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The Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

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9.2
Excellent
939 reviews
+1 212-983-4500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Restaurant
Bar or Lounge

Immerse Yourself in the Literary Vibe at The Library Hotel

What Do the Rooms Include?

With a name like “The Library,” you’d expect to find books – and you do. Each floor of the hotel is dedicated to a different subject area, and each room is furnished with books and art on a topic within that subject area. All rooms include an in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, and a large writing desk for when you’re inspired by the literature surrounding you. A plush cotton robe and slippers are nice for curling up with a good book, and an MP3 player lets you set the mood. Cable TV, DVD player, and luxury toiletries are standard.

What Amenities/Features Are Available?

Good books pair well with good coffee, and the reading room at The Library presents guests with an array of complimentary coffees and espressos, plus teas, cookies and fruits. A continental breakfast is also served daily at no extra charge. In the evening, the reading room hosts a reception where you can sip fine wines and sample fresh bread and imported cheeses. Evening also sees the 14th-floor Writer’s Den transform into the Bookmarks Lounge, a local hot spot serving literary-themed drinks. 

What Are the Room Rates at The Library Hotel?

Rates vary wildly, depending on the time of year. During the winter and early spring they may start as low as $269, while in peak season they may be as high as $509.

What's There to Do Nearby?

This unique New York Hotel is central to iconic landmarks and locations. It’s only a block from Grand Central Station, and Fifth Avenue’s high-end shopping is just around the corner. Broadway is a mere 10 minute walk, as are the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center.

What's the Bottom Line?

It’s a bit pricey, like most things in New York, but completely unique.

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Midtown East
299 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
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User Highlights
9.2
Excellent
Service
"Staff were very welcoming and helpful" "Great breakfast service"
100% found the staff to be very friendly.
96% said the reception staff was great.
Vibe
"Elegant furnishings" "Excellent atmosphere"
94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
99% said it was a stylish hotel.
Location
"Great midtown location" "Great restaurants in the area"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
Cleanliness
"Rooms were clean" "Cleanest Hotel"
94% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
Amenities
"Library exceeded expectations" "Great roof top terrace"
93% thought the building was wonderful.
100% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Food
"Sympathetic restaurant downstairs" "Complimentary wine and cheese"
93% enjoyed the side dishes.
Yummy desserts, said 93%.
Bar and Beverages
"Delicious cocktails" "Complimentary Happy Hour"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 93%.
78% thought beverage prices were a great value.
WiFi
"Easy access to wifi" "Free wifi"
71% said the wifi quality was great.
Breakfast
"Excellent complimentary breakfast" "Good choices at breakfast"
96% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Value for money
"Complimentary wine and cheese" "Complimentary Happy Hour"
100% were happy with the price.
96% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Room
"Elegant furnishings" "Excellent night's sleep"
84% said rooms were small.
94% said rooms were clean.
Comfort
"There was some street noise" "Air con/heating did not work"
84% said rooms were small.
Air conditioning was criticized by 69%.
Wellness Area
"No gym"
60% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Good side dishes
Friendly service
Nice building
Rooms could be larger
Expert Reviews
Gayot
It's fitting that this unique hotel resides just blocks from the famed New York Public Library. The property is crammed with more than 6,000 books, all arranged using the Dewey Decimal System.
National Geographic
Situated in a stately brick structure—a redone turn-of-the-century office building—and "inspired by the Dewey Decimal system."—Jay Cooke. Theme of the eighth floor, for example, is...
concierge.com
Apart from the good-looking rooms and appealing public spaces, including a rooftop bar and second-floor book-filled lounge, this hotel, located near Grand Central Terminal, wins points on generosity.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Concierge
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Restaurant
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 1:00pm
# of Rooms
60
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 45 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible