A small, boutique chain, The Gem, Chelsea is a great choice if you’re looking for something stylish and centrally located in NYC. I love the clean, European lines of the place, and there’s just a fresh, youthful energy here. Free wifi in the rooms and throughout the hotel, and a very affordable price tag make this a great option, especially if you’re staying with a friend. It’s easy to grab the subway or hail a cab, and it’s not going to take you a long time to get to anywhere that you want to go. The staff is super responsive on Twitter (@theGEMhotel) — a perfect way to get in touch with them if you need something special.