My family love this New York hotel, The Giraffe. We've stayed there as a couple at least half a dozen times, and with family and friends as well. It's not too big, nor too small, and it's a real gem in a city with thousands of hotels of all sizes and types.
The Giraffe is very centrally located on Park Avenue South, some 9 blocks up from Union Square in mid town Manhattan. There are excellent shops nearby, in Union Square itself, and on Madison and 5th Avenues, both very near. Madison Square Gardens, less than 5 minutes walk away, has, in our view, the best burgers in New York, at the Shake Shack, and also the wonderful Italian shopping and eating experience, Eataly.
The Giraffe is a very friendly and comfortable hotel. The staff are always charming and most welcoming. The rooms are a good size by New York standards, very well equipped, most comfortable, and very reasonably priced considering the location and what the hotel offers. The very original and popular free wine and cheese every evening except Sunday, between 5 and 8 o'clock, is exceptional and a wonderful start to any evening in New York. Breakfast is also great.
The Giraffe doesn't have its own restaurant but has an arrangement with the next door Italian restaurant, but the area is full of excellent places to eat, so nobody has to go far to find something for all tastes and appetites. Try L'Express 24 hour brasserie 5 blocks down towards Union Square.
We would find it difficult to stay anywhere else in Manhattan. It suits all ages, families, business guests, everybody.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Giraffe's elegant public spaces and award winning guestrooms create an immediate sense of effortless luxury and unparalleled comfort. Guests enjoy free WiFi and complimentary refreshments including the Library Hotel Collection's signature Continental Breakfast Buffet each morning and wine & cheese receptions every evening from 5PM-8PM, and coffee, tea, cookies and fruit around the clock served in the Grand Lobby. You can also customize your room to suit your needs with special features offered such as coffee/tea making facilities, featherbed mattress toppers or memory foam pillows to name just a few options. If we don't have the date, room or location you need, try our sister hotels, the Casablanca, Library Hotel or the Hotel Elysee all ranking among the top hotels in NYC by members of TripAdvisor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Giraffe Hotel New York City
- Hotel Giraffe