I live in New York but as I had friends coming in town, we decided to all stay together in a hotel. I wasn't familiar with this hotel despite having lived in the city for several years but due to the excellent price and great reviews, I booked this hotel after fairly extensive research.
As both a local familiar with many other New York hotels, and a frequent business traveler to high-priced markets, I was extremely impressed with this hotel. We stayed in a 1-br suite. The quality and size of the room and amenities was excellent for the price. The room and furnishings are simple, sleek and seem new. The location, while not a hot-spot / super-hip, is still a great location convenient to uptown / downtown and very quiet compared to other neighborhoods. It also has great views up and down Park Ave. There are also still plenty of restaurants (and Shake Shack!) near by. Every employee at the hotel was extremely helpful and friendly. The wine reception and breakfast was also great!
The only odd thing was the door to our bathroom was a beveled glass so you could sort of see in.
I would recommend this hotel for business as well as pleasure (esp. older couples, families, etc. It's not, nor is it trying to be, a 5-star luxury boutique in meatpacking, but infinitely better than anything in Times Sq/Midtown for the reasonable traveler.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Giraffe Hotel New York City
- Hotel Giraffe