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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights and liked it although not sure the value for money is completely there. The wine and cheese in the afternoon Is nice. Breakfast is ok...ish. Could have probably had some salt like hm or cheese

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Like so many other travellers, I loved Giraffe. We arrived very early in the morning and our room was not ready (we did not expect it to be), but were offered a cup of coffee and something to eat either in the lobby or on the roof terrace. It was actually breakfast time, but nobody asked if we had paid for an extra breakfast.

Our room turned out to be bigger than expected, very comfortable, with a tiny balcony and a big bathroom. The bed not so very big, but it was my own fault; I booked too late and could only get a queen size, so basically we got what we ordered. I liked the breakfast, which was served in the lobby: a simple choice of cereals, fruit, pastry etc. with good coffee and freshly pressed juices – Giraffe scored the highest points with me for their fresh cold grapefruit juice! Plus the afternoon wine & cheese, from 5 to 7 if not until 8 o’clock – it was great to come back after a busy day to a glass of cold prosecco and a plate of snacks.

But most of all I liked the atmosphere, very relaxed and still elegant, making Giraffe a place where I felt very comfortable and at home. I would stay there again. And did I mention very nice and helpful staff?

One small minus: the lifts. Two of them, both very slow. Sometimes we had to wait a little bit longer than we would like to. (I would stay there again anyhow!)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We just finished our 4th stay at Hotel Giraffe. We originally selected it because of proximity to our son's apartment and Tripadvisor reviews. It has exceeded expectations and we will return again. We especially appreciate the fine service, breakfast buffet and evening wine & cheese. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed. My wife and I enjoy newspapers in the AM and these are available in abundance.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

We have a favorite hotel in Chicago and were looking for a similar type of hotel in NYC. We found it in Hotel Giraffe! From the amazing staff, to the beautiful, clean rooms and the great location, this hotel has it all. The breakfast is wonderful (including their awesome coffee machine) and the wine and cheese reception was a welcome respite from our long days of walking and sight-seeing. There was a wonderful jazz club within walking distance as well as shopping and plenty of dining. We would most definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

Took a chance and stayed here on a recent business trip to NYC. Typically stay at the Four Seasons or the Palace, but tried the Hotel Giraffe on the recommendation of a friend. Wow...what a great stay. The staff is very, very good. They treat you so very well...they want to help and make your stay the most enjoyable possible. They were just superb.

Had a suite on the 6th floor that was clean and had a separate bedroom. Very good bed...wifi service was quick and effortless to access. Snacks available throughout the day as well as fresh fruit included in your room rate. Breakfast as well.

Superb rate and value for the money. It could be one of the best hotel rates for great value in NYC. Did I mention location. Outstanding and close to some of the best restaurants in the city.

I travel extensively and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and will stay here again when I return to NYC.

Room Tip: Check the suites out if you need additional room. Sofa bed pulls out to a full bed.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BTrun78
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Horsham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

What a great hotel. Excellent staff: very helpful, really go out of their way to make you feel at home. Great amenities, continental breakfast is lovely, wine and cheese from 5pm and other snacks available throughout the day and all included in your room rate.

We travelled with our 8 month old daughter and it was no trouble at all. They provided a good travel cot with blanket and a separate unfilled fridge (both of which i requested at the time of booking). We had a king room with balcony: it was spacious, well appointed, comfortable and perfectly adequate. Nowhere in NYC is "quiet" but the hotel is really well situated and noise is not a big issue. Our daughter slept through the night each night.

Excellent location - midtown so easy to go up towards Central Park or down towards the new Trade Centre building, Meat packing district etc. We walked everywhere, really easy to get around. Madison Square Park is one block away with a really good burger place (Shake Shack) but beware of the queues! Def worth the wait though. The Highline is another great attraction (old railway line that used to service the meat packing district that has been made into a walkway). Great views of the city, easy to join at several points.

All in all - we had an excellent trip and would definitely stay at Hotel Giraffe again. There's a reason it's in the top 5 on Trip advisor.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

I've spent many many years in corporate hotels and decide to try something a bit different. A good holiday starts with building a good relationship with the staff before arrival and this we most certainly did, the staff at this hotel are excellent. On arrival we found a hotel placed in an exellent location, a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful room fully kitted to cope with all our USB needs. Service during breaksfast and evening cheese and wine was fantastic. Would I change anything no, would I return again YES. Thank you Peter and the team for such a wonderful week.

Room Tip: Go for a balcony it really on Park Avenue it lets you really feel the buzz of the city.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mikekyz
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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 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 (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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