The Library Hotel, New York City
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Historical Traveller Reviews of The Library Hotel
looks great but bad service and lots of noisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Good but not Greatfrom JRWNy
Wonderfully Cute (but tiny rooms)from A TripAdvisor Member
A slice of serenity!from Succatash
Our room, a junior suite with king bed, was warm, inviting, and beautifully appointed. There were plenty of wonderful books all varied on the theme of the room. The room was clean, neat and simply superb. The bathroom was exquisite.
All of the common rooms were also beautifully appointed, neat and inviting. The entire hotel is a calm oasis. The staff was superior - so incredibly helpful.
I know one commentor wrote that this is a place is cute and a place for families. Well, not really. Serene and charming yes, but "cute" - definitely not. Also, this hotel seems to be more of a place for adults, although I'm SURE that children would be fine here.
Overall, this place was wonderful and I would definitely go back.
An oasis of tranquilityfrom mondialraf
The rooms are small but comfortable and well appointed. Service was very good. Book selection second to none and the room themes are a clever idea. Depending on the motif for your visit choose between the Erotic Literature, Romance or Astronomy rooms. We stayed in Health & Beauty.
It is a unique boutique property with a small above average restaurant on the ground floor and their offsite restaurant recommendations were very good and not the usual stuff.
Left a bit to be desiredfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The linens were dirty, with other peoples hair and there was blood stains on the pillow cases! If I were you, I would either stay at the W properties on 39th street, or spring for $100 more and stay at the Plaza or the Four seasons. Travel channel, you steered me wrong!
OKfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great Hotel but Cold!!from pw1007
Guests kept talking about the cold, we all wore our coats in the public rooms and froze in the bedrooms. People laughed each morning at the beautiful breakfast buffet about how they kept warm the night before.
Hotel didn't acknowledge there was a problem till the 2nd day. The lobby staff even joked about the cold. Not a funny joke to a guest paying the bill. Quite unprofessional. Finally the staff offered portable electric heaters to guests for their rooms. Everything else was perfect. Clean, beautiful, crisp and charming. However, I wouldn't go back because the management didn't handle the heat problem in a professional, honest manner.
Excellent choicefrom Bekkiz
I was not dissapointed in my choice. The hotel, while pricy (what in NY isn't?), is well located, full of extras and simply a lot of fun. We had reserved a Queen Room, but upon arrival were told that we had been upgraded to a Junior Suite. That was very cool, and we were happy to have the extra room. We were in the Ancient Languages room. At first I was nervous, as it was on a corner over Madison, and the traffic could have been noisy, but it didn't bother us at all.
A few of our favorite things: free, in-room internet access; free bottled water in the room; breakfast was great; being a block from Grand Cental made getting around town super easy.
I would love to stay here again!
Greatly enjoyedfrom LIFI
Breakfasts delightful, as are 'wine receptions', in the charming Reading Room, or on the Roof Terrace, ( from which there is a view of the Empire State Building).
We enjoyed the facilty of the Academy Award Winning Video Lbrary, (albeit with holes), and the Carry-Out menus for Chinese, Pizzas etc.
The on site restaurant we found great; both service & food, although a limited menu.
I could not complain of any of the staff. Some I found inordinately helpful, others more ,'Yo Man'. Most just ordinary. But definitely NO complaints.
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay, will return; and continue to suggest my friends visit.
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- Address: 299 Madison Avenue - New York City - New York - 10017 - United States
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