Hotelchain: Library Hotel Collection
Location: New York – USA
Classification: 4 star Hotel
Official website: libraryhotel.com
The Library Hotel is rated as one of the top 5 hotels in New York city. The Library Hotel Collection has 4 hotels in New York City. And guess what, they are all rated as one of the best hotels in town. This time I explored the Library hotel. I had high expectations, but still was totally blown away by this property. Having stayed at many high end properties, this hotel was beyond words and I can’t say enough good things about this place.
First of all, the location is amazing. Right in the center of Manhattan and within walking distance to the major attractions. Still you are in a private gem with all the luxury amenities one could wish for. Guests are treated like royalty here and nothing is asked for too much here. The personal approach is highly appreciated and one of the key factors of the Library Hotel. Also, Bookmarks is a must visit when you stay at the Library Hotel. This rooftop bar is one of the best we experiences in New York! The hotel also has its own restaurant Madison & Vine.
Once I stepped in, I was greeted by the most accommodating staff who made me feel at ease right from the first second. I immediately noticed the luxurious style of this hotel. There are many elements in the hotel which refer to the library theme. Over 6000 books are available so there’s no time to get bored.
As usual at any Library Collection Hotel, there’s a “Reading room’ on the second floor with complimentary sweets and hot drinks and water throughout the day. Each night guests can enjoy a complimentary Cheese & Wine reception. It is included in all rates and is one of the highlights of the hotel. It is great to hang out and meet new friends. We had so much fun and the food was delicious.
After exploring the living room it was time to explore our room. I stayed in a deluxe room and again was very satisfied. The room had a great size for New York standards. No standard furniture here, all items is of such a high quality. I fell at home here which is unique. The room had a nice cozy sitting area with the most comfortable couch. The king sized bed was to die for.
The Library Hotel offers many in room amenities such as extra blankets, pillows, etc. but also ear plugs and a space heater. They even offer SleepPhones which are like pajamas for your ears that block noise and play soothing music. I absolutely loved it! I just had to dial 0 and a few seconds later they were happy to bring it to the room.
Bathroom is very luxurious featuring a bath tub with shower. There are plenty of luxury toiletries offered.
Turn down service is provided every night. They offer complimentary water to their guests which is the perfect way to start a comfortable night. We requested the featherbed mattress topper which we really loved. It was like sleeping on a cloud.
The next day, we started our day with a delicious breakfast on the second floor. Do note that each guest can enjoy a wonderful breakfast which is included in each rate. From fresh fruit to yummie pastries, it’s all there and we loved it. On the top floor, there’s another ‘Living room’ where you can relax and enjoy and read a good book.
It is all about service here. The staff is among the most professional and accommodating I have ever experienced. As said before, after spending so many night at so many high end hotels in New York, it is great to still be impressed by hotels like the Library Hotel. I can’t wait to stay at another Library Collection property and will make sure to choose this hotel when I am back in town. After having stayed for ‘only’ one night, the Library Hotel is my home away from home. The place to be for a luxurious getaway in New York, I am in love…