5.0
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What We Love

  • Lots of extras, such as day passes to New York Sports Club and a wine and cheese reception every evening
  • Plenty of space to relax outside your room, including a Reading Room and Writer’s Den
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What To Know

  • The hotel underwent renovations in early 2012, including new carpeting, wallpaper and bedding
  • Checkout is at 1 p.m. — later than at most hotels
  • Some rooms face nearby office buildings, so make sure to close the blinds for privacy

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A bookish haven with a buzzy American bistro, wine lounge and rooftop bar

The Look

Being in the Library Hotel is like stepping away from a crowded dinner party and into a well-kept study. The atmosphere is quiet and contemplative — just the thing after a day in Manhattan’s fast lane. True to its name, the Library has rooms and common areas filled with more than 6,000 books — ranging from art history to oceanography. The theme feels more stylish than kitschy (think clean-lined modern bookcases and a card catalog wall behind the check-in desk).

Bed and Bath

Far from fusty, the Library exhibits a playful spirit in the 60 guestrooms, which are organized according to the Dewey Decimal System. Options include such rooms as Biography, a junior suite with a view of the New York Public Library and a wall-length marbletop cabinet full of — what else? — biographies (of Robert E. Lee and Janis Joplin, to name two). Though standard rooms are small, they feel cozy thanks to dark wood and upholstered leather headboards, soft lighting and fresh flowers. Makeup mirrors, plush robes and Gilchrist & Soames amenities add an indulgent feel to the bathrooms.

Beyond

The hotel has a rooftop bar and garden area, which fills up after 5 p.m. with a locals crowd. You can’t go wrong with a kicky Tequila Mockingbird or a more mild Tempest, made with dark rum, passion fruit and ginger beer. There’s also a free wine and cheese reception each evening in the second-floor Reading Room, where guests sip Cabernet and watch the bustle of Madison Avenue. For dinner, head downstairs to Madison & Vine, the hotel’s American bistro and international wine bar.

How to Get There

The Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
299 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017 United States

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 4768 Reviews
A great place for a long weekend getaway
LACSRK2019

The Library Hotel was located in walking distance to the theaters, Grand Central Station, Hell's Kitchen. It was quiet, everyone was very helpful, the continental breakfast and happy hour had variety and great service. The 2nd floor reading room was a wonderful place to take a break. We were in the Fairy Tale room--each room has a theme. I've already recommended the hotel to my friends.

Small midtown hotel with outstanding service
RobynGray70

The Library Hotel rates high marks in all aspects of a desirable stay in NYC. Most notable is the friendliness of the staff - calling me by name from the moment of check-in. The room was spotless, the amenities innumberable! I will definitely be returning.

the best!
Mara G

if you are staying in nyc this is by far the best and only place to stay. the best rooms, service ,breakfast and happy hour. you will definitely leave here happy and come back again and again as we have done. Enjoy!!