Library Hotel - New York  4 stars

299 Madison Ave, New York, Us, New York, United States, 10017  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

If you love New York City’s intense culture opportunities but want a quite refuge to reflect on your experience, Library Hotel A Member Of Hkhotels may be the hotel for you. The 60 sleeping rooms in this boutique hotel each have a different relaxing décor and a set of unique themes. The rooms are small but comfortable and functional. Complimentary breakfast is included with the room rate as well as wine and cheese in the evening and espresso service all day in the lounge.

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


In-room breakfast

Continental breakfast




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


Cribs/Baby cots


The Library Hotel is located on Madison Avenue, close to the famous Public Library and is arranged as a library – every floor of the hotel is dedicated to a certain topic and contains hundreds of books. There are floors dedicated to literature, languages, history, math and science, general knowledge, technology, philosophy, the arts and religion. Therefore the hotel is perfect for book lovers who can share their impressions or just relax with a book. Guests can also read local and national newspapers, select movies to watch at the DVD library of the American Film Institute and visit the Poetry Garden

Year renovated   2011.  Number of floors   15.  Number of rooms   60.

City Center New York - 3.0 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.9 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.0 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 1400 ft, Penn Station - 4300 ft
Underground stations Grand Central – 42nd Street - 1000 ft, 42nd Street – Bryant Park - 1700 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Benjamin Steak House (cuisine: Steakhouse) - 100 ft, Grand Central Oyster Bar (cuisine: American, Seafood) - 600 ft
Parks Bryant Park - 1400 ft


Each guest room has a collection of books and art pieces based on certain literature theme.

Dining options

You can have a pleasant time sipping on a drink on a rooftop terrace offering an amazing the Empire State Building. There is Vine Restaurant and international Wine Bar where you can enjoy refreshment as well as lunch and dinner.

At the hotel Library guests are invited to a continental breakfast served for free. 

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Children are welcome
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is USD 30 per day.

  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Catering service
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Garden area
  • Library
Room view
  • Garden view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Mirror
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Sound docking station
  • In-room computer
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm


Pets are not allowed.

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Each guest room has a collection of books and art pieces based on certain literature theme.

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Library Petite Room Double Room
Library Petite Room Double Room
Library Petite Room Double Room
Library Petite Room Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 195 sq. feet

Comfortable room is approximately 200 square feet or 19m2 and features comfortable sitting area and spacious bathroom.

Room facilities
    Deluxe Room
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    Library Deluxe Room Deluxe Queen Room
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    Library Deluxe Room Deluxe Queen Room
    Library Deluxe Room Deluxe Queen Room
    Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet

    Deluxe room is approximately 250 square feet or 24m2 and features a Queen size bed, comfortable sitting area and spacious bathroom.

    Room facilities
      Junior Suite
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      Library Junior Suite  Junior Suite King
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      Library Junior Suite  Junior Suite King
      Library Junior Suite  Junior Suite King
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 360 sq. feet

      Luxury Suite is approximately 350 square feet or 33m2 and features a King size bed, comfortable sitting area with a sofa bed and spacious bathroom.

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        Library LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • Volatour Inc
          700 ft
        • Romanian National Tourist Ofc
          700 ft
        • New York Public Library
          700 ft
        • Metrazur
          1000 ft
        Train stations
        • Grand Central Station
          1000 ft
        • International Foundation-Art
          400 ft
        • Association of Art Museum
          1000 ft
        • Pierpont Morgan Library
          1000 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • Career Blazers Learning Ctr
          400 ft
        • Berkeley College
          400 ft
        • American Friends-D Yellin Clg
          400 ft
        • Georgetown University
          400 ft
        • Berkeley Placement Svc
          400 ft
        • David Yellin Teachers College
          400 ft
        • Christine Valmy Intl School
          700 ft
        • Berkeley International ED
          700 ft
        • 700 ft
        • New York Univ Schl-Cntnng ED
          700 ft
        • American Friends Tel Aviv Univ
          1000 ft
        • University of Pennsylvania
          1000 ft
        • Bay Cruises Management
          400 ft
        • Trans World Gaming Corp
          1000 ft
        Underground stations
        • Grand Central – 42nd Street
          700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Central Park
          1.3 mi
          59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
        • Victorian Gardens
          5100 ft
          Avenue of the Americas & W 59th St, New York City
        • Flatiron Building
          1.0 mi
          175 Fifth Ave., New York City
        • Chelsea Hotel
          1.0 mi
          222 W. 23rd St., New York City
        • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
          1.0 mi
          28 East 20th Street, New York City

        Near the hotel

        • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
          2400 ft
          30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
        • New York Public Library
          700 ft
          476 5th Ave New York, NY 10018, New York City
        • New York Transit Museum & New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex
          600 ft
          Annex at Grand Central Station, New York City
        • MetLife Building
          800 ft
          200 Park Av., New York City
        • Scandinavia House
          1000 ft
          58 Park Avenue (between 37th and 38th St.), New York City
        • Church of Our Savior
          1100 ft
          59 Park Avenue at 38th Street, New York City
        • Empire State Building
          2200 ft
          350 Fifth Avenue, New York City

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Benjamin Steak House

          71% likes this, based on 610 reviews
          Cuisine: Steakhouse
          Price Range: USD 12 - USD 152

          100 ft
          52 E 41st Street

          Phone: 2122979177

        • Grand Central Oyster Bar

          73% likes this, based on 998 reviews
          Cuisine: American, Seafood
          Price Range: USD 35 - USD 100

          600 ft
          89 East 42nd St, Grand Central Terminal

          Phone: 212 490 6650

        • Madison & Vine

          63% likes this, based on 143 reviews
          Cuisine: Wine Bar, Bistro
          Price Range: USD 21 - USD 50

          100 ft
          299 Madison Ave

          Phone: 212-867-5535

        • Burger Heaven

          61% likes this, based on 107 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Fast Food, Diner
          Price Range: USD 11 - USD 21

          100 ft
          291 Madison Ave # 1

          Phone: 212-685-6250

        • Pera Midtown

          68% likes this, based on 92 reviews
          Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Turkish
          Price Range: USD 27 - USD 102

          200 ft
          303 Madison Ave.

          Phone: 212-878-6301

        Getting there.

        The Library Hotel is situated near Empire State Building and the famous Public Library.

        Library Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Library

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 122 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Group of friends

          The cheese and wine was a great way to sit and relax before going out of an evening.

          The rooms were small, but fine for what we wanted.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Relaxed welcoming atmosphere. All staff extremely accomodating and helpful. Wine, cheese and nibbles from 5-8pm lovely idea. Chance to chat with other guests or just relax after pounding the streets. Also very pleasant buffet breakfast which means do not have to go out and search for suitable place.

          Rather noisy air conditioning.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Staff was courteous and accomodating. Location can't be beat. The rooftop bar is perfect - cozy, relaxing and not loud. Breakfast room/lounge is well-equipped with coffee/tea/snacks 24 hours/day. Bathrooms are a generous size - especially for Manhattan. Very reasonable pricing - definitely worth it!

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Staff were fantastic, great location, love the library theme

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Location is excellent, so close to grand central and walking distance to many attractions.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          As good as it gets. Attention to every small detail.

          The "Petite Full" rooms are located just across from the elevator which omits a ringing sound when reaching the floor. Can serve as unordered wakeup call.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          friendly and helpful staff. Very Clean with everything in working order. Nice breakfast with excellent staff. Liked the theme of the hotel with books everywhere. The location was also very good.

          The lift was often a long wait but the stairs, which I used, were very well maintained and full of light.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          A very speical hotel. The staff was very helpful. The room was spacious and clean. It was very nice to spend time in the reading room, among shelves with many books.

          For such high price, one could expect more impressive breakfest.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Hotel clerk arranged limo to the airport told us it was $80 inclusive of all tolls taxes etc] when we arrived at the airport the driver demanded $90.80... Bad ending to a great stay...

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We were delighted to find the Library Hotel. The staff, facility, location & amenities were superb. Not only was it a very good value with the continental breakfast & wine/cheese reception, but this is just the perfect boutique hotel we have been looking for to call our "own" on our trips to nyc each year!

          Absolutely no complaints!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          It was short but the breakfast was good and staff very pleasant

          I booked this hotel for 5 nights for my partners 50th birthday trip. To say I was disappointed was an understatement. The room was tiny and when I asked to upgrade to. Suite they were small to. I stayed 1 night and checked out. We got a huge suite at the Waldorf Astoria for 25 dollars a night more with bedroom 2 bathrooms and lounge. This place is massively overpriced.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          The staff were brilliant - helping me in advance of our trip to book restaurants and giving us tips. The cleanliness of the room can't be faltered, and it was very quiet. The 5-8pm complimentary wine and cheese reception is a master stroke and helps to make this hotel an appealing choice. Great access to 5th Avenue, Times Sq, Grand Central Station, the Empire States building etc.

          Our room was on the petite side, but I think that is to be expected on New York. Breakfast could be a crowded affair, with not enough chairs to accommodate everybody. There were extra seats upstairs, but that did involve carrying your food upstairs in the lift, and made going back for seconds more of an effort!

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          We stayed 3 nights at the Library Hotel in April 2011 and found it a very pleasurable experience. It is very convenient for shopping, sight seeing and the bus from Newark airport stops almost outside the hotel. The staff were very welcoming and helpful throughout our trip and the restaurant adjoining the hotel had a great atmosphere with good food. Our room was an ok size for a city hotel and comfortably furnished. A nice touch was the universal adapter plug in the wall. The reading room where the buffet breakfast was served was great as coffee and tea were available throughout the day with biscuits and small pastries. All in all a lovely hotel, great staff and a fabulous location.

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          We loved it. An excellent location right in the centre of midtown Manhattan. Only a few minutes walk from all major attractions/transport – just check out Google maps & you’ll see for yourself. The hotel is very small (60 rooms) & has a really relaxed / calm atmosphere. Clientele were a combination of tourists + some “arty” type business travellers. The average age was in the 35-65 bracket. Well appointed rooms & excellent staff. Cheese & wine + continental breakfast were very good - especially by US standards. Having access to free tea / coffee & snacks all day was a nice touch. Roof top garden was a bonus on sunny days. Only downside was that we spent so much time sightseeing, we barely spent 8 hours/night in the hotel.

          The hotel rooms are small by European standards, but that's not unusual for NY. Wi-Fi reception was sporadic at best in rooms (we were on 11th floor), although excellent in lobby/dining room. It’s hard to fault the hotel, although it is expensive by European standards when you consider the European equivalent would probably have much larger room & a pool / recreation centre.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location relative to several destinations within Manhattan to include the theaters, museums and restaurants.

          Rooms were small but that is expected in NY. I would have prefered a larger breakfast than continental.

          • Average rating
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