A favorite for the comfortable rooms and great location, the Casablanca evokes the sultry Mediterranean. The lobby is outfitted with mirrors and mosaics, wooden blinds, and dainty little bistro tables—it's all rather theatrical, but then again, so is the neighborhood. Huge tiled bathrooms, all with windows, feature Baroness Cali amenities, and the rooms (there are also six slightly larger mini-suites) have soundproofed windows to limit noise from Times Square. On the
second floor, music plays while guests linger in the spacious librarylike Rick's Café for the complimentary continental breakfast buffet and wine-and-cheese evenings.