This boutique-style hotel nestled in the shadow of the towering Time Warner center offers the vibe and amenities of downtown lodging with a convenience Midtown location. The small, well-kept lobby has sleek, '60s-mod leather furniture and a view into the uptown branch of Blue Ribbon Sushi, the hotel's in-house eatery and a favorite lunch spot for nearby Time Warner and Hearst publishing employees. Rooms are stylish but comfortable—think cowhide rugs, art books, and flat-screen
TVs. Some of the larger rooms have pullout couches, making them good options for families. For a splurge, the duplex Penthouse Suite has floor-to-ceiling windows, two terraces, and killer views of Central Park.