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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Booked this hotel for out first visit to nyc based on the TA reviews. They weren't wrong!

Arrived at 2pm, checked in quickly and found complementary wine in the room.

Free continental breakfast is plentiful and staff are more than willing to get you more coffee/toast.

We were never at the hotel for the free wine and cheese between 5 and 7pm but we heard it was a lovely way to finish off a hard days sightseeing.


24/7 coffee facilities in reception are useful when you come in and are freezing!

Reception staff very knowledgable about restaurants to eat at in different neighbourhoods, recommended a particularly good one near Central Park.


Central location within easy waking distance of most of the sights. Would never stay anywhere else if we visited again!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I discovered this boutique hotel last November visiting my son in New York. I am so impressed with their friendliness and the "extras" they provide like free breakfast, free wine and cheese hour. It is my favorite hotel in New York.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Myself and my fiancé stayed at Hotel Giraffe at the beginning of January 2014. We were impressed with the service of all staff throughout, and the room was very impressive. Complimentary breakfast and evening wine and cheese made the price great value for money and the central location meant that we were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go.

The hotel restaurant (Bread & Tulips) was probably the best quality and best value food we ate throughout our stay, eating there twice in the 10 day stay - the waitress even remembered us on our second visit.

The general noise of the city was the only thing which affected our sleep and would have been the same anywhere we had stayed, the hotel offers a lot of ways to combat the noise such as ear plugs and a SleepPhones system which you can plug your own iPod in to.

I would definitely recommend Hotel Giraffe to anyone staying in New York.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

Most hotels in NYC tend to be either very large, impersonal or extremely "trendy/hipster". I wanted something a bit more personal and a room with a balcony. I booked this hotel based on their tripadvisor ratings and was not disappointed. Yes, you do pay a premium for being in NYC and in a good location, but I think the pricing is adequate for what the hotel has to offer. The staff is delightful, rooms are simple but clean and charming, breakfast is good and the hotel has a lovely laid-back atmosphere, possibly because it tends to attract a very unassuming crowd: a nice mix of business travellers and tourists looking for somewhere quiet to stay, with no gimmicks. If I had to make a single recommendation to the hotel it would be to possibly consider adding tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms. Even though they do have complimentary tea/coffee in the lobby, which is a lovely touch, at times it would be nice to be able to make one in the room, especially in the morning. Other than that, absolutely perfect. I would definitely return and have recommended the hotel to friends and colleagues.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Great hotel-we stay there last weekend. (2/21/2014) Big room , excellent service and very good continental breakfast.
We loved wine and cheese hrs (specially piano accompaniment)
We used to stay at Library hotel (sister to Giraffe) but now we changing our priority) it will be Giraffe and then if there is no room we will go to Library.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2014

A quick stay in Manhattan; looking for something a little bit different than the usual 'big box' brand property. Took a chance on something new (looking at high TripAdvisor scores) and selected Hotel Giraffe. Location is just a few blocks south of the main midtown CBD. This creates an incredibly quiet scene. Hardly think you are on a main street! The building is small, with just a few rooms per floor. We had a corner facing Park Avenue, and still no noise! The staff are attentive, and very knowledgeable. It is clear they enjoy their environment, nothing feels fake! The guest room was furnished comfortably, very understated. Clean bathrooms. Turndown service. There is a complementary breakfast on the main floor, and while we did not use it, I am told that there is complementary snacks throughout the day. Very fast, free WiFi.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Northford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Giraffe! From beginning to end, we were extremely impressed with our room, hotel amenities and level of service. The neighborhood was also great! All of the staff were so friendly and helpful. Whether it was check-in, providing general info, or waiting on us during the complementary wine and cheese reception or breakfast, they were always pleasant and attentive. We stayed in a king suite and had plenty of room for 3 adults to spread out, relax and maintain privacy when we needed it. The only negative was the fact that we had to cancel one of our planned night's stay due to the unending snow days cutting my school vacation short (I'm a teacher). I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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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
#2 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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