Two blocks west of Union Square, this Queen Anne–style abode began its life in 1904 as the Sultan Turkish Baths; today renovated rooms and bathrooms are small but well decorated with Victorian reproductions, old-fashioned floral curtains with lace sheers, iron bedsteads draped with soft bedding atop new mattresses, ceiling fans, and large closets. The refurbished lobby—dominated by a huge Elliott grandfather clock and the original cage-style elevator—is inhabited
by a kind staff. Guest rooms include flat-screen TVs and leather chaises. A welcoming breakfast—including local Graffeo coffee and Bakers of Paris pastries—is displayed on each floor for guests to take back to rooms. Complimentary wine is served each evening in the lobby. Fino, the hotel restaurant, has been praised for its splendid service and delicious Italian fare.