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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great hotel, with extra special added touches”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

I was very excited for my first trip to NYC, and was so pleased that we chose the Hotel Giraffe, Great staff who make you feel special, lovely room, nice touches such as cheese and wine in the afternoon, chocolate left in your room, and nice realxing music put on in the evening to help you unwind after being out in the city all day!,
as an extra bonus for all you SATC Fans, I did the SATC tour and this very hotel was used as Mr Bigs apartment in the first film, so you will also be actually be walking in Carrie Bradshaw's footsteps!!, Would recommend to everyone, FAB, FAB, FAB

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

Hotel Giraffe is conveniently located in mid town Manhattan, just a few blocks from the Metro station. There are a good mix of restaurants within walking distance and a large number of Indian restaurants to choose from. The Hotel is clean and spacious, the staff friendly. There are plenty of extras, such as a fruit bowl in the lobby and a health breakfast to get you started in the morning. The only complaint that I would have is that on the fourth floor, where our room was situated, the noise level from the street was quite high--especially on a Saturday night. I was also put off by the .95 charge to make a local call from the room, however, the staff kindly removed the charge when I complained. All in all, a great stay.

Room Tip: request a room on a higher level because of the noise from the street.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Oak Brook, IL
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We travel to NYC at least a couple time a year and started staying at the Hotel Giraffe a few years ago after reading favorable reviews on Trip Advisor. We have always found our stays at the Giraffe enjoyable. The rooms are large by NYC standards, clean and very comfortable and the staff are friendly and helpful. Included in the cost of the room are a very nice continental breakfast and wine and cheese in the evening. We tried different hotels a couple of times, the W and the Thompson, and both times we realized they didn't stack up to the Giraffe. The Giraffe has a modern, comfortable lobby on the first floor in which you can actually read or visit with friends and family - not a pick up bar or cocktail lounge. We were upgraded to a suite the last time we stayed at the hotel which was a real treat. We plan to stay at the Giraffe on all our future visits to NYC.

Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are especially nice. There is a terrace with a bar on the top floor so you mig...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

We went with friends to NYC and wanted to stay in Manhattan; after lots of deliberation and research we decided to stay at the Hotel Giraffe and it was awesome. The hotel is centrally located and it was an easy walk to the Metro (any which way you wanted to go), as well as to the Shake Shack, our first night dinner.

The rooms are beautiful and the included breakfast and Wine & Cheese in the afternoon offered a good (and fresh) selection. The staff is very attentive and friendly.

On check-out make sure you double-check your minibar charges. They have some sort of automated process that has some hiccups.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

The Hotel Giraffe is a lovely hotel. Very friendly staff, very clean and a fantastic location. We had a room on a high floor with a small balcony and the view down Park Avenue & 26th Street was wonderful. We couldn't hear any outside noise from our room so sleep was not a problem. The room has adequate room for suitcases and relaxing, however, the bathroom is very small (I believe this is quite normal for New York). The bathroom did have ample vanity space though. Anything we needed or requested during our stay was very promptly handled. The complimentary breakfast in the morning is very good and the staff are great. It does get a little crowded and it can be hard to find a table for four. Definitely recommend!

Room Tip: High floor with a balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Lake Zurich, IL
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Reviewed October 3, 2011

The Hotel Giraffe was an extremely nice hotel that was reasonably priced for New York City. The breakfasts were a very nice addition to the stay. The rooms were very large compared to other hotels we have stayed in and the balcony was definitely worth the extra cost. The staff were very helpful, even at breakfast when the area was very busy. The location was great - only a short walk to subway and a lovely park that we walked around each morning.

Room Tip: High floor with balcony
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2011

Without doubt you will not be disapointed with this hotel. The staff, rooms, facilities and freebees are excellent. We stayed in a 1 bed suite that had all the facilities we needed. The value added touches that we were not expecting for this mid priced accomidation made the stay for us.
Bedding turned down at night, free wine & cheese every evening except Sundays, every room/suite with a veiw of the street. The quality finishes to each room like the quallity bed linen (which we are now trying to find the supplier of to purcase for ourselves).
The location is not ideal if you will be spending a lot of time arround Broardway (20 min walk). But if you are visiting the whole of the island using cabs, then it is ideal.
The roof terrace is a lovely touch, an ideal place to relax with a bar that is open in the evening. A round of 4 cocktails at the bar with tax and tips set you back $80. We only did that once.
Outside of the cost of the cocktails, the hotel was excellent value for money, Check that when you book the hotel, that taxes are included. I booked through the web, when the bill was presented, the web price had not included local taxes, this was about 15% more than I had barganed for.
When I return to New York one day, I will do my best to book this hotel.

Room Tip: The one bedroom suite was excellent. All rooms to my knowledge have a window out onto the street,
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Address: 365 Park Ave South, At 26th Street, New York City, NY 10016-8801
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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
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#5 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection 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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