Described by Frommer's as "a real charmer with a calm, intimate feel", the elegant Hotel Giraffe offers guests a surprising array of free extras, including a wine and cheese reception, continental breakfast each morning (that you can invite a friend or family member to) and more. It is in an excellent location on Park Avenue, a short walk from the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village and Madison Square Gardens.
Extras continue in the rooms, with umbrellas to borrow, chocolates at turndown, 'pillow tops' on request, plus complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests also get free access to any New York Sports Club -- the nearest one is two blocks away.
The quiet rooms have high ceilings and small balconies overlooking Central Park, giving them a roomy feel. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and a separate living room with full-sized sofa bed -- they are particularly handy for families. The plush penthouse was used as Mr Big's apartment in the first 'Sex & the City' film.
The Italian Bread & Tulips Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with hearty pastas, meatballs and pizza pies cooked in an authentic Italian pizza oven. The garden on the 12th floor is exclusive to guests during the day and is a pleasant spot to sit and enjoy a free coffee or breakfast. It's open all year round but there is also a bar up here in warmer months with views of the surrounding skyline.
From the press:
"Excellent soundproofing means that when you close the French windows and draw the salmon-pink drapes, it's easy to forget you're above one of New York's busiest thoroughfares" -- Condé Nast Traveller
"A real charmer with a calm, intimate feel" -- Frommer's
"Up a notch in posh from most of the boutiques this far south, the new 12-floor Giraffe earns its stripes, or dots, with sleek, modern rooms and a sunny rooftop area for drinks or tapas" -- Lonely Planet
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Room service (limited hours)
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
ADA compliant rooms
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 1pm.
Children and additional guests
Children stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). No extra bed available. Infant's cot/crib (Pack n' Play) available on request, free of charge, in all rooms.
No pets allowed.
The rates for the Classic King Suite and Balcony King Suite are subject to a $2 occupancy tax, which will be added to the final rate on the booking page.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The flat rate for a cab from JFK to Manhattan is $52, plus tip and tolls,and the journey takes 30-40 minutes. A cheaper option is to take the AirTrain from JFK to Jamaica Station and change to the E subway line into Manhattan. You'll need to switch to the 6 line in Manhattan at 53rd Street heading downtown to the 28th Street station. The hotel is then one block away.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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