The Art’otel Budapest is part of a small, aesthetically minded chain that is considered the pioneer in the artists-designing-hotels trend. Art’otel invited American artist Donald Sultan to incorporate oversized images of needles, thread, and buttons into the hotel’s carpets and wall hangings. Light-hued contemporary furniture makes no place for chintz in the spare riverfront rooms, which have floor-to-ceiling views of the neo-Gothic parliament building.
Room to Book: Ask for a riverfront room; you'll look over the Chain Bridge.
Doubles from $112.