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Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Giraffe in Park Avenue South, New York @HotelGiraffe

By Kach Umandap February 10th, 2016 Posted in Best Luxury Hotels, Luxury Hotel Review, Travel Blog 21 Comments

Did you know that Hotel Giraffe’s Penthouse Room 1202 was transformed into Mr. Big’s Apartment during the 1st Sex and the City Movie? Well, I personally stayed beside it in the equally awesome Room 1203, a beautiful King room with a balcony!

This lovely boutique hotel is perfectly located in the NoMad (NOrth of MADison Square Park) neighborhood of Manhattan. The hotel aspires to be a modern oasis in the heart of the urban jungle. The Hotel Giraffe displays a beautiful elegance and modern style while showing the kindness of nature in an urban setting.

Hotel Giraffe New York

Location: 365 Park Avenue South and 26th Street

Nearby Landmarks: Madison Square Park, Flat Iron Building, Sex Museum, Gramercy Park and Empire State Building


What a great place to spend my first 2 nights in New York! The location, service and amenities among many other features were all outstanding.

After a long journey from Colombia, I finally arrived at 8:00 AM at the Hotel Giraffe! I knew I wouldn’t have the chance to relax as I had to go straight to the Jacob Javitz center for the NY Times Travel Show event; however, the receptionist was so nice letting me check in early! This hotel is known particularly for its exceptional customer service and I experienced this from the moment I arrived.

You can check details and latest rates on Booking.com , Expedia or Agoda or visit their website directly.

Don’t just take our word for it though, check out their reviews on TripAdvisor

You can also find the latest price or discounted deals thru Travelocity.

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My room was on the 12th floor (the highest!) and the balcony view was incredible although these can also be enjoyed on the lower floors if you have an aversion to heights but you may hear a little more road noise. All varieties of room offer the best level of comfort and convenience with huge pillows, complimentary coffee machines, featherbed mattress toppers & memory foam pillows on request as well as water and wine in your room on arrival.

Hotel Giraffe New York

Hotel Giraffe New York

Hotel Giraffe New York



Look for a higher floor room to lessen the inevitable noise of the streets below (earplugs also available if still noisy), and of course don’t miss the wine and cheese night from 5PM to 8PM! Also if it’s your first time in New York, feel free to ask the reception to give you the Downtown Manhattan map; they are more than willing to give advice on using the subway! Families may appreciate the added bonus of the spacious rooftop balcony.

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Experience a world of sophisticated style, unsurpassed comfort and gracious service. This 72-room property offers an abundance of value-added services and amenities including a lavish complimentary continental breakfast, evening wine and cheese reception and much more. Hotel Giraffe is both a hip and luxurious haven in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most trend-setting neighborhoods.

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Complimentary amenities and services:

  • High-Speed Wireless Internet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Refreshments in our clubroom
  • Wine & cheese receptions from 5pm-8pm
  • Library with computer station
  • Bottled water, turndown service
  • Passes to a nearby heath club
  • 3pm check-in time
  • 1pm check-out time



The continental breakfast offers a great selection as is the case in all the hotels of the Library Collection. I particularly enjoyed the fresh and tasty baguette which is great partnered with hot chocolate and cream cheese! There is also a restaurant with an equally delicious selection for lunch and dinner.

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I cannot commend the hospitality of their team enough! You will notice this immediately upon meeting Jose the bell boy who is always happy to casually talk about the area; to JR in the Reception who taught me how to get around using the subway and lastly Gabriela, the lady in charge of breakfast and the wine & cheese later at night! If you decide to visit, please say hello from us! These guys are awesome!

Hotel Giraffe New York


It’s just a short walk away the Flat Iron Building, Empire State Building and two subway stations! If you have any questions about navigating the city, or how to get to and from the hotel the staff make sure to contact them and they will offer the best advice possible.

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Note: This is a sponsored hotel stay with the Library Hotel Collection boutique hotel chain! Thank you to everyone I met who all helped to make this such a special experience. We were invited guests by the hotel and all opinions and text are all mine!

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21 thoughts on “Luxury Hotel Review: Hotel Giraffe in Park Avenue South, New York @HotelGiraffe

  1. This hotel looks lovely – I’ve stayed in New York a few times and I’ve always enjoyed the hotels we’ve stayed in!

  2. I really want to visit new York!! This would appeal to me since its near the sex museum too which I really want to visit too!!

  3. I’d love to go to New York one day as I’ve never been so it’s great to know how helpful the staff are! That wine and cheese night sounds perfect for me!

  4. From the outside, nothing gives away how amazing the interior is and it is more beautiful than I was expecting it to be x

  5. Wow, Hotel Giraffe looks really lovely. I visited New York when I was 16 and I loved it. 10 years on, I’m sure I’d love it even more!

  6. Ooooh that’s a lovely hotel and the street it’s in is definitely what I imagine when thinking about New York. You must have had a great time!

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Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.