If you're like me and value a balance between luxury, comfort and affordability, then a stay at Arlo Hotel in NYC is a must. Just a stone's throw away from my favorite shopping district in Soho, and conveniently located near the metro. Rooms and common areas are all thoughtfully designed for the modern traveller. 

P.S. I highly recommend their almond milk mocha, served at the "Bodega" (their 24-hour pantry). I've never had anything more delicious!