Some say if you go home with someone and they don't have a bookshelf, you should leave immediately. If we're going off that rule, The Library Hotel is the most romantic spot in the city. Each of the... Read More
Some say if you go home with someone and they don't have a bookshelf, you should leave immediately. If we're going off that rule, The Library Hotel is the most romantic spot in the city. Each of the floors honors one of the 10 categories of the Dewy Decimal System. The 60 rooms are not only filled with the traditional hotel amenities but are also rich with books and art. Deep wood furnishings, befitting as a backdrop for a bespectacled librarian, add another notch to the sexy meter. Lavish continental breakfast and an evening Prosecco reception are two of the perks of staying here. But let's be honest: it's all about the books. The 14th Floor Writer's Den and Poetry Garden provides sublime views of New York City's architecture, while the private reading room allows access to hundreds of tomes. Sip a complimentary cafe au lait while you thumb through the pages and make eyes with your fellow intellectual.
299 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10017
- Best for Romantic Hotels Because: Because if books are the key to the bedroom, this hotel's got romance under lock and key.
- Best for Boutique Hotels Because: Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building are a 10-minute walk; even closer are the New York Public Library and the Morgan Library & Museum.
- Recommended as Best Hotels Because: Steps away from the New York Public Library that is worth a look since its recent renovations, The Library Hotel is a literary delight.
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