Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

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Experience the magic of Times Square just steps from our door, and then escape from it all at this oasis of hospitality, The Casablanca Hotel. Enjoy generous hospitality at the Casablanca, all included daily with your $25 per night resort fee. Guests are welcome to unwind in Rick’s Cafe with refreshments 24 hours a day, including coffee, tea, soft drinks, health bars, fresh fruit and snacks served throughout the day. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and bottled water is provided daily.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Bathrobes
Safe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Value
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

147 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036-6575
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Teterboro Airport
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Times Square
2 minNew York City Subway
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles7,563 reviews
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Nestled near the hustle of Times Square, the Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection offers a serene retreat with its charming Casablanca theme and peaceful lounges. Guests frequently commend the hotel for its immaculate cleanliness and the warm, attentive service provided by staff. Despite some opinions that the rooms could benefit from updates, many find them quaint and comfortable, offering a quiet respite. The hotel's value is celebrated for its reasonable rates, complimentary breakfast, and all-day snacks, alongside praised amenities that contribute to a tranquil and convenient stay.
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Atmosphere
Charming
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
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Peaceful
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Relaxing

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GloriaGuest wrote a review Feb 2020
east sussex england
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 5th visit to the Casablanca . We were there to celebrate my 60th birthday with friends and family. From the moment we arrived the staff make you feel special and several thoughtful touches such as a chilled bottle of Prosecco in the room all add to the feeling of being a valued customer. The rooms are not large though are very comfortable and well furnished. The included breakfast and cheese and wine offered daily are superb and the staff that serve these are so friendly and welcoming. A recent addition to the rooms is a small refrigerator which we welcomed. The location of the hotel is brilliant as so close to Times Square just outside the door, however when you enter the hotel it just feels so calm and tranquil with fantastic soundproofing against the general noise in the area. This hotel knows what it wants to be ! If you are wanting an anonymous high tech trendy environment this is not for you. If you want charming, friendly comfortable and excellent quality, don't hesitate and book ! We found this hotel a few years ago after many years of bed hopping around the city, we have finally found where we want to be when we visit New York.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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JudyMarlborough wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is a little gem in the middle of a very busy area. It is kind of old-fashioned, in a nice way. The staff goes above and beyond to make you feel at home. Every person who works there is so nice and helpful and pleasant.

The room was nice. A little small, maybe. But the furnishings were lovely, especially the spacious tiled bathroom. The room was also surprisingly quiet, especially given the location of the hotel.

The breakfast was great. The food was really good and there were a lot of choices. Away the room is set up, you end up talking to other guests (if you want to) and that is really fun. In the dining room, the staff was extremely helpful. For example, they went out back to find me a plain yogurt and then to heat up my oatmeal and bring it to me even though I think technically I was supposed to do it myself. They were just really nice.

I had a little issue with the New York Sports Club —access to it is one of the amenities that you get for your $25 resort fee —and I thought I should let other guests know about it. And overly aggressive member, who was sharing the lane with me, kicked my foot so hard that he literally broke my toe. I had to go the clinic and an X -ray confirmed this. Although I told the manager, Michele, in a phone conversation and a letter and sent her pictures, she never returned my phone calls nor indicated that she had addressed the situation. So I’m writing this in order to warn other people to be careful if they go to the health club. I do not think it is well-managed. And how it is managed stands in such stark contrast to the graciousness of the hotel that it is shocking.

I do recommend that people stay at this lovely hotel. They could not of been nicer to me, getting me ice and so on and making sure that I was OK when I told them i was injured.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from JohnTaboadaNYC, General Manager at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear JudyMarlborough, Thank you for taking the time to speak with me. While we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, we are very sorry to hear that the management at NYSC was unresponsive. Our arrangement with NYSC goes back over 20 years and this is the first incident of its kind that we have heard of. As I assured you , I have reached out to them to express my dissatisfaction with how you were treated. Despite your experience, we hope to welcome you back soon. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back home. Kind regards, John Taboada General Manager
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Sal wrote a review Sept 2021
Moscow, Pennsylvania
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of this hotel could not be better. It’s a half block away from Times Square. Walking distance to the major theaters and also Restaurant Row. The hotel is exceptionally clean and staff very helpful and friendly. Our room was small, but comfortable and had all of the necessities. The weather was very hot and the window air conditioner, although a bit loud, was able to keep the room comfortable. We found the bed to be very comfortable. Free snacks 24 hours a day, including coffee, water, soft drinks and small bags of chips and nuts. No breakfast food except for the coffee. The restaurant on the ground floor Tony’s Di Napoli is wonderful. Parking is available in a garage next-door that charges $30 a day. We would definitely stay here again in the future.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Shore Thing Productions wrote a review Aug 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While I have stayed at The Casablanca many times over the last several years, this was my first trip since COVID. Therefore I was curious to see what changes, if any, had been made hoping that the hotel still had the same amenities as pre-COVID. Sadly, it does not. I guess the good news is that at least the hotel is open and you cannot say that for every business. But while The Casablanca remains a charming, small, hotel with an ideal location and friendly employees, sadly it lacks many of the things that formerly made it one of the best. For example, Rick's Cafe on the second floor offers an ideal respite from the hustle bustle of the city and a great place to crash after a busy day. Its daily Continental Breakfast offering, however, has been scaled back to what is now described as "light" and its nightly wine and cheese reception with weekly piano entertainment (a great time and place to socialize and make new friends) has been eliminated altogether. I am not sure how much of this is due to staffing, supply, sanitary, and budgetary issues, but the hotel is now charging a daily Resort Fee that one would assume would cover such "extras". Alas, it does not. While the hotel does not have an on-site workout space, it previously had a trade with a local, nearby health club where a guest could go at no extra charge. During my recent stay that amenity was not being offered. When I checked in, the person at the Front Desk knew nothing of the prior arrangement. It was only later in the day, when I spoke with someone else, that I learned the health club had closed and that, as a result, the hotel no longer offered this guest service as a part of a stay. The hotel has nicely appointed rooms with comfortable beds and nice bathrooms with daily housekeeping offered, Something that, sadly, you no longer find at many other hotels. Be sure to request an interior room as they are generally quieter. All in all, I enjoyed my stay at The Casablanca, but the hotel ain't what it used to be. Then again, what is???
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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SeasideRendezvous88 wrote a review Feb 2022
Oregon
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were so happy to finally get to NYC after having to reschedule twice due to ongoing Covid. We greatly appreciated the Casablanca management allowing us to twice rebook our non-refundable reservation.

The room was spacious for a NYC hotel room, comfortable and clean. It was also quiet for being right off of Times Square.

We enjoyed Rick's Cafe and being able to stop in for breakfast items and afternoon and evening snacks and beverages. The location is excellent with about a 30 second walk to Times Square, a couple minutes to the Times Square/42nd Street subway station, 5 minutes to Bryant Park and 10 - 15 minutes to Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall.

We enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Paula C wrote a review Jul 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful hotel in the perfect location. Few steps from Time Square. All main NYC attractions were easy to access from the hotel.

The hotel is very clean, very nicely decorated; Rick’s cafe is 24/7 available offering snack bars, fresh fruit, water, sodas, flavored waters, tea, variety of coffees, and an excellent place to take your own dood ro enjoy.

The hotel offers several complimentary amenities besides the cafe, such as computer access, wifi, bottled water in the room, slippers, bathrobes, luggage storage.

Everybody at the front desk is amazing!!! They are helpful, resourceful, Respectful, friendly, a fantastic group!

The website pictures show exactly how the hotel is; everything they offer, you got it and more. They go an extra mile to make you feel comfortable and enjoy your time there.

They offer ride service to the airport through an external company which is also excellent.

This is a hotel that you must stay when you visit NYC!

Thank you for such a great experience!!!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Upbeatlady wrote a review Nov 2021
Evergreen, Colorado
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This little hotel was recommended to us by someone who'd stayed there before .... Loved the proximity to theatres, restaurants, and shopping. Walkable! The rooms were quite nice, and we enjoyed the room on the second floor with fruit, coffee, etc. Employees were pleasant and helpful. Appreciated their ability to call taxis and track their progress getting there. Also utilized their booking of cars to pick us up and deliver us to the airport. The only drawback was that we'd requested an early wake-up call, which never came.
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Date of stay: October 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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darrenmcroberts wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A beautiful hotel, aged beauty preserved perfectly. With its gorgeous lounge, cute little rooms with creaky floors it feels like going back in time, but with espresso and USB charging and wifi. From the moment you enter, the service is amazing in every respect, Welcoming, comforting and very attentive to your every need. A really lovely stay.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CPM wrote a review Jul 2023
Perth, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A gem of a boutique hotel just a few steps to Times Square.
The carpets in the bedrooms could do with an upgrade,and the our conditioner was rather noisy.
There are no fridges in the rooms but they will bring ice if you request it.
There are free toiletries provided with a hairdryer ,ironing board and iron.
The beds and pillows were very comfortable and there were plenty of fluffy towels.
There are free soft drinks and water provided all day with tea and coffee,fruit snack bars and crisps, in the second flour lounge , but the hotel does not have a licence to sell alcohol.
This is all included in the resort fee with a continental breakfast.with yoghurt tea and coffee.
There are hardboiled eggs for breakfast, the staff will heat oatmeal porridge for you and toast bagels with cream cheese.
We found this breakfast perfectly adequate and there are diners nearby if a full breakfast is required.
All the staff are so very pleasant,friendly and welcoming, and will do everything to help you.
We really enjoyed our stay and would stay at the Casablanca again if we visited New York.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kimberly Watson, Marketing at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded 01 Aug 2023
Dear cheritonbkk, Thank you! We appreciate all your feedback. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed all of our amenities and our comfortable beds and pillows! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you home again soon! Kind regards, Kimberly Watson Director of Sales & Marketing
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Jean S wrote a review Jan 2023
North Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at this charming boutique hotel was as delightful as I remembered from past visits. The entire staff were exceptional and treated both myself and my daughter with such thoughfulness after having our 6 day mother/daughter pre Christmas trip extended an additional 6 days due to flight cancellations. Special thanks to John, General Manager who welcomed us back sans luggage after spending the better part of one day at the airport waiting to fly home only to be told our flight had been cancelled once again.

Having stayed at the Casablanca in past years I did not consider staying anywhere else when planning this fun filled trip. I was not disappointed. Everything was as I remembered pre-pandemic with the light continental breakfast available each morning, snacks offered all day, comfortable rooms and cleanliness throughout. Its central location right off Times Square is within walking distance to restaurants, theatres, shopping, Bryant Park with its ice rink and Christmas Market, Rockefeller Centre and Central Park as well as many other walkable sights. The welcoming staff when you return to the hotel made the day complete.

Our unplanned Christmas day in New York City was exhilarating with it being spent amongst 1,000's of visitors like ourselves enjoying the joy and wonderment of this exciting, beautiful city at this special time of the year. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone at Casablanca who contributed to making this a Christmas to remember. Happy New Years to you all!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Answer from Kimberly W
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Hi! We have a few options. You can contact the hotel directly and they can assist you in reserving private transportation. You can also take a yellow taxi or an Uber but due to the construction at JFK, that may require a bit of a walk depending on what terminal you arrive to. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Kim and the staff at the Casablanca
Linda G asked a question Nov 2023
Peoria, Arizona25 contributions33 helpful votes
is breakfast included
Answer from Pastor Mike M
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania2 contributions
Yes, it is continental but enough to fill up on. They also have snacks all day long available
Answer from Karen S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom17 contributions11 helpful votes
I’ve been 3 times and always booked separately. The hotel is really good at booking transport to and from the airport so it’s never been a problem that it’s not a package.
Answer from Kimberly W
2 contributions
Hi! You do not need a Covid test to check in. You do need to show proof of vaccination. Thank you!
Answer from Kimberly W
2 contributions
No, you do not. You do need to show proof of vaccination. Thank you!
lovetodance418 wrote a tip 11 Jul
Boston, Massachusetts263 contributions92 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rm 304 faces the street and can hear some street noise. Not bad but I’d get a different room."
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LNSMIA wrote a tip 01 Jul
Miami, Florida12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Continental breakfast included! "
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Jennie S wrote a tip Jun 2024
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book way in advance. It was fairly close to walk from the train."
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Blake C wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep the fans on to help drown out the noise from Times Square."
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John S wrote a tip Jun 2024
Gainesville, Florida16 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"IF you're able to travel with your own pillow, you might want to do so. The bed and pillows would be our only complaint. "
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PRICE RANGE
R 5,863 - R 8,877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
casablanca hotel new york city, casablanca new york city
LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTimes Square / Theater District / Theater District / Midtown West / Manhattan / Midtown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Which popular attractions are close to Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Nearby attractions include Broadway (0.2 km), Bryant Park (0.4 km), and Times Square (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, room service, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dos Caminos, Los Tacos No. 1, and Blue Fin.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (5.5 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (5.5 km), and Governors Island National Monument (8.0 km).
Is Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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