Quiet, modest and cheerfully decorated.
This unassuming hotel is just blocks from the Flatiron building in lower Midtown. After stepping down into its subterranean lobby, don’t let your first impression color your opinion of it. A thick glass wall separates the front desk clerk from the guests, giving a feeling of coldness. In fact, the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated. Pink-and-white striped linens and colorful bathroom tiles make the small, sometimes-windowless accommodations cheery. If you’re looking for space, the in-room Jacuzzis are big enough for two. And mirrors attempt to dispel the illusion that you’re staying in a room the size of a walk-in closet. For a unique and added bonus, some of these lodgings have steam rooms. Offering cable TV and refrigerators, this place is great for basic, short stays.