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Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #9 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 3, 2010

The hotel is certainly unique in it's interior design and fitments and provided a very comfortable and relaxing location for our visit to New York. The suite was generous in its proportions, the lounge area was very comfortable and welcoming after a hard day's sightseeing, likewise the bed was large, comfortable and with very good quality linen.

The breakfast offered a good choice and was of a very good standard. We particularly enjoyed the complimentary wine and cheese served in the late afternoon/early evening, however we think this should be extended to cover the weekends also as guests who use your lovely hotel just for a weekend visit would miss this lovely treat.

Staff were always friendly and courteous and always willing to provide us with information.

Our only negative comment was that we found the room to be noisy with the early morning traffic and delivery vehicles and the bathroom rather compact and a a little dated in its decor.

However this certainly would not prevent us returning to this little Gem where service in a huge city certainly does still exist.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 1, 2010

My 1st time in the Big Apple, couldn't chose a better hotel!
VERY helpful friendly staff, nice breakfast, daily complimentary evening beverages in the Club Room as I told by the front desk but haven't been there, I guess they said there is snack too!
Well maintained hotel but I'm just a little sad that somethings look as if they need immediate attention in order not to wear more.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

We stayed 3 nights in late July. Great location, friendly and helpful staff and the included breakfast/snacks in the clubroom was great. Our room was a little bit pokey, but I suppose most hotels in NY are like this. The one major flaw was the wireless network - we stayed here at the end of a month-long coast to coast trip, and the Elysee wins the award for "most useless wireless network" encountered. We were able to connect to the "network" but were unable to check email as the connection was super slow (5 minutes to connect for Facebook). If you stay here, don't expect to stay connected using the hotel network.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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elysee54, General Manager at Hotel Elysee by Library Hotel Collection, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2010

Dear Etowners,

Thank you for choosing the Hotel Elysée and thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us despite the trouble with your internet access. All systems have trouble occasionally and we know how frustrating this can be but I am pleased to announce to our TripAdvisor friends that we are in the midst of upgrading our system. In the coming weeks we will have new Cisco access points installed on each floor of the hotel which will greatly enhance the signal throughout the building. We ask for everyone’s patience as we work to resolve our connectivity issues. In the meantime, any guest having any issue with internet access, should notify the Front Desk. We will work diligently to provide you with a swift resolution and the best possible service.

Sincerely,

John Avina
General Manager

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Reviewed July 30, 2010

There are a lot of unique things about Elysee. One of them is the club room, always filled with coffee, tea, juices and other things. They also offer a Happy Hour close to perfection with a great selection of cheeses, vegetables and wine.
The rooms are spacious, very clean and the bathroom is bigger than I´ve imagined for a hotel in NYC.
The location is another thing to consider, because it is within walking distance from Madison Avenue, 5th Avenue and all they have to offer.
The staff is always smiling, and their kindness must be acknowledge.
They´re also the home of the famous Monkey Bar, which is a great way to have dinner without having to get out.
Breakfast is included and is very good.
We had a wonderful time there, and this hotel is absolutely our choice when come back to NY.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

I normally do lots of research before traveling. I chose Hotel Elysee based on their reputation for good service. They did not disappoint. I didn't pre-plan anything. They were able to provide me with maps, suggest good bars to check out, and accommodate my early arrival and late departure. The club room is great. Wonderful fresh fruit.

We had a small back room with a crappy view. BUT, we could hang out in the club room and watch happenings on the street below. Our room was very quiet. It is probably the quietest hotel i have ever stayed in.

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

I just returned from hotel Elysee - we stayed for 2 nights. My favorite thing about this hotel was its location!!! Only a block and a half from 5th Avenue and a short walk to Central Park. Also very close to several subway stations.
The staff was wonderful - always cheerful and accomodating. The complimentary breakfast and happy hour (Monday - Friday only) was fabulous and convenient!
As for the room - we were prepared for the 'old world' style. However, the furniture just seemed old... The AC unit couldnt have been louder - it woke me up several times each night when it turned on and off. The bathroom was very clean and full of lovely plush towels, however the hair dryer was a joke (the kind I have only seen in European hotel rooms), and there is no counter space or fan in the bathroom... just be prepared and bring your own hairdryer!!
Overall we were very satisfied with our stay and the staff at Hotel Elysee. For the money, its tough to beat in Manhattan!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2010

This was my second stay at the Elysee. Because my husband and I knew well in advance when we were going to be in the city, we booked ahead and got a fantastic rate. My husband travels a lot and is used to luxury and he was very impressed.
Some pros:
-courteous, friendly staff from check-in to check-out.
-good-sized quiet rooms (although the AC was a bit loud and working extra hard in the recent heat wave.)
-location(when we have something on in mid-town, this will be our first choice.)
-breakfast included. Staff very accommodating. Has all you could want (coffee, tea, juice, milk, cereal, fruit, bread, pastry, NYTimes.) And we loved being able to relax with a coffee and cookies when we arrived.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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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:
#6 Family Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#8 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#15 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $262 - $672 (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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