Run by the Kimpton Group as an upscale boutique hotel, the Palladian’s vintage neoclassical facade lives up to its name. The interior decor is more whimsical. The biggest eye-catchers are the portraits of cultural icons – Bill Gates and Jimi Hendrix among them – depicted in imperial garb on the walls (they’re also reproduced on pillowcases).
Ultra-cool rooms come with armoires, yoga mats, retro phones and flat-screen TVs mounted on easels. Even better are the free-to-borrow bikes, complimentary wine tasting (daily at 5pm) and speakeasy-style cocktail bar called Penny Royal.