For its impeccable design (every octogonal Swedish lamp and sled-like scoop headboard is also available for purchase) and ideal location amid the nightspots of the Latin Quarter, this April 2014 newcomer was an instant smash. The check-in desk doubles as a bar where you can order a draft beer or something from the owner's own wine selection—which says a lot about the casual-chic clientele the SP34 is shooting for. The hotel terms its target audience as "Luxury Bohemians," a phrase that makes my stomach clench, but fortunately that formula yields a look (concrete floors, filiment bulbs, corridors with a carefully unfinished look) that satisfies a yearning for Danish design. Granted, all this style was slotted into an older hotel building, the Fox, which was grafted into two more buildings, and there are occasional plumbing issues associated with older properties.

Rooms in the front have luxuriously large windows, but they face a street with lots of bars (upside: you're near the bars); things are quiet when the windows are closed but if you want them open, get a room on the rear instead, where there's air and plenty of light. The odd-numbered rooms between 319 and 327 have gloriously huge rounded windows that let in a wash of eastern Danish light. Nearly all of the breakfast ingredients are organic, and later in the day, you can choose from a tapas bistro (Bar Moritz) and a more casual American-style cocktails-and-burger mashup (Cocks & Cows).