What’s better than plush beds, a complimentary wine and cheese reception, complimentary breakfast spread, and a rooftop offering handcrafted cocktails with breathtaking views of the New York Public Library? The Library Hotel is a one-of-kind hotel that offers top notch customer service (as goes for most of the Library Hotel Collection properties), but what makes Library Hotel stand out from the rest? One word…BOOKS!
If you are looking for a quiet oasis where you can relax and read (or listen to) a good book, you’ll want to stay at the Library Hotel. With thousands of books to choose from on the property, you could spend hours just lounging around reading a great novel or even a book of poems. I highly suggest checking out their rooftop area and ordering a handcrafted cocktail at the Bookmarks Lounge. There’s also an amazing view of the New York Public Library which happens to be a short 3 min walk from the hotel. Here are some of my favorite photos I took at the cozy rooftop!
As I walked in, I was instantly greeted by the staff who were more than happy to tell you everything that the Library Hotel has to offer and also the history of the hotel. They sometimes even have books at the concierge desk (complimentary to guests) that haven’t even been released in stores! These pre-sale books usually come to the hotel in a limited amount so make sure to ask when you check in!
What also makes Library Hotel unique is that each floor is a different theme according to various book genres. The floor I was staying on was dubbed the ‘Religion” floor. If that wasn’t enough- each room had a different theme within the religion genre. My suite was the African Religion room. I was so impressed by this idea that I immediately dug into some of the fascinating books about African Religion that were shelved all around the suite. Speaking of the room, it included a luxurious queen size bed, a plush robe and slippers, a flat screen tv, a mini fridge and an on suite bathroom. I was even more obsessed with their “book lovers never go to bed alone” pillow. How cute was that?! It was the perfect cherry on top of a beautifully crafted hotel room.
Like most Library Hotel Collection properties, one amenity that’s included is a complimentary wine and cheese reception every night from 5-8 pm. YES, you heard me- an all you can eat and drink wine and cheese fest! It’s an absolutely genius idea that I took total advantage of before I headed out to dinner that night.
As soon as I woke up the next morning, I headed down to the second floor where a beautiful breakfast spread was calling my name. Along with a large choice of breakfast items, there was also a great selection of newspapers, juice and coffee. It was a great way fuel up again before another day of exploring NYC!
I had a fabulous stay. Everything from the amenities to room and the warm hospitality of staff- it was top notch! I would come back here in a heart beak for another stay-cation. If you want to book your NYC stay at the Library Hotel, click here.