Bringing the Meatpacking District hipster vibe to this tamer neighborhood, the custom-built Gansevoort Park (it opened in 2010) is as notable for its rooms as for the party that takes place in front of the open fireplace in its glam lobby. They’re big, averaging 475 square feet (suites are a humongous 1,500 square feet), with large closets, deep soaking tubs, and featherbeds on top of the mattress for just that extra bit of cushioning. And with an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and plunge pool, plus the Exhale spa and gym, it has amenities that most other hotels can’t match. Top perk: the chauffeur-driven Paneramas Porsche that’s available to guests on a first-come, first served basis.
- Pauline Frommer