Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
What We Love
- The complimentary wine and cheese receptions every evening
- The small outdoor patio, where you can get fresh air without having to leave the hotel
- The friendly staff, who can help with everything from restaurant recommendations to special wine for celebrations
- In town for New Year’s Eve? You can watch the ball drop from the hotel’s roof
What To Know
- There’s no fitness center, but the hotel provides passes to the nearby New York Sports Club
- Rooms are on the small side, though about average for New York hotels; those facing the courtyard are quietest
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
In a Manhattan neighborhood saturated with hotels, the Casablanca stands out. In contrast to the mega-hotels in Times Square, this 48-room sleep has a boutique feel and superbly friendly service, along with lots of thoughtful amenities that are included in the price, including the deluxe continental breakfast; the coffee, tea and snacks available all day long; and the nightly wine and cheese receptions. The Moroccan theme doesn’t get much more than a nod in the cozy rooms (although the restaurant is called “Rick’s Cafe”), which are clean and well-appointed, if not overly large, but that doesn’t matter – this is a good value spot for anyone looking for a Midtown location without the noise and glitz overdone by other Times Square hotels.
In the Area
Just three blocks from Times Square, the Casablanca is close to all the glitter and excitement that that entails, while remaining far enough away from the square itself to function as a retreat when you need it. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all within a few minutes’ walk, as are many Broadway theaters. For anyone in need of some greenery, Bryant Park is a couple of blocks away, where you can immerse yourself in the neighborhood culture by watching a pétanque tournament, using the small putting green, or playing chess with the locals. The restaurants in the area are mostly chains, but access to the rest of the city is easy, as subway stations are more abundant in this area than in practically any other neighborhood in Manhattan.
How to Get There
Very nice hotel. Would recommend to anybody traveling to NYC. The location was great for site seeing. It was very clean, great personnel, good breakfasts and snacks. Just wish we had more time to spend there. There will definitely be a next time!!!!!!
A massive thank you to Brian and all the staff ,we had a suite on 6 th floor ,well appointed and plenty of room for three ladies ,loved availability of coffeee in the early hours,breakfast and especially the cheese and wine including Prosecco at the early evening,before going out in the evening ,a safe haven in the midst of the blackout ,before we knew what was happening ,helpful ,happy ,engaging staff ,thank you to you all for adding to our New York experience xx????????????????????????????
More service than we have had anywhere! Very friendly staff who advised and assisted us with transportation and reservations perfectly! Love the continental breakfast and happy hours hors d’oeuvres. Can’t beat the 24 hr Espresso and Lattes! Furniture and decor is a little worn but everything is clean and has a lot of character!