The Drake is better known for its restaurant, rooftop bar, and subterranean music venue (the Drake Underground) than the guest rooms above. Nevertheless, solo travelers and couples appreciate the snug but cleverly designed rooms, where open-concept layouts make the most of the scant square footage. Exposed bathrooms are separated from the sleeping area by frosted glass. The artsy Drake is brimming with art installations, such as Luke Siemens’ Untitled Contraception, which is hidden on the third-floor rooftop, visible only through a lone window. Trendy locals think of the Drake less as a hotel than a destination to dine, drink, dance, and listen to music-scene up-and-comers. In fact, this is one hotel where you’re more likely to meet city residents than other visitors.