Any fan of books will be a fan of The Library Hotel. Located on Madison Avenue and 41st Street in New York City, The Library Hotel is just that—a hotel with a library theme (and it’s located within walking distance of The New York Public Library, of course).
Just like any library, this hotel is based on the Dewey Decimal System. Each of the ten guest floors is associated with one of the ten categories in the system: Social Sciences, Literature, Languages, History, Math & Science, General Knowledge, Technology, Philosophy, The Arts, and Religion. And the six rooms on each floor are further broken by topic, so on the twelfth floor (Religion), the following rooms are available:
- 1200.006 Ancient Religion (Mythology)
- 1200.005 Native American Religion
- 1200.004 Germanic Religion
- 1200.003 New Age
- 1200.002 African Religion
- 1200.001 Eastern Religion
And within each room, guests will find unique decorations and, of course, a collection of books that belong in that subject.
The hotel offers even more book-related amenities:
- The Reading Room—open 24 hours, it’s a place for guests to relax with a book of their choice and complimentary breakfast in the morning and prosecco, wine, and snacks in the evening
- The Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden—a rooftop terrace with views of New York City that offers a fireplace and a green house, in the evening it becomes…
- Bookmarks Lounge—a trendy cocktail lounge serving literary-themed cocktails, such as the Hemingway made with rum, champagne, and mint
- DVD Rental Library—for the movie lovers, the hotel also offers a rental library that includes the American Film Institute’s Top 100 films
The Library Hotel is not a hotel for the budget traveler, but it is a hotel for literary traveler—make reservations soon!