We stayed at the Library recently on a trip to NYC to celebrate our anniversary - the website does not do it justice - its wonderfully set out and the staff ae not only extremely helpful (as you'd expect in America) but just nice and a pleasure to just speak to - I could go on about how great the library is but to sumarise:
Location is amazing - fve minutes from times square/broadway and 1 minutes from grand central and 5th avenue - everytihng else is no more than a walk or short cab ride away!
The rooms - I read on here their on the small side but no more so than any other city centre hotel - we were very happy and comfortable with our room (and in New York - that really is all you need)
Food - with a city like new york at your doorstep you have everything you need right there - so when some entries on here were bemoaning at the lack of the hot cooked breakfast as the library I was alittle worried - but don't be - the breakfasts is lovely and exactly what you need in city break - fresh juice, warm tea and coffee and pastries, muffins, beagels ect.
If you really want a cooked breakfast thier are place all down madison avenue to supply,( and we thought we would go) but it was so good we never needed to -
on another note - their are cookies, pastires - tea and coffee avaliable in the reading room all day to quests just what we needed after a long day in the city - and more so later on there was also wine and nibbles in the evening - excellent!
(there is also resturant which is also excellent)
Overall - a totally great stay, great location and does everything you need to give you a place to replenish, refresh and venture in the city once again - like I said we were celebrating our anniversary and we're wished all th ebest by everyone - plus whether we needed a film/DVD recomendation, directions or advce everyone was not only very knowable but gave us locals tips also!
All in all stay at this hotel - it's not the reason you go to new york (and in city like that is shouldn't be) but it enhances everything we did and provided everything we needed in the upmost service and more importantly with a smile.
I will be going back to the library on my next stay in the city
- 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