We have stayed in many fine hotels over the years but none has come even close to The Library Hotel.
This was our second visit and this time we took elderly parents with us; they are still raving about the hotel. Level 2 is a great place to debrief over a coffee or glass of wine, or just the place for a spot of quiet reading and the fact that you can grab a coffee anytime you like, is a real bonus.
I can honestly say have never met better staff than the guys at the Library Hotel. They are actually interested in you as a person and will go out of their way to make sure your stay is everything you want it to be. They give you great tips on where to eat and step by step instructions on how to navigate the Subway and bus services. They will also book tours or check on tour times if required.
But one of the things they do that no one else does is take the time to learn your name! I know that we Australians are an informal lot, but most of us like to say hi as you enter or leave or have a chat about what you did that day. These guys are engaging and interested in what you do; and they even have a sense of humour!
My daughter has issues with sleeping in fold out beds- so much so that often its mum or dad who score the fold out. When we came home one night, the guest services lady had made up the sofa and put all my daughters treasured dolls and teddies against the pillows. The bed looked just like home and she gladly went to bed and slept in the fold out for the 5 nights of our stay. That lady knows what it takes to make a room a home; the fact that she works at this hotel does not surprise me at all. That level of thoughtfulness and service is indicative of what you see every day from the staff at the Library Hotel. So many great staff but special shout out to Billy and the dashing Tim.
Yes, the elevators get cramped, thats because the hotel is so good that everyone wants to stay there! To the able bodied sooks who stood at the elevator whinging that it took 10 mins to get a lift to the second floor: seriously, its one floor- take the stairs!
We highly recommend the Library Hotel to everyone!
- 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