Remember the Woody Allen movie Sleeper? You’ll feel like you’ve woken up in that film when you arise in the morning in your all white and groovy room, with its massive round window (upon which a silvery curtain floats), the walls cut out like an origami project. Oddly, the design for the hotel is by Hendel and Company, the same folks who did the somber 9/11 Memorial. When it first opened, this high-design hotel drew a lot of celebrities. Today, you’re more likely to share the outdoor pool (complete with rentable cabanas), the party bar on the rooftop, and massive, state-of-the-art gym with corporate execs (a large sign at the check-in counter permanently welcomes Google staffers; their corporate headquarters is next door). Still, if you want to feel like a celeb, ignore the scruffy, programmer-types who are your fellow guests, and indulge.
New York City
New York City› Hotel
355 W 16th St. (off Ninth Ave.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Chelsea Transportation Subway: A, E, or C to 14th St., L to Eighth Ave Phone 877/753-7326 or 646/625-4847 Prices $243–$509 double, though the discounter Otel.com often shaves that top price by $200 Amenities Restaurant, bar, outdoor pool, large gym, roof terrace with bar Units 315 units Web site Dream DowntownBook a Room Now
Map355 W 16th St. New York City
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