Price From $109
'Hood On the corner of a classic, brownstone-lined Upper West Side block, and an easy stroll from the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, and Lincoln Center. Foodie institutions Zabar's and H&H Bagels are just up Broadway, which comes in handy for breakfast.
The Vibe Recent renovations have upped the stylishness of the Belleclaire, which delivers a drama-free stay in a low-key residential area that's still close to blockbuster sights.
Rooms Sumptuous colors—burgundy, gold, and cream—give the 197 rooms a refined feel that's accentuated by hardwood floors and plush armchairs. Beds get a boost from Frette linens and padded leather headboards.
Plus Each room comes with the week's issue of Time Out New York. Families will appreciate the suites that can sleep up to six and the available rollaways ($20) and cribs ($10).
Minus If you prefer views that aren't of a brick wall or an alley, request one of the Broadway-facing rooms, whose big windows have elegant moldings and wooden shutters. The downside? You'll hear more noise from the street.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Doubles with shared bath from $109, doubles with private bath from $169.