This boutique hotel in Manhattan has a very literal library concept. Each hotel room is uniquely inspired by a different topic and conceptualized using the Dewey Decimal system! Each guestroom floor of the hotel represents the system’s 10 major topics: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Maths & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts and Religion. I loved staying in a hotel with so much personality!
The Library Hotel treated me to a beautiful Deluxe room, it was so spacious (250sq feet!) with a really comfy queen size bed. The room they chose for me had the theme of Middle Eastern literature with many books on the subject, such a shame I couldn’t spend my whole trip relaxing and reading! On my first night I went to their rooftop bar where I enjoyed one of their Signature cocktails on the house, a must have! It’s worth taking time to appreciate the beautiful building itself and all of the little details that add to its charm.
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My deluxe room was really spacious and tastefully decorated with carefully selected furniture to continue the library feeling and Middle Eastern books. You might be too relaxed here to leave and explore the city!
Located in midtown, this gem of a hotel is walking distance from the iconic Art Deco Chrysler building, and of equal distance in the other direction is Bryant Park, home to the hotels inspiration the NY Public Library. Grand Central Station is just around the corner if you’re coming or going by train and for shopping lovers you couldn’t get more central for destinations like 5th Avenue & Park Avenue.
Exact Address Location: 229 Madison Avenue & 41st Street
Nearby Landmarks: NY Public Library, Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Times Square
Definitely go to their Rooftop bar and try their Signature Cocktail drink! It’s a must! The Reading Room offers snacks during the day as well as complimentary cheese and wine in the evenings. The corner rooms offer the most space with many windows.
The Library Hotel has a business center with access to high speed internet and meeting rooms if you are travelling for work. Also helpful are their dry cleaning & laundry services.
Complimentary amenities and services
• High‐Speed Wireless Internet
• Continental breakfast buffet
• 24/7 Refreshments in the Reading Room
• Wine & cheese reception from 5pm‐8pm
• Bottled water, turndown service
• Passes to full‐service health club
• 3pm check‐in time
• 1pm check‐out time
The Library Collection hotels always spoil guests with a generous complimentary breakfast, this one included eggs, fruit, different breads & pastries and they also have a restaurant for lunch and dinner service. If you spend any time relaxing in the hotel during the day take advantage of the complimentary tea, coffee, cookies and pastries offered in the reading room!
Don’t miss the fact that the library theme has even been extended to the staff in the Library Hotel, where the concierges are even known as ‘librarians’! The staff here is exceptionally friendly and helpful with any problems or questions guests may have.
Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with the Library Hotel Collection boutique hotel chain! Thank you to everyone I met who all helped to make this such a special experience. We were invited guests by the hotel and all opinions and text are all mine!