Stayed here one night (Friday) in a king suite room that was very comfortable, clean, and relaxing. I had stayed at the Hotel Elysee, this hotel's sister property on 54th, for the previous 3 nights, and I have to say I preferred this hotel in every category except location. I loved the more modern furnishings, sleek decorating, and soothing atmosphere here. The king suite had a queen sized pull-out couch that was very comfortable for my daughters. We had a better view from the 4th floor of 26th St. and Park Ave. than we had at Hotel Elysee on the 8th floor, where our view was of a concrete wall. The rooftop bar was probably my favorite thing about the Giraffe, with wonderful views and fresh air (well, as fresh as you can get in NYC). My daughters were warmly welcomed and each had shirley temples, which they loved. A fairly extensive continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese, and cookies and water/tea/coffee at all other times were available in the comfortable lobby. My daughters even enjoyed a game of chess in the lobby while I visited with a friend one evening. The concierge was helpful in recommending a restaurant for dinner on short notice (Les Halles, French, a few blocks north on Park... delicious!) and provided us with a great, detailed map of the neighborhood that included restaurants, stores, and services. Madison Square Park is only a block away with a playground, and the Flatiron Building on the other side. There are 2 subway stations on the 6 local line within 3 blocks on either side. Since I was traveling with my daughters (age 9 & 11), I preferred to be a little closer to the places they wanted to go (Central Park, Times Square, 5th Ave shopping), so Hotel Elysee was better in that way, but if you don't mind a quick subway ride and a little more walking, don't let that deter you from Hotel Giraffe. On Saturday morning we had a little bit of trouble getting our car because of "Summer Streets", when they block off Park Avenue for 3 Saturdays during the summer. However, the staff was very helpful giving us directions around the road closures, and we were not in any big hurry to leave this wonderful hotel. We just hung out in the lobby for a few extra minutes and had a few more cookies. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely stay there again.
- 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