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
We moved from NYC last year and like to stay in the neighborhood that we lived in. This hotel fits the bill. Perfectly located and the customer service is well performed. We appreciate the afternoon tea, evening wine and breakfast in the morning especially when your on the go.
We recently stayed here for the second time a year after our first stay and the service and rooms are still incredible and well worth it. We stayed in a Balcony King Suite and once again loved the view of Park Avenue South from the balcony. The rooms are immaculate and the breakfast plus cheese and wine in the evenings in the lobby amazing. Gabriela is the biggest asset to the hotel and we enjoyed seeing her again. This hotel is is a must-stay. We will be back!
Room was clean and well appointed. The only complaint would be not enough visible outlets for phone charging. Other than that it was wonderful. Roof top deck was delightful. Breakfast in the morning was a pleasure. Gabrielle was the best!!
Very friendly staff, nice rooms, not too noisy for good location in new york. Near good restaurants and good location near other sights. Helpful with all of my needs and responsive to calls or in person questions.
Lovely Hotel. My wife and I stayed overnight in the NYC as we were celebrating our anniversary and seeing a play. Upon arriving, we were informed that our room had been upgraded. We stayed in a 10th floor room with a balcony and a beautiful view of Park Avenue. The staff was friendly and courteous and the room amenities were luxurious. Location was great as well. We were only one block from Madison Square Park and within walking distance of most any kind of restaurant cuisine we could want. Overall a great experience. We would definitely stay there again if we decide to spend a night in the city.