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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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“Phenomenal hotel and location!”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

Family of 4 (2 teenage daughters).

Stayed at the Giraffe for 7 nites in late May. We were welcomed upon arrival with a very helpful staff and pleasantly surprised to find our room was available for check in at 8am. Perfect after a "red-eye" from So Cal! This allowed us to freshen up and get on with our exploring of Manhattan.

The boutique hotel is perfectly situated in Midtown a couple blocks from Flatiron District which I found to enjoy the most. A block from Madison Square Park as well. Another major benefit we loved was being on Park Ave and directly above the 4,5,6 subway line. Made it extremely easy to traverse all of Manhattan.

Hotel staff was top notch and very accommodating. I travel a lot and I cannot recall a better staff. 2 double bed room with balcony was large for NY standards and the balcony is a great addition you will not find anywhere else in Manhattan. Room was spotless and housekeeping is on their A game.

Can't forget the daily continental B-fast, drinks throughout day, and wine/cheese in evenings. That really sets this hotel apart from others.

Will find it hard to stay anywhere else the next time visiting New York.

Thank you Hotel Giraffe for making my families 1st trip to the Big Apple a great experience!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We have been to the city many times, but this was our first trip with our 9 year old. Booked 2 nights mid-week in a King Suite. Staff were friendly and incredibly helpful, even with our silly questions about how to take the subway to Brooklyn for a concert at the Barclays Center. Rooms are bright, comfortable, clean and spacious, and the balcony (really, a ledge) was a wonderful touch (fresh air in a hotel room!). Can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

One of our favorite of the best of NY. Great Location - Madison Avenue. Great Staff who give top flight service. Some little things wrong, but do not let it intefere with enjoying time in the room/suite, the hotel or NYC.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We stayed mainly because of the reviews. We are glad we did.
The most important thing about a hotel is cleanliness - and this is a clean hotel. It also benefits from staff who know what they are doing and happy to help, being well appointed and comfortable and in a great position. I also thought it was a reasonable price considering.

Ok it is not the biggest hotel in the world but small really is beautiful. The nice touches are the cheese and wine which is help yourself, and the wine was pretty good. Breakfast, well OK its not the international standard of scrambled eggs etc but actually the fresh fruit and bagels and toast were very adequate. The coffee machine runs 24/7 and help yourself, which we used all the time.
We loved it and would use this hotel again when next in NY, arranging the trip around their availability.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

We went with the Giraffe having decided we would only stay at one of the 4 hotels in the Library group in Manhattan. Based on the reviews here and their website, we were not at all disappointed and everything met our expectations. The service was excellent, the rooms large and clean (for Manhattan - we had a balcony on 10th floor), located in a good area with Subway a block away and excellent restaurants. The wine and cheese evenings were a great bonus, as was the free and plentiful continental breakfast. My only one small comment around 'areas for improvement' relates to tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms - it took some days for us to get a coffee machine. We would definitely use Giraffe again and recommend them.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

we had a very comfortable stay here for a week in April. Rooms were spacious and well appointed. The hotel staff were friendly and welcoming, and the early evening cheese & wine was a nice touch. Breakfast was very nice but there was not usually quite enough seating - I wondered why they didn't use the restaurant facilities on the floor below. We were fascinated to discover that the hotel was opposite the house where Herman Melville wrote Billy Budd and around the corner from the Armoury - home of the famous 1913 art show. A great hotel which we'd happily recommend and would visit again, in a really interesting location.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

Stayed at the Giraffe for a weekend and loved it. The staff was great- very attentive and remembered my name. The constant availability of water, snacks and wine/cheese at night was a great touch. The rooms were large by NYC standards as was the bathroom- beautifully appointed as well. Would stay here again

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 365 Park Ave South, At 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8801
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Region: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business Hotel in New York City
#5 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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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