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10 reasons why Hotel Giraffe is a perfect fit for your family

Published: August 16th, 2014

When travelling with the family, you want to plan a trip that is fun and easy for everyone!  And since you already know what do to when visiting NYC with your family,  we want to help you decide where to stay.  At Hotel Giraffe, you’ll find a multitude of features to make family travel a pleasure, which is why we won the Citysearch Best of New York ‘Best Family Friendly Hotel’ award!

It’s oh so Suite! 30% of Hotel Giraffe’s rooms are spacious suites that feature a King Size Bed in the bedroom and a Full Size Pull-Out-Sofa in the living room, which allows parents a bit of privacy after a long day!  The suites are also affordable as they are priced at what many NYC hotels charge for a standard room.  We also offer  Balcony Guestrooms with 2 Full beds, another great option for a family of four.   *For larger families (up to 8) TipsForTravelers recommends combining a 1 bedroom Balcony Suite with a Balcony Double to make a 2 bedroom, 2 bath suite.

All the Added Value.  Hotel Giraffe’s Grand Lobby offers 24 hour refreshments, which offers incredible savings for a family of 4.  In addition, every guest has access to a hearty continental style breakfast featuring many child-friendly choices such as various cereals, yogurts, oatmeal, toast and bagels with peanut butter and jellies.  And even though the evening wine receptions are perfect for parents; the crackers, cheese, vegetables with dip and complimentary snacks offer a variety of options for children, including our delicious cookies!


You don’t have to carry-on a crib.  At Hotel Giraffe complimentary cribs are available upon request, saving parents the hassle of travelling with their portable cribs.

You can add a Sweet Treat! Our “No Celebration is Complete…Without Something Sweet!” package is designed with children celebrating a special occasion in mind and includes 2 gourmet cupcakes & 2 balloons.  And don’t forget the Milk & Cookies, our most popular amenity and a great ‘upon arrival present’ for children of any age.

Kids go ‘mad’ for NoMad. Families who stay with us are within walking distance of the Museum of Math, Kips Bay Movie Theater and SPiN ping pong, which offer fun for the entire family. And with Madison Square Park just one block away featuring a children’s playground, there’s always a place to run off some steam.

Dining is a Family Affair. Bread & Tulips, the rustic Italian restaurant located in Hotel Giraffe not only offers authentic Italian cuisine for parents, but a fun filled children’s menu including pizza and spaghetti with meatballs.  And with family friendly restaurants such as Shake Shack, Big Daddy’s Diner, Schnipper’s, Hill Country  and Hillstone all conveniently located in NoMad, you don’t have to venture far to experience a variety of cuisines.


It’ll be your ‘Home Away from Home.’ While some boutique hotels are trendy in a way that would make multi-generational family trips uncomfortable, our style is softly contemporary and appeals to young parents while also making children and grandparents feel comfortable and at home.

We can help! Our knowledgeable concierge staff  is ready to assist you plan a family day of fun in NYC.  And if you plan your family-friendly getaway this Summer, we highly recommend Central Park’s Family Performance Festival,  which takes place June 21st – September 6th, 2015! We can also arrange a baby-sitting service for parents who want a romantic date on the town.

You can #ShowOffYourSelfie Hotel Giraffe’s Rooftop Garden is home to Jesse the Giraffe, who strikes a pose and offers the perfect photo op.  The garden is available throughout the day to guests and is a welcoming space for children (and adults!) who want to stretch their legs.


We’re so HAPPY!  Every single staff member at Hotel Giraffe will go to great lengths to   ensure you have a wonderful stay.  And if you don’t believe us, just check out this video! .  Our front desk staff would be happy to assist you planning your getaway in NYC please let us know if you have any questions we can help you with! Please feel free to contact our concierge team at the Hotel Giraffe.