Summer is, of course, a great time to go on vacation with the family.  While not very far away, my boys and I love to go visit New York City.  Sometimes we have so much to do we just want to make a weekend of it and stay over in the city.  We love to stay at Hotel Giraffe near Madison Square Park!  It is our go-to choice because the staff is so friendly, the accommodations are impeccable, and the amenities are everything we could ask for and more!

Upon arrival to the Hotel Giraffe, we found it to be very modern, sleek and sophisticated. Hotel Giraffe offers guests free wi-fi, complimentary continental breakfast, wine and cheese evening reception and snacks 24 hours a day, which are great options that every traveler wants. We found extremely courteous and friendly staff that knew our names!

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Hotel Giraffe

The rooftop at Hotel Giraffe

This past week, we were invited to stay at our favorite hotel and we were thrilled to visit a new type of room.  This beautiful balcony king suite had a balcony overlooking Madison Avenue.  We loved being able to open the doors and feel the New York air and see the awe-inspiring sites below us, as we were on the tenth floor.

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The balcony in the living area

 

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View from the balcony of our 10th floor room, looking down at Madison Avenue

 

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Living area with sleep sofa, allowing plenty of space for guests to sleep comfortably

 

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Hallway view from the bedroom

 

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Desk area in the bedroom

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Our hotel room was stunning. It felt as if we had an entire apartment, rather than just a room. Walking in, there was a living area with pull out sofa for sleeping, a TV and stereo system (not something you see in hotels often) and windows overlooking the city. Walking down the hallway, there were glass and wood doors that led to a luxurious bathroom on the left and a spacious closet on the right to store luggage. That’s where we also found robes and slippers. There was a separate door at the end of the hallway that led to the very large bedroom. The king sized bed was loaded with soft pillows and was very inviting to sit back and relax. There was also a wall of windows offering city views. On the opposite wall from the bed was a large desk, TV, and closet.

We love the location of this luxurious and welcoming hotel, as there is so much to do, great restaurants to visit, parks to enjoy, and even some theaters down the road.  It is a great home base as you are exploring the city and all it has to offer.  But, I really love that you are not in the heart of  Times Square, so you get to see a more authentic side to the city, rather than just tourist attractions.

A complimentary wine and cheese reception are offered in the lobby from 5-8pm. As we were leaving the hotel for our evening activities, we were able to stop by and listen to the lovely live piano music and try some cheese before heading out. The atmosphere was very laid back and many hotel patrons were there, chatting with one another and enjoying some down time. It is like a home away from home.

I love Hotel Giraffe and highly recommend it to you. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel Giraffe and would definitely stay there again.  We loved the neighborhood, loved the accommodations, and our stay was definitely a memorable one.  I highly recommend staying in this hotel to you!  To learn more about the Hotel Giraffe, or any of  the other Library Hotel Collection hotels, visit them online.

*we were invited to stay in the hotel to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.