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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #2 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Toulon, France
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“Superb - and what a change for the Big Apple - great value, amazing staffers!”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

It's all about attitude. A positive attitude. A caring demeanour. Being intimate and delivering above your size there, Mac! Giraffe does it all. And more. I LOVED it.

Extras - like the cheese and wine (my god) from 5-8pm, the superb lobby breakfast. It also feels very art-deco - almost what you think the Chrysler Building might be have been like in its heyday.

It's not in the quietest spot - the sirens, the garbage trucks, the banging outside at 4am - come prepared for this. Get a room as high as you can, pop in $4 ear plugs (or those nicked off the plane over the Pond) and this becomes a super place with no downside.

Add in free Wifi - all for under $400 a night top whack - and you have, my friends, the greatest accommodation bargain I have yet found in the city that never sleeps. But to ensure you do snooze well in this great property, get those earplugs ;)

Room Tip: Higher the better...noise levels lower.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Very good location of the hotel, close to the Empire State Building. We appreciate unusual service as "evening wine & cheese party with live piano music" or "coffee, water and fruit at our disposal for 24/24" - everything including in the price of the stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Arrived after a cruise and stayed two nights. Wonderful boutique hotel. We had cheeses, crackers, and huge chocolate covered strawberries waiting for us in our room. There is a wonderful continental breakfast with croissants, bagels, cereals, fruit, juices, coffees and teas in the morning. In the late afternoon they serve a variety of cheeses and crackers with wines and champagne. Great staff that is so helpful plus a wonderful location. Recommend enthusiastically!

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I have been spend here for 3 Nights
Staff are nice and Good location for transpot.
Near 28th Street-Lexington Avenue Subway Station
As other reveiw said that ,Room are clean.
we will surely suggest other friend to come.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stopped for two nights at the hotel. We had been on the QM2 Southampton to New York and wanted to stop a couple of days in New York to revisit a few places before flying home. I did a lot of research as when we last stayed in NY we were happy just to have a bed for the night and weren't worried by the luxuries. However a few years on luxury is higher on our list! The hotel looked lovely on the website but to be honest what swung it for us was the wine and cheese evenings, breakfast and tea/coffee and snacks supplied whenever touching base. The roof top garden was another pull and we were so lucky with the weather that we did take our coffee up there which was bliss. I knew I had picked the right hotel when the doorman was so friendly and helpful. The room was just lovely with a small balcony. The room and bathroom are large for NY and immaculately clean. The staff did everything they could to help including lending us something that could charge our iphone and ipad as we had lost ours. The cheese and wine is served for three hours and it is great to plan your evening or next day relaxing in this way. It was very well supported which made the hotel lobby have a good atmosphere. Although I had thought it was quite expensive to stay there, taking everything into consideration, I think it absolutely suited us and we would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stayed here May 13, for 5 nights, we found the hotel, clean well presented and a good location. Room size was good, we booked the Balcony Suite with a King Bed. Complimentary breakfast was included, food was always fresh and available. really enjoyed this hotel and we will be re-booking on our next trip. Being super critical some things to be aware of, breakfast area gets busy on weekends, but management make every effort to get you a table. What is available for breakfast range is the same every day and quite limited. The bathroom could be interesting for some with a frosted glass door, that should have been frosted more :-).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lehi, Utah
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

The hotel was very clean and nicely furnished. The bedding was comfortable and clean. The staff was friendly and extremely professional. One of the nicest places I have stayed at this price point. Location is great as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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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 Business Hotel in New York City
#2 Family 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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