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Library Hotel Manhattan

  • 299 Madison Ave. Map It
  • Local Flavor
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Fun rooftop bar
  • Playful book themes
  • Stylish rooms


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

Updated 02/20/2014

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 a subtopic such as erotica, astronomy, or biography—let your interests guide your 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 offers complimentary passes to a nearby New York Sports Club.

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Hotel Information


299 Madison Ave., at E. 41st Street, New York, New York, 10017, United States

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212-983–4500; 212-983–4500

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 52 rooms, 8 suites
  • Breakfast

Updated 02/20/2014

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