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“A Perfect New York Getaway”

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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Edmonton, Canada
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“A Perfect New York Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Once again we'd like to extend a huge thank-you to Trip Advisor for leading us to a fantastic hotel. Although I used to live in Manhattan, that was many years ago, and my knowledge of current New York City hotels is nonexistent. So my husband and I turned to Trip Advisor and booked the Hotel Giraffe.

Every lovely thing that people express regarding this hotel is absolutely correct. The Hotel Giraffe is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and convenient. It is luxurious without being pretentious, modern without being minimalist. The wine and cheese at 5pm is a treat, breakfast is above adequate and tasty. The lounge/dining area is full of dark wood, large windows, and a lot of light. The staff is attentive and pleasant. Our room, while facing Park Avenue, was still very quiet. And the bed was ridiculously comfortable.

Many reviewers have mentioned how easy it is to access a taxi from the Giraffe's location.
I'd like to add that Manhattan public transit is also easily accessed from the hotel and generally runs very well. Bus stops in all directions are within a block or two. You can use:
http://tripplanner.mta.info/MyTrip/ui_web/customplanner/tripplanner.aspx
to customize your trip. As well, from the Hotel Giraffe, you are within walking distance to many interesting cultural locations and venues.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Giraffe and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ra'anana, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We were on the mini suite at 7th floor. The room was nice and clean, actually a bit more than we bargained for. The service is understated and friendly, just as its suppose to be. The first nice surprise was the call a few minutes after we got into the room asking if we're OK with the room. It was very clear that if we had a complaint - they were there to listen and fix right away. The other great thing is the free 5-8pm coffee and snacks they have in the lobby. It’s just great to come back from the city, just before leaving later for the rest of the evening adventures in NYC.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Was pleasantly surprised with the size given it being in NYC. Whilst it still wasn't huge, it was nicely appointed and spacious enough that you could relax and spread out. Rather tranquil and the hustle of NYC seems to disappear when you enter.

I originally chose this hotel due to the balcony/terrace, though it's so small I wasn't game to stand out on it, so up to the wonderful roof top instead.

Breakfast is basic - but enough to get you started. Staff were all great and friendly.

I was back in NYC a few weeks later, it was a pity it was booked out as I'd easily stay here again.

Location wise, a little out of the main tourist areas for those that can't walk far, but not too far from Empire State (just don't catch the last hop-on/hop-off buses that ends at Times Square - that's a bit of a walk back in !)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights before Christmas! The atmosphere in the hotel is very relaxing - lovely breakfasts in the morning and relaxing over a glass of wine with cheese in the evening was great! They have a pianist playing in the evening which is so peaceful. The rooms were perfectly fine....nicely decorated and quiet. We were a family of 4 and had 2 rooms which could be "connected" by a door that shut to make it almost a 2 bedroom suite. The staff were lovely and the restaurant was delicious for lunch! Will definately be back! Oh and the location was great for us...not far from Union Square!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

What a great hotel. the front desk staff went out of their way to be accommodating. The doorman was almost offended if you didnt allow him to take care of you. Spectacular continental breakfast in the morning, delightful wine and cheese reception in the evening; Hotel Giraffe should be a destination stay when in New York. We have finally found...'the place to stay.' I had a tough time on the full beds that were very firm, but that will not be a deterrent. the accommodations were spotless!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Great stay! The continental breakfast was substantial (yummy bagels!), and there were always refreshments available in the lobby. The rooms were clean and spacious (esp for NYC). I would be happy to return again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Stayed 6 nights at the Giraffe hotel, Manhattan in Feb 2013. Lovely hotel, situated on 26th St, Park Ave (4th ave) far enough away from Times Sq to avoid most of the noise through the night, yet close enough to walk to and no need for a cab, with comfortable, very clean rooms. All the staff very helpful. Breakfast in the morning was a self service arrangement but always a couple of staff going out of their way to help out with anything we needed. Complimentary wine and cheese every night between 6pm and 8pm ( unfortunately we missed this most nights because we didn't return to the hotel until around 10pm ) The hotel book us a 'Limo' style car for our return to JFK, cheaper than the tatty yellow cab we picked up from the airport on our arrival. We would recommend this hotel and would defiantly stay here if we ever return to NY.

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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