if you appreciate well appointed and designed small hotels, you should try the Duane. great location in TriBeCa, walkable to plenty of cool bars and restaurants. the rooms are small but beautiful. comfy beds. i had an interesting view from the 2nd floor, as the room had floor to ceiling windows that looked right out onto the street, where a bunch of black town cars were idling. kinda weird, but the curtains were thick and the sound proofing amazing, so it was quiet. if you can get the Duane on special rate, it's worth a visit.