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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #4 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had spent several weeks travelling around and wanted to have a treat for our last night in NYC. I don't think we could have picked better than the Giraffe. The location (close to everything but not super-busy) was ideal for us, as was being across the street from the subway. The check in was friendly and efficient and the room, with our little balcony with a view down Park Avenue, was large and nicely decorated, with cute touches like some interesting books on the shelf to look at. We were presently surprised by the quantity and quality of the little extras included with the room cost: wi-fi, excellent wine and cheese and a good breakfast (with a great coffee machine, which is rare in NYC in my experience) all provided gratis. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to experience the roof garden, but will be sure to check it out next time.
However, the big thing for me was the friendliness of the staff and the genuine pleasure they had in looking after you during your stay. Nothing was too much trouble, and this is so different to our experience in many other hotels - which is why we often prefer to stay in B&Bs. The check-in staff were all great, but I would especially like to thank Simona and Jose for going the extra mile - Simona even volunteered to take a few photos of us on our departure help us to remember our stay.
Would definitely recommend the Giraffe to other looking to stay in mid-town Manhattan.

Room Tip: A view over Park Avenue is great!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Just spent 3 days at the giraffe and thought it was perfect. The room was not tiny , the service was kind and attending and the breakfast was just what one needs to start the day.
I definitely want to come back

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was our first time in New York and couldn't have wished for a better hotel. The staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The complimentary breakfasts were lovely and took place in a really pleasant lobby area. The bedroom we had was a suite and it was worth every penny we paid with excellent facilities and furniture. The location is quite superb with subway stations very close and Grand Central Terminal a short walk up the Avenue. All in all a great place to stay.

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Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

Jose, Jayla, Ashley, Front Desk, Wine&Cheese Bar, Breakfast Bar, housekeeping. Giraffe Staff makes this the best stay in Manhattan. It's the reason we keep coming back.

Dr.&Mrs. Gary & Carol Levine
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Giraffe on a little trip to NYC for our 30th anniversary. I would never have known of the place if not for Tripadvisor's reviews. The hotel is located in the Flatiron district, a great area of the city. I loved the fact that the hotel was in not one of the huge overcrowded areas like Times Square. The staff were warm and friendly, the lobby was cozy and featured continental breakfast in the morning and wine and cheese at night. The rooftop lounge was lovely, but it was a little too cold to use it. I booked a suite for our trip, and the room was very comfortable. All in all I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

As former residents of NYC and frequent travelers there, my Husband and I stumbled upon this gem of a Hotel by accident as part of a wedding block.

Not only was the room spacious, clean and comfortable, the service was amazing! There was a beautiful breakfast spread every morning, free coffee throughout the day and wine and cheese in the evenings.

The staff was amazingly helpful- everything from cleaning up the room for the bride and groom to helping with directions and restaurant recommendations.

The other great thing about this hotel is it's location! Situated outside the hustle and bustle of Time Square, we had easy access to all of our usual haunts downtown/Union Square as well as the wedding festivities in Central Park.

This is now the ONLY hotel I will stay at in NY! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

This small hotel on Park Avenue S is ideally placed for a Manhattan trip whether business or pleasure. It is small quiet and very well appointed. The rooms are not huge but large given the usual size of Hotel rooms in New York. The breakfast is serve yourself and varied and the quiet lounge area is a good central meeting place for coffee. There are always opportunities to cut the hotels rack rates and the beds are comfortable bathrooms pretty lux' and the are staff friendly. I would definitely stay there again and have recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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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:
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business Hotel in New York City
#3 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#5 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $250 - $570 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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