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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #7 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
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“Sanctuary in the City.....”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I literally stumbled upon The Library, and could not be more happy that I did. I am a native NY'er and the Library had never made it across my radar. This is truly a Sanctuary in the City! I had the opportunity to stay in two different rooms, a Deluxe Queen and Junior King Suite. The rooms are divine, perfectly outfitted and kept, and the baths are terrific. The staff is responsive, accommodating, and friendly. And the Library's Reading Room, provides a wonderful way to start the day w/the delicious continental breakfast. The delicious coffee/tea options and treats are available here 24/7. Its s delightful place to catch up on the news as there reading materials abound. Finally, the price point was well in line or below similar properties whose amenities don't hold a candle to The Library. Bookmark it; U won't be disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

The Library Hotel, in the heart of mid-town Manhattan, is quiet, clean, warm, relaxing, intimate, charming, and reasonably priced. The staff are superlative. I have stayed there twice now and will make it my destination hotel whenever possible.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have just returned from this great hotel (room1202). The Hotel is small and compact (60 rooms / suites) and that's what makes the place so special. The staff are very friendly, they get to know you but without being intrusive and are very adept at anticipating your needs and requirements helping to make your stay run like clockwork. The hotel rooms are spotless and the complimentary breakfast and evening cheese and wine are just excellent. The hotel is situated centrally, and unlike others we've stayed in previously the hotel is very quiet despite it's location in the centre of the city that never sleeps...
We dined at the Madison and Vine on two occasions.This restaurant is situated in the hotel and we enjoyed the food and service there. We also experienced the roof top bar - which is a great location set amongst the backdrop of Manhattan skyscrapers. Despite it's theme we found the Library anything but full of stuffy librarians. Trust me - "book" it now!! We definitely will again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

The staff are welcoming and helpful. We were upgraded to a suite and our room was luxurious and we loved all the delightful touches that went along with the library theme of our room. Even though our room faced Madison Avenue, the noise and traffic outside was very muted and we had a perfect night's sleep. We had so much to do in New York but we did not want to leave the hotel. We enjoyed the lovely breakfast buffet in the morning and then a delicious afternoon wine and cheese spread after a busy day. It is such a beautiful and restful oasis in the city. We arrived early and were able to leave our bags for the day. Even though we were early, we were welcomed to use the Reading Room to relax and refresh. When we, reluctantly, had to leave we needed a cap and the bell captain went above and beyond trying to hail us a cab at a very busy time. We absolutely will stay at the Library Hotel again and again!!

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was my first time staying at this hotel, but I will surely stay here again. The midtown location was perfect for my trip itinerary, close to theater, shopping, and museums. What I particularly valued was the complimentary breakfast and early evening wine and cheese reception served in a lovely "dining room" on the 2nd floor. It was so convenient and tasty. It helped to make the hotel be a better value in a pricey city. My room was the petite queen which was comfortable for one (maybe two). All space was efficiently used and I didn't want for anything. Room was quiet and shades blocked out city lights. Hotel can supply other amenities too to help in you get a good night's sleep.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Me and my wife are very satisfied with our stay at Library Hotel. Very good service, perfect atmosphere and very nice room. We loved the interior in the hotel which made it personal still with a professional touch. Location is great and many things within walking distance.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

I stayed here in late May for 3 nights in a junior suite which, by NYC standards was spacious - and the hotel, though small in overall size, again by New York standards, means it also has much more intimacy, which is charming. From the get go, the hotel staff know your name and go out of their way to help you as much as possible - nothing is too much. They have a wonderful rooftop bar (watch out, the frozen lemonades are delicious and deadly! :) ), wonderful breakfast, complimentary WIFI throughout, and, a real treat is their 'cheese and wine' from 2-8pm every day! It's an abundance of good stuff and everybody participates to the full. Why not - your in vacation, right? Overall, the hotel is, of course, very clean, the rooms are a great standard and the location is spot in for most people visiting manhattan! being so centrally located! just 2 mins from Bryant Park / The Empire State Building / Grand central station... This hotel is a really good choice for any visitor coming to NYC, you definitely benefit from the 'boutique' feeling of this hotel, over the big chains...

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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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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