Hotel Giraffe by Library Hotel Collection
What We Love
- Stopping by the evening wine and cheese receptions before heading out on the town
- Parents can rent strollers and cribs from the hotel, which helps cut down on checked luggage
- Complimentary coffee and snacks are available 24 hours
What To Know
- Book a balcony room for an eyeful of Park Avenue style
- Breakfast is included in the room rate
- Madison Square Park is just a block away
- Free WiFi
- There’s no fitness center but guests are given passes to the nearby New York Sports Club
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
If you’re looking for a quiet, family-friendly respite from the buzz of Midtown, this is your spot. Hotel Giraffe goes big with the value-added services, especially when it comes to food: breakfast, all-day snacks, and wine and cheese receptions are all included in the rate, which helps to give this boutique hotel a homey feel. The rooms contribute, too, with a color scheme that takes its cue from the hotel’s name – browns and taupes and creams, complemented by velvet-covered armchairs and wooden fixtures. The rooms are spacious as far as New York hotels go, with commensurately big bathrooms
that have more counter space than many New York apartments and, in some rooms, French doors that open onto Juliet balconies overlooking Park Avenue. The roof garden has a bar and sees lots of weddings, but if there are no events happening, make a point of stopping by for the happy hour in good weather, or just to see the view – there’s plenty of seating, even though it’s a popular spot for locals, too.
In the Area
Surrounding NoMad makes this hotel a convenient base for business travelers, but there’s plenty of hip boutiques and restaurants in the mix. Though it’s a subway ride to most of the major New York sights (and several subway stops are within a five-minute’s walk from the hotel), travelers who have been-there-done-that with Times Square and the Empire State Building will enjoy the Giraffe’s proximity to Chelsea galleries and restaurants, just ten minutes’ walk away. Madison Square Park, whose seven acres of green space is interspersed with art installations, is a block from the hotel, while Mario Batali’s Eataly, a gourmet food hall stuffed with restaurants, cafes, and stalls selling everything from fresh bread to Italian cheeses (perfect ingredients for a picnic in the park), is on the park’s opposite side.
How to Get There
I love The Giraffe. My husband and myself stay here every time we come to NYC. Their staff goes out of their way to assist you in every way. The big pros are the cocktail hour fro 5 till 8 -that’s helps you save a lot of money for drinks elsewhere and they have a wonderful breakfast spread with fruit, bagels,hard boiled eggs. This also helps on spending money for breakfast. The rooms are very nice. We do get a suite that has a balacony a more extra space (sitting are) but we also have stayed I. Their guest rooms and those are very nice as well. You can’t go wrong I staying here. Already waiting for my next trip
I went with a friend for a girls' weekend to NYC, and we chose this hotel based upon a recommendation from another friend. The room was well-equipped with comfortable beds, the staff was friendly and attentive, the location was great, and the complimentary breakfast, snacks, and wine and cheese were a very nice touch. I will stay here again for sure!
The room was great, the service was great and the staff went out of their way to make you feel special. We came to New Your to celebrate our granddaughter's graduation. The stay at the Giraffe certainly made the trip feel special for her. Our experience was everything that we hoped it would be for her first trip to New York. Can't wait to return and stay at the Giraffe.