Near Union Square shops, theaters, and restaurants, this stylish hotel (formerly the Monticello Inn) offers small but well appointed rooms, with flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, comfy bedding, and L'Occitane bath products. The lobby has a modern feel, with a recessed fireplace and warm wood and stainless-steel accents, along with a wall of floating iPads for guests' use. Puccini & Pinetti, an Italian restaurant next to the hotel, provides a lively bar scene.
Free gym facilities are available a block away at Abri's sister hotel, Villa Florence. Free morning coffee and newspapers are available in lobby.