This small boutique hotel is a first-rate knock-off. It was opened in 2000 by Jonathan Morr, and the Starck-Schrager influence is obvious. Stylish, minimalist decor (from designer India Mahdavi)? Check. Eye-candy staff? Check. A trendsetting bar serving sushi? Check. DJs spinning slick tunes on the rooftop? Check. The difference is in the price. A room at the Townhouse costs a fraction of what you’d drop at the neighboring Shore Club or Delano. Space doesn’t allow for a pool, but the rooftop terrace does offer relaxing loungers, playful waterbeds and shade umbrellas to keep guests cool. Although, if they’re staying here, their coolness is not in doubt.
150 20th Street
|Cross street:||at Collins Avenue|
|Transport:||Bus C, G, H, L, M, S|
|Price:||Rates $150–$299 double|