Grace ($$$)

Address: 125 West 45th St.
Website: room-matehotels.com

You might be inclined to take out a few tourists on the way into this boutique Times Square hotel, but the trek through naked cowboys and dudes in fannypacks is a small price to pay for one of the Room Mate offshoot’s colorful guest rooms, which aren’t too hard on the wallet (you can score one for as low as $289). Trippy wall patterns and distinctive layouts keep the vibe playful in this modern space. In the event the Egyptian cotton bedding doesn’t meet your relaxation quota, guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s luxe in-room massages, sauna, and indoor swimming pool. Grab a drink at the swim-up bar and plop down on the adjacent stadium seating to enjoy one of the best perks of summer—women in bathing suits—without walking out the front door.