If you're looking for comfortable downtown lodging, you'll find it at this upscale business hotel with 24-hour fitness and business centers. The 1928 building was the first art deco structure and first skyscraper in the city; it received a $10-million renovation in 2008. Inside, the lobby's mahogany paneling and soft gold lighting give the whole outfit an old-school Mad Men vibe. The guest rooms are relatively spacious, with high ceilings and crown moldings; some overlook
the waterfront. (For extra legroom, ask for a room at the end of the hallway.) Comforting touches include terry robes and down pillows and comforters. Readers praise the efficient, professional staff. Pets are now allowed in the hotel with a $75 non-refundable deposit.