Real estate being what it is, there’s no way such an attractive modern boutique hotel could possibly be affordable in Manhattan. But in Long Island City, a quick subway ride from Midtown, it is — and that slight remove earns you some extraordinary views.
In the heart of Hollywood, this French import offers a pared-down vision of the hospitality essentials: playful and unpretentious design, simple but well-dressed rooms, and fun and inviting public spaces. After all, it’s lonely living in luxe seclusion in Beverly Hills….
It’s by some distance the easternmost Tablet hotel in London, but if that’s no obstacle, then Town Hall is possibly the best value in the capital — generous spaces, confident style, and in Corner Room, a restaurant that’s well worth the Tube ride out of Zone 1.
You know Tokyo is one of the great capitals of the luxury-hotel trade, but if you’ve been following us for long you also know it’s home to one of our favorite low-key, low-cost boutique hotels. Claska dispenses with the extravagance and goes long on style and personality.
An ideal location two blocks from the bustling main drag, rooms that pop with modernist vibrancy, a strict (and welcome) adults-only admission policy, and a restaurant that earns its place in the hotel’s name — with all that you’d expect Vintro Hotel & Kitchen to be a pricier proposition.
Berlin’s Linnen combines deliciously weathered vintage décor with a generous, welcoming sensibility. In some ways it feels more like a guest house than a hotel — but its eclectic style and its ground-floor café create atmosphere most boutique hotels would kill for.
What the Pulitzer Roma lacks in postcard-perfect tourist appeal it makes up for in personality. Here in the EUR district, a business park and residential area just south of the city center, contemporary Italian interior design comes at a far less extravagant price.
Part hotel, part hostel, the Freehand hotels pitch themselves at the tiny intersection of style and affordability. It helps when you’ve got designers of Roman and Williams’s caliber in your corner. Where the Miami version is almost pure hostel, aimed squarely at the budget end of things, Freehand Chicago adds some considerations for business travelers, albeit style-conscious and sociable ones.