I recently had the pleasure of going to ComicCon in New York City to cover all things comic and pop culture related. It was a blast! It was also really draining. I happened to have a pedometer on the first day that I went and I walked a whopping 11 miles while I was there! It was exhausting.

I was invited to stay at my favorite hotel* in New York City, Hotel Giraffe, while I was at ComicCon. Knowing that I was coming back to this hotel at the end of the day was wonderful.  My feet were tired and there is a lot of energy spent at a place like ComicCon.  I needed a place to recharge!

The Balcony at Hotel Giraffe

I love going up to the rooftop of the hotel first thing.  It is an oasis in the city.  So peaceful and serene.  Not to mention beautiful.  The last time I visited in the city, there were tons of fresh flowers up top.  This time, I could see the pretty touches of fall in the plants.  This is a great place to sit and relax and take some time to yourself.  Later in the evening, lots of guests mingle here, too, which is a great social recharge, as well.

Walking into the hotel room, after the craziness of the city, I felt like I left it all at the door.  The room was peaceful, low lit with warm lights, and welcoming.  Super clean and just the sort of spot where I could be comfortable staying in the city.

Hotel Giraffe

There are so many things to absolutely adore about this hotel.  The room is amazing, the beds are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept on in a hotel, sound machines to lull you to sleep at night (an absolute must for me!), free wi-fi, complimentary snacks available 24/7 and breakfast in the morning in their lovely lobby.  Very courteous staff, willing to attend to your every need, really makes you feel at home, though.

I loved that once I was in from the festivities of ComicCon, I was able to relax in my hotel room, away from Times Square, in a quiet neighborhood near Madison Square Park.  It was as close to home as I would find in the city and I felt so content to be there.  After a warm, relaxing bubble bath, wrapped in a robe and slippers that the hotel provides for their guests, I was able to decompress and enjoy a great night’s sleep.  It was heavenly!

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I love the view from the room, especially seeing the city lights at night.  It is fun to look out the window and know that you are in New York City, but you enjoying all the comforts of home.

I really can’t recommend this hotel enough to you.  Looking to enjoy a nice getaway with your family or just your spouse?  Book a room at Hotel Giraffe.  You will not be disappointed!  I can’t wait to come back with for another visit when I am on an extended stay in the city.  You can learn more about the hotel, or another of the Library Hotel Collection properties, by visiting their website.

 

*I was invited to stay at the hotel to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.