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The Library Hotel

The Library is a boutique hotel offering visitors good value & comfortable rooms

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Reading Room at the Library Hotel

Reading Room at the Library Hotel

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Deluxe Queen Room

Deluxe Queen Room

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Bookmarks Lounge/Rooftop Bar

Bookmarks Lounge/Rooftop Bar

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The Library Hotel is a boutique hotel catering to a mix of business and leisure travelers in Midtown Manhattan. The library theme is tastefully incorporated throughout the hotel, including well-stocked mahogany bookshelves. Each of the ten guest floors at the Library Hotel are dedicated to one of the major categories in the Dewey Decimal system. The hotel rooms are well designed to maximize space, and the high ceilings make even the smallest rooms feel more spacious.

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Why You Should Stay at the Library Hotel

  • Although fairly small, rooms are well designed to maximize space.
  • Wide variety of guests will feel welcome, including international visitors, business travelers and American tourists.
  • Many "added value" features included with room rate:
    • high quality continental breakfast
    • wine and cheese reception nightly
    • Wi-Fi access
    • computer terminals and printers available near Reading Room
    • DVD players (as well as DVDs to borrow)
  • Staff is friendly and helpful.
  • Reading Room and Rooftop Lounge spaces are available for inviting friends/colleagues or just escaping the confines of your room.
  • Bibliophiles will appreciate the tastefully incorporated library theme throughout the hotel, especially the well-stocked bookshelves.
  • Easy access to transportation at Grand Central Terminal (MetroNorth and Subways), and within walking distance of Madison Avenue, Fifth Avenue and the Theater District/Times Square.

You Might Want To Skip The Library Hotel If:

  • You're hoping for high-thread count sheets and pillow-top beds. The bed was fine, but not especially luxurious.
  • You like to take a bath after a day of exploring -- the tubs here are fairly shallow.
  • You're a weekend visitor, as the neighborhood is fairly quiet on the weekends.
  • You're hoping to spend most of your time downtown (below 14th Street).

Services and Amenities at the Library Hotel

  • Guest Rooms at the Library Hotel:
    • Rooms at the Library Hotel each feature art and books that reflect a single topic of literature from the Dewey Decimal category of that particular floor.
    • Room Rates: $$
    • 60 Guest Rooms on ten floors, including Junior Suites with King Beds & Sofa Beds, Deluxe Rooms with Queen Beds and Petite Rooms with Single or Full Beds
  • In-Room Amenities: Mini-bar, DVD player, complimentary Internet (wireless & wired) and MP3 Doc/Alarm Clock Radio, robes & slippers
  • Room Rates Include:
    • Deluxe continental breakfast buffet
    • Cappuccino, coffee, teas, cookies, and fresh fruit during the day
    • Wine and Cheese reception from 5-8 p.m. daily
    • Fitness Center Passes
    • Computer terminals/printers with internet access on the 2nd Floor
    • DVDs, CDs, and books to borrow during your stay
  • Dining at the Library Hotel:
    • lunch & dinner Monday through Saturday at Madison & Vine
    • Library-themed cocktails at the Bookmarks Lounge from 4 p.m. - midnight Monday - Saturday
    • Room Service: available 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; dinner only on Saturday; not available on Sunday
    Tips for Guests of the Library Hotel
    • The Love Room (the only suite with a balcony) and the Erotic Literature room are the most popular guest rooms at the Library Hotel.
    • You can bring a guest to the Reading Room to enjoy breakfast or the wine and cheese reception with you.
    • The continental breakfast buffet includes fresh squeezed orange/grapefruit juice, delicious bagels, fresh fruit, flaky pastries, yogurt, cereal and more.
    • The 2nd Floor Reading Room and 14th Floor Rooftop Lounge offer guests additional space for relaxing, working and visiting.
    Attractions Near the Library Hotel:

Library Hotel Location and Contact Information

  • 299 Madison Avenue at 41st Street, New York, NY 10017
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Nearest Subway: 4/5/6, 7 at 42nd Street/Grand Central
  • Phone: 212-983-4500; Reservations: 1-877-793-READ (7323)
  • Fax: 212-499-9099
  • Email: reservations@libraryhotel.com
  • Website: www.libraryhotel.com

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