This historic Hotel Chandler sits in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, just a short walk from top-notch attractions such as the Empire State Building and Madison Square Park (and the original Shake Shack). Housed in a classic Beaux-Arts building dating back to 1905, the boutique hotel is both charming and luxurious — from the original spiral staircase in the lobby to the Frette linens you’ll find in the rooms.
While the New York City hotel’s story may reach back more than a century, the interiors certainly reflect modern times. The 148 rooms and suites offer contemporary amenities such as iHome stereos and LCD TVs, alongside thoughtful perks such as complimentary Wi-Fi and evening turndown service complete with Le Belge Chocolatier treats. The rooms are sophisticated and inviting, outfitted with rich cherry wood armoires and ample work space.
Perhaps the biggest draw of this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel (especially for locals) is its restaurant, Juni. Chef Shaun Hergatt whips up flavorful seasonal fare, highlighting the freshest ingredients from local farmers (such as Upstate New York squab with rose petals, sunchoke purée and lovage oil). Tucked away is Juni Bar, where you can sip handcrafted cocktails in a swanky but casual environment.