Deluxe queen, $229-$445; king/double, $265-$478; suite, $325-$565
6 at 28th St.
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Located in the chic Gramercy district, the Hotel Giraffe offers the best in 21st century deluxe amenities in a setting that pays more than a passing tribute to Manhattan’s Art Deco past. The lounge in the lobby has an easy elegance (baby grand included) that’s equally fit for hosting a black-tie soiree or spending a relaxed afternoon people watching through the panoramic window overlooking Park Ave. South. It’s here that guests can also get a snack at the hotel's well stocked 24-hour "refreshment center," that includes juices, coffee, cappuccino, fruit, cereals and baked goods. The guest rooms and suites, only seven to a floor, are lavishly outfitted with granite countertops in the bathroom and living quarters, quilted satin bed covers and velvet-upholstered chairs and ottomans, plus the latest technological amenities, such as high-speed Internet connections, two-line phones and WiFi. Deluxe rooms, which oddly enough are one step up from those designated Superior, have private balconies. For the true high rollers, the hotel offers the penthouse piano suite: a cavernous, 1,300-square-foot suite that opens onto the verdant rooftop garden.Pros
Indulgences big and small—from its teak-furnished penthouse garden to complimentary La Natura toiletries in the bathrooms.
Couples can host a cocktail-party reception (or even a post-wedding brunch) in the Piano Suite, the Giraffe’s 1,300-square-foot penthouse. This suite has 26-foot barrel-vaulted ceilings, as well as amazing downtown and Park Avenue views. It can accommodate 60 guests or, if the garden is included, 100. From $1,500 to $2,000.