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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #4 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Wellington
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“Fantastic hotel!”
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was our first visit to New York and we picked the best hotel! It was fantastic - lovely clean rooms and very helpful staff. The breakfast in the morning in the large lobby area was nice - plenty to choose from, and they happily cooked up the porridge for me too! There was a coffee machine and tea available all the time too. The wine and nibbles in the evening was a great touch, especially after a long day sight seeing in the polar blast which had hit New York!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Lovely hotel with very pleasant people. Nice room. FREE Wi-Fi! Complimentary breakfast and complimentary wine & cheese "happy hour" with finger foods and live piano in lobby. So comfortable and in a good location. Across from Manzanilla restaurant, which is very good as well. I will definitely plan to stay here again. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel. It's not a typical NYC hotel. There was a balcony in our room, a lovely complimentary wine, cheese, olives, and nuts in the early evening, and complimentary breakfast ( eggs, toasted bagels, espresso, cappuccino, cereal, croissants, etc). The staff were absolutely wonderful.
The location is in a very safe area within waking distance to nice shops and great restaurants. We saw a concert at Irving Plaza and it was perfect for that.
Room was surprisingly big with a great bathroom. Very clean- not a stray hair or spec of mold anywhere-- I'm very picky.
Overall wonderful!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stayed here based on TA reviews, and it is all true! Warm hospitality, Example: The doorman recognized me a block away and came out in the frigid cold to open the door and welcome me - upon arrival and more than once over several days.

I had booked the single queen room, which was immaculately clean and generously sized, included a balcony, and was cozy and surprisingly quiet. Turn down service nightly, and many amenities offered at no extra charge. Example: two bottles of water!

Then there is the food. Best breakfast I have ever had at a hotel included in the room fee. Fresh croissants of the highest quality with jam, pastries, bagels and cream cheese, cereals, fresh fruit, juices, espresso/cappucino/latte/coffee/tea; all beautifully presented and attended by friendly, helpful staff. In the evening a wide selection of cheese and crackers served with wine. Where is the last place you stayed where they offered complementary champagne, wine or red wine - noticed that you had finished and came to your table to offer another glass??? Crazy I tell you!

The Bread and Tulips restaurant downstairs was cozy and inviting, served good, simple Italian fare at a reasonable price with great service, and the hotel provide a 20% discount on top!

They even accommodated my request for a late check-out, despite being completely booked that night.

Hats off to the Hotel Giraffe. There cannot be a better hotel experience in Manhattan at this very reasonable price point.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Salisbury, Uk
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Lovely welcome. Efficient service. Clean and well-appointed rooms. Superb location. And we particularly appreciated the wine and cheese thing in the late afternoon.

Just the place to stay in New York, especially if you like characterful independent places which reflect their exciting environment.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This was our second stay at the Hotel Giraffe and we had a fabulous time! The staff is so helpful and friendly, our room was nicely appointed and comfortable and the wine hour and complimentary breakfasts were great! Also, we love the location! We only stay at the giraffe when we to to NYC!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

This place is just weird, but it's actually fantastic. The rooftop deck (with namesake giraffe statue) is a fantastic enclave above lower Manhattan. The nightly happy hour with free wine and cheese is delightful. And the suites are larger than most NY apartments. The beds are as hard as everyone says, and although they offer foam pads upon request, no one in my party actually received one.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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 Business Hotel in New York City
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#3 Luxury 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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