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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #6 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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East Yorkshire
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply Superb”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed over the New Year period, and suffered delays flying home to the UK with the inclement weather... Our five night stay became a ten night stay. What hardship!

Tim and his staff could not do enough for us. Rooms were pencilled in despite vagaries of would we catch a flight, or not catch a flight. Very understanding reception desk staff.

The breakfast, and evening wine and cheese offerings set the hotel out from the crowd. The rooms were extremely comfortable, and well appointed.

A gem of a place, you must give it a visit when next in New York...

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

This hotel is fantastic. It's small but perfectly formed. All the staff are genuinely friendly and helpful, with nothing being too much trouble. It's in great location for exploring Manhattan. The complimentary wifi, breakfast, wine & cheese, teas & coffees again were all superb and these could be taken to your room if you preferred.
We choose this from looking at the reviews before we went and we certainly were not disappointed. We would definitely recommend this hotel without a doubt.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was such a friendly, helpful, beautiful hotel! Being "newbies" to NYC, my husband and I had no idea what to expect, but this hotel has spoiled us, I think for the future. Can't imagine any experience that could've been better. The staff was extremely helpful, above and beyond the norm.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cumbria UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Another Outstanding Stay at The Library Hotel , a Jewel in the heart of Manhatton !!
Very centrally situated , the rooms are comfortably fitted & maintained with every facility you could wish for.Coffee & biscuits are available throughout the day & wine. & cheese etc are set out for residents from five pm every day . But what makes the Hotel so enjoyable is the staff, pleasant,efficient , so helpful & accomodating , nothing is too much trouble for them.
Tim (the Manager) & the Librarians have our grateful Thanks for making our stay so enjoyable.
Tim ,Justine, Christian, Tom & Alvan were so helpful in arranging nightclub bookings ,taxis, etc.
A Special Thankyou to Alvan who took time to explain the rules & tactics of American Football to my Husband.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Loved the Library!Beautiful clean room. Friendly staff. Great hospitality with free coffee , chocolates and more all day. Great complimentary wine and cheese in the evening and beautiful breakfast in the morning. So nice you want to move in:)

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is my home town and I'm missing the apartment I sold. My visits now include trying the various hotels while I get my culture and visit friends. The Library Hotel is a total treasure!!! Immaculate room, super comfortable (used extra pillows to make mattress a bit softer.) Staff is incredibly accommodating and friendly. Amazing location for theatre and business. This is very excellent quality at a very reasonable price for the City. Can't say enough about how efficient and friendly the staff is. So A+ for staff and accommodations and cleanliness and location!!!! Yeah, let's try to keep this a secret.

Room Tip: For those of us who know and love this great city noise is not an issue. So I preferred view of the...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Camden, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2014

When we visit New York, we experience the bustle and hurry of millions of people moving around, many of them, like us, eager to see the sights. So we walk and jostle and stand in line with hundreds upon hundreds of others, all of us there for the museums, restaurants, stores and shows. When we get back to our hotel room after all that action, we want refuge. At the Library Hotel, we find it.

Over Christmas, we stayed at the Library Hotel on Madison and 41st, in a quiet room with a view of the front steps of the New York Public Library. The staff was professional, courteous and very helpful. The facility was attractive without being glitzy, well-maintained and small. We never had to crowd into the elevator, we could always find a seat in the lounge and the people at the front desk smiled as we came and went. And best of all, there were books in every room.

We loved the hotel and hope to stay there again next time we venture into the Big Apple.

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  • Stayed December 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 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#5 Family 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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