There are compensations to having a tiny apartment in New York City–access to the world's coolest collection of hotel bars, to name one, where for the price of a cocktail you can chat up hip tourist chicks by a cozy fire. Here's where to check in:
1.) The Jane Hotel
The hotel's Jane Ballroom lounge features an elaborate antique mantlepiece sourced from Belgium while the rest of the room resembles some louche British rock star's country estate, complete with a stuffed ram and oversized disco ball.
This nautically-themed landmark's recent renovations include a 16th-century stone fireplace salvaged from the South of France. Snacks and drinks come from Mario Batali’s La Sirena Ristorante on the hotel's ground floor.
3.) The Ludlow
The Ludlow’s Lobby Lounge has become something of a living room for the Lower East Side–at least the cool cats – thanks to its massive distressed limestone fireplace and food from Dirty French, one of the hottest restaurants in town.
4.) The Bowery Hotel
The never-want-to-leave lobby is set off by dark wood paneling, colorful Moroccan tiles and layered oriental rugs and filled with antique chairs and sofas. The bar makes a mean Hot Toddy to boot.
The Marlton in Greenwich Village mixes modern details with old-school touches like rich wood paneling and a marble fireplace for a Parisian private library feel that's sure to induce real estate envy. Nothing a cocktail or two can't induce, we assure you.