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Hotel Giraffe
Ranked #4 of 477 Hotels in New York City
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Had a lovely stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I had 2 nights at Hotel Giraffe. It is in a fabulously handy area with some great shopping!
Lovely comfortable room with balcony which was really nice. On the evening I arrived it had been heavily raining all day and continued into the night so I had dinner at Bread & Tulips which is downstairs next to the hotel and the servece & food was excellent! Through the hotel I organised a car to collect me from JFK which was great and meant that I didn't have to come off a flight from Sydney and look for a taxi! The 'happy hour' for guests is a really nice touch and the complimentary breakfast great! I would certainly stay again on my next visit to New York!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

Spent 3 nights at the Giraffe and we are return visitors. Staff is fantastic and friendly. The rooms are nice and for NY quite spacious. It is a nice size of a hotel and it feels more European. It serves a very nice Continental Breakfast with unlimited coffee. Newspapers are in th lobby for sharing. During the day there are beverages and cookies. In the evening you are treated to wine and cheese before going out on the town. It is a perfect loction... close to The Village and easy enough to walk Uptown if you wish. Subway is close by and since you are on Park Ave. S there are lots of taxis going both ways.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Golden, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Giraffe, from the comfortable beds and beautiful rooms, to the delicious breakast and wine/cheese every evening. Great location for access throughout the city, and very helpful/pleasant staff.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bequitahall
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TonyW8011
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Tel Aviv
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

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.

October 2013

B&M W from Cheshire

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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174 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tablesedge
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Property: Hotel Giraffe
Address: 365 Park Ave S, 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Giraffe 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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