Not everyone visiting New York City has the same agenda, however, if you are one of those persons seeking a laid-back frolic in the city, you might consider staying in Midtown Manhattan at the Library Hotel. The Library Hotel is a part of the sophisticated luxury brand boutique hotels, Library Collection. A stay at the Library Hotel will guarantee you some well-deserved TLC from the entire staff. The staff takes care of your every need from start to finish and welcome you to the hotel with open arms. Not only is the Library Hotel located in one of the most upscale neighborhoods in New York City but it is also one of the most charming hotels you will ever have the privilege of staying at. Whether you want to shop until you drop at the nearby flagship stores or relax in the comfort of a stylish and sophisticated hotel reading a great novel, it is possible when you stay at the Library Hotel in NYC.
Although there are much larger, well-known brand hotels in New York City, nothing beats the care and attention that is offered to you by an unassuming, boutique hotel with a hand-selected staff that demonstrates the pride they feel for their hotel. Their pride is obvious by the smiles on their faces and the, always, pleasant demeanor whenever you come in contact with any of them. There is a lot more to this lovely hotel than meets the eye, so be prepared to be blown away.
The Library Hotel is a 60-room ‘book’ themed boutique hotel, just mere feet away from the lovely New York Public Library. There are six room categories to choose from, all perfectly appointed with either a queen-sized bed or king. Rooms are designed with rich and luxurious deep tones and contemporary furnishings. One of the features that can’t be missed, if you’re staying at a themed hotel about books is the small library of books found in the rooms, there is surely something to capture the interest of every guest.
The junior suites are the most spacious with amazing views of the New York Public Library. It has a sitting area with a sofa bed that lets out into a full-size bed. If you are staying at the Library Hotel on your honeymoon or anniversary, you might be interested in the Love Room. This room is the only one that has a private terrace overlooking Madison Avenue. Guests who stay in this room also enjoy views of the iconic New York skyline and Public Library. They can enjoy time lounging on their own private terrace with a good book or sipping on afternoon or evening cocktails while enjoying the New York scenery. Every room is filled with books, robes, slippers, complimentary Wi-Fi and luxury toiletries.
Book lovers are sure to enjoy the many different areas that are offered for them to read and relax, such as The Reading Room, Writer’s Den and the Poetry Garden & Terrace. The Reading Room is perfect for those bookworms that cannot seem to detach themselves from their book until the very end, as it is available 24-hours a day. This is also where you will find complimentary freshly brewed coffee, espresso, water, teas, fresh fruit and cookies provided to hotel guests. On the 14th floor of the Library Hotel is where the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden are situated, where guests come to escape the city and catch up on some well-deserved rest and relaxation. Guests have their pick of lovely surroundings to immerse themselves in the book of their choice.
Many guests choose the Library Hotel because of the charming ambiance and many extras that are offered, such as a daily continental breakfast, 24-hour complimentary refreshments, complimentary Wi-Fi, daily wine and cheese reception, complimentary passes to New York Sports Clubs, complimentary bestselling eBooks via the Foli app by S&S, turndown with bottled water and Belgian chocolates.
You don’t have to go far to enjoy the cuisine of New York, as the hotels on-site restaurant, Madison & Vine is located on the first floor of the hotel. It is a small and intimate restaurant and bar that offers traditional American cuisine and cocktails. If you prefer something different, the hotel staff is helpful in making restaurant recommendations based on the reviews of other diners. In the evenings, guests can adjourn to the rooftop bar of the Library Hotel and enjoy cocktails while taking in the city views.
While the Library Hotel has already proven it has a lot to offer, book enthusiasts are often happy and surprised to find that they are offered an advanced reader edition book from publishing house, Simon & Schuster, upon check-in. These books are usually written by best-selling authors. So, don’t worry if you didn’t bring a book with you, they have got you covered at the Library Hotel!
Travel Writer/Luxury Boutique Hotel Specialist
Dawn Wilson is a Travel Writer and Luxury Boutique Hotel Specialist. As the owner of Unique Boutique Hotels, she writes about the boutique hotels with the highest guest approval ratings. She has also written for several digital lifestyle magazines, which include, the Miami Shoot Magazine. Her love of travel, art, and design led her to become a travel writer who focuses on luxury lifestyle experiences. She recently began exploring more international boutique hotels & resorts and is excited to share her recent discoveries. Dawn splits her time between the U.S. and South Africa.