Budget seekers looking for accommodations in the Union Square area will enjoy this homey, family-run B&B. Built in 1913, the four-story Edwardian has front and back bay windows and an original birdcage elevator that transports guests to hallways lined with historical photographs. The freshly painted and carpeted rooms are decorated with antiques, wicker pieces, and Laura Ashley bedding and curtains. Only 14 rooms have private baths, some with claw-foot tubs. Afternoon
tea and homemade cookies are served in the cozy parlor, by the fire when it's cold outside. The resident cat and dog have the run of the place, so if you have severe allergies, this may not be the right option. Inform the innkeepers in advance, though, and they'll air out your room before you arrive.