Hotelchain: Library Hotel Collection
Location: New York – USA
Classification: 4 star Hotel
Official website: elyseehotel.com
Hotel Elysée is one of the best rated hotels in Manhattan, New York. Making part of the Library Hotel Collection, I couldn’t wait to explore and experience the hotel. The location couldn’t be better, it is located in a very interesting spot in Manhattan. 5th avenue is only a few steps away and also Central Park is within walking distance. I truly was blown away by the top notch service and overall quality. From the beginning to the last second, everything felt right here. Again, Hotel Elysée is currently rated as one the best hotels in town and I can easily see why…
The hotel building is just stunning. Hotel Elysée has been a hotel since 1926. It actually is one the oldest hotels in town. I almost couldn’t believe my eyes when entering this hotel. It did feel like entering a small palace … They did keep some of the original constructions such as the wonderful staircase which is absolutely gorgeous. With only 100 rooms, Hotel Elysée is able to offer a personalized service which is pretty unique here in New York.
Staff was very kind and made us feel welcome. What I liked here was the personal check-in. My key was handed in just seconds. Very professional. Usual hotel services were explained in a very kind way.
Each room at Hotel Elysée is luxuriously appointed and has everything I could wish for. The rooms, even the ‘standard’ rooms are very large with high ceilings and a classy interior. The Deluxe Room I stayed had the most comfortable couch and an oversized working desk. The bed was one of the best beds I have ever slept in! It was enormous and the bed linen were of an excellent quality. Our room even had a large balcony offering stunning views over New York. It was great to be able to sit outside and enjoy the winter sun.
Bathroom featured a bath tub with a wonderful shower and single sinks. Some very nice details I appreciated in particular were the golden touches. Again, it made me feel like staying in a palace. Complimentary fancy toiletries were provided. As usual at any Library Collection Hotel turndown service is provided.
Hotel Elysée also has a few Presidential Suites. Each decorated in a very elegant and glamorous way. I did visit one and was really impressed!
The personal approach here is of a high level. Each staff member I met was very kind and professional. You never feel uncomfortable here while staff is serving you. It feels very naturally which means the service level is of an unseen level.
In the afternoon I was pleased to experience the living room at Hotel Elysée. Complimentary snacks and drinks are provided here all day long. It is a very nice place to hang out with comfy couches and soft music playing all over the place. The décor is classic and the whole place was very well maintained. Each day – from 5pm to 8pm – it’s wine & cheese o’clock. Complimentary wine and snacks are offered. We enjoyed it very much.
Breakfast at Hotel Elysée is served in the living room at the second floor. The small buffet breakfast has something to offer for anyone! I really liked their freshly toasted bagels which tasted excellent! Thumbs up!
Hotel Elysée is one of a kind! This gorgeous grand hotel has a prime location and offers high quality accommodation and services! I loved every second of my stay here. Highly recommended!