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More than just a stylish boutique hotel in the up-and-coming Palace District, Brody House is a very special hub of creativity, with several locations devoted to creating a community focused on supporting local (and increasingly international) creative types. A stay here will make travelers feel as if they are staying with a super-cool friend with a head full of recommendations. Each room here is unique, and essentially a mini–art gallery, named for the artist whose works it featured. All are done out in Brody House's signature rough-luxe style, with most furnishings created from "upcycled" materials and built by the hotel's own team of designers and builders. The Tinei room features a freestanding gold claw-foot tub; the Yusuke apartment is on two levels and has a kitchen; the lovely Claret room is done in calming white, with a bed whose fabulous headboard is made of old doors. There's also an impressive common area with lots of artwork to admire, a bar, cozy seating, and plenty of interesting objects to gape at. The front desk can fill you in on the best things to do and events to check out in Budapest, including the almost nightly roster of events happening at Brody Studios, the newest addition to Brody House's portfolio. If you need more space, the nearby Brody Residences offers similarly cool furnished apartments. Note that the hotel is on the second floor of a building without an elevator.