Price From $189
'Hood The West Village, a downtown area with tree-lined streets and no skyscrapers. Landmarks include the Village Vanguard jazz club and chef Mario Batali's Babbo.
First Impression The English countryside meets the city in these two dainty, 19th-century town houses.
The Rooms Each of the nine rooms has tasteful features; the Garden Room, for example, has green walls, exposed brick, and an adjoining outdoor garden. Bathrooms are private, whether en suite or adjacent to a room.
Plus Quiet and discreet, with no lobby or front desk, the Abingdon feels more like your own pad than a temporary stopover.
Minus The Abingdon has a strict check-in policy; you must arrive by your appointed time. There's a two-night minimum stay on weeknights, and a four-night minimum stay on weekends.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms. (There's no public lounge.)
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Doubles from $189.