Library Hotel

Library Hotel

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Ranked #96 in New York City hotels
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299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., Entrance on 41st Street, New York City, NY 10017
1 (888) 271-2681Edit info
An oasis of modern elegance, the Library Hotel and its attentive staff provide a thought-provoking experience to sophisticated travelers with a passion for culture and individual expression. Located ... Read more
on Madison Avenue and East 41st Street, also known as Library Way, the Hotel is one block from two iconic NYC landmarks: the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal, and steps from Fifth Avenue, Bryant Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building and all major subway lines.

As the name suggests, the Hotel is organized just like a library with 10 floors arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System. From Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, and The Arts and Religion, the Hotel is home to over 6,000 books to satisfy any book lover.

Share your thoughts regarding a book with other culture lovers or simply sit back and relax with your favorite author. The hotel features two exquisite venues, a patio and lounge with their own terraces, the Poetry Garden and the Writer's Den as well as an exclusively appointed bar which transforms into a beautiful cocktail lounge every evening.

Furthermore, a wealth of complimentary amenities are offered daily in the Reading Room to all guests including afternoon tea, coffee, cappuccino, espresso, cafe au lait, cookies and fruits, deluxe European breakfast buffet every morning, and Imported champagne, fine wines and a selection of cheeses are served evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the Hotel, while fitness enthusiasts will enjoy free access to the nearby New York Sports Club.


Free Breakfast
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Air conditioning
Connecting Rooms
Room Service

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For many people, those who like peace and quiet particularly, spending a clandestine night in a library sounds like a dream.
Though this would be hard to accomplish, the next best thing is the Library Hotel, a portal of calm right in midtown Manhattan.
Not only is the hotel located down the street from the New York Public Library, it also features a seemingly endless collection of books in the lobby, and even in the rooms.
The Library Hotel also features a reading room that serves coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day, a writer's den with a fireplace, a small garden on the 14th floor, and wine & cheese receptions in the evening, making it the perfect space for busy writers, book lovers, or professionals in general to relax at the end of the day.

Recommended for:Business TravellersLuxury TravellersArt & Design Lovers
Local from New York City

Only steps away from the majestic main branch of the New York Public Library and located on “Library Way,” the Library Hotel is a great choice of accommodation for the bookworm and word obsessed. Home to 6000 books, the hotel conveniently features several cozy fireplaces to curl up in front of and delve into the pages of another world. Rooms are inspired by the Dewey Decimal System, with each of the ten floors of the hotel pertaining to a different category- Languages, History, Social Sciences- and each room exploring a specific topic- Law, Astronomy, Dinosaurs, Slavic Language, etc. Literary details lurk all around, down to the bed pillows embroidered with “Book lovers never go to bed alone.” The hotel features a Reading Room, Writer’s Den, Poetry Garden, and Bookmark’s Lounge offering literary cocktails- imbibe in the Great Gatsby or the Capote while overlooking the skyline.

Recommended for:Luxury TravellersArt & Design Lovers

We wanted a boutique hotel and chose the Library Hotel because of its great location and cute theme. The one complaint we noticed here was the size of the standard room so we booked a junior suite. The size was very ample with a king bed, table, couch, arm chair and blanket box at the end of the bed. The bathroom was not large but had plenty of shelf space and was very well lighted and clean.

The hotel has lots of extras including an extensive continental breakfast and wine and cheese in the afternoons.

Staff was very friendly, helpful and quickly got to know us, which is one of the advantages of a boutique.

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Local from New York City

This boutique hotel is a NYC experience all on its own. Not only does this hotel have exquisite rooms and offer complimentary breakfast, wine & cheese reception and Wi-Fi, but you also have access to their writers den, reading room, and poetry garden. Located in the heart of midtown, you are a hop,skip, and a jump from the NYC sights yours kids are dying to see!

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San Francisco

An understated boutique hotel in Midtown East, the Library Hotel gets a lot of librarians and book-lovers, who enjoy the hotel's expansive collection of books, provided by Strand, and its "writer's oasis"-themed lounges. The rooftop bar has several themed writer's lounges that are open to guests all day. With their rich leather sofas and brightly lit rooms, the hotel offers a great environment for writers and guests who are just looking to relax after a long day. The amenities are great too. Coffee, tea and pastries are available all day long in the main lounge, and a wine and cheese reception happens every evening. The rooms are very spacious, and decorated with literary objects, such as books and vintage typewriters. Floors are themed by genre, which adds to the hotel's literary feel. It's a great hotel with an eclectic theme, but still provides the luxury and elegance you might expect from a hotel in Midtown.

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Local from New York City

Agree with Lucy - it's a great place to grab a drink and hang out on the patio, but I cant speak for the rooms

Local from New York City

This is a great place to grab a drink after work and the rooftop bar is lovely in the spring. I can't speak for the rooms.

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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • iPod docking station
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Pets not allowed
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Meeting rooms 2
  • Library
  • 24-hour business center
  • Free reception
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 60
Library Hotel

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