Ratings based on 112 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.9 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sue from IOW, UK
Convenient homely hotel in the centre of the cityPosted Apr 17, 2014
Pros: Location, size, friendliness of staff, 'free' breakfasts/ nibbles, cleanliness.
Cons: Rooms on the small side - we opted for a queen size room which was fine for our needs.
Location: Central location in Madison Avenue - ideally situated for subway and rail links. Grand Central terminal, Chrysler Building, NY Library close by.
Good location close to landmark sites like Grand Central terminal (so easily accessible for trains/ subway) and Chrysler building. Roof top terrace/ bar - great for a different view of the city, albeit a little pricey. Only 14 floors in whole hotel - so good if you're not keen on heights. Staff all very friendly, attentive and helpful. Particularly enjoyed the breakfasts and 5-8pm 'nibbles' which the hotel provides daily.
for Everyoneby Fay from Hitchin, Herts, UK
Well located comfortable hotelPosted Apr 16, 2014
Pros: Cleanliness, great staff
Cons: A bit more sound-proofing for Room 5001!
Location: Do explore the New York library as the building is lovely; hang out and people watch in Bryant Square; have a steak at Strip House (amazing)
Mum, dad and two teenagers stayed from 7th April for 4 nights. The hotel is well located, near to Grand Central (with all its subway lines), but still walking distance from Times Square, 5th avenue shopping etc. The staff were great, always friendly and helpful and they were gracious enough to allow us to use the luggage storage for the rest of the day after checkout and also the lounge when our mid-evening flight was delayed a further 3.5hrs. The rooms, while some are small (my teenagers room was bigger than ours being at the end of the corridor) they are very well-planned out so everything you need is there without it feeling cramped. Superbly clean and lovely fresh linen every day. We really looked forward to the cheese & wine every day from 5pm, it was a great idea. The continental breakfast was better than I was expecting, muffins/croissants/pastries, plus cereals, fresh fruit salad, bagels/breads/toast, boiled eggs and as usual the coffee machine (which was available to guests 24/7). The only reason the hotel lost 1 point on Room Comfort was that my childrens room (5001) suffered from noise from the next door building's air conditioning unit, not that the hotel can do much about that, but it did disturb their sleep. So do perhaps check if you will be near this if you are a light sleeper.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Very lovely hotel.Posted Apr 15, 2014
Pros: Location and the staff.
Cons: The elevators were somewhat of an issue, often "parking" in the basement level, for the staff I guess.
Location: The hotel was close to shops on 5th and 6th Avenues, Times Square, Grand Central. Very central location.
The hotel and staff were very wonderful. I had an issue with the first two rooms I was assigned due to a clogged drain in the shower. The front desk was very fast to address my issues. After the second room drain was found to have the same problem, they upgraded me to a queen room at no charge. The breakfast and wine and cheese were fantastic and the staff in the "kitchen" area were always very pleasant. The location was incredible and it is safe to say that this hotel is worth many stays to come.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great central location a little oasisPosted Apr 13, 2014
Great hotel , lovely calm atmosphere in the middle of a frenetic city. Staff all very pleasant and helpful. Recommend anyone to use bus to get to and from airports. Try to avoid Penn Station if at all possible.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from New York
Amazing hotel close to all amenitiesPosted Mar 30, 2014
I took my husband to The Library hotel for his 30th birthday (surprise). I chose the hotel based on trip advisor reviews and we couldn't have been more pleased. The hotel was beautiful, the staff were so helpful and accommodating and there is nothing I can say that is negative about the whole experience. I would definitely stay at the library hotel again when visiting NY.
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
New York WeekendPosted Mar 28, 2014
Pros: clean rooms a bit small for two next time I will book the suite
guite nice, walking distance from just about every well known location in new york
for Everyoneby Pepper from New York city central
AwesomePosted Mar 21, 2014
This is such a fabulous hotel; centrally located with breakfast included and the pre dinner drinks included! Such a find. Cannot fault it at all. So tastefully done. Not far from The N Y library and even the room nos were named after international recognised categories of how books are catalogued! We were in the 300 002 Political Science no! The fresh orchids on each table, little touches are brilliant. What was brilliant: after a few hours of sightseeing or shopping: we'd pop back drop our stuff; go up and have tea, coffee, pastries; fruit available all day! Get warm and go out again! Based on Madison ave and a block away from Fifth Ave, and from Grand Central Terminal; the hotel is so well placed. The rates are pitched at right price for such a location and the services it provides. Will defo go back to The Library when in New York next. Loved the offices opposite the rooms : just in real time Mad Men environment. What a find. The front desk staff are full if knowledge; they organised a table for us at Planet Hollywood within minutes, a treat we wanted before going to see Wicked. So efficient. Thank you all so much at the hotel. We will be back!
for Business Travelersby A verified traveler
Functional and well located.Posted Mar 1, 2014
Cons: Heating system a bit noisy.
Nothing to report that's out of the ordinary. Good place. Would stay again.
for Couplesby Bridget, George from United Kingdom
Great hotel close to Grand Central Station.Posted Feb 25, 2014
Pros: It's location, the cosy boutique feel, it's cleanliness and the wonderful, discreet attention to detail shown by all the staff. Excellent hotel.
Cons: Nothing, it's as good as it gets!
Location: It's location to Grand Central Station, the beautiful Public Library, Chrysler Building, Times Square, all within easy walking distance.
From initial contact to leaving yesterday at the end of our stay, the service I/we received was more than excellent and every member of staff we came into contact with behaved in a very courteous, warm, friendly but professional manner. The Library Hotel is more boutique and cosy than most we looked at prior to our trip and this is what appealed to us. My daughter got married on their rooftop last Saturday and all arrangements were dealt with so discreetly and professionally down to the area being cleaned and cleared of snow! We were recommended to a wonderful restaurant for dinner after the ceremony and this was also booked for us. Other places were recommended during our stay and one member of staff even managed to get hold of a copy of Saturday's NY Times that I'd requested the day after the wedding as I thought it would be a lovely memento of the day and our first trip to New York! We're already talking about another trip to New York and will definitely stay here again. We loved it.
for Everyoneby sue from manchester
Small hotel nr to grand central stationPosted Feb 24, 2014
Pros: The continental breakfast included in the rate was good and the evening cheese and wine was excellent. The lounge staff were lovely and very helpful.
Cons: Our room was not ready when we arrived despite it being after 3pm and having travelled from the UK we were naturally exhausted.
Location: The hotel location was ideal being very close to train and subway stations. It was in a quiet area about 15 minutes walk to Times Square.
We visited this hotel for 5 nights at the end of February. The hotel lived up to our high expectations and was accurately described. The petite room was indeed very small, by American standards, but we spent so little time in it that this was not a problem. We did however struggle for storage space - I think the room was more suited to a single guest.