We love them both in their own way, but today we explore the latter…
Say hello to The New Hotel, an eco-friendly inn that's sexy enough for your next quick getaway, now open in North Beach.
Occupying a renovated deco apartment building two blocks from the beach, this is where you'll want to put up those Prius-driving friends of yours, or drop in with a companion for a super-cheap staycation (intro rates start at $79 per night). All ten rooms have been outfitted with fixtures that would make Al Gore beam like he just reinvented the Internet, from low-flow showerheads and organic cotton sheets, to energy-efficient key cards that control the room's electricity, so when you leave, everything shuts off.
The hospitality starts right at check-in, when you're treated to a complimentary drink at the pool bar (we recommend one of the ice-cold Land Sharks). If you get hungry, a former Setai chef slings creative bar bites like Argentinean Morcilla Sausages and Fried Cornalitos (baby sardines), and on the weekends there'll be live music.
Unplugged, of course.