Directly across the street from the American Museum of Natural History, this well-kept, old-school spot is comfortable but has occasionally inconsistent staff. Renovated rooms have warm lighting, comfortable beds, and work desks with ergonomic chairs. The hotel restaurant, Calle Ocho, is a Latin fusion spot that cooks up three meals a day and offers a cocktail list full of refreshing choices; the breakfast is especially good but pricey for the neighborhood. The library
lounge, with leather sofas, a cozy fireplace, and tables with built-in game boards, is an unexpected plus. On the negative side is a staff that sometimes seems too busy to focus on customer service.