It's easy to pretend you're a (rather well-off) local in these cushy digs in Midtown East. Two former apartment buildings, linked by a stylish lobby and small guests' courtyard, have been turned into a long-stay hotel (one month minimum). Guest quarters start at 625 square feet—larger than many Manhattan one-bedroom apartments—and feature wall-spanning windows. The views from some rooms, especially those that look south over the river, are dazzling. The decor may lack personality, but the blandly neutral furnishings are unlikely to offend any taste. Kitchens are equipped with full-size stainless-steel ovens and fridges, plus a microwave and dishwasher. Internet and local calls are included in the rates and there's a decent-size laundry room and gym. Families with large bank accounts will appreciate the two- to four-bedroom apartments.