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Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

962 reviews
+1 212-983-4500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
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 Avenue
New York, NY 10017
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User Highlights
"Staff are amazing" "Excellent concierge service"
100% found the staff to be very friendly.
97% said the reception staff was great.
"Great Midtown location" "Great restaurants in the area"
98% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 100%.
"Elegant furnishings" "Excellent atmosphere"
99% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
99% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Rooms are clean" "Spotless hotel"
91% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
"Sympathetic restaurant downstairs" "High end pastries"
94% enjoyed the side dishes.
Yummy desserts, said 98%.
"Overall facilities first class" "Beautiful roof garden"
90% thought the building was wonderful.
100% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Excellent complimentary breakfast" "Generous continental breakfast"
87% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Bar and Beverages
"Beautiful rooftop bar" "Great roof-top bar"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 93%.
Only 67% were satisfied with the beverage prices.
Value for money
"Complimentary wine and cheese" "Free coffee"
91% were happy with the price.
87% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Easy access to WiFi"
"Excellent bedding" "Well appointed room"
85% said rooms were small.
81% said the beds were comfortable.
"There was some street noise" "Little to no ventilation"
85% said rooms were small.
81% said the beds were comfortable.

Good to know...

Good side dishes
Friendly service
Rooms could be larger
Friendly atmosphere
Expert Reviews
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...
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
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 1:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: USD 45 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible