Ace Hotel New York
Ace Hotel New York is the fourth outpost of this funky Seattle-based mini-chain, started in the late '90s by a group of Emerald City natives. The giant lobby, with the Breslin Bar tucked in the back, is filled with cozy leather couches, mosaic tiled floors, and meticulously curated objects. By day the atmosphere is Seattle coffee shop, with rows of headphone-sporting millennials peering over laptops at the long library-style tables; by night it's a hip neighborhood bar, with clusters of guests chilling out and sipping cocktails into the wee hours. Some may find the aesthetic contrived, but unlike many downtown boutique hotels, the overall vibe never feels too-cool-for-school exclusionary. And with rooms starting under $200, there's good reason to want in on the Ace.