Price From $128
'Hood Palermo Soho, on a tiny plaza surrounded by trees in a smart neighborhood known for low-rise buildings and a bohemian vibe.
First Impression Only six guest rooms—yet there is ample space in this 1930s mansion, which was thoroughly renovated to offer modern amenities while keeping its neoclassical origins. Owner James King opened Mira Vida's ground-floor wine bar in 2008 to introduce his guests to Argentine wine, especially malbec. The bar has become popular with some locals, too.
Rooms Between the wine cellar and a rooftop sundeck, six guest rooms are simple, spacious, and luxurious. A flat-screen TV, French doors, and a private patio or balcony are typical amenities. Expect 12-foot cathedral ceilings in the two top-floor rooms.
Plus The Canadian owner is around to offer advice in English.
Minus With only six guest rooms and 24-hour staff, Mira Vida isn't for people seeking an anonymous stay.
Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in all rooms and public areas.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Doubles from $128.