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Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #7 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Grand Cayman
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“Great little hotel in an ideal location”
Reviewed 21 February 2012

This was such a pleasant stay. I was there for a long weekend with my wife & really liked the hotel. The location is perfect, the staff were extremely helpful & friendly & the facilities were in a fantastic condition. An extremely nice continental breakfast in the morning, coffee & pastries available all day long & wine & cheese every night.....all without additional expense! I doubt my wife will let us stay anywhere else in NY again!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Stayed for business and a long weekend with my wife.
Beautiful hotel.
Friendly Staff and great little touches.
Breakfast was delicious as was the wine on check in (nice touch)
Look fwd to returning soon - our new favourite NYC hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Gatineau, Canada
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Excellent location, love the happy hour and service. Great terrace on the 14th floor.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Everything was impeccable at the Library hotel. Stayed there for valentine's day with my wife and found everything to be exactly as described. Beautiful amenities, decadent coffee and snacks available at any time of day and my wife loved the cocktails and breakfast provided as well. The hotel stored our luggage for a few hours ahead of check-in time to provide for some additional sight seeing in NYC. Overall, it deserves its ranking and was an amazing stay!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend in Manhattan at the Library Hotel. We found our accomodations to be clean, our room was a good size (for nyc standards) and the hotel offered many amenities not found out other hotels, including a wine and cheese reception each night. Given the location, amenities and cleaniness we found this hotel to be an excellent value and hope to return soon.

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Reviewed 18 February 2012

Had a fab time in this hotel during our 9 night stay in New York over christmas. Loved the charm of this hotel, the complimentary food and drink were a great perk and kept us going all day and the Junior suite was a great size. Would definately reccomend as hard to fault. Madison and vine does brilliant food!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

BACKGROUND:

Stayed here as a belated anniversary weekend in New York - my girlfriend is a huge book lover so I was banking on the novelty factor.

HOTEL:

Totally fits the name - the main lobby all the way to each floor is very book centric. If you're out for novelty of a book-themed place then this is where to be.

Continental breakfast + wine reception included too as are drinks and snacks during the day on the 2nd floor.

It's a good location too - it's location makes both uptown and downtown Manhatten accessible easily.

SERVICE:

Great across the board - down to when they couldn't provide room service they rushed up with menus for places that delivered and made sure the delivery man got to the room OK.

VALUE FOR MONEY:

Not the cheapest hotel ever - but you get what you pay for including a continental breakfast + wine reception in the evenings.

SUMMARY:

Great place for a book lover and worth the money for what you get. If you just want a comfy bed in a nice hotel though you could probably save cash elsewhere. Just depends what you want!

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Additional Information about Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Property: Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 299 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-6298
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#5 Family Hotel in New York City
#6 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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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