Treats! called out Manhattan's Grace Hotel, located in the theater district on W. 45th St near Sixth Avenue. "The tepid waters, incandescent lighting, potent cocktails, florid bikinis and great music makes for a perfect watery fete anytime—even when it’s 10 degrees outside."
For certain the Grace's 22-foot, heated shallow pool with swim-up bar, a live DJ five nights a week and stadium seating with throw pillow is a vision to behold. Architect Lindy Roy has cleverly maximized the hotel's 139 mid-to-closet-sized rooms with built-in furnishings, platform beds with luggage storage below; and tables that roll out of the way. Writes NYMag:
There are even rooms stacked with four bunk beds or with a twin suspended over a queen-sized bed, perfect for packing in gangs of friends. Unadorned bathrooms have jarring, door-less showers. A smattering of frills like flat-screen TVs, WiFi internet, Egyptian cotton linens, and binders stocked with delivery menus make up for the skimped amenities.