The 5-star New York Palace Hotel rises inside and above a landmarked mansion built in Midtown Manhattan in the 1880s by a railroad tycoon. That posh pedigree extends through its rooms but not its summer prices, which have dropped by $100.
Stay Fridays-Sundays through August for $249 per night.
Rooms are about one-third larger than an average Manhattan hotel, and feature marble bathrooms. Guests also receive a free upgrade to a room with views of St. Patrick's Cathedral, based on availability at check-in (a $70 value).
The "iconic" hotel (USA Today) is within two blocks of Fifth Avenue shopping and the Museum of Modern Art.
Note: There is a two-night minimum on all Saturdays. Guests will use a temporary lobby while the hotel renovates its main entrance and courtyard.