Thompson LES ($$$)
Let’s be real: For better or worse, you’ve probably got some plans on the LES this weekend anyway. We suggest canning your friend’s sweaty birthday outing at cramped La Caverna in favor of something a little more spacious. Enter Thompson LES. The selection of impressive King Suites ($299 and up) has enough room to fit the entire party and then some. For those in the mood for some scenic sipping, minus the crowds at the hotel’s popular Above Allen, guests can enjoy the same awesome night views of the city from their glass corner balconies. Illuminated lightbox headboards, 400-thread-count sheets, rain shower heads, and Dean & Deluca minibar goods also make the booker feel every bit the king of the castle. Curbing that hangover with a meal from revered chef Susur Lee’s downstairs Shang is the ultimate capper.