For some people, literature is more than a pastime – it’s a way of life. From the subway to the airplane, their noses are planted firmly in a book, experiencing imagined worlds and exploring through the eyes of favorite literary heroes. If you cannot bear to imagine a vacation without the likes of Charlotte Brontë and James Joyce, The Library Hotel might be the perfect choice of boutique hotels in NYC for you.
Located just down the street from the world famous New York Public Library, the Library Hotel has a grand selection of over 6,000 books diligently organized by the Dewey Decimal System. Guests can visit any one of the 60 rooms which contain books that focus on a particular topic in fiction or non-fiction. Communal spaces for guests to rest, renew and restore the mind and body are spread throughout the hotel, such as the Writers' Den, Poetry Garden, and the Reading Room.
The Library Hotel is happy to prepare guests a selection of books ahead of time as well. When signing up for The Guilty Pleasure Package, guests can get “Books by the Foot," which is a one foot tall stack of books selected personally by the Hotel’s “Honorary Librarian”. Specify your specific taste in literature and the package will be tailored to suit your reading preferences. When booking the package, you may take home those books to add to your personal library.
Be sure to stop by the Bookmarks Lounge, the Library Hotel’s rooftop bar that specializes in serving literary-inspired cocktails to sip while viewing the gorgeous city skyline. Have a read while nursing a drink, or chat about the movers and shakers of American literature with other guests.
Guests can save 20% by pre-paying for a reservation when booking a room at the literary haven known as The Library Hotel. Madison and Vine Bar and Restaurant in NYC is a fantastic hot spot for native city dwellers and visitors alike.