Excellent customer service and a convenient location make this an ideal base from which to explore the city. A massive marble lobby features an unusual spiky chandelier, and spiral staircases lead to the guest rooms. The more expensive club rooms are worth the price, which includes super-fast check-in, all-day coffee and tea service, and a complimentary cocktail hour (actually, it lasts three hours). A rejuvenating 15-minute back rub is also on the happy-hour menu. For
everyone else, a Starbucks and several lively bars are within arm's reach. Look for weekend specials on the hotel's website.