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Luxury in the heart of the West Side

Touched down at the intersection of the club-tastic Meatpacking District and arts-tastic Chelsea, Dream Downtown is like a marriage of its midtown NY and South Beach siblings, providing luxury accommodations and modern amenities in the heart of one of Manhattan's most vibrant hoods.Rooms come standard with windows that, for no apparent reason, resemble giant portholes, and, for very apparent reasons, 40-inch LED TVs & an iPod-compatible media hub.Once you tire of staring through awesome porthole windows, check out the bar/lounge area that'll totally keep you from taking advantage of the 24-hour fitness center.Because you won't be building up your lats, build up a little liquid courage, then strut your stuff around the heated pool.And because strutting your stuff is exhausting (seriously, you really should go to that 24-hour fitness center), you can kick-back in a cushioned outdoor lounge area that has a basket with a football in it.Just be sure not to launch that football off of the patio, which boasts very average views of the city.photos: DreamHotel