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
We have stayed in many different NYC hotels, but this is our first stop over at the Giraffe. It is a clean, efficient and well run facility in a good location. The staff are helpful with positive attitude. In particular Gabriella, who manages and serves the complimentary breakfasts and late afternoon wine and cheese in the lobby, is a gem. We will be back.
We returned to Hotel Giraffe for our annual trip to New York City and were once again very pleased with our decision. Location is perfect and within walking distance to Central Park, Times Square, Grand Central Station, etc. We also walked to Hudson Yards and Highline (30 min).
We also return because of the attentive and professional service from Juan Carlos and Almira and all staff. Thank you for a delightful stay. We look forward to returning next year!
This is my very favorite hotel.Always greeted warmly ! Best beds in the world! It’s a great location for all parts of NYC and many really wonderful restaurants nearby to chose from. The staff from top to bottom is terrific. I’m going back for a week in February and can’t wait!!!