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Hotel Giraffe
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   365 Park Ave S, At 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016   |  
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Perth, Australia
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“Lovely Contemporary Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The hotel Giraffe is a wonderful botique hotel in the heart of Park Avenue New York. The rooms are well appointed and spacious and the balcony is a nice way to get a feel for the heart of New York. The breakfast is ample and coffee good. The wine and cheese in the early evening is a nice way to unwind as you plan your evening. . The roof top bar was also a great place to have a nice drink and take in the city The staff are freindly and professional. The Giraffe was a great place to stay and I would highly recomend it if you want a great botique hotel in the heart of New York.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We just returned from a 7 day stay at the Hotel Giraffe and loved every moment! This hotel is very conveniently located just a couple of blocks from major subway connections and a 3 min. walk away from beautiful Madison Square Park and the Shake Shack!

The rooms were large, extremely clean, and comfortable. The shower had great water pressure and consistent water temperature. Returning to the room after a long day and evening to soft music and chocolate on the pillows was a great touch. We also enjoyed the breakfast, wine and cheese, and cookies and coffee in the lobby.

We will most definitely be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed here last summer and fell bad for not writing review. I was very happy with my room which had balcony that I never had at any hotels in NYC. The room was so beautifully decorated and had plenty of desk space to work. I enjoyed the facilities and the check in staff was the friendliest I have ever encountered and treated me as if I was celebrity. I was treated with profound respect and was asked if I needed anything, but all I needed was there, but it was nice to know how much they cared to ensure my stay was pleasent. Stay there and get surprised, This property is far superior of that of Library which was OK even though I gave it 5 stars and Casablanca where I had unfortunate experience which could have been rectified like all other hotels do in NYC. Hotel Giraffe was the best hotel out of the 4 in the chain. Thank you so very much to every single employee at Giraffe.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This hotel in conveniently located on Park Ave. Rooms are clean and nicely sized for NYC. We had trouble closing the window treatments, but that was the only problem with our balconied room. Included with your room are wine and snacks in the evening and a quite adequete breakfast. The hotel also has a nice roof bar.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Everything about the Hotel Giraffe is beautiful and comfortable. There is no pretension here. The lobby was a great place for relaxing and working. The wine and cheese reception was perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. It was also very nice to return to such a comfortable, clean, quiet room. The turn down service was a nice touch.
The staff here were all absolutely fabulous and accommodating to all of our needs and requests, including helping myself and my colleagues finish up some work we were doing very late on night in the lobby.
Great location too with plenty of places to eat nearby, close to transportation.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for six nights in late June. We had a two room suite, with two parents in the bedroom and two kids on a pull out couch. The room was clean and, by Manhattan standards, fairly spacious.

The complimentary breakfast in the morning helps take some of the financial sting off a family vacation in Manhattan, and the wine and cheese from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. can help tide you over until dinner. There are also cookies available in the lobby 24/7, which is a nice touch.

There are only two elevators, and it seems like one or both are often being used by the staff, so you may end up waiting a bit to change floors.

A metro station for the 6 line is just two blocks away, and the N and R lines are just five blocks away, making it very convenient for metro travel.

A great hotel. We would certainly stay here again for our next family trip to New York City.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is our fifth stay at the Giraffe. Couldn't be happier with the rooms, amenities and location. There are many more posh hotels to stay in New York, the Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons etc. but at this price point, the Giraffe is hard to beat. Great breakfast in the lobby with wine and cheese in the afternoon. Rooms are modern and clean, bed comfortable and internet available in the room. Subway is two blocks and Union Square is a brief walk. Can't wait to go back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 365 Park Ave S, At 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in New York City
#4 Family Hotel in New York City
#4 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#7 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe 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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