Proving you needn't have wads of cash to be stylish, the owners of this Little Italy inn managed to dress up an old motel with enough extras to make it a fun place to do more than simply sleep. Granted, the least-expensive rooms are small and simple, but the ice-blue tufted headboard mounted over the bed, and black-and-white glamour photos on the walls, add a touch of class. As the price climbs amenities include bathtubs, balconies with bay views, and expanded wet bars including coffeemaker (in all rooms), microwave, and fridge. Happy hour at the fourth-floor Glass Door restaurant and lounge attracts neighbors from nearby condos; grab an outdoor table for views of Little Italy and the harbor. The food gets mixed reviews, so order sparingly. Packages including free Wi-Fi and full breakfast are worth a few extra bucks.
- Frommer's Staff