ByAdam H. Graham and Nikkitha Bakshani on August 07, 2013
The very best properties for a good night’s rest.
Jesse David Harris
The High Line Hotel, New York
Formerly the student living quarters at the still-operating General Theological Seminary in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, The High Line Hotel retains the quiet peacefulness of its origins—even with a retrofitted 1963 Citroën H-Van dishing out Intelligentsia coffee from the spacious courtyard out front. It’s a small hotel, with only 60 rooms (each equipped with handsome furniture and dark velvet curtains), but those looking for extra serenity should request a room facing the hotel’s tranquil, Sycamore-filled back garden, which borders the existing seminary. In the warmer months, the hotel’s romantic, seasonal Alta Linea bar and restaurant keeps to a low chatter, even at full capacity, and their small lobby bar closes down at 11 p.m. In a city with robust nightlife everywhere you look, these are welcome details for those seeking R & R. Rooms, from $510; 180 Tenth Ave.; 212-929-3888; thehighlinehotel.com. —NB