This recently spruced-up arty hotel is a book-lover’s dream. Try to score the Fireplace Suite, where you can curl up next to a fire with a book pulled from the room’s private library. Look closely and you’ll find signed copies from authors who have stayed in the room. Pull a volume from the shelf or doodle with colored pencils while you wait for brunch at The Bookstore Bar, just downstairs from your room at the Alexis.
1007 First Ave.