1871 House

Inn in Upper East Side

Named for the year it was built, this historic home now serves as a quaint inn. Its seven individually designed suites are like mini-apartments, with kitchenette, private baths, queen beds and period-style furnishings (those occupying a full floor have multiple bedrooms and can sleep up to five). All the rooms are light-filled, with airy 12ft ceilings.

This is a good-value place for the neighborhood, but note that this is a characterful, vintage structure: there is no elevator, the floors are a bit creaky and, in winter, heat is provided by steam radiators. A choice of self-catering gourmet breakfast hampers are available at extra cost.