What are Philip Krajeck’s favorite hotels?
I stayed at The Standard, East Village in New York recently, and the room was very comfortable. They provided great service, plus it is in a great location. Also, I think Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg [Brooklyn] is amazing. The old New York design with little hints of modernism is incredible — Old World, beautiful brick, great tile work, beautiful lighting. It’s all updated and made current. And there’s a great restaurant and bar on the ground level called Reynard — all of the food is simple and rustic, and the menu changes constantly.