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Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
Ranked #3 of 466 Hotels in New York City
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“New York break”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Great hotel with most helpful & welcoming staff.Very comfortable &quiet(by New York standards!) bedrooms. Breakfasts are good & afternoon wine & canapés most enjoyable. Hotel is well placed for metro mid & downtown.a large number of varied eating houses close by,would recommend a visit to Eataly the other side of Madison Square on 5th Avenue.



  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed here with my husband and 7-year old daughter last June. We had a fantastic stay and we really loved this hotel. The 'cheese and wine' happy hour was fantastic and a great touch; the breakfasts were amazing too. The hotel has a really warm feel about it - the staff are excellent. Our room (a suite with balcony) was perfect for us and much larger than usual hotel rooms in NYC. I'm looking forward to trying out their sister hotel, The Library. Thank you Giraffe for a wonderful visit.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Please don't look at the Giraffe because then I can't have it all to myself! Excellent location, beyond-gracious staff, comfortable and oversized-by-NY-standards rooms = high value given all of those assets. We love staying here and chose it for a couple of anniversary trips, our 14th the most recent on the last weekend of March. Gramercy neighborhood is super, great restaurants all around and right on subway.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

The only negative about the hotel is I had just one night to stay here this time! I've been to NYC many times and this is by far the best hotel that I've stayed at there. It was clean, the staff were all super nice and helpful and it's in a great location, on Park and 26th. It's pretty close to at least a couple of subways.

They had complimentary fruit, muffins, cookies, water, and coffee in the afternoon. I wasn't there in the early evening, but I believe they have complimentary cheese in the late afternoon. I also checked out before breakfast, but I believe it too is complimentary.

The room was extremely large, especially for NYC standards and the amenities in the room were nice.

Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband and I had a delightful weekend at Hotel Giraffe. The staff was consistently helpful and gracious, offering assistance with things like filling our ice bucket or hailing a taxi, and pointing out the many wonderful features of the hotel like the complimentary wine and cheese hour and the discount at the affiliated restaurant, Bread & Tulips (which was delicious!). We also hosted a gathering of 20 friends in the bar at Bread & Tulips, and we were able to reserve the lounge area without paying any additional fees. Our room was beautiful and even had a small balcony. Thank you!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Joinville, SC
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I stayed with my wife at this hotel, which is well located, close to subway station. The staff is well trained and helpful. The breakfast is well served. The room and facilities are clean and comfortable.
I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Giraffe has become my standard hotel in New York. Functionally located on the 6 train line (that serves most the places I visit). Deeply friendly. Comfortable. Clean. Doesn't nickel-and-dime you with extra charges.

I have now spent about 30 nights there - and I have plenty of other options. Its almost home.

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As a regular guests there are only two minuses. The area of New York is not the most fascinating and the elevators are slow - often very slow. But these are quibbles about a great establishment.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection

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 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#2 Family Hotel in New York City
#2 Business 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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