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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #9 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Another awesome stay at Elysee!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

My partner and I just returned from a 4-night stay from what we consider our NYC pied a terre. This was our 3rd stay and it was better than ever. The hotel staff is unfailingly gracious and helpful. We requested a quiet room and got just that -- a big, lovely, comfortable, and extremely quiet room. We didn't hear a thing during the night -- just blissful peace and quiet. The location is perfect for theater geeks like us. The theater district is an easy 15-minute stroll away. Breakfast is terrific with lots of options to get your day started. And the evening wine service (3 hrs!) is a perfect way to have a light meal before the theater (then go have a late night bite along 9th Ave). Our housekeeper was excellent and very nice. She told us the hotel employees love working there, and I believe her because you can tell the staff takes pride in their work. I booked well in advance and got a great rate through the hotel's own website. We can't imagine staying anywhere else, and we can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street are very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lyons, Colorado, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was my second stay in Hotel Elysee (Aug 13) and it was as perfect as my first. Staff is outstanding, facility very clean, comfortable, afternoon happy hour and breakfast with room -- all hard to find in any other NY hotel. The staff checked with me before the visit to help make transport arrangements and looked after my needs during the stay. I will for sure return again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Oshkosh, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

We have stayed at Hotel Elysee numerous times. It remains a wonderful place to stay for us. The location is really hard to beat with subway stations within only a couple of blocks. We like the Upper East Side as the area really makes you feel like a New Yorker! We love requesting the balcony room! It is larger than a normal room with a coach and tables and also a beautiful chandelier. The views off the balcony are spectacular, especially at night. The wine/cheese reception is a perfect way to either begin your evening or perhaps wind down from a busy day. The staff in there is very professional and friendly (shout out to Wendy in particular). I would say that some variety in the snacks might be nice. We stayed there 8 nights and it would be great to have a different selection occasionally. Breakfast is good also. Pretty standard but a nice stop in the a.m. We love to people watch from the 2nd floor while we have our wine and cheese. Our own small quibble this time was there was some,problem with the cable while we were there. It was out for 3 days out of the 8 that we were there. Not a big deal but it is something nice to unwind with at the end of a busy day. We didn't complain so there was no mention of a possible credit at check out. Still, we love it here very much and will definitely be back next year for our annual trip.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room well in advance. I believe there are only 4. Our request was granted both tim...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

We arrived at the hotel on a busy Saturday morning 27 July about 10 AM hoping against hope our room may have been available.We were smilingly greeted at the front desk by Chris who must surely be the best front desk staffer in America. Instantly he advised that a room was available and we had a delightful spacious(by New York standards) 4th floor room overlooking 54th Street.

From the gentleman delivering the cases to the room to the entire staff we came in contact with,the experience was positive/ The excellent Continental Breakfast(almost good enough for a full breakfast), and the early evening drinks with good wines were a pleasant surprise.
Every time we walked back into the hotel after being out there was always a genuine smiling "welcome back" said to us.

The location is outstanding-quiet,safe and central. Only a 10-15 minute walk to Times Square or Central Park. We have been to New York many many times and have never had such a fantastic reception.We are just sorry this stay was only for one night.

Can't wait to return. This hotel is doing everything right.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon in July 2013. They could not have been better. Not only did they upgrade us to a beautiful room with a terrace, but they complemented it with superior service and quality. The room was spacious, clean, comfortable, and elegant. This was by far the best hotel experience we have ever had and we cannot recommend Hotel Elysee more highly. They are the best.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

My husband & I stayed at this gem for 10 nights. All of the staff were professional and friendly and really did make you feel a part of the "family". No request went unheeded and the concierges helped us out with reservations, transport directions etc. Our suite was always cleaned to the highest standard and linen changed daily. Fresh towels were provided at turn down service if used.
Thank you Richie, Vince, Ruby and everyone for making our stay so memorable. We will be recommending your hotel to our friends who choose to stay in NYC.

Room Tip: We chose a suite- no view to speak of but very spacious and old world style. 9th floor not near the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Elysee. The staff is gracious. The room lovely. The complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese delightful. The only problem we encountered was that there was no tv service available, cable service was kaput. The dinner at the Monkey Bar was fabulous. A special treat for the eye (murals are lovely) and ear (soft jazz) and the taste bud. I will go back next time I'm in NYC.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up. Don't pay any attention to the pool or spa rating, there are none.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 60 E. 54th St., New York City, NY 10022-4642
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in New York City
#7 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#15 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Hotel Elysée, you will find the warmth and charm of a countryside inn right here in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Like some of the most distinctive bed and breakfasts in the world, the Hotel Elysée offers its guests so much more than is ever expected from a luxury hotel – all included in the nightly rate. At Hotel Elysee, guests are welcome to unwind in the clubroom with complimentary refreshments serviced throughout the day, including the Library Hotel Collection’s signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning, wine and cheese receptions each evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fresh fruits are served all day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided upon check-in. ... more   less 
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