Rooms, $525-$755; suites $875-$4,625
N, R at Prince St.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.; 6 at Spring St.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Everything about the Crosby Street Hotel conveys a quirky elegance. Kit Kemp, one of the owners of the small chain of boutique hotels, has designed each of the 86 rooms distinctly, with no detail escaping her attention. She chooses everything from chic fabrics printed with lily pads to precious woolen accent pillows you’ll wish you could take home (and you just might—Kemp sometimes honors requests to purchase pieces from around the building). Meanwhile, views east out of floor-to-ceiling industrial-looking windows go on forever—or at least until Brooklyn. Bathe in glassed-in standing showers with Miller Harris products in a scent mixed specially for the hotel—or, if you’re in a deluxe room, soak in the full-size tub. The roof is home to a quartet of brown and gray speckled hens, each laying an egg or so per day. Off the lobby is a guest-only drawing room with cushy couches, rough-hewn tables, and a well-stocked honor bar. In warm months, though, visitors take their afternoon tea in the sculpture garden. The private-access courtyard offers coveted outdoor space, and on hot summer nights, this is the ultimate luxury.