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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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Ranked #5 of 451 hotels in New York City
South Hadley, MA
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“The Giraffe is simply the best boutique hotel in New York.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

This is our second year at the Giraffe in January, and it is simply the best boutique hotel in New York. Extraordinary level of personal service throughout the staff: each member goes far beyond the norm to provide personal, friendly, by name assistance. No haughtiness or attitude, just premiere service.
Beautifully appointed, thoughtfully designed, exquisite architecture, top shelf amenities. If only all travel experiences could be this positive. From a complimentary cocktail hour accompanied by a brilliant pianist, to a lovely continental and also complimentary breakfast, this is where you want to be.

  • Liked — Exceptional level of service and appointments
  • Disliked — Wished for more favorable rates.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Reasonable rates combined with very friendly staff, very nice rooms, complimentary breakfast buffet, and complementary evening cocktail hour with wine and appetizers. Many great restaurants in the immediate area. We really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

Just returned from a weekend stay at the Hotel Giraffe with 4 other couples. Rooms are great but it is the staff at the hotel who are terrific. Staff were friendly, informed and went out of their way to be helpful. We really enjoyed hanging out in the lobby at breaksfast and the evening wine and cheese reception. Highly recommend.
Can't wait to come back...Hopefully in warmer weather to enjoy the rooftop lounge.

  • Liked — Staff and cleanliness of the hotel.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

I go to NY every 3-4 months and have stayed at 10-12 hotels in all in the city. This is by far my favorite hotel in NY. A small hotel, very nicely located on Park Avenue. The rooms are very comfortable and updated, and some even have balconies. The staff is friendly and down to earth. And they have complementary internet access and breakfast. Great wine & cheese receptions in the evening. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Giraffe for 10 days while we were in New York awaiting the birth of our Grand-daughter. The location was great and our room was very comfortable and spacious. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. We would definitely return again.

  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2009

What a great place to stay. European style breakfast buffet, wine and cheese at 5pm, and warm and friendly staff. This hotel is located near the Murray Hill district, on the south side and is very convienent to the subway (two short blocks) or easy to grab a cab if you choose. I will definatley stay there again. I have stayed at several of the hotels in the area and like this the best!

Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights after Christmas. Both of us loved the hotel. The staff was very helpful (we had some problems with our computer and our flights). If it hadn't been for the very professional staff we would have missed our flight to Miami, so thank you very much for all the help.
The hotel itself was great, the room was clean and quiet. We loved the location, it was close enough to walk to some of the major attractions.

  • Liked — The staff, the room
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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:
#2 Business Hotel in New York City
#4 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#4 Family Hotel in New York City
#8 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe 4*
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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