The Rear Library

The Rear Library
MAX GUESTS: 2
BED SIZE(S): 1 queen-size & 1 twin-size daybed
ROOM SIZE: 415 sq. ft.

For your temporary corporate housing or extended stay, look no further than the Rear Library of 1871 House, a set of unique hotel accommodations in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC. Two flights above the lobby sits the Rear Library, which exudes a kind of palatial serenity, owing to its spacious size, princess-worthy netting and cream bedding around the queen-size sleigh bed, and an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling books. The south-facing suite gets lots of light through its three lace-clad windows, which overlook a garden and terrace, and the daybed certainly makes one of the more enticing nap spots you will come across. The quiet apartment is positioned in the rear of the building. The beautiful oak parquet floors, the imposing marble fireplace, and the 10-foot ceilings all contribute to the expansive quality of the room. A large Oriental rug, the inviting wrought iron and brass daybed, a bureau, an antique armoire, and a round dining table with three chairs complete the suite’s furnishings.

The Rear Library also includes a compact kitchen with a microwave, toaster, regular ovens, a stove, a coffeemaker, sink, and full-size refrigerator.

The Rear Library’s en-suite bathroom is the most recently renovated in the entire townhouse and consists of a just-rebuilt tiled shower, pedestal sink, and toilet.

We think you should know:
-As 1871 House is a historical building and retains much of its 19th Century structure, it is not suited for all accessibility needs.
-The charming, late 1800s townhouse, is not a modern structure – think creaky floorboards and things as such
-This suite does not have a buzzer system
-This suite faces the garden side of the house.
-This suite consists of one large room without a separate bedroom area
-It’ll take you thirty-six steps to reach the suite’s entrance
-There’s no elevator in the building and the suite is two flights up from the house’s entry hall level.
-The kitchen is small but still good enough to prepare your morning coffee and other basics.
-Although there is an extra bed in the apartment, only two guests maximum are permitted.
-The fireplace is decorative
-Pets are not permitted.
-Room includes Panasonic 26″ 720p LCD HDTV
-The TV includes a ROKU device for streaming. The choice of what to watch and what to pay for is up to you. To access fee-based programming, you must be a subscriber and login with your own username and password.
-a/c is installed June, July, August, September & October for an extra fee (a/c is optional in the months of June and October) (supplemental fee).
-The Front Library can be booked together with the Rear Library and the two rooms connect to each other via a connecting interior door and hallway through the kitchen.