An eco-conscious boutique hotel close to Union Square.
Opened in 2006, this 86-room hotel was built from the ground up following environmentally sensitive building practices. What that means for guests is a key card system that reduces energy use, chemical-free cleaning products and a spot to park bikes. Other amenities include water-efficient showerheads and free Wi-Fi. The signature restaurant, Roots, is a perfect spot for end-of-the-day cocktails and local organic fare. A rooftop deck offers a relaxing outdoor oasis with stunning downtown views; there's also a modest business center and fitness center on-site. Guests can take advantage of complimentary morning town car service on weekdays.