A reliable choice in the theater district, which is still very close to Union Square, this boutique hotel upped its understated-opulence game with a complete makeover, from its rooms to its restaurant, and you can see why its motto is “authentic history, modern hospitality.” The hotel has magically maintained its sense of timeless luxury with furnishings that combine turn-of-the-century and modern styles. Attractive accommodations in a blue-and-grey palette feature new everything, including the suites’ spacious bathrooms with walk-in marble showers. Downstairs, the hotel’s bar and lounge, The European, is a fun place to start your night with a craft cocktail in front of the fireplace, and the hotel’ restaurant, BOTA, features Spanish tapas and paella. Tip: Book directly with the hotel, instead of a third party, to get the best rates.