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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #10 of 466 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester,UK
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“A real gem”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This hotel is a real gem. This was our first change from large corporate hotels and it really was worth it. For our 10 day stay we booked a king suite and requested a quiet room. We were given a suite on the 11th floor at the rear and this was probably the quietest room we have ever stayed in in New York in 30 years. Yes maybe a small bathroom but well appointed with good storage space. The complementary breakfast each morning was excellent and the staff very friendly. The only downside is the people who will sit reading their newspapers and drinking coffee after breakfast with no regard to other people wanting tables. I thought slightly selfish. The ability to use the lounge and have coffee etc at any time was a distinct advantage. The drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the evening is a welcome addition. Very friendly and attentive staff you really felt as though you belong. This is now on our Hotel return to list.

Room Tip: High floor and rear for quiet rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed for six days in September. We really like the location - the rooms are very nice and the staff is great. The breakfast and the wine and snacks in the evening are also very well done. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland, Usa
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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Nothing negative to say about this hotel. Everyone on this staff is outstanding. Helpful, friendly and responsive. Although my wife and I had just enjoyed a stay at The Four Seasons in Nevis, Hotel Elysee staff even exceeded our Nevis trip.

Room Tip: By NY standards the rooms are very good. Before you book call them and discuss the size of the room...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Celebrated 20th wedding anniversary in NYC, including dinner and a show. Reserved a standard king and was upgraded to Presidential Suite. Staff was attentive and thoughtful, calling to reconfirm dinner reservations and they got us the best seat in the house. Hotel within walking distance to most mid town sights. Breakfast simple continental fare, wine reception a nice added touch.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

This is a great location in Manhattan, close to subway, shops and many main museums. The bedroom is a reasonable size with lots of cupboard space. The bathroom has everything you need, but is rather dated and not quite large enough for 2 people. However the bed had a pretty soft mattress and definitely needed replacing.
The service is superb, with everyone being friendly, helpful and quick. The concierge bookd train tickets for us, gave great advice on restaurants etc and was always very welcoming on our return from our day out. The breakfast and complementary early drinks were really good and the latter a really nice feature after a day out.
I would stay there again, so long as it wasn't too long, due to the mattress, unless I knew they had replaced with a newer/harder one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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elysee54, General Manager at Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear FlaundenTrees,

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Elysée and for sharing your comments on TripAdvisor. We try our best to replace each mattress after just a few years of use. Your helpful feedback allows me the opportunity to address not only what type of mattress we offer but how your sleep experience can be individually customized. Currently, we are using Serta’s Hotel Line Perfect Sleeper, which is indeed a firm mattress. Since you mentioned yours felt a bit too soft, I inspected it and I agree with you, it was near the end of its life, so I replaced it. The majority of our beds are fitted with featherbeds. Luckily, most of our guests find them quite comfortable. Featherbeds and foam mattress toppers are a good solution when a guest finds our mattresses to be too firm. For future guests, bed preferences are very personal so if you are uncomfortable, please let us know. When booking via our own website, not only can you enjoy the TripAdvisor Special Offer Code but you can also add options to customize your room prior to your arrival.

I am so thrilled to hear you enjoyed our helpful staff as well as our complimentary continental breakfast and evening wine reception. I hope that we have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. If I may be of service in any way, please feel free to contact me personally at john@elyseehotel.com

Sincerely,

John Avina
General Manager
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Moira, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Having previously stayed in the Library Hotel (same company) I fancied trying out the Elysee. It had the same very natural charm and relaxing ambience. Outstanding hotel staff in all areas-warm and friendly. Lovely breakfast .

Room Tip: Third floor-beside elevator but no irksome sound because of room design.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Long Grove, Illinois
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Elysee is our go-to hotel in NYC. Great location and friendly folks. Rates have been rising but still a good value. Breakfast and afternoon wine/cheese are MUCH better than they would have to be. This is not a brand-spanking-new property but rather a comfortable, familiar, homey property. Rooms on the street side have a bit of street noise, but that is to be expected in a lower-rise property.

  • Stayed September 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
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#9 Luxury 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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