Two blocks from Union Square, this Napa Valley–inspired hotel consistently updates rooms, which are named after California wineries. Some have sunny window seats, and all have large writing desks and dark-wood venetian blinds. Newly refreshed bathrooms are small; some have tub-showers, while others have stall showers. The Wine Country theme extends to complimentary local vintages served nightly in front of a roaring fire in the chocolate-hued lobby, where long couches
encourage lingering. At press time, the hotel was installing a new dining establishment to replace the venerable Masa's which closed in 2013.