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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #11 of 471 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 3, 2014

We are looking forward to a return visit. Helpful staff, charming room, great location, excellent value, including no charge for wifi, continental breakfast, coffee throughout the day, and wine and appetizers in the early evening.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Visited NY over Christmas and stayed at this excellent hotel. This is not your normal large same room type hotel that you could be in any city. The rooms have great character and are well furnished . The club lounge serves continental breakfast and they do cater for those on a gluten free diet. Complementary snacks and wine are also served after 5 in the evening. Great location for most of the attractions and within easy reach of restaurants, 5th Avenue and the subway. The staff are faultless charming and friendly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

A stay at the Elysee is always a highlight of our New York City experience. A small European style hotel conveniently located on 54th St just off Madison Avenue makes for a short walk up Fifth Avenue to shops and museums and across town to Theatre. The complimentary breakfast is beautifully presented by gracious hostesses in a welcoming second floor living room/library setting. This is repeated in the late afternoon with wine, cheese and nibbles for the cocktail hour.
The entire staff works diligently to make your stay special.

Room Tip: 7th floor room 74 was spacious and well appointed even though facing the front which we did not find...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We just returned from Hotel Élysee and it never disappoints. The staff are all so friendly and helpful. We were provided with good recommendations for restaurants and they make you feel at home. The hotel reminds me very much of the smaller boutique hotels of Europe. In a time when everybody seems to offer less they offer complimentary breakfast, wine & hors d'oeuvres, all day coffee, tea, cookies and complimentary wireless access. The location is absolutely perfect. Close to so many attractions but it does not feel like you are in the middle of the frenzied pace of NYC. The hotel also played Christmas songs that made us feel such in the holiday spirit even though we arrived two days after Christmas. From the time we arrived until the time we departed it was another great stay thanks to such a great staff.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 152 and had a view of 54th street. It was also very quiet on this floor.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

We just spent Christmas at the Elysee..... Absolute magic with service well above and beyond!
Our travel agent made a horrible mistake in our reservation; Cheryl and the management rose to the occasion and remedied what could have been a disaster, with absolute grace and ease. The hotel itself is lovely, the location is perfect, but it is the staff that really makes this so special! I shall be back often, and will be delighted to send my friends as well.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 31, 2013

This is a lovely boutique hotel that is in the perfect location. We went as a family and wanted to be close to Central Park, FAO Swartz, shopping, Times Square & Rockefeller Center and this location was perfect. The hotel itself is very charming and the staff was pleasant and helpful. When we arrived our room was not ready and they offered to upgrade us to a room that was ready for the same price. The suite we were in was Fabulous! Beautiful decor, roomy and clean. The complimentary breakfast was definitely a plus as well as having drinks and snacks available throughout the day on the second floor.

Our suite was on the front of the hotel, away from the elevator, on the 13th floor (or 12A as it is marked inside the elevator) and there was a lot of noise from the city streets below. However it is New York City and we expected that. The only other very small complaint we have is that the bagels they serve tasted terrible. We tried them a couple of times and tried different varieties to find that they all had a very odd smell and taste. But there were plenty of other great options to choose from like bread for toast, pastries, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, boiled eggs, etc.

We will definitely stay at this hotel next time we visit NYC.

Room Tip: On the back of the hotel away from the elevator if you want decreased noise level.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Hotel Elysee is now my favorite hotel in NYC. It is a gorgeous hotel with comfortable beds and quiet rooms. The staff is professional, friendly, and caring. The free breakfast is delicious and plentiful, and the wine, crackers, cheese and olives in the afternoons are delightful. Cookies and tea every evening as well! We are especially grateful to the hotel staff for being so gracious to our friend who suddenly needed a room while her husband underwent an emergency appendectomy. Check-out time is normally 1:00 pm, but the hotel allowed an even later check out time to accommodate the husband who was still in recovery. Very caring staff!!!!

Room Tip: ask for a king bed
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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:
#4 Family Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#10 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#15 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $202 - $459 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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