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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Experience”
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We stayed for six nights and had a great visit. Room was spacious and the service was efficient but also very relaxed. Great area for bars and restaurants - recommend The Grey Bar on 26th at Broadway. Will definitely return!

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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I booked this hotel based on it's TripAdvisor rating and reviews and was not disappointed. Having been I can completely understand why this place is so highly rated. It's not much to look at from the front, not what you'd call a landmark building but the WOW factor really happens when you step instead.

This hotel has some of the friendliest and most helpful staff I have ever come across. Nothing was too much trouble and you were always greeted with a sincere smile, with staff often pre-empting how they could help you - be it carrying your luggage, hailing you a cab or just filling up your water glass.

Our room was lovely, spacious and clean. The free wi-fi worked really well. Yes there's a little noise to be heard outside at night but you are in the centre of one of the busiest cities in the world - what do you expect? The sound-proofing is pretty good, my sleep wasn't disturbed and I am a light sleeper. The location is excellent, you're in the centre of everything and nothing is really too much of a walk - if you bring comfortable shoes! The neighbourhood is completely safe, we felt perfectly happy walking around at night.

The complimentary breakfast was lovely, though very busy, sometimes hard to find a seat but the hotel did bring out extra tables to try and help this. Wine and cheese at night was fabulous and so welcome after a long day walking around the city. Good quality wine too!

We really couldn't have had a better experience at Hotel Giraffe and if I ever return to NYC, I will be making sure I stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Staff is ready and willing to make your stay as trouble free as possible. Rooftop provides a tranquil spot to rest up for your next adventure. Breakfast was great and the staff is there to help with toasting breads and directions with the coffee maker.

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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Spent 5 nights at the Hotel Giraffe 3rd - 8th May 2014. What a gem this hotel is. We had a Classic King Suite at the back of the hotel facing onto 26th Street. The room had everything we needed and was relatively quite. This is NYC at the end of the day and there will always be street noise. The staff are friendly and attentive, always willing to help and advise, reception staff (Simona if I recall correctly) spent 45mins making a call to arrange our return pick up for which we were very grateful. The concierges are very helpful offering advice on how to get about, particularly on the subway which is only two streets away. The girls in the breakfast lounge/bar are attentive and we found the regular evening cheese & wine to be a very nice touch, particularly after a long day of trecking and sight-seeing. Breakfast, although 'continental' was more than adequate, cereals, fresh fruit, toasted bagels/bread, boiled eggs, fruit juice, tea/coffee etc. We found the location to be good for most attractions, quite central and within easy reach of the Empire State Building, Times Square and the Theatre District, most central attractions are within 10-30 minutes walk. We did however take the subway to 59th Street to visit Central Park and took a taxi to Battery Park for our trip to The Statue of Liberty. All in all we had a fabulous time in NYC and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Giraffe. If we do visit NYC again we will definately stay at the Hotel Giraffe or one of the sister 'Library' group hotels. A big thank you to all the staff at Hotel Giraffe for making our stay a thoroughly enjoyable one.

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms facing onto 26th Street would seem to be the quieter ones, 801 was excellent for...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

We had amazing service with very friendly, helpful staff. Our room was unusually large for NYC (Classic Guestroom with king bed). Daily continental breakfast was great and daily wine/cheese reception each night was outstanding. Beautiful rooftop seating too. Couldn't have been nicer. Easy to get taxis and the subway.

Room Tip: We stayed in a Classic Guestroom with one King bed. It was spacious! Room 704.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Columbia, Md
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

The Hotel Giraffe is a warm and friendly place to be. The lobby is so comfortable and the staff is so friendly and helpful that people hang around to socialize. The room we had was facing the street and had a small balcony. The room and bath are lovely and very clean. We would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

I must have stayed in at least 250 hotels in my life for work and vacations, and Hotel Giraffe is the best of the non-resort hotels I have stayed at. We had a one bedroom suite that was large and comfortable and, very important for me, quiet. I could not hear the guests in the adjoining room, and the only street noise we heard was the sirens. The staff is extremely helpful, the breakfast is great and a time saver, and on those days we had a heavy lunch, the evening wine and snacks were enough for dinner. I have found my perfect NYC hotel and will return on our once or twice yearly visits to NYC.

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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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