Despite its location in the bustling heart of midtown Manhattan, the Halloran House seems more like a cozily elegant English club than a New York hotel. Designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon, who also built the Empire State Building, the hotel's 1924 exterior is a delightful mixture of such details as Italianate outdoor terraces and a two-story loggia with five archways. Artist Georgia O'Keefe, who lived there during the 1920s and '30s, thought enough of the building to make it the subject of several of her works.
A special weekend package enables visitors to sample the Halloran House luxury without paying a luxurious price. For $69 per person, double occupancy, the hotel provides a room for two nights and a full American breakfast each day. The hotel is located at 525 Lexington Avenue (between 48th and 49th) New York, N.Y. 10017. Reservations can be made by calling (800) 223-0939.