would be the best
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Great hotel: friendly and helpful staff; double room was comfortable enough good breakfast; evening cheese and wine was a nice touch and served as a good aperitif before a night out.
Only negative was external noise from street/construction etc. However, location very convenient with many attractions accessible by foot.
Would definitely stay at the Library again for a return trip to NYC.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a charming boutique hotel located in Midtown near the library (hence the name). Each room has a different theme and a collection of books to match. Staff are friendly and helpful. Location is superb near Grand Central. Rooms are spacious and clean and well appointed. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tonsberg, Norway
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Charming small hotel. Excellent service. Super location. Nicely decorated room with all amenities. Good breakfast buffet. Cheese and wine in the afternoon was a real treat. Will definitely choose this hotel again when travel brings us to NYC.

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Reviewed October 31, 2013

The hotel staff are the most professional and courteous I've ever encountered. I am, by no means, a world traveler but I am very particular and notice everything. These folks not only had their 'A' game on but they seem to really enjoy their jobs and like people. The room was quaint and clean. We especially loved breakfast every morning. Sadly, we did not make it up to the terrace. I'm sure it is amazing as well.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is excellent in every way. As with other reviews, the staff are outstanding - Billy on reception, staff in the reading room and the concierge in particular. The room is as you would expect size wise for NYC, clean and comfortable. As it is just off Madison it wasn't too noisy even on the third floor. The midtown location means you don't have to walk far to get to the main attractions like Grand Central, Times Square and NYC library. The rooftop bar is great as is breakfast and the cheese and wine. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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San Rafael, California, United States
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Chose the Library Hotel based on others reviews. Was not disappointed at all. Staffed by those who seem to love their jobs and take service seriously. Rooms are warm, efficiently laid out and of course small but the layout was so well thought out, it was not a deterrent. The bathroom was quite nice, very functional and handsomely detailed.
The open "library" for guests to relax am or pm is a delight and it really made for a lovely stay.
Of course cannot forget the library theme, with so many books to looks at and admire. Staying here makes you want to pick up a book when you go home.
Great location to boot.

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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
#6 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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