Built in 1900 and once home to Jack Kerouac, this hotel has been remade into a stylish boutique with a residential feel. The comfortable lobby, with a coffee bar, tufted couches, and shelves lined with books, attracts guests as well as locals looking for a quiet place to work. Rooms are tight on space, without extras like work desks, but are elegant, with decadent throw blankets, intricate crown molding, and big, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs. Bathrooms are equally small
but attractive. There's room to spread out in the lobby, bar, and Cafe Marlton, a bistro with bright solarium in the back.