Tribeca Grand ($$$)
Sometimes your quest for relaxation can leave you feeling a little isolated. And that’s okay; Tribeca Grand gets that. For that very reason, the cool downtown hotel is glad to offer its guests a complimentary pet goldfish upon request. In addition to introducing visitors to some fishy new acquaintances, the William Sofield-designed space is defined by earthy tones and sleek, minimalist décor. Those who just can’t seem to leave work behind can book themselves a luxury iStudio (around $550, deluxe king rooms start at around $450), which comes outfitted with its own iMac G5 computer, and all the film, photo, and sound editing software anyone could need—but make sure you take a break in the sexy Church Lounge to enjoy some much deserved alcohol and eye candy. Another great way to procrastinate: Attempting to talk your way into some indie premieres in the hotel’s swanky private screening room.