Library Hotel - New York

299 Madison Ave, New York, Us, New York, United States, 10017  show map
 4 stars
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Library Hotel - New York

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast

In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Editorial review:

If you love New York City’s intense culture opportunities but want a quite refuge to reflect on your experience, Library Hotel A Member Of Hkhotels may be the hotel for you. The 60 sleeping rooms in this boutique hotel each have a different relaxing décor and a set of unique themes. The rooms are small but comfortable and functional. Complimentary breakfast is included with the room rate as well as wine and cheese in the evening and espresso service all day in the lounge.

Overview

The Library Hotel is located on Madison Avenue, close to the famous Public Library and is arranged as a library – every floor of the hotel is dedicated to a certain topic and contains hundreds of books. There are floors dedicated to literature, languages, history, math and science, general knowledge, technology, philosophy, the arts and religion. Therefore the hotel is perfect for book lovers who can share their impressions or just relax with a book. Guests can also read local and national newspapers, select movies to watch at the DVD library of the American Film Institute and visit the Poetry Garden

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   15.  Number of rooms:   60.

Rooms

Each guest room has a collection of books and art pieces based on certain literature theme.

Dining options

You can have a pleasant time sipping on a drink on a rooftop terrace offering an amazing the Empire State Building. There is Vine Restaurant and international Wine Bar where you can enjoy refreshment as well as lunch and dinner.

At the hotel Library guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible at a location nearby at USD 30 per day.

Services

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Library

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror

Bathroom

  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • In-room computer
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  12 pm

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

299 Madison Ave, New York, Us, New York, United States, 10017

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City Center
  • New York
    4.8km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Grand Central Station
    400 m
  • Penn Station
    1.3km
Underground stations
  • Grand Central – 42nd Street
    300 m
  • 42nd Street – Bryant Park
    500 m
  • Bus stop
    100 m
Restaurants
  • Benjamin Steak House (cuisine: Steakhouse)
    30 m
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar (cuisine: American, Seafood)
    180 m
Parks
  • Bryant Park
    410 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    15
  • Number of rooms:
    60

Rooms and availability

Each guest room has a collection of books and art pieces based on certain literature theme.

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Petite Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 19m2
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  • Air conditioning
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Comfortable room is approximately 200 square feet or 19m2 and features comfortable sitting area and spacious bathroom.

Room facilities
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    Deluxe Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed
    Size: 26m2
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    Deluxe room is approximately 250 square feet or 24m2 and features a Queen size bed, comfortable sitting area and spacious bathroom.

    Room facilities
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      Junior Suite
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 33m2
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      • Air conditioning
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      Luxury Suite is approximately 350 square feet or 33m2 and features a King size bed, comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and spacious bathroom.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Library Hotel - New York New York location
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        Hotel Address:

        299 Madison Ave, New York, Us, New York, United States, 10017

        Get directions
        City Center
        • New York
          4.8km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Grand Central Station
          400 m
        • Penn Station
          1.3km
        Underground stations
        • Grand Central – 42nd Street
          300 m
        • 42nd Street – Bryant Park
          500 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Benjamin Steak House (cuisine: Steakhouse)
          30 m
        • Grand Central Oyster Bar (cuisine: American, Seafood)
          180 m
        Parks
        • Bryant Park
          410 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          15
        • Number of rooms:
          60

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        Universities, Institutes

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        Local Attractions

        • Central Park - 2.1km
          59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
        • Flatiron Building - 1.6km
          175 Fifth Ave., New York City
        • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site - 1.7km
          28 East 20th Street, New York City
        • Victorian Gardens - 1.5km
          Avenue of the Americas & W 59th St, New York City
        • Chelsea Hotel - 1.7km
          222 W. 23rd St., New York City

        Near the hotelNear the hotel

        • Top of the Rock Observation Deck - 710 m
          30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
        • New York Transit Museum & New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex - 170 m
          Annex at Grand Central Station, New York City
        • Scandinavia House - 280 m
          58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th St.), New York City
        • Empire State Building - 670 m
          350 Fifth Avenue, New York City
        • New York Public Library - 190 m
          476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City
        • MetLife Building - 240 m
          200 Park Av., New York City
        • Church of Our Savior - 310 m
          59 Park Avenue at 38th Street, New York City

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Benjamin Steak House - 30 m

          Address: 52 E 41st Street
          Phone: 2122979177

          71% likes this, based on 610 reviews
          Cuisine: Steakhouse
          Price Range: CAD 15 - CAD 196

        • Madison & Vine - 20 m

          Address: 299 Madison Ave
          Phone: 212-867-5535

          63% likes this, based on 143 reviews
          Cuisine: Wine Bar, Bistro
          Price Range: CAD 27 - CAD 64

        • Pera Midtown - 40 m

          Address: 303 Madison Ave.
          Phone: 212-878-6301

          68% likes this, based on 92 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Turkish
          Price Range: CAD 34 - CAD 131

        • Grand Central Oyster Bar - 180 m

          Address: 89 East 42nd St, Grand Central Terminal
          Phone: 212 490 6650

          73% likes this, based on 998 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Seafood
          Price Range: CAD 45 - CAD 128

        • Burger Heaven - 30 m

          Address: 291 Madison Ave # 1
          Phone: 212-685-6250

          61% likes this, based on 107 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Diner
          Price Range: CAD 14 - CAD 27

        Getting there.

        The Library Hotel is situated near Empire State Building and the famous Public Library.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          15
        • Number of rooms:
          60
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        Library Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Library

        Average guest rating

        8.2out of 10
        Excellent
        Based on 122 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        9.0
        Service
        9.0
        Value
        10.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The cheese and wine was a great way to sit and relax before going out of an evening.

          The rooms were small, but fine for what we wanted.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Relaxed welcoming atmosphere. All staff extremely accomodating and helpful. Wine, cheese and nibbles from 5-8pm lovely idea. Chance to chat with other guests or just relax after pounding the streets. Also very pleasant buffet breakfast which means do not have to go out and search for suitable place.

          Rather noisy air conditioning.

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          Staff was courteous and accomodating. Location can't be beat. The rooftop bar is perfect - cozy, relaxing and not loud. Breakfast room/lounge is well-equipped with coffee/tea/snacks 24 hours/day. Bathrooms are a generous size - especially for Manhattan. Very reasonable pricing - definitely worth it!

        • Family with children
          10.0

          Staff were fantastic, great location, love the library theme

        • Single
          7.0

          Location is excellent, so close to grand central and walking distance to many attractions.

        • Single
          10.0

          As good as it gets. Attention to every small detail.

          The "Petite Full" rooms are located just across from the elevator which omits a ringing sound when reaching the floor. Can serve as unordered wakeup call.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          friendly and helpful staff. Very Clean with everything in working order. Nice breakfast with excellent staff. Liked the theme of the hotel with books everywhere. The location was also very good.

          The lift was often a long wait but the stairs, which I used, were very well maintained and full of light.

        • Single
          9.6

          A very speical hotel. The staff was very helpful. The room was spacious and clean. It was very nice to spend time in the reading room, among shelves with many books.

          For such high price, one could expect more impressive breakfest.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Hotel clerk arranged limo to the airport told us it was $80 inclusive of all tolls taxes etc] when we arrived at the airport the driver demanded $90.80... Bad ending to a great stay...

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          We were delighted to find the Library Hotel. The staff, facility, location & amenities were superb. Not only was it a very good value with the continental breakfast & wine/cheese reception, but this is just the perfect boutique hotel we have been looking for to call our "own" on our trips to nyc each year!

          Absolutely no complaints!

        • Older travelers
          4.6

          It was short but the breakfast was good and staff very pleasant

          I booked this hotel for 5 nights for my partners 50th birthday trip. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. The room was tiny and when I asked to upgrade to. Suite they were small to. I stayed 1 night and checked out. We got a huge suite at the Waldorf Astoria for 25 dollars a night more with bedroom 2 bathrooms and lounge. This place is massively overpriced.

        • Family with children
          8.8

          The staff were brilliant - helping me in advance of our trip to book restaurants and giving us tips. The cleanliness of the room can't be faltered, and it was very quiet. The 5-8pm complimentary wine and cheese reception is a master stroke and helps to make this hotel an appealing choice. Great access to 5th Avenue, Times Sq, Grand Central Station, the Empire States building etc.

          Our room was on the petite side, but I think that is to be expected on New York. Breakfast could be a crowded affair, with not enough chairs to accommodate everybody. There were extra seats upstairs, but that did involve carrying your food upstairs in the lift, and made going back for seconds more of an effort!

        • Couple
          9.6

          We stayed 3 nights at the Library Hotel in April 2011 and found it a very pleasurable experience. It is very convenient for shopping, sight seeing and the bus from Newark airport stops almost outside the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our trip and the restaurant adjoining the hotel had a great atmosphere with good food. Our room was an ok size for a city hotel and comfortably furnished. A nice touch was the universal adapter plug in the wall. The reading room where the buffet breakfast was served was great as coffee and tea were available throughout the day with biscuits and small pastries. All in all a lovely hotel, great staff and a fabulous location.

        • Couple
          9.2

          We loved it. An excellent location right in the centre of midtown Manhattan. Only a few minutes walk from all major attractions/transport – just check out Google maps & you’ll see for yourself. The hotel is very small (60 rooms) & has a really relaxed / calm atmosphere. Clientele were a combination of tourists + some “arty” type business travellers. The average age was in the 35-65 bracket. Well appointed rooms & excellent staff. Cheese & wine + continental breakfast were very good - especially by US standards. Having access to free tea / coffee & snacks all day was a nice touch. Roof top garden was a bonus on sunny days. Only downside was that we spent so much time sightseeing, we barely spent 8 hours/night in the hotel.

          The hotel rooms are small by European standards, but that's not unusual for NY. Wi-Fi reception was sporadic at best in rooms (we were on 11th floor), although excellent in lobby/dining room. It’s hard to fault the hotel, although it is expensive by European standards when you consider the European equivalent would probably have much larger room & a pool / recreation centre.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Location relative to several destinations within Manhattan to include the theaters, museums and restaurants.

          Rooms were small but that is expected in NY. I would have prefered a larger breakfast than continental.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Library Hotel - New York New York location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        299 Madison Ave, New York, Us, New York, United States, 10017

        Get directions
        City Center
        • New York
          4.8km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • Grand Central Station
          400 m
        • Penn Station
          1.3km
        Underground stations
        • Grand Central – 42nd Street
          300 m
        • 42nd Street – Bryant Park
          500 m
        • Bus stop
          100 m
        Restaurants
        • Benjamin Steak House (cuisine: Steakhouse)
          30 m
        • Grand Central Oyster Bar (cuisine: American, Seafood)
          180 m
        Parks
        • Bryant Park
          410 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  12 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2011
        • Number of floors:
          15
        • Number of rooms:
          60