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The Library Hotel

655 reviews
+1 212-983-4500

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Child Care

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
Overall Guest Score
"Facilities and cleanliness excellent" "Hotel spotlessly clean"
100% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
Bar and Beverages
"Rooftop bar is open" "Inspired cocktails"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 100%.
"Wine and cheese was excellent" "Continental breakfast, coffee and cake all day"
98% enjoyed the side dishes.
98% were happy with the price.
"Superb staff" "Excellent reception staff"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
100% thought the service was very professional.
"Near to the marvellous Grand Central" "Amazing trip to The Big Apple"
96% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
"Lovely decor" "Room beautifully appointed"
97% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
100% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Delicious complimentary breakfast" "Delicious continental breakfast"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Value for money
"Fantastic benefit" "Free guided tours"
98% were happy with the price.
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Theme rooms are just a delight" "Cannot fault our stay in The Library"
85% thought the building was wonderful.
100% loved the terrace.
"Included wi-fi" "Wifi included"
100% thought it was a great value.
"AC noisy" "Thermostat didn't work"
84% said rooms were small.
100% said rooms were clean.
"Lots of street noise" "AC noisy"
84% said rooms were small.
64% thought it was too noisy.

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Good side dishes
Affordable food
Friendly service
Friendly atmosphere
Expert Reviews
Time Out
This bookish boutique hotel is organized on the principles of the Dewey decimal system—each of its ten floors is allocated a category, such as Literature, the Arts and General Knowledge.
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.
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.