Hotel Elysée, Manhattan Beauty

My family has just returned from a great stay at the Hotel Elysée in New York City, and I recommend it heartily to one and all! From the lovely large rooms and suites to the dynamite service and great location, consider staying here the next time you’re in Manhattan.

blog6Located on 54th Street between Park and Madison, you are just a few minutes from primo shopping on 5th Avenue or Madison. Several subway stops are very close as well. And if you want some exercise or fresh air, Central Park is nearby — or you can get a free pass and work out at the New York Sports Club a few blocks over at Park and 59th. You are also right next door to the world-famous Monkey Bar, for either dinner or a late night cocktail.

We loved the complimentary breakfasts in the 2nd floor club room, with lots of fresh pastries, bagels, croissants, great coffee and tea, scones, hard-boiled eggs — as well as the afternoon wine-and-cheese offerings from 5-8pm. Cookies, fruit, and coffee or tea are available all day long as well! Free newspapers are available too.blog7Also in the club room is a computer and printer, and there is free wifi throughout the hotel. There is same-day laundry service, and evening turndown service with chocolates on your pillow. Checkout is 1 pm, so you are not being rushed out on your day of departure. If your schedule allows you to sleep in on your final day, you can do so at the Elysée!

The level of service is top-notch. All the employees we met were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about both the hotel and the area. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms elegant, and the bedding soft and inviting. If there wasn’t so much to do in New York I think we would have just lounged around our room and the club room all day. So do yourself a favor and stay at the Elysée on your next trip to the Big Apple!

A final word on a giveaway going on now at all Library Hotel properties: go here to enter to win a three-night stay (for two people) at one of the hotels in their collection, plus a $100 dining gift certificate and free passes to the wonderful Morgan Library museum. Hey, you never know, right?