Ratings based on 219 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.9 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Chadds Ford, PA

My new "go-to" in NYC

Posted Feb 20, 2015
Pros: Bed was super comfortable and bathroom was spotless
Cons: Still thinking about what could be improved......still thinking....
Location: The hotel is central to Mid-town Manhattan. Just one block away from the iconic NYC Public Library and Bryant Park. It is convenient to everything.
We arrived early and was allowed to check in early - with an upgrade!!! The staff is friendly but not intrusive. The facilities are first rate. Very clean and updated - convenient to everything in New York. We will be back.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom 静岡県

親切なスタッフが揃った温かいホテル

Posted Feb 10, 2015
スタッフがとても親切で、気持ち良く過ごせました。 朝食の他にも、軽いお菓子やコーヒーなどラウンジへ行けばいつでも用意されているのも嬉しかったです。また最後の夜、ホテルのBARへ行こうと思ったのですが、ちょうど閉店時間でした。その際に対応して下さった方が代わりに部屋にグラスワインを運んでくださいました。チェックアウトの際に支払うのかなと思っていたら、その分はサービスでした。 清潔でアクセスも良く、次回も是非使いたいホテルです!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London

Excellent! Would thoroughly recommend this hotel!

Posted Feb 6, 2015
Positioned near Grand Central and with easy access to the main tube lines to get you around the city our stay at The Library was fantastic. The breakfast was very good and always had happy, helpful staff. In the evening there is Prosecco, White Wine, Red Wine and a selection of cheese and crackers served between 5pm & 8pm all free and unlimited which is a very civilised start to the evening, we asked if we could have guests to join us and that was welcomed. Great idea and fabulous service and location, a fabulous hotel!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New York

Great location, close to Grand Central Station

Posted Jan 30, 2015
Pros: Tasteful rooms and adjoining restuarant
Cons: Nothing
Love the great service. Friendly staff. All of our needs were met quickly and graciously.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom London

Lovely hotel with amazing staff, bit noisy though

Posted Jan 28, 2015
Amazing staff were very helpful even before we arrived helping with reservations. Surprised us with prosecco on arrival due to engagement which was a lovely touch! Rooms are quite small but all relative in NYC and even on 7th floor you could really hear traffic below. They give you ear plugs for are reason. Wine and cheese reception is awesome and the charm of the hotel unrivalled.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom kent, england

Fabulous hotel great location

Posted Jan 22, 2015
What can I say? It was amazing, nothing was too much for the staff, they were all so helpful, the reading room was always kept tidy, breakfast was delicious as was the pastries throughout the day and the location was perfect, only a 10-15 minute walk to Times Square, only about 15 walk to the Empire State Building. Would love to go back
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Athis-Mons

très bon hôtel

Posted Jan 20, 2015
Pros: tout
Cons: aucun
Location: grand central, bryans park
hôtel idéalement placé, a un bloc de Grand Central, permet de se deplacer rapidement dans la ville en métro ou train service impeccable, vrai petit déjeuner, fruits frais, viennoiserie de qualité, plusieurs types de café, pain, ... Le restaurant au rez de chaussé, bar a cocktail sur les toits, petite attention (chocolats) tous les après midi je recommande les yeux fermé
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom liverpool u.k.

Great hotel but you might need ear plugs

Posted Jan 10, 2015
Pros: Staff, location and extras wine and cheese every evening was fist rate.Bottle of wine on arrival as a nice gift made great impresstion with my wife.
Cons: Noise level but we where on main road junction.
Location: Great for subway Grand Central your nearest subway.Easy walking for big stores,some great diners close by.
Hotel is a gem. Staff could not be more helpful,located in prime spot for site seeing.The little extras where a delight.The only small issue was the noise level in are room.Wished we had booked the bigger room,but that is a after thought we only booked the petite room. Would be happy to recommend it for family and friends.Would return to same hotel but upgrade.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom uk

Great location great service great extras.

Posted Jan 3, 2015
Return visit to this charming hotel near grand central station and library so very well situated. Rooms are typically New York small but perfectly equipped and the inclusive breakfast and wine and cheese each nite are a nice touch. Service of every staff member was fab and non intrusive they are full of useful information and a helping hand when needed
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Aus

Superior experience

Posted Dec 20, 2014
This was our fifth visit to Manhattan and each time we have chosen a four- or five-star hotel in slightly differing location in the hope of finding a home-away-from-home to enhance our NYC experience. We hit the jackpot this time. Although it is a small hotel, we could not have asked for more. The theme of a library hotel with each room having a them based on there Dewey decimal classification is quirky but works, although I suspect that the rate of nightmares would be higher in the Math room. The books are in good condition and well chosen. The staff are attentive and professional and will go out of their way to meet your needs. The level 2 dining room hosts a breakfast that is simple but all that is required for a healthy start for the day. It is also the site for evening wine and cheese (fresh and reasonably good quality produce) and all-day coffee and pastry. The rooms can be small but are clean, efficient and beautifully designed. Those of you travelling with multiple large bags should consider booking the larger rooms, although a creative solution worked well for us (2 large, 4 small bags) after some trial and error. The location was SUPERB. You can choose to walk uptown and downtown, or hop on the train from Grand Central station which is a couple of blocks away. I would highly recommend this hotel to my friends and family.