Get a floor-to-ceiling view from your room in the eighteen-month-old InterContinental (from $295). Downstairs at Luce, chef Dominique Crenn will show you why Esquire named her Chef of the Year in 2008.
Be posh for less at Hotel Frank, the recently renovated Union Square hotel with a bold black-on-white color scheme, crystal chandeliers, and vintage thirties glamour shots in the rooms, all starting at $129/night.
Consume less at the Hotel Carlton (from $95), the country’s first LEED-EB Gold–certified hotel with enough solar panels to generate 10 percent of its own electricity. Dramatic city views help offset the small rooms.