The area north of Little Italy is by no means a new Manhattan neighborhood, but its trendy "Nolita" designation makes it feel that way. Let's just say this area is experiencing a rejuvenation that is bolstered in part by The Nolitan. With just 55 guest rooms (most with private balconies), this hotel offers an intimate experience. We like the personal touches, from bath products by a local boutique to the free use of bikes and skateboards for exploring the city. Rounding out the reasons to stay here: an exclusive rooftop sundeck, pet-friendly policies and ellabess restaurant, serving seasonal American cuisine in a light and airy space — the perfect complement to the area's iconic pizza and pasta joints.