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Terrific location, terrific value. The Chateau Vic is an 18-story property right in the heart of all the action. It was built in 1975 as an apartment building, so many of the units are quite large and have kitchens or kitchenettes. Over the past few years, the whole property has undergone a significant makeover, and has taken on a sophisticated new look—muted colors, sleek lines, down duvets, chandeliers in the airy lobby. It’s also home to the happening Clive’s Classic Lounge, one of the best places in town for handcrafted cocktails, and the Vista 18 rooftop restaurant, which offers unbeatable views along with a huge “martini” list and a gourmet menu of mostly local fare.