The Inn at Irving Place may be one of Manhattan’s smallest hotels, but it is also one of its most endearing. Housed in a pair of brownstones (nine rooms in one brownstone and four apartments in the other) near Gramercy Park, it’s dotted with fresh flowers and antique furnishings. While some rooms are small, each is decorated with turn-of-the-19th-century elegance, except for two apartments furnished in modern decor. Leave the little ones at home (children under 12 are not permitted). At Lady Mendl’s, the inn’s pretty tearoom, damask love seats and a lavish tea and dessert menu create the perfect spot for brushing up on your manners. Edith Wharton would feel right at home. Rooms: 13.