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“Good location, nice cozy hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection

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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good location, nice cozy hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

We wanted to visit Manhattan on foot and this hotel was a great place to start with. The rooms are nice and cozy. If you don't live in the downtown area of a big city then you may need a couple of days to get used to the morning noise (all sorts of utility trucks, cars etc.) - for this reason I gave the "Sleep quality" a 3 star - the bed was quite comfy. The staff was very helpful with suggestions on how to enjoy a visit to NY. The breakfast was great and the complimentary cheese and wine in the early evening a nice touch. Listening to live piano music while enjoying a glass of wine, especially after a few good hours on foot in NY... nice, eh?

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I only stayed here for one night but have to say, I had a great experience: Staff were very attentive and knowledgeable, overall atmosphere very relaxing, room well appointed and clean. The complimentary evening (5.00 - 8.00PM) cheese and wine along with the continental breakfast also made for good overall value. Definitely a hotel I will return to next time I am in New York.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed 2 nights on business. Really nice rooms - clean modern and comfortable. The hospitality is outstanding - continental, Euro-style breakfast and rooftop garden are wonderful amenities. The place is expensive, but was perfectly located for my trip and worth the peace of mind. I love the soothing music playing in my room after a hard day. just what I needed to wind down.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed here on our honeymoon in March and loved the hotel. After requesting a balcony we were offered an immediate upgrade as it was our honeymoon and this was indicative of the excellent service we received throughout our stay. The hotel is not fancy in the lobby with a no frills small check-in counter, however this is still very neat. Aside from this there is a fantastic and very generous complimentary cheese and wine service every evening which gives you a chance to meet people or just enjoy an aperitif before heading out. There is also a great Italian restaurant in the basement of the of the hotel. The room was very large and the view quite lovely. If you don't mind walking we were within walking distance of lots of great boroughs-Noho, Soho, Little Italy etc. All in all a good value hotel considering the location, service and amenities. Would definitely stay here agin!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

I stayed 4 nights a this hotel in a King room with a balcony. It was nice and clean and had ample space. Very good for sleeping if you are tired. Very good wi fi also. I ordered a pick up service at the airport and the driver will not wait for me. Breakfast is continental only which is healthy but might be limited to some. Room service is also limited but there are so many nice restaurants within 1 block of the hotel that I didn't miss it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stayed here for 8 days in August following TA reviews and personal recommendation. The hotel is small (7 rooms to each of its 10ish accommodation floors), the staff get to recognise you and there was not the normal pressure to tip everyone who moved. Breakfasts are simple continental style buffet and free tea, coffee, fruit and biscuits throughout the day and wine, cheese and nibbles between 5 and 8 p.m. in the foyer seating area make for a pleasant way to spend the day and is much more sociable than retreating to your room. We were also pleasantly surprised by the size of the room, kingsize bed and plenty more room and a courtesy umbrella.
We stayed on floor 10 on the 23rd street side with no balcony and had only minimal road noise. The lack of a balcony I think made no difference.
In terms of location you are 5 minutes from the Flatiron building and Madison Square Park, 15 minutes from the Empire State Building and 30 minutes from Times Square. You also site 2 minutes from the 6 subway that takes you north to Central Park or South to lower Manhattan. The area has loads of food and shopping locally but is not in the heart of entertainment land which for us was perfect.
Would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Great value for money. Location is very good. Enjoyed very much the wine and cheese in the evenings. Friendly staff- helpful and not intrusive.Great bathroom and amenities.
Lighting in the room could have been a little brighter


  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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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