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New York City for a Family on the Go

Published: September 9th, 2016

At the Library Hotel Collection, we want each of our guests to have the best experience possible while staying with us!  We are so fortunate to have four unique properties in New York City, all of which offer our Signature Style of Hospitality to travelers from around the world.  We would love to assist you in finding the best hotel for your visit to ‘The Big Apple’, so please don’t hesitate to contact our skilled Guest Service Agents with any questions!  You may not have to, though… because if you’re planning an NYC getaway that the entire family will love, look no further than our very own Hotel Giraffe.  We’ve already shared how family-friendly this hidden gem is, but their new ‘Not Just 4 Kids’ program is so great we want to shout it from the rooftops.  Family travel has never been cooler.

First, let’s start with the kids…

There’s a whole lot of New York City to discover, and with that comes a whole lot of walking.  How do you keep their attention and enthusiasm for an entire day excursion? Make it a game!


An Urban Safari isn’t nearly as fun without a giraffe tagging along.  Make sure to pick up a Gerry(or two!) at the front desk before exploring the concrete jungle so you can have fun all day finding great photo opportunities.  Even better?  Share them on social media and tag @HotelGiraffe, there’ll be a special treat waiting in your room when you come back!

And speaking of ‘Suite Treats’…

Photo Courtesy of Dylan's Candy Bar.

Photo Courtesy of Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Our Two Bedroom Suites are perfect for families, offering one King bed, two Queen beds, a separate living room & a full size pullout sofa.  But if you want a deal even ‘suiter’, we’ve added some quintessential NYC amenities for the whole family to snack on, including a Chocolate Pizza from Max Brenner & a Safari BarN Box from the famous Dylan’s Candy Bar.   And if you don’t need a sugar buzz, we have plenty of ‘adult-friendly’ amenities and an evening wine & cheese reception.

So where are you going to go?

There’s so much of NYC to see and accommodating everyone’s preferences can be tough… that’s where we come in.  Our concierge team has developed a map of some of the greatest places to visit in New York that will delight everyone in the family.  Want to hobnob with celebrities?  Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum is the ticket.  Want a view of the whole city? The Empire State Building is walking distance from the hotel.  Want to visit one of the coolest hipster hotspots and enjoy cereal milk?   Momofuku Milk Bar’s the place to be.   Want to see a 94 foot long whale that will give you the chills?  Take the subway to the American Museum of Natural History for an experience you’ll never forget.  The list, and our knowledge, goes on.  Contact us any time prior to your arrival or during your stay, and we’ll make sure that you get the trip you deserve.


What’s a New York City visit without an authentic Italian meal?

House made ricotta, brick oven quattro formaggi pizza, strip steak tagliata, and homemade pappardelle pasta.  Our restaurant, Bread & Tulips offers these amazing dishes and so much more. Sounds amazing, but not so child-friendly…


Did we mention that Bread & Tulips offers a Kids’ Menu as well?  While you enjoy a rustic Italian meal with a crafted cocktail or glass of wine, your children can also enjoy homemade spaghetti, cheese pizza, meatballs or burgers with fries.  Not only is Bread & Tulips convenient as it is located in Hotel Giraffe, guests of the hotel receive a 20% discount when dining in the restaurant and they offer room service if you want to stay in!

How will you ever wind down after such a fun-filled day?

Turn Down With Waldo!


Request a ‘Waldo Turndown’ at check in and when you come back after a long day in NYC, he’ll be waiting.  Spend some quality time with the whole family looking for the man in the hat and his whole gang.

We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to Hotel Giraffe.  Start planning your Urban Safari today by visiting our website or contacting our front desk directly!