With a serenity-now-inducing hotel garden (complete with individual sitting areas for the utmost privacy), Condor Hotel is the perfect pick for those travelers looking for a zen-like, outer-borough urban oasis. The hotel’s other common space, the Living Room, is also considered a “calm zone” with a large flat-screen TV, ATM, computer for guest access 24/7, magazines, maps and more. Serene slumber can even be had on the hotel’s signature Condor PlushDreams beds. And, with kitchenettes in every room—boasting a microwave, stainless steel sink and refrigerator—Condor is a worthwhile option for extended-stay guests. At the Condor Front Desk, fresh baked cookies (as well as a wide selection of gourmet coffees, teas and a seasonal selection of hot chocolates or lemonade) await guests free of charge.