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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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Rapid City, South Dakota
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love the Giraffe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Staff all great from booking questions, to check in and to check out. Helpful restaurant recommendations. Love the wine and snacks for 3 hours at night and good breakfast. Very nice bathroom and room size very good for Manhattan


Room Tip: Chance to upgrade to a suite for reasonable cost
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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Roxbury, New York
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I love the service - the location is OK....the beds are fine...but there is something about the place that make it great. the wine hour is nice. the fron t desk always goes out of its way to do the right thing. ask for a room with a little balcony

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

26th and Park Avenue South. Nice wine/cheese in airy lobby; cold but varied buffet breakfast buffet that can be delivered at no extra charge. Pricey rooms, but well appointed. Lighting a bit dim for reading; bed nice and firm. Friendly staff all around. Stay on the 26th street side to minimize (not eliminate) traffic noise -- also lovely French doors onto tiny balcony. 2 blocks to #6 subway, 1 block to Murray Hill South Asian neighborhood (Lexington). Attached bar/restaurant on lower level. Very enjoyable and great location. Rooms small for the expense.

Room Tip: upper floor (7-11), 26th street side away from the elevators
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We loved the room, the great breakfast,happy hour every night, snacks at all times and very friendly and helpful staff. We also loved dining at the restaurant Bread and Tulips. We will return.
We loved having diffent newspapers to read daily. The car service to the airport was super..

Room Tip: The room was very nice,cozy and comfortable.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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San Jose California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My daughter and I just returned from 10 nights at the Hotel Giraffe and we could not be happier with our choice. Our reservations were handled thru Ashley and she made sure everything was perfect. The staff at the hotel were pleasant, polite and engaging and always met our needs. The king balcony suite was awesome. It was on the 5th floor and faced Park Avenue and yes, the city noise was present but that's part of the experience of visiting New York. No noise what so ever came from inside the hotel, we slept like babies. We started every day with the morning offerings and found everything to be fresh and tasty. The ladies in the morning were wonderful. And always nice to come back to the wind and cheese hour as a prelude to our evening activities. The neighborhood is delightful with lots of very cool restaurants and we felt very safe. We hIghly recommend The Giraffe Hotel and would not consider anywhere else for a future visit. Slightest disappointment was that the rooftop was not open and we had beautiful weather in which to enjoy that aspect of the hotel. Thank you to the entire staff!!!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Excellent location. Good value for money. Very friendly assistants. Immediate service.
Poor on picking us up at airport. Limousine was late and refused to fetch us inside airport. We had to go out and find him.
Very poor help in recommending restaurants in the area. Ended up going to over 6 restaurants... each one with a waiting time of 30 to 60".
Very noisy location and hard to sleep. But we guess that is NY...

Room Tip: As high as possible, overlooking Park.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

My wife and I were recently in NY for 2 days of business and 2 days of leisure. We picked the hotel mainly because the location was convenient for my wife's work, and we were pleasantly surprised. The rooms are relatively spacious by Manhattan standards; we had no trouble leaving both of our suitcases open on the floor while we were there. For me, the best feature is the lobby area. There is always complimentary coffee, tea and some light snacks available to enjoy while coming or going of if you're meeting friends before dinner. In the evening, there's wine and cheese available as well.

The location is also great. It avoids the chaos of Midtown/Times Sqaure, and there are lots of good restaurants nearby. It's two blocks from the 6 train and three blocks from Madison square park and the NQR train.

Room Tip: As far as I could tell, all of the rooms have balconies. A higher floor is better to mitigate some...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#6 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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