Hotelchain: Library hotel collection
Location: New York City – USA
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: http://www.libraryhotel.com/
Rated as one of the top hotels in New York City, I was so excited and lucky to experience the Library Hotel. This boutique style hotel “only” has 60 rooms and that is why they are able to treat everyone staying at this hotel as a true guest. It is conveniently located on Madison Ave, only a few steps away from the Public Library. I walked to Times Square in about 12 minutes and also Grand Central Station is only 1 block away.
Check-in went smoothly, staff was very professional, accommodating and not too formal. They gave us all the information we needed to know and told us we would be staying in the Dinosaurs room (best room they could give us, I loved dinosaurs so much as a kid!). Most hotel rooms in New York are small, but the room we stayed in had a very good size and had all the amenities you would expect from a superior four star hotel. The bed was heavenly and the bathroom featured a bath tub (rare in New York, but oh-so-nice after a day in this hectic city! Every room has its own theme, we had 76 (I did count them!) books about dinosaurs in our room. So cool! It was unexpectedly quiet, by the way, despite being in midtown Manhattan.
The rooftop bar Bookmarks is a fun place to hang out. We thoroughly enjoyed our signature cocktails and the views out of New York. There is an outdoor and indoor sitting area. I could imagine cozy evenings in winter… You should definitely visit their rooftop bar when you’re in New York. There is a cool vibe around the place, I liked it.
They also have the Reading Room with all day complimentary coffee, tea and cookies. A big bonus of the Library Hotel is the complimentary wine and cheese reception which is offered every day from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. We enjoyed some wines and soft drinks and light bites are offered too. The wine and cheese reception is a great bonus! The complimentary breakfast is served here too. I appreciated the freshly made fruit salad and the relaxed atmosphere at the library! It’s a great way to start your day!
The Library hotel is such a great hotel! Because it is a small property, the staff recognized us all the time which gave us a special feeling and kind of made us feel at home… That’s why I like the Library Hotel that much. It is all about service, all the staff will do their upmost best to accommodate all the requests of their guests. On top of that, the decoration is very classy and you can’t beat the location. Highly recommended!