Nautical-themed hotel with rooms designed to look like cabins aboard a cruise ship. All aboard!
Casablanca-themed hotel inspired by the “romance of the movie.” Features Moroccan touches and Rick’s Bar, named after the film’s leading man. Here’s looking at you, kid.
Morrocan-themed hotel full of swishy fabrics, patterned rugs, and rich colors.
Dark, sexy hotel with black-and-white decor befitting a vampire.
At first a dilapidated mansion that neighborhood kids referred to as “the haunted house,” Akwaaba Mansion was extensively renovated into the glorious 1860s Bed and Breakfast – filled with Afrocentric touches and antiques – that it is today.
Originally a welfare hotel, Carlton Arms re-vamped itself by beginning an art-in-residence program through the Carlton Arms Art Project. Up-and-coming artists from all over the world came to design and hand-decorate every room and every inch of space. Today it is a super cute, arty hostel – Banksy, street artist extraordinaire, has also painted here.
Japanese futuristic hotel located in Times Square with a “space age minimalist” and “futuristic technology” feel. Cabins have motorized beds that can change into sofas, and a techno wall with a flat screen TV.
A quirky, vintage-style hotel that features rooms modeled after old-fashioned train cabins. Its old-timey touches include bellhops, maids in black-and-white uniforms, carved moose heads, and stuffed monkeys wearing fez hats. The American Seaman’s Friend Society Sailors’ Home and Institute, as it was originally known, was designed by William A. Boring (the architect who created Ellis Island’s immigrant station). As the name might suggest, it was originally built for sailors. In 1912, the hotel housed the survivors of the Titanic, and the ship’s surviving crew held a memorial service there four days after the tragedy.
Some people do it accidentally, but you can do it willingly for less than $40 a night. The location’s ideal, but let’s be real – it’s inherently mobile.