Hotel Neruda, Prague $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
This sensitive reconstruction of a 1348 building just under Prague Castle stands on the main drag of Mala Strana's castle districtthe same street that the great author Jan Neruda once called home. A few stone walls have been left here for ambience, but the flagstone floors and white archways in the public areas are all new, as are the slipcovered dining chairs and the dark-stained, built-in minimalist furniture in the 42 bedrooms. The spaces tend to be minimalist in size as well, and some bathrooms lack tubs. Despite the occasional ecclesiastical antique or rococo chair, the overall effect is highly modern and nicely designed. And the good prices, terrific location, helpful staff, and rooftop deck counteract the Neruda's few drawbacks.