The first thing to note about Edge Hotel is that it isn’t in Harlem at all, but 30 or so blocks further north, in Washington Heights. Given that there are no other hotels in that neighborhood, and that this is a really good boutique property, we thought it should be on this list. The second thing to note is that Edge is not as “edgy” as Aloft. But it is sleek, modern, and teeming with art work. It’s also a brand new property. Each of its 54 rooms comes with a plush pillow top mattress, fine linen bedding, flat screen TV and free WiFi. Other hotel perks include a fairly well-equipped fitness center, complimentary continental breakfast and “grab and go” kiosk. Hotel art includes original silk screens in the lobby and meeting rooms by legendary local artist (and architect), the late Harold Krisel; and numbered, screen-printed pieces throughout the guest rooms and hallways by Brooklyn artist Chris Pieretti, inspired by upper Manhattan's historic stained glass windows. Edge Hotel is located on the eastern border of the Columbia University Medical Center campus, just steps from the adjoining New York Presbyterian Hospital and 168 St. subway.