Looking for Parisian sophistication on the East Coast? For those planning a trip to the “City that Never Sleeps” this holiday season, a stay at New York’s beautiful Hotel Elysee is a must.

A truly magical and one-of-a-kind experience, Hotel Elysee, part of the rising hotel family called Library Hotel Collection. currently has boutique hotels located throughout New York City, Budapest, Prague, and adding Toronto to the impressive list in 2017. Each Library Hotel Collection property is unique in its own way, though all are equally impressive.

Built in the 1920’s, Hotel Elysee’s decorations exude an original vintage feel that transports its visitors back to lively and romantic 1920’s Paris.

Situated just six blocks from Central Park, three blocks from Museum of Modern Art and two blocks from all the 5th Ave shopping, Hotel Elysee is the perfect location for a relaxing and romantic visit to the Big Apple. In fact, Hotel Elysee offers exclusive packages such as a “Picnic in the Park” basket, “Bloomingdale’s Shopping” package, and a “Wine over Winter” package that includes a complimentary bottle of red wine, two signature Elysee wine glasses and a four piece box of chocolates.

One of the most unique perks of being a guest at Hotel Elysee is the complimentary wine and cheese reception that is offered to patrons every day from 5-8 pm. It’s the perfect start to an evening out on the town! The reception room is richly decorated in red and gold hues and features a live pianist. Soulful and relaxing tunes fill the room as patrons enjoy endless amounts of assorted cheese, cracker, bread, wine, and chilled prosecco.


In addition to the complimentary wine and cheese reception, Hotel Elysee also offers an sizeable complimentary breakfast each morning to help give guests fuel up for a busy day of exploring the bustling NYC cityscape.

For guests seeking a more romantic dinner, they can make reservations a few steps from the hotel’s lobby at the infamously swanky restaurant, The Monkey Bar (which has been around since the 1920’s right after the Prohibition was lifted).

Staying true to its vintage persona, each room at the hotel is decorated like a bedroom fit for french royalty.  These generously spacious rooms are a welcomed surprise for many guests compared to a typical cramped NYC   hotel accomodations. Finding a hotel room larger than a broom closet (let alone one the size of a standard apartment)  is a rare. Many of Hotel Elysee’s suites include a fire place, a full size sofa (with a pull out bed), a king size bed, a fully stocked mini fridge, a large coffee table, a full-size office desk, and two full size chairs.

Each suite contains enough room to lounge comfortably and invite friends over for a few glasses of champagne post-dinner at The Monkey Bar before heading out into the city for the night. There are even some rooms that offer adorable balconies that overlook the cityscape.

Hotel Elysee is the perfect hotel for couples looking for a romantic getaway, singles looking for a relaxing oasis, or a group of friends looking for an adventurous trip to the Big Apple. As the holiday season approaches, interested individuals can book their upcoming stay now by clicking here.  Explorers can also check out our review on their sister hotel, Hotel Library.

If you are lucky enough to stay at Hotel Elysee, as always, tell them East Coast Contessa sent you!

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