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!
We want all of our guests to have a memorable stay with the Library Hotel Collection and be thrilled by their experience. The advice we give to future guests is all thanks to the wonderful insights and thoughtful communication shared with us by our past guests, either directly or on sites like TripAdvisor. One comment that we often hear is: “I wish I had understood more fully what type of room I was selecting, before I booked.” Well, we’re here to ensure you have all the right information to make the best choice for your stay!
If you visit our Library Hotel Collection websites, you will see that our New York City properties have worked to provide you with all the details you need to select your best room:
- Rooms are named to fully represent their true size. We are not afraid to tell you a Petite Room is small.
- Multiple images of every room, and based on your requests, we are adding even more images to the site in the near future.
- A Virtual Tour – and soon we will add links to the 360 shots that were taken by Google so online visitors can “see inside”.
- Average Square footage/ Square Meter for each room type
- Sample diagram of each room type, but please keep in mind that there are some variances in layouts even within a room type.
- Bed sizes including dimensions of the mattress sizes
Need some great ideas on what to do in New York City with your kids? Our concierges love kids and we are delighted to present you with a few fun activities that will fulfill the childhood wishes of travelers of any age.
1 ) Enjoy a little bit of nature right in the middle of the Concrete Jungle. The Central Park Zoo was originally opened in 1890 as a menagerie and was the first of its kind in NYC. It has since been renovated to accommodate the animals as much as possible. Whether you’d like to spend some time watching the penguins and puffers swim in the aquarium or petting the small animals in the Children’s Zoo, this is the spot for an afternoon in the park! Tickets start at $12 per person. The zoo is open from 9 am to 5 pm every day. After exploring the zoo, you can rent a bike for you and your kids, using a kids seat, or even a tagalong attachment. Spend the day biking around Central Park exploring all it has to offer.
During your tour, you can thrill your little ones with stops by the Central Park Carousel and the Bethesda Fountain near the Loeb Central Park Boathouse. At the Conservatory Water be sure to sail model sailboats. Visit the Alice in Wonderland Statue or Balto Statue and of course, enjoy a picnic on the great lawn. If you are planning on visiting Central Park, be sure to also read our article on the top Five Spots You Must See in Central Park Before You Leave NYC!
No trip to New York City can be complete without spending some time with the locals in New York City’s “Shared Backyard”, Central Park, now celebrating its 161st birthday. There is much more to Central Park than meets the eye! Spanning 843 acres, there are fun activities hiding behind every nook & cranny. The famous park has been featured in over 300 films, which makes it the most filmed location in the world.
Being a native Texan, specifically a Houstonian, I consider myself an expert in Mexican cuisine. It is my soul food, that which most reminds me of home. Mexican restaurants are a wonderful place to bring friends and family together…to relax and have fun! I have made it my mission to find the most authentic and finest Mexican cuisine in New York City. I have personally ventured to all of these wonderful spots, and had a new and exciting experience each time. Disfruta!
Located in trendy Nolita neighborhood, La Esquina offers wonderful and fresh Mexican cuisine. La Esquina translates to “The Corner”, which occupies the coveted streets of Kenmare and Lafayette. It may look just like a small, casual taco stand from the exterior, however do not be fooled. On trend with many upcoming NYC speakeasies, as
you enter, you are met with a host to take your reservation and head straight downstairs and through the kitchen to the gorgeous dim-lit dining space. The vibe is cool and trendy, and the food lives up to the reputation! Tip: Reservations highly recommended
My favorite: try their skinny margaritas made with tequila, agave nectar and limes for a fresh and light taste on a classic margarita!
Good For: a trendy NYC scene