Nestled on a street that is quiet (by Hanoi's standards), this cozy boutique hotel—a spinoff of its sister property, Maison Hanova—has an ideal location for exploring Hanoi's Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Capturing the city's French colonial past, rooms are modern classic with thick white duvets, hardwood floors, and enormous headboards that add a touch of color. Standard amenities—and then some—include iPod docking stations (with speakers), flat-screen TVs,
bedside control panels, minibars, and room service. There are two restaurants, including a swanky piano bar, the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine. If you can spurge, opt for a larger suite with a balcony since standard rooms are surprisingly small.