The Italian-owned Michelangelo exudes Old World charm, with tapestry walls, oil paintings, and Venetian and Florentine fabrics in the lobby. The spacious guest rooms feature coffered ceilings, crown molding, cherry furniture, oversize tubs, and a mini-TV in the bathroom. Bedtime chocolates are from Perugina; complimentary breakfasts offer pastries and espresso or cappuccino.
The Michelangelo, 152 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019; 800-237-0990; michelangelohotel.com. Room rates: $595 to $695 a night, double occupancy.