The stylish and quirky Room Mate Grace hotel in Times Square (formerly the Hotel QT) offers affordable yet chic accommodation in the center of New York City. More inspiring than a chain motel and stylish enough to attract the right sort of patrons, expect young arts-and-media types, up-and-coming musicians, and anyone else with The Mercer Hotel style and a Holiday Inn budget. A highlight is the myriad of extras that come with the package, including free wi-fi, flat-screen televisions, DVD players and Egyptian cotton bedding. Other perks include a swimming pool with underwater music and a swim-up window to order drinks from the bar. DJs play nightly in the lobby lounge, and there’s a 24-hour coffee bar for anyone exhausted by New York’s round-the-clock schedule. A continental breakfast is complimentary, and there’s even a sauna and a steam room. Rooms for four people are also available. There is no in-house restaurant, however given the hotel's central location, you won’t go hungry for long.