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Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

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147 West 43rd Street, New York City, NY 10036-6575
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-out
  • Elevator capacity limits enforced
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
Updated 03/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 513 hotels in New York City
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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
Baggage storage
Concierge
Snack bar
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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643Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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larrywhitehouse wrote a review Yesterday
Whitehouse, Texas79 contributions20 helpful votes
The people and service are great. If you are a light sleeper don't get an outside room next to the street. Our sheets were so old they had holes in them. Elevator did not work a couple of times and had to take the stairs. The pictures on the website are deceiving as they don't represent the people or current condition of what you see . The location is great to times square and the theaters for Broadway shows. Tony's next door is very good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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newportmax wrote a review 13 Aug
Santee81 contributions12 helpful votes
We have been all over the world and stayed at some of the best hotel chains, and for the money this might be best hotel we have ever stayed it. Friendliest staff, 24 hour snack room, nice rooms, and could not have a better NYC location. We messed up our reservation and they took care of it and were accomodating with everything we needed. Will stay here every time I go to NYC. They could charge double and I'd pay it.....although I hope they don't.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Shore Thing Productions wrote a review 12 Aug
Las Vegas, Nevada8 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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mdlagamma wrote a review 12 Aug
Greenwich, Connecticut
I love the intimacy of the hotel. The staff was terrific. I love Ricks Cafe. I hope that one day they will bring back the wine bar and piano player. The location is perfect td or shows and restaurants.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Pilgrimtozion wrote a review 12 Aug
York, Pennsylvania13 contributions6 helpful votes
What a phenomenal hotel! Located 30 seconds from Times Square, the Casablanca has everything you could ask for. They upgraded our room for free - we had booked a Petite Queen - and provided stellar service. The room was clean and quiet, we were able to park without a problem next door, the staff was sublime, and their second floor lounge took the cake. The courtyard was cute, breakfast simple but delicious, and they let me play the piano which always makes me happy. The decor was out of this world and so appropriate for a hotel with this name. Being a stones throw away from everything, including Broadway, was wonderful. I’d do it again in a heartbeat! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Jim S wrote a review 11 Aug
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
This wonderful property has the feel of many European hotels with rooms and elevators that tend to be on the smaller side. That's really part of the charm, it's an old property that has been well maintained and the staff is absolutely wonderful. Rick's Cafe on the second floor is open 24/7 for water, soft drinks, coffee, etc. and in the mornings for an attended continental breakfast. You are within blocks of many of the major theaters and mere steps from Times Square. Of course, multiple highly rated restaurants are nearby.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Dean K wrote a review 8 Aug
Sydney76 contributions54 helpful votes
I took my wife to New York for a weekend of fun (a show, dinners, maybe grab another show, museums) . We stayed at the Casablanca, largely on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews. I was slightly, though not entirely disappointed. I had expected an above average experience and this was merely average. The staff were very nice, accommodating, and knowledgeable and the room was clean, but it was tired, the decor in the hotel generally was tired, the continental breakfast was, let us say, "the usual suspects" and on a par with any Hampton Inn. You see what I mean? I had looked for and selected this hotel in the belief that it was a bit above the mark. It turned out to be just about chinning the bar. Also, traveler tip: if you want to be walking distance to the shows, go further west than the theater district, not right on top of Times Square. It's just so crowded all day that it's hard to walk around.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Kimberly Watson, Marketing at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded 4 days ago
Dear dkaflowitz, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you recognizing our wonderful staff and the cleanliness of your room. We are sorry to hear other parts of your experience were disappointing. Most of our guests enjoy our rustic décor but we understand that it is not for everyone. We offer muffins, croissants, scones, fresh fruit, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, coffee, tea, and juice for breakfast. For those looking for a heartier meal we recommend the NY style diner located next to the hotel. Our hotel is in the heart of Times Square. For those looking for an oasis in the middle of all the action, we are a perfect fit! Again, we are sorry our property was not the right fit for you. We have three other sister hotels in Manhattan. Perhaps you can try one on your next visit to NYC. Please feel free to reach out to me for any assistance with reservation. Kind regards, John Taboada General Manager
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ellenmoriah wrote a review 2 Aug
Concord, New Hampshire198 contributions113 helpful votes
I've stayed here twice; it's got a nice feel to it and is close to Times Square with an Italian restaurant adjacent to it without needing to step outside to get there. Bedding is comfy, room's are clear, decor is Casablanca-chic, toiletries are very nice. So; it's a lovely place to stay, as long as your room doesn't have windows facing E. 41st or Madison Avenue. There's construction there that goes until midnight, and starts up again at 6 a.m. And I'm told it's not uncommon in the summer for locals to turn up a stereo system at 2:00 a.m. which is SO LOUD there's no way you can sleep through it. Also, during my latest stay (last night), I'd gotten into my nightgown and was prepping for bed when I tried to turn on the overhead fan (no luck), and tried to turn on the TV (also no luck).
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Make sure everything works: stay away from rooms with windows facing construction.
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Response from Kimberly Watson, Marketing at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded 1 week ago
Dear ellenmoriah, Thank you for your feedback. We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us for a second time. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, bedding, décor, and amenities. We are sorry that the noise of our big city was bothersome. Being in the heart of Times Square, this is out of our control. We would be happy to request quieter rooms for you for any future stays. I understand you were getting ready for bed, but we certainly would have come to fix the fan and TV. We apologize that they were not in working order upon your check-in. We have spoken with our Chief Engineer about this and reminded him that both should be checked when rooms are inspected. Again, I apologize for these inconveniences. We do hope you stay with us again. It would be our pleasure to welcome you home. Kind regards, John Taboada General Manager
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Nicholas A wrote a review Jul 2022
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The hotel is in a great location steps from Times Square. The staff were always friendly and helpful. This hotel is not a cookie-cutter big chain type hotel. It had a lot of charm and atmosphere and a nice hang-out in Rick's cafe on the second floor, with snacks and soft drinks 24 hrs a day.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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tbhoy wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Staff were excellent. However room and amenities were poor. We were in 606 which has to be the smallest hotel room I have been given in numerous trips to USA. No fridge in room. Breakfast also very limited.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Kimberly Watson, Marketing at Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear tbhoy, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your praise for our staff. We couldn’t agree more! You stayed in our Deluxe Queen room. Perhaps one of our other larger rooms would have been better suited for you. We have Premium King rooms and Mini suites as well. Our website offers very clear description of each room type and provides the square footage. We have refrigerators available on request. Just let us know next time and we will have it set up in your room. We offer a light continental breakfast each morning. We serve coffee, tea, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt, croissants, muffins, scones, and hard-boiled eggs. Most of our guests think it is a lovely start to the day. We are sorry to hear you felt it was limited. There is a NY style diner located right next door to the hotel for those looking for a heartier breakfast. We apologize that your experience was not what you expected. If you decide to give us another try, please feel free to reach out to me for reservations. Kind regards, John Taboada General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$310 - US$456 (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 (0.2 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 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 Los Tacos No. 1, Megan’s Bar & Kitchen, and Tony's Di Napoli - Midtown.
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 Hamilton Park (3.1 km).
Is Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.