Discreetly tucked away in the midst of the Salamanca shopping district, this is a gem of a boutique hotel. It's chic but low-key, with tasteful art-deco details in the common areas—swirling mosaics on the floor, flowered wall moldings around the front desk area, and an intriguing red sculpture that sprouts upward in the main stairwell. Rooms are similarly tasteful, with large beds and white-marble bathrooms. The library has stacks of design magazines to browse, and the courtyard is wonderfully apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. It houses one of the city's best restaurants, whose chef serves a scrumptious brunch every Sunday on the terrace.