Hotel Giraffe

365 Park Avenue South | New York, NY 10016 [See Map]
#51 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Moderate Guest Rating
TripAdvior Traveler Rating

Based on 2205 reviews
Property Type Hotel with 72 rooms, 12 floors
Primary View(s) City center, Neighborhood
Style Traditional, Modern
Best For Families, Couples

U.S. News Review

The Hotel Giraffe is ideal for visitors looking for trendy digs in a desirable location. Sandwiched between midtown and downtown Manhattan on stylish Park Avenue, the hotel features chic suites decorated with vintage black-and-white 1920s- and 1930s-era photos and rich red hues. Guests love the room decor, but warn that the cacophony of honking horns from the city streets below can prevent restful sleep. When you're ready to paint the town, start your day off with the hotel's complimentary continental breakfast before venturing to one of eclectic array of top attractions at your doorstep. Should you prefer to stay indoors, retire to Bread & Tulips, Hotel Giraffe's intimate restaurant that boasts signature handcrafted pastas and pizza.

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Critic Reviews


“The mysterious-sounding name might conjure images of a trendy, high-concept hotel with snooty service. In reality, this is an unassuming property in an unassuming neighborhood — a place without pretension or attitude of any kind.”


“Hotel Giraffe is often noted for its nightly complimentary wine-and-cheese reception”


“You'll get a giraffe's eye view of the city from the swell rooftop garden.”
Award: Frommer's Highly Recommended

Other Awards:
  • Lonely Planet Recommended

Guest Rooms

A standard guest room at Hotel Giraffe has 10-foot ceilings, a queen-sized bed, upholstered chairs and ottomans, and French glass doors leading out to a Juliet balcony.

  • Leather headboard and 100 percent Egyptian cotton linens
  • 40-inch flat-screen HDTV with premium cable
  • Free minifridge available upon request
  • Granite desk area

Standard room size:

280 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available
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Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2205 guests have reviewed the Hotel Giraffe, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 4.5 (based on 2205 reviews)

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  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms

Location & Parking

Hotel Giraffe is in the NoMad neighborhood between midtown and downtown Manhattan, convenient to Madison Avenue shops and downtown attractions. The hotel is also just a block away from a subway stop.

  • Four blocks from the Flatiron Building and less than a mile from Madison Square Park
  • Times Square within 16 blocks
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping


Bread & Tulips is a small restaurant serving Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. It was on the 2014 Michelin Bib Gourmands list, offering a two course meal and glass of wine for less than $40. The restaurant provides room service during lunch and dinner hours, though it's not available on Sundays.

  • Rooftop Garden available to hotel guests only during the day, and functions as a bar open to the general public in warmer weather
  • Breakfast is served daily in the hotel's Grand Lobby, and complimentary afternoon tea and coffee are available during the day
  • A complimentary wine and cheese reception is held every evening in the Grand Lobby

Number of restaurants:


Cuisine types:

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast




Cribs are available free of charge, but while children are welcome at Hotel Giraffe, there is no kids club and no specialty amenities for children.

  • Rollaway beds are not available, but pull-out couches are available in the suites
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs


There is no fitness center on-site, but the hotel offers complimentary passes to the New York Sports Club three blocks away.

  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats


The Penthouse 1202 offers 1,300 square feet for meetings and other events. It has a working stone fireplace, a private terrace with views of Manhattan and a rooftop garden.

  • The hotel's Park Avenue Terrace and Roof Garden can each be rented separately or together
  • The Balcony Guestroom on the hotel's 12th floor can also be rented for events

Number of meeting rooms:

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available




Hotel Giraffe can accommodate rehearsal dinners as well as full wedding ceremonies and receptions. Their wedding package includes Chiavari ballroom chairs, set up and breakdown, and guest room accommodations for the bride and groom.

  • Full receptions can include variations on seated and buffet menu options

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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Hotel Giraffe

365 Park Avenue South | New York, NY 10016 [See Full Map]