This sleek hotel has a lot going for it, but a clincher is the fact that every room has an outdoor space. Eschewing the conventional check-in and lobby, a clipboard-wielding Gotham attendant greets you in the spare, clean lobby with a beverage and a personal check-in. There are no more than four rooms per floor, allowing families and larger parties to take over entire floors if desired. Upper floors have only two rooms per floor, both with terrific east- and westward views.
Rooms themselves are large—all are at least 300 square feet—and feature funky vintage books, king-size beds, and gorgeous tiled bathrooms with dual showerheads and C. O. Bigelow bath products. First-floor eatery Tenpenny is designed with library touches, and a rooftop bar and lounge features expansive city views.