Standard queen, $195
A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.
Free valet service drives car to nearby lot, where parking costs $55 per night.
American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
As with every André Balazs–owned property, the staff is uniformly young, beautiful, and hip. But—big surprise—they’re also unbelievably competent. The concierge hooked me up with a last-minute reservation at Pastis and called the restaurant to make sure I’d arrived safely. (There is no food service at the hotel yet, but if you stay in for the night, a staffer will fetch you some takeout.) If I had to nitpick, I’d say the lights above the bed buzzed a little, there was no full-length mirror, and the water from the shower seeped dangerously close to the carpet. But noticing such things would require taking your mind off the views, and what would be the point of that?