$299 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

5 stars
299 Madison Avenue, At East 41st Street, New York, NY 10017
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.6
out of 5
18 reviews
Superb hotel, great location

I can't recommend The Library Hotel high enough - please stay here when you visit New York. The... See full review

  • montivilla
  • May 1, 2014
library hotel

Great. Especially the staff. The room while a queen was small but the air-conditioning was fabulous... See full review

  • 1994
  • Jul 1, 2013
The Library Hotel; one of New Yorks luxury boutique properties; opened on August 7 2000 after its full conversion from a turn-of-the-century 12-story office building. The intimate 60-room hotel; located on Library Way at Madison Avenue and 41st Street just steps from the majestic New York Public Library and the Pierpont Morgan Library; was designed to feel more like a private club than a hotel. Befitting its name; each hotel floor and room is classified by a Dewey Decimal system* category of knowledge - Third floor - Social Sciences; Fourth Floor - Language; Fifth Floor - Math and Science; Sixth Floor - Technology; Seventh Floor - The Arts; Eighth Floor - Literature; Ninth Floor - History; Tenth Floor - General Knowledge; Eleventh Floor - Philosophy; and Twelfth Floor - Religion. The hotel is home to over 6000 books; each title carefully picked at the Strand Bookstore; which carries the largest collection of used and rare books in NYC. The booked-lined second-floor Reading Room is where guests enjoy complimentary refreshments - deluxe continental breakfast; cappuccino; coffee; teas; cookies and fruits throughout the day; wine and cheese reception from 5-8pm Monday through Sunday evenings. * Dewey R - DDC R and Dewey Decimal Classification R are proprietary trademarks of OCLC Online Computer Library Center - Inc. and are used with permission.

Hotel Map

40.7521 -73.9794
Nearby airports
La Guardia Airport, (LGA), 10.00, MI, SW; John F. Kennedy International Airport, (JFK), 15.00, MI, NW; Newark International Airport, (EWR), 20.00, MI, E;
Area description
City Center

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Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection Rooms

Petite Room Full Bed
PETITE ROOM FULL BED 200 SQFT 1 TO 2 PP- FREE CONT BKFAST-WIFI-EVENING WINE AND CHEESE
Deluxe Queen Bed
DELUXE ROOM QUEEN BED -250 SQFT 1- 2 PP- FREE CONT BKFAST-WIFI-EVENING WINE AND CHEESE
Junior Suite King Bed with Sofab
JR SUITE KING BED 350SQFT 1TO2PP SMCHILD- FREE CONT BKFAST-WIFI-EVENING WINE AND CHEESE

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
24 hour security
FEMA approved
Activities
Fitness Center
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Meal plan - continental
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Cellular telephone rental
Parking
Indoor parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Safe
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
In room movies
Electronic door locks
Smoke detectors
Sprinklers in rooms

Nearby points of interest

  • NY Public Library: 0.1 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.1 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.2 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.3 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.4 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.4 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.1 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.1 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.2 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.2 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.3 mi
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.3 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.3 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.3 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.3 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.4 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.4 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.4 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.4 mi
  • The King's College: 0.4 mi
  • International Building: 0.4 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.4 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.4 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.4 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.5 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.5 mi
  • Theater District: 0.5 mi
  • GE Building: 0.5 mi
  • Lyceum Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.5 mi
  • Macys: 0.5 mi
  • New Victory Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Cort Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.5 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • American Airlines Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.5 mi
  • Minskoff Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Ford Center For The Performing Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Foxwoods Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.5 mi
  • Palace Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.5 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.6 mi
  • Majestic Theatre: 0.6 mi

Dining

Madison and Vine
An American Bistro and International Wine Bar located on the first floor. The restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Midtown East to enjoy a glass of wine or an exquisite meal.
Bookmarks Lounge
One of the most beautiful and intimate rooftop bars. They serve such signature cocktails as the Great Gatsby and the Capote. They offer a full premium bar and an attractive wine beer and champagne selection.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
01:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Overall score

4.6 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.8
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.1

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Another family from FIN
Espoo, Finland
Jul 29, 2014

Excellent location and very polite staff

Excellent hotel with excellent location; small and cosy and brilliant concept around literature and books; very good service and polite staff. Breakfast in the morning and wines and cheese in the afternoon gives lots of additional plus points :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Grand Central Terminal and Main Library just in the next corner

Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
montivilla
Hampshire
May 1, 2014

Superb hotel, great location

I can't recommend The Library Hotel high enough - please stay here when you visit New York. The hotel staff are wonderful, very friendly and helpful. The rooms are lovely, try to get one on a higher floor. The added benefit of tea and coffee being available 24 hours a day were greatly appreciated and the wine and cheese in the evening are a lovely addition to this excellently run hotel. The location takes some beating and is in walking distance of the Empire States Building and many other attractions. All the staff make you feel at home and nothing is too much trouble for them. Don't book anywhere else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
1994
Chicago
Jul 1, 2013

library hotel

Great. Especially the staff. The room while a queen was small but the air-conditioning was fabulous on a very hot new york day. the amenities top notch

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: In Hotel

roof top bar

Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aliens in New York
England
Dec 3, 2012

First trip to New York

A very warm welcome and continued excellent service throughout our stay. The availability of (inclusive) 24 hr refreshments and internet access was brilliant.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Check out the amazing sight of space shuttle prototype Enterprise on the Entrepid aircraft carrier (now a museum facility), River Hudson, on Manhattan's west side.

Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
shosh14
beverly hills, ca
Mar 25, 2012

Won't Stay Anywhere Else

First time at the Library and I won't stay anywhere else in the future. The staff is friendly (all of them!), the room comfortable and nicely appointed. The breakfast bar is so good and a great way to save money. As is the wine and cheese at 5pm and coffee/water/sweets provided all day. Just a wonderful wonderful hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Mishawaka,Indiana
Jun 16, 2010

Outstanding !

We had a wonderful stay! We have never felt so pampered.You offer so many personal touches and seemed to anticipate our needs. Every staff member we interacted with was warm,friendly and helpful. The complementary breakfast and the wine and cheese reception every night was an extremely pleasant way to begin our day and unwind in the evening.The themed rooms are fun. We also enjoyed the 14th floor with reading room and the delightful outside garden area. My husband's physician recommended the Library hotel and we plan to send him a thank you note! Many thanks for making our NYC vacation memorable. Nancy and Don Olson

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Italy
Jun 8, 2010

Library Hotel- great service

The hotel featured a great location in the Manhattan by Grand Central Station, but the rooms were very small and not very well appointed compared to other 3-star and 4-star hotels I have stayed in on previous trips. Exceptional service and a great outside deck/ bar/ reading room on the roof. I think this hotel could offer more competitive pricing for the size of the rooms and other amenities. Finally, the service staff was very warm and helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
May 10, 2010

A great find!

This hotel really understands the term "hospitality". The continental breakfast spread was quite expansive and delicious and was serviced by two very pleasant and capable staff members. It even included fresh cappuccinos or lattes and newspaper choices. The wine and cheese reception every evening was equally nice. I was surprised that few guests thought to tip at either of these very nice daily events.Had they gone across the street to Starbuck's for a latte and muffin the bill would have been $6 - still no tip to this pleasant and friendly staff? I also liked that they cleared and cleaned the tables quickly and so thoroughly. Bed turn down at night included chocolates and bottled water was complimentary in the room. Around the corner from Grand Central and walking distance to theaters, Bryant Park, 30 Rock, the Empire State and more. Perfect location. I will definitely go back to this hotel. The room was exactly as described and shown in the pictures on their site - small but adequate and very clean. I really liked this spot.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 25, 2010

noisy nights and sunday morning

i was visiting the town for my business and had some tours of pubs and clubs at nite. The problems comes from the bad sound insulation. The windows are really not sound proof and the door as well. you can hear the garbage trucks and the city noise for the whole time you stay there. it is really hard to get a rest. the TV is really small and the quality of the picture is bad. Sunday morning was the worst as i wanted to have a rest from the night before. But no luck, the Iranian Parade was planned. Of course, nobody has prevented me. I had to change the pickup from the taxi to the airport and i could not have my rest. Nobody at the reception was interested and i did not get any discount.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Library Hotel a member of the Library Hotel Collection

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dan & Kim
Boston
Feb 12, 2010

Fantastic urban boutique hotel

Friendly and attentive staff. Great midtown location. Unique rooms and wonderful continental breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Il Buco on Bond Street was the perfect Greenwich Village restaurant.

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