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Library Hotel Manhattan

  • 299 Madison Ave. Map It
  • Midtown East
  • Fodor's Choice
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Pros

  • Fun rooftop bar
  • Playful book themes
  • Stylish rooms

Cons

  • Rooftop sometimes reserved for events
  • More books in rooms themselves would be nice

Published 06/26/2015

Fodor's Review

Bookishly handsome, this stately landmark brownstone, built in 1900, is inspired by the nearby New York Public Library—each of its 10 floors is dedicated to one of the 10 categories of the Dewey Decimal System and is stocked with art and books relevant to subtopics such as erotica, astronomy, or biography—let your interests guide your room choice. The staff is hospitable, and the whole property is old-leather-armchair comfortable, whether you're unwinding in front of the library fireplace, partaking in the complimentary wine and cheese or continental breakfast, or relaxing in the roof garden. The hotel has no gym but provides complimentary passes to a nearby New York Sports Club.

Hotel Information

Address:

299 Madison Ave., at 41st St., New York, New York, 10017, USA

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Phone:

212-983–4500; 212-983–4500

Hotel Details:

  • 60 rooms
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 06/26/2015

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