The sign painted at the top of this 6-story building, the tallest in downtown Astoria, says simply, “Hotel Elliott. Wonderful Beds.” The building dates from 1924 and it has always been a hotel, though never quite as nice a hotel as it is now, after its complete overhaul, refurbishment, and reopening in 2005 as a boutique hotel. The re-do bridged the gap between the old hotel and the new one by retaining some of the great vintage features, like Douglas fir doors and detailing, but restyling the room interiors to reflect modern tastes (the beds are new but still wonderful). A muted color palette enhances the sense of calm, and all the windows have been double-paned so the rooms are quiet. Bathrooms have granite counters, tub-shower combinations, and heated floors. Downstairs, to one side of the lobby, there’s a pleasant wine bar; in the morning, this is where a continental breakfast is served. On a nice afternoon or evening, head up to the roof garden for a view out over Astoria.