We had spent several weeks travelling around and wanted to have a treat for our last night in NYC. I don't think we could have picked better than the Giraffe. The location (close to everything but not super-busy) was ideal for us, as was being across the street from the subway. The check in was friendly and efficient and the room, with our little balcony with a view down Park Avenue, was large and nicely decorated, with cute touches like some interesting books on the shelf to look at. We were presently surprised by the quantity and quality of the little extras included with the room cost: wi-fi, excellent wine and cheese and a good breakfast (with a great coffee machine, which is rare in NYC in my experience) all provided gratis. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to experience the roof garden, but will be sure to check it out next time.
However, the big thing for me was the friendliness of the staff and the genuine pleasure they had in looking after you during your stay. Nothing was too much trouble, and this is so different to our experience in many other hotels - which is why we often prefer to stay in B&Bs. The check-in staff were all great, but I would especially like to thank Simona and Jose for going the extra mile - Simona even volunteered to take a few photos of us on our departure help us to remember our stay.
Would definitely recommend the Giraffe to other looking to stay in mid-town Manhattan.
- 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