There is another wonderful property owned by the Library Hotel Collection where I’ve recently stayed, and it is just steps from Times Square; the first-rate and comfy Casablanca Hotel. If you want to see a Broadway show or just shop and hang out where it’s all happening, consider the Casablanca.
- Free High Speed Wireless Internet
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Complimentary refreshments in their clubroom (named Rick’s Cafe, of course!)
- Wine & cheese receptions evenings from 5pm-8pm
- Free bottled water, turn down service
- Free health club passes
The breakfasts and wine-and-cheese spreads are incredibly good, and the selection of coffees and teas left us feeling full and quite satisfied. Comfortable chairs and couches abound, and you can lounge by the fireplace (see photo below) while reading the paper or surfing the web and imbibing a cool or hot drink. We found our room very stylish, done up as all the rooms are in Moroccan fashion, and snug. Yes, it was very cold here in New York in early January, but our room and Rick’s Cafe were cheery, warm, and very pleasant.
As we’ve found now at each Library Hotel location, the service could not be better, faster, or more friendly. The concierge and front desk people are quite helpful, and can help you find a great place to eat, arrange for tickets to a show, or just help you achieve whatever it is you’ve come to do in the Big Apple.
Right now there are several specials going on at the Casablanca: there’s the Wonderful Winter in NYC, where the price is 20% off and you get 2 complimentary Leonidas Choco Lattes and 2 Casablanca mugs; the Valentine’s Package which comes with a bottle of Lunetta Prosecco and the hotel’s own “From New York with Love” Love Box; the Top of The Rock Package, also at 20% off plus 2 tickets to the Top of the Rock observation deck for breathtaking and unforgettable views of the city; and a few other great deals as well! Check out their specials at the link above.
Again, we loved our stay at the Casablanca, and I think you will too.