Hotel Stein, Salzburg $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
Reopened in December 2004 after a top-to-toe renovation, the 55-room Stein now boasts the requisite minimalist mid-century style of decor: No rococo curlicues here, though there's a touch of fin de siècle in the breakfast and dining room. From the hotel's privileged position at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg on the banks of the Salzach, the rooftop café, bar, and lounge really come into their own in the warmer months. Room updates include marble bathrooms, king beds, ISDN Internet ports, and flat-screen cable TVs.