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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Great Location, Great Room, Great Staff! The lobby is very comfortable and morning breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese were wonderful benefits. Thank you for having free WIFI! Every hotel should do that. This will be the hotel we return to every year on our visit to New York.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

After much deliberation our party of four decided on this hotel out of the many to choose from in New York. It really is worth a visit, our rooms were clean and spacious, the staff friendly and helpful, the breakfast is more than adequate and the 24 hour tea and coffee available in reception 'kind of' makes up for the lack of the facility within the room. The rooftop garden is lovely but at this time of year some sort of outdoor heater would be good. The complimentary cheese and wine in the early evening is a very nice touch. Finally the location is just ideal- we never struggled to get a taxi outside the hotel at all times of day and night, and it was within walking distance of some lovey restaurants. For us it was a great value for money choice.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Every time we visit NYC the only hotel we consider is The Hotel Giraffe. The rooms are spacious, by New York standards, and the beds are oh so comfortable. The linens luxurious and the decor elegant. We love the lobby, it is comfortable and cozy...the late afternoon wine and cheese is a lovely way to start your evening in the city and the breaksfasts are just perfect. We love the fact that you can always get an excellent cappucino in the lobby as well. The staff is always friendly and eager to help. They are extremely attentive and hope that everyone's stay is perfect. It is so nice to see that after years of visiting Hotel Giraffe it does not look worn in any way. The carpets are immaculate, not shabby or stained, and the linens as elegant as ever. It is a plus that each room has a balcony ensuring that guests just can't go wrong no matter what room they stay in. We love the fact that the doorman, even though we had not been back for about 2 years, remembered us. To me that is truly personalized service. We wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in New York City!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

I was surprised at how good this hotel is for an individual hotel vs. a chain. Rooms were clean big and very attractive rates, wine and cheese at 5p & breakfast where a huge plus. Once I checked in and got to my room, I got a call from the front desk to check if the room met my needs, I travel to NY a lot but this is the first time that's happened.
This was a business trip for me but next time I am in the area with my wife I will stay here.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The Giraffe upgraded our room when we arrived. The room was very clean and well decorated. The bed was very comfortable. The doorman was very friendly. The front desk staff were helpful and a pleasure to deal with. The restaurant on site was excellent. the lobby was comfortable and they always had refreshments available. This hotel is probably the best value in New york

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We returned to New York for the March Break holiday having enjoyed warm weather and a great stay at the Kimpton Eventi last year. Although the weather let us down this time the Giraffe was in line with our high expectations. We were in an 11th floor two queen room with balcony which was smart, modern and more than big enough for a family of 3. There is still no escape from the New York street noise but we got used to it and we heard nothing from adjacent rooms on the floor (more important to me). We enjoyed the complimentary breakfast, which offered nice fresh fruit and excellent mini-pastries in a civilized atmosphere. The informal wine and cheese evenings,with a nice balance of tourists and business people, were a joy with a glass or two of prosecco to help wind down after a busy day.Overall I would return for either business or pleasure as I find the boutique hotels to be so much more personal and homely compared to the cookie cutter chains. Finally, yes we did prefer this to the Eventi, okay it was further from Macy's/Time Square but the added touches such as the breakfast and the lighter, larger bedrooms made the difference. A good selection of restaurants not to far away, Eataly -good luck getting in, Molly's in Gramercy - best and most authentic pub in North America in my opinion and Bread and Tulips in the hotel, which did a good pizza and offered excellent value with the hotel discount. Enjoy !

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

The good points...
Staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful. The complimentary continental breakfast is adequate and the Cheese and Wine in the evening is a nice touch. Complimentary coffee and cookies 24 hours a day is also good. The room was an average double size, ok for two people. Good location (unless you are here over the St Patricks Day weekend and the whole of the US Army is camped over the road and practicing from 3am-7am!). About 25 minutes walk from Times Square and 15 minutes to Empire State Building and Macy's.

The not so good points...
It is rather noisy outside 24 hours a day (army or not) but I guess it would be worse if we were closer to Times Square. The electrics in our room were slightly dodgy with my Wife getting a shock at one point! Holes in bed sheets and quilt covers. Shower was a bit limp and shower curtains are just not right in any hotel!

Overall a pleasant stay but probably won't come back to this hotel.

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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business Hotel in New York City
#2 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#5 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $246 - $493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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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