by Whitney Rife
The Library Hotel is a luxury boutique building in Midtown near the New York Public Library, Bryant Park and the Pierpont Morgan Library. Guests at Library enjoy breakfasts with muffins, fruit and boiled eggs. Also, guests can sample wine and cheese at evening receptions, use wireless Internet and visit the nearby New York Sports club — all for free. Families can stay in one of 60 rooms on 10 floors. The rooms are well-appointed with dark wood furnishings, creamy linens and calming colors that take guests away from the busy streets. Each room has a collection of books and each floor has a different topic, for instance Literature or Philosophy. Rooms are also equipped with DVD players, bath robes and free cable with premium movies. Suites offer more space to spread out with sitting areas, sofa beds and mini-bars. Family Units consist of two rooms. The Reading Room is great place where guests can curl up with a book and gaze out at the city. Writer’s Den has a fireplace, large television and enclosed garden terrace. A DVD library is a good place to kids to pick out a good movie for the evening. When hunger pangs strike, families can dine at Madison & Vine Restaurant at Library Hotel. The American bistro is open for lunch and dinner. Beyond your room, many museums, parks and famous New York City attractions await.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Continental breakfast buffet
- Library-themed book collections in rooms
- DVD movie library
It was an amazing hotel ( especially if you are a reader) the rooms are sooo cute and very generous with snacks and breakfast and has a cute reading room. Great view and very close to the New York Library.
Just returned from the Library Hotel and I could not have been more impressed. The greatest asset of the hotel are the staff who are super friendly and cannot do enough to make you feel that you are at home rather than in a hotel. The rooms were beautiful and clean. The bed and pillows were super comfy and the bathrooms were modern and well appointed. The breakfast and the afternoon cheese and wine make a huge difference and make you feel that you just want to relax and enjoy a bit of downtime as a break from the city. The location is also perfect. Only five minutes walk into Times Square but also far enough out to enable you to avoid the hustle and bustle when you need to. It also allows you to explore some of the more out the way bars etc around Grand Central. I will definitely be visiting again and cannot overstate how friendly all the staff were from the restaurant staff to the super friendly reception staff. A real find.