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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #4 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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“Wonderful hotel, exceeded my expectations!”
Reviewed 25 September 2009

We decided to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary in New York. I was just about to book the Hilton when my husband stopped me, he had just found a review of Hotel Giraffe. As it was a special trip we booked the Terraced Suite. We had a great flight and arrived full of excitement and a little trepidation, you know what it's like, you want something to be good and you can be a little disappointed. Not a bit of it, this place exceeded our expectations. The hotel is in a great location, literally a short stroll to the lovely Madison Park which is worth a visit - check out the live music on Saturday nights. We wanted to do as much by foot as possible and we found we could. But if you get tired there is a subway round the corner from the hotel.

But what about the hotel itself? Our terraced suite was beautifully appointed, roomy and with lots of wardrobe space. The view from the 9th floor was great and we heard no traffic. The Roof Terrace is wonderful, a beautifully calm space.
The breakfast was lovely. Everything was well stocked and fresh. I have to give a special mention to the staff who worked at breakfast and in the evening. They were so nice, always greeting you with a smile and nothing was any trouble. The cheese and wine is really good.
I really loved this place. It has all the touches you expect of a good hotel, but none of the corporate stuff you tend to get in big chains. On our first night we were delighted to receive an anniversary card and complimentary wine.
All I have to do now is save up for another trip, and it will be back to this hotel. Loved it. Great staff, great location and fabulous room.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 September 2009

We enjoyed the Giraffe for its location, for its comfortable, spacious, well-equipped rooms, convenient grab-it-and-go breakfast, and helpful staff.
Our bedroom on the 10th floor was pretty quiet - especially for Manhattan. - and larger than we'd expected.
We liked the free internet access from the hotel's laptop in the foyer, enabling us to print our flight boarding passes easily.
Overall, a very pleasant stay at an unpretentious but classy hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2009

I am recommending this boutique hotel to all my friends

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 September 2009

We stayed at Hotel Giraffe for 4 nights in September 2009. Location of the hotel is excellent, walking distance from many attractions and many nice restaurants in neighborhood. Breakfast was of good quality and the breakfast room was peaceful and cozy. Helpful and nice personnel, service was fast whenever needed. Rooms were quite small but nice, I especially appreciated bathrobes and iron and iron board in the room. Only minus is the sound isolation. As we stayed on the third floor, you could hear the traffic sounds during the night. Luckily the area is really tranquil, so we did not have any problems with sleep.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chevy Chase, MD
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

We had a wonderful stay at Hotel Giraffe. We stayed in the King suite and it met all our expectations. The rooms were big (for NYC) and always clean. The staff was friendly and unobtrusive. The nightly receptions were well-stocked and much better than I've encountered at other hotels. The morning breakfast was also well-stocked and low-key. Plenty of papers and spots for everyone.

The location is great, it's about 15 minutes by cab to Broadway and Time's Square. You can walk to the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park. A one block walk allows you great views of the Chrysler Building and the Empire State Building and if you fancy a longer walk, you could go there as well.

Also walking distance to the Gramercy Tavern if you want a swanky night out and possible celebrity sighting as well as the dependable Les Halles for steak frites.

It's fair money for what you get and you can get good prepaid packages on the web site. I definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again.

Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 September 2009

After researching online forever, we decided on Hotel Giraffe. Complimentary breakfast was excellent. Great bang for your buck.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 September 2009

We enjoyed a lovely weekend at the Hotel Giraffe. It's convenient to many nice places to eat, the room was very comfortable, the staff so accomodating and the amenities in the lobby and the terrace were wonderful. We will definitely return.

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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 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business 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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