High Line Hotel
Though it’s just steps from some of New York City’s buzziest attractions (Chelsea’s art galleries, the restaurants of the Meatpacking District, and of course, the elevated walkway from which the hotel takes its name), the High Line feels like a hip historical throwback to the 19th century. Set on the grounds where Clement Clark Moore wrote “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” the red brick hotel is in a mid-1800s landmark, with original stained glass windows, moldings, and pine floors. (Today, it shares space with the General Theological Seminary.) Guests enter the hotel through a gated Parisian-style courtyard with gas lamps; in the small but stylish lobby, with its velvet covered sofas and heirloom carpets, baristas serve Intelligentsia pour-overs. The 60 rooms—decorated by design firm Roman and Williams—have oversized beds, vintage furniture, decorative fireplaces, 1922 rotary phones, and views of either the High Line park or the hotel’s private garden. In the summer, the garden offers seasonal dining.