Can you imagine snow white plush beds, a complimentary wine and cheese reception, an epic breakfast spread, and a rooftop offering handcrafted cocktails with breathtaking views of the New York Public Library? Sounds too good to be true, right? Let me introduce you to The Library Hotel, a one-of-kind hotel that offers top notch customer service and amenities. What else 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 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 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 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 has a different theme according to various book genres. The floor I was staying on was dubbed the ‘Religion” floor and each room had a different theme as well. 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 my cozy 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 also 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 designed 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- 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 the room, and the warm hospitality of staff- it was top notch! I would come back here in a heartbeat for another stay-cation. If you want to book your NYC stay at the Library Hotel, click here.