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Hip-hotel company Joie de Vivre revamped every one of this 1929 Spanish Revival hotel's 171 large, bright guest rooms in gorgeous modern style. Other pluses include firm mattresses, double-paned windows that open, quiet surroundings, iPod docks, Wi-Fi, and flatscreen TVs. Executive floors (7-16) also come with robes, upscale amenities, makeup mirrors, and stereos with iPod ports. Bathrooms are old but spotless and have resurfaced tubs. Feel like splurging? Go for one of the two penthouse-level suites; one has lovely terraces with a New York vibe. Adjacent Bar Adagio is a hip spot for cocktails, wines by the glass, and pizzettas, panini, and burgers. Tip: Rooms above the eighth floor have good, but not great, views of the city.