The Marlton, Greenwich
The Marlton's claim to fame is that Jack Kerouac penned The Subterraneans within its quarters. Fast forward to the present day and the historic 1900s landmark is now a hotel. Opened off Washington Square Park in September, it's the first solo project by hotelier Sean MacPherson, whose previous co-creations include The Jane and The Bowery. This time, he's gone for a period look, with a handsome oak-panelled lounge that leads up to dreamy, white bedrooms.
The Marlton, 5 West 8th Street, Greenwich (001 212 321 0100; marltonhotel.com). Doubles start at $275 (£183), room only.