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
- 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
Could not have been happier with the location, easy access to subway and walking to midtown and the west side was a quick walk.Staff were attentive and friendly. Rooms very clean and housekeeping staff did an excellent job daily. Breakfast and evening reception hosts were top notch service!
Came in early December for our second visit to the hotel to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Pleased to say It was as excellent as in 2016. We even had the same room. Clean, comfortable and excellent staff.
The Library Hotel on Madison and 41st has been a favorite for years, but in the past year we decided to try the others -- Elysee, Casablanca, and this past weekend, Giraffe. All share the same culture and amenities -- very friendly and helpful staff and very comfortable rooms, bedding, and baths -- and the wonderful continental breakfast and wine hours. All are conveniently located near places of interest. I think our favorite is still the Library; as retired academics we love being surrounded by books everywhere. But all are pleasant. The only down side of the Giraffe is that its public room is on the ground floor, whereas all the others have it on the floor above -- maybe a matter of personal preference. Any of the four is a good bet and in fact the prices are a little lower in Elysee, Casablanca, and Giraffe.
This is my new favorite NYC hotel! Everything that we read about the staff, cleanliness and service was completely accurate. I really liked the high ceiling in our double queen room along with the simple, but modern, furnishings and decor. This is also a great neighborhood for travelers that want to be centrally located in Manhattan with easy access to restaurants, the subway and a park.
I enjoy staying at this hotel! The staff was always professional, friendly and ready to help make my stay comfortable and pleasant.
The location of the hotel was excellent, easy access to public transportation and great restaurants. This NoMad neighborhood was just so pleasant.
Although the decore of the rooms are nice I would recommend a freshen up. Check some of the mirrors they seem to have peeling in the back and some of the sheets were tattered .
Overall I’m headed back for the next three weeks where I’ll stay Wednesday’s to Friday.