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Our last full day in New York came with a very big pout from me. Ohhhh how I love to be here. I don’t understand why holidays go so damn fast!
More of what we haven’t seen enough of was on the agenda today so we were off to Harlem for the morning and we decided we’d see where the afternoon took us. We, or should I say …
I woke up feeling brave this morning so told Chris we could venture out of the hotel for breakfast. I downloaded the ‘Yelp’ app for my iPhone (yes another one!) which is a really useful one to have in the States, it’s full of great local reviews on everything right down to laundromats. I found their was a cafe only a couple of …
We had a pretty good night’s sleep in this beautiful big bed here but I still woke up like a crippled old lady, and a grumpy one too. Nothing worse than a constant ache annoying you and especially not the spine. Meh, bad backs and tall people seem to go hand in hand. There’s a lot of us to keep upright.
Breakfast is …
Ohhhhhhhhh how I hate to wake up hung over. I didn’t really drink all that much last night, three glasses of wine but those three and the sheer exhaustion didn’t mix well. They were kind of like buckets of wine they were serving too so maybe saying I had three is a bit of a porkie. Either way I had a cracking headache when I woke up and …
THE PLAN Staying at: Library Hotel, New York Last full day in New York - must make the most of it. THE REALITY Lst full day in New York and we start packing. We hit the underground and head to battery park to go to the statue of liberty. On seeing the 2 hour queue to get on the statue of liberty/Ellis island tour, we opt for the free Statten island …
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Library Hotel New York City
Beautiful hotel with a unique decor. I stayed here on a research trip and its proximity to NY libraries was a wonderful plus. I would specifically recommend it to anyone wanting a romantic getaway or a family holiday in New York. I certainly would stay here again.
We loved this hotel. We've stayed in a lot of NYC hotels and this one is our favorite. The concept is great. The complimentary breaksfast and wine and cheese really comes in handy before and after a long day of experiencing the greatest city in the world. We were in a queen-sized room, which was a decent size. The fact that the ceilings were so high made it feel bigger. And we want to design our bathroom at home after the one at the hotel. We really appreciated the turndown service, which you don't often find in hotels anymore. A very special place.
Cute idea, nice location
I stayed in a "standard" room,which was nicely appointed but extremely tiny. I was happy I was traveling alone and not with my husband. In addition, these "standard" rooms are directly across from the elevator. This turned out not to be a problem -but on a busy weekend, it could be. The "Reading Room" is a great idea and the continental breakfast was fresh and plentiful. I would clearly consider staying again - but I still prefer to be on the Upper West Side.
We stayed in New York from 7th - 11th December 2003 and were originally booked into the Hotel Pennsylvania. After reading bad reviews about the hotel I started to panic and looked for an alternative. I was reading the Time Out guide to NYC and they recommended the Library Hotel as a romantic getaway. I was hooked! We paid $650 for the night as a special package called the Erotica Package and stayed in the love room which had a balcony. It was fantastic, there is a complimentary cheese & wine reception every week night from 5pm until 8pm, you get complimentary hot/soft drinks 24 hrs a day and a complimentary continental breakfast.
I have traveled all over the world for business, and lived in the Bay Area, New York and in various countries in Europe. The Library Hotel is one of the best hotels in which I've had the pleasure to stay. The staff is incredibly warm (but not intrusive), the service is excellent, the breakfast and wine and cheese are great touches, and the common rooms are in perfect taste. Their website doesn't do the hotel justice.
Charming, but expected more
The Library is a charming place. I enjoyed the breakfast, the wine/cheese reception and the Writer's Den is a nice place to get away.
My dinner at Branzini was very good.
My room was clean, nicely outfitted, but very small. I'm sure the suites are nicer. The drawer for the safe would not open and the TV remote did not work. There is no valet parking, you have to go two blocks down and around, meaning you have to schlep the bags or make a return trip.
Small things, but you'd expect a little more for the money.
I have stayed in Manhattan dozens of times over the past two years and this is simply the best hotel yet! The hotel offers free bottled water in the rooms ( i thouht this was a really nice touch), complimentary breakfast as well as complimentary wine and cheese in the afternoon.
Service is excellent as well.
They upgraded my room, so I don't know what the standard rooms are like. I can say my room was really nice and spacious.
We have just returned home from the most fabulous stay at The Library Hotel, having done all the research beforehand, I am very pleased to report that the Hotel far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we entered, we were made to feel part of the family, I took my two young daughters Lucy 10 and Emily 8 for a special weekend treat for my Birthday and they were made to feel so welcome and soon made themselves at home. Frank Danek the Hotel's Manager, is a lovely Man and nothing is ever too much trouble for him or any of the staff. We stayed in 'Modern Fiction' which was a beautifully appointed junior suite with amazing views across to the Library in one direction and down Madison Avenue to the other. The bathroom was spacious and again beautifully appointed, The lovely breakfasts each morning and complimentary Wine & Cheese in the evenings were delicious and also were a good way of meeting the other guests and striking up conversations. The Hotel has many unusual features, the Poetry Garden and adjoining Writers Den are a real find and the Branzini Brasserie serves lovely food (a real treat to enjoy in your room when you are too tired to hit the town) We cannot wait to return to without doubt the best kept secret in the City (even the Cab Drivers can't find it...)
The service and positive attitude of the staff was great. The decor was fascinating. Every room is unique. I stayed at the Paranormal room, next to the Love Room (everyone's favorite)! Enjoyed the fireplace and rooftop lounge. Great location.
Quiet elegance in the heart of Manhattan
A wonderful, charming small hotel in the heart of Manhattan. I truly enjoyed the elegant ambiance, the truly professional and friendly staff and the very quiet atmosphere. All the hustle and bustle of midtown is left on the street. A very delightful bar in a library setting. I'll certainly return!