If you love boutique hotels and you’re looking for a hot spot in New York City for Summer 2016, then look no further than the Library Hotel! The Library Hotel is the only hotel where you can find yourself in a haven of phenomenal books and the elegance of a luxury hotel right in the center of midtown. Guests are offered an array of personalized services and amenities with no extra charge such as a wine and cheese reception from 5pm-8pm, complimentary tea and cookies in their reading room. The Library Hotel is conveniently located at 229 Madison Ave. This location allows it’s guests to be a hop, skip, and jump away from some of the greatest attractions in New York such as Central Park, 5th Avenue shopping, and so much more.
The Hot Zone had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful boutique hotel recently for the 4th of July and had such a memorable experience. As soon as we walked in the lobby, we were greeted with a courteous smile and asked if we needed assistance with our luggage. The receptionist was equally as courteous and professional.
As we entered our room there was a Queen size bed which was so soft and plush. Our room was on the 9th floor and was furnished with an array of great books to choose from to read. We also had a flat screen TV, Queen size bed, refrigerator, and a nice size bathroom with a view of Madison Ave. This room fulfills all needs for anyone looking for the amenities of their own home and a library at the same time.
Easily one of the best features of the Library Hotel is that it’s the only hotel in New York City with its own library. It gives a whole new meaning and admiration to reading in bed. Now there is no need to go to the over crowded New York City libraries while you are in town because the Library Hotel makes reading in bed a lot more fun and exciting.
After we settled in the room and dropped off our bags, it was time to hit the beautiful Reading Room which has a piano and yes…more books to enjoy with your fine wine and cheese. Guests enjoy a complimentary wine & hors d’oeuvres reception every evening from 5pm – 8pm. The complimentary evening reception includes Prosecco, fine wines, imported and domestic cheeses, fresh bread, crackers, and crudités. This is a perfect way to unwind a bit and kick-start your night in NYC where you get to meet plenty of people and engage in some entertaining conversations with new friends. There’s also tea, coffee, cookies and whole fruits available to guests in the Reading Room throughout day.
The Library Hotel’s Reading Room, located on the second floor, is available to guests 24 hours a day offering magnificent views of Madison Avenue and Library Way featuring hundreds of books. This is where you can unwind with a book or socialize with fellow guests, the Reading Room is your own personal sanctuary from the bustling city streets.
The Bookmark Lounge is located on the 14th floor of the The Library Hotel where you can kick back over some great drinks and lite bites. The lounge is opened from 4pm-12am Sunday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday till 1am. This beautiful lounge features the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden and the terrace transforms into Bookmarks Lounge, an intimate rooftop bar also offering literary inspired cocktails with city views. It is most definitely a hot spot you can’t miss. It has a beautiful bar area and is perfect for the Summer months which we thoroughly enjoyed.
Tuesday morning after a long but exciting 4th of July night, we naturally we woke up hungry. Luckily for us, breakfast is served daily in the Reading Room Monday – Friday 7 am – 10:30 am; Saturday & Sunday 7 am – 11 am. There are a variety of selections like hot oatmeal, hard-boiled eggs, fresh whole fruit and fruit salad with melon and berries, whole wheat toast, assorted croissants, mini-muffins, Danish and scones, bagels with cream cheese, peanut butter, preserves and butter, fresh orange, apple and cranberry juice, assorted cereals, assorted yogurts, and a selection of international coffees and teas. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to get you started, so we definitely took advantage of the delicious Continental breakfast provided.
The Library Hotel is a great boutique hotel in NYC! If you are a book lover and love NYC, then this is definitely the hotel for you. There are so many restaurants, lounges and fun activities close by. As a a part of the Library Hotel Collection family, they extended a special code to our readers to use when booking with any hotels in their group. When using the code “TheHotZone” our readers will receive up to 20% off of their best flexible rate. The Hot Zone had a great stay at the Library Hotel and highly recommend that you make your reservations today so that you can experience the same fun and excitement.
The Library Hotel:
229 Madison Ave
New York, Ny 10017