130 W. 44th St., New York, N.Y.
Cost: $698-$1,339 double occupancy; suites up to $5,025.
Drive Time: 2 hours.
The Scoop: Situated in the heart of New York’s dynamic Theater District, this hotel was designed by architect Stanford White, also the creator of the original Madison Square Garden and the Washington Square Park Arch. Opened in 1905, the hotel has been meticulously restored to reflect the sleek yet posh Art Deco period. Guestrooms have luxurious touches like suede-covered walls with leather accents.
Amenities: Private terraces (on the rooftop in some suites), gas fireplaces and butler service.
Don’t Miss: Pamper yourself with the Signature Stress Melter Ritual—a body scrub, wrap and massage—at the on-site Red Door Spa. Foodies can indulge at the hotel’s restaurant, the Lambs Club, run by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. For drinks with a view, try the Lambs Club Bar, with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking bustling 44th Street.