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“A Perfect Wedding Weekend”

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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #2 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
“A Perfect Wedding Weekend”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Hotel Giraffe exceeded all of my expectations! With the help of our onsite coordinator, Emily White, we were able to plan a destination wedding from South Korea in a 6 week period of time and our wedding reception was absolutely perfect. Emily worked hand in hand with me and with our wedding coordinator to make sure that every detail was covered. Emily was in touch almost daily to remind me of decisions that needed to be made, help advise on things that I may not have considered or just to let me know what she had taken care of that day. She was outstanding. Emily was even onsite and at my reception for the entire evening. I did not have to worry about anything.

The food at our reception was handled by Bread & Tulips which is the restaurant inside the hotel. We were able to have a tasting prior to the reception and select the food for our menu. They were even willing to accommodate small adjustments to the menu that I asked for at the last minute. They were wonderful to work with.

The hotel is very lovely and comfortable. The location is excellent and the entire staff was incredibly friendly and ready to help. We will always return to Hotel Giraffe and would encourage others to stay there and even have their wedding reception there. It was a perfect wedding weekend!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Excellent location, especially for a first visit to NY: right in the middle of everything. Room is very comfortable. All around service was definitely very good and always friendly. Free cocktails and cheese after many miles of walking was very appreciated. Breakfast was exceptional for a small hotel. My wife and I would certainly repeat this pleasant experience.

Room Tip: Our room was facing the elevator. But we were not bothered by noise, since there is only 7 or 8 room...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed at the Giraffe for a week. The young staff were amazing-friendly, very helpful and altogether impressive. It was good value, very comfortable and the housekeeping was spot on. We will certainly return to the Giraffe for our next visit to New York City.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

The location is excellent. Right between Midtown and easy short walk to Greenwich Village and forther down to SoHo. Service is friendly and caring giving the impression that guest are not only welcome but they need to have all the service and amenities expected. The free cocktails and cheese in the evening and breakfast in the morning are a nice touch. However, I would not call it a Boutique Hotel. Rather plain vanilla, solid and honest quality. Rooms are well appointed but not soundproof. The little balconies dont do much in Manhatten. Try to avoid the rooms facing Park Avenue South - very loud in evening and early in the morning. You pay a rather steep price for what you get - but then this is Manhattan with hefty room taxes.

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

My wife and I spent three nights in this delightful hotel and couldn't have been happier. The staff is very helpful and friendly, the room well appointed and the location outstanding. There are great restaurants in every direction and because this isn't a tourist area none of them is touristy or schlocky. There is a subway station two blocks away and plenty of cabs cruising by. The breakfast is yummy and ample and served in a excellent street-level people-watching location. We couldn't have been more pleased.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Perfect for us

Not stupidly expensive

Friendly

Nice rooms

Love the wine, cheese, biscuits and tinkly piano


Desperately looking forward to nest time, hopefully next year

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

My husband and I spent a week at the giraffe in Novemeber. The location was great. Easy to get to from JFK about 30 mins in a yellow taxi for a set price of $45. Most of the metro were between a 5 and 10 minute walk away so very easy to get around. We got a weekly subway card for $27 which was excellent value for money if using the subway and buses.
Our hotel room was lovely, not large but for a big city it was a good size. The room had everything you needed including a fridge, bath, ironing board and hairdryer.
We were more than happy with the very nice breakfasts and enjoyed the free wine and cheese in the evenings.
The hotel was busy due to marathon week but apart from it being busy at breakfast on some of the mornings, we found the hotel very peaceful.
I asked for a quieter room on a higher floor but I'm not sure this is possible in NYC so some nights were very quiet and some quite noisy.
There are also plenty of places to eat nearby for all budgets if you want to stay close to hotel.
The late check out was great and we arrived after midnight which was not a problem. My only negative comments would be that the room keys do not work well and it would be nice to have some info in the rooms about the hotel.
I would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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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:
#1 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business 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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