It’s startling to find a hotel this contemporary and well, chic, in the heart of Hasidic Williamsburg, Brooklyn (there’s a yeshiva just down the street). The Condor pays homage to its location with mezzusahs on the door frames, but other than that it’s its own, well, bird: a sexy, stylish place to stay with generously proportioned rooms, all done up in handsome teals and browns and some including terraces. Nightly rates include continental breakfast, plus cookies and lemonade 24 hours at the front desk. The little garden out back is a delightful place to decompress. I just wish it were less of a walk to the nearest subway (it’s about a third of a mile).
- Pauline Frommer