New York City welcomes visitors from around the world, offering a diverse selection of activities and attractions to choose from. Travelers can also find a variety of accommodations choices, including luxury hotels, quaint bed and breakfast inns and hotels with theme-designed rooms. Unique guest rooms include designs celebrating rock stars, historical figures, cartoon characters, classic movies and even the Dewey Decimal System.
Chelsea Star Hotel
Located in the Chelsea District of New York City, the Chelsea Star Hotel offers 18 rooms with private bathrooms, along with dorm accommodations. The Chelsea District features art galleries, comedy clubs, off-Broadway performances, dance venues and restaurants. Hotel amenities include a guest Internet station, copy and fax services, same-day laundry services and bicycle and roller blade rentals. Superior rooms feature mahogany furnishings, flat-screen televisions, in-room safes and heating and air-conditioning. Apartment suite amenities include kitchenettes with coffeemakers, refrigerators and microwaves. Specialty rooms offer shared bathrooms and televisions, each with individually designed themes. Specialty rooms include custom-designed murals and appointments, featuring themes such as Betty Boop, Madonna, Salvador Dali and Saturday Night Fever. Travelers on a budget can choose dorm accommodations, four-bed rooms with sitting areas and shared bathrooms.
Chelsea Star Hotel 300 West 30th Street New York, NY 10001 212-244-7827 starhotelny.com
The Library Hotel, situated in midtown Manhattan, offers 60 rooms in a circa 1900 terra cotta and brick building. The hotel provides a convenient location for visiting the New York Public Library, Times Square, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal and the Pierpont Morgan Library, all within walking distance. The Library Hotel offers 10 floors of guest rooms, each featuring individually designed rooms depicting Dewey Decimal System categories. Third floor rooms feature social science themes, including world culture and political science. Eighth floor guest rooms offer literature themes, such as mystery, poetry and classic fiction, while fifth floor decor features math and science themes, including dinosaurs and geology. Room designs include book and art collections illustrating each individual theme. Guest room amenities include flat-screen televisions, minibars, in-room safes, down blankets, robes and MP3 docking stations. The hotel features continental buffet breakfast, evening wine and cheese receptions, Wi-Fi Internet service, computer stations, a DVD library and free guest passes to the New York Sports Club. The on-site Madison & Vine Restaurant serves lunch and dinner menus, along with international wine selections.
Library Hotel 299 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017 212-983-4500 libraryhotel.com
Located within walking distance from Time Square in Manhattan, the Casablanca Hotel offers 48 smoke-free guest rooms. The family-owned hotel features a continental buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi Internet service, a New York City-themed DVD library, adjacent discount parking, same-day laundry services and two on-site restaurants. Guest rooms sport Moroccan designs, inspired by the movie classic “Casablanca”, including custom-made furnishings, archways, murals, ceiling fans, paintings, ornamental details and tapestries. Rooms also include soundproof windows, cable televisions, robes, minibars, DVD players and Baroness Cali Tarocco toiletry items.
Casablanca Hotel 147 West 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 212-869-1212 casablancahotel.com