11/15/2010 05:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New York Hotels: 14 Cool Neighborhood Spots For Out-Of-Towners (PHOTOS)

The upcoming holidays don't need to be stressful when it comes to finding accommodations for friends and family, but whatever you do -- don't put them in Times Square! Think outside of the box and let Mom and Dad explore the Lower East Side at The Thompson LES or suggest that your buddy from college discover Brooklyn at Hotel Le Bleu in Park Slope.

From the ultra-hip (and well-known) Standard Hotel to the totally under the radar (shhh!) Desmond Tutu Center, we've put together a slideshow of some of NYC's hippest hotels.

NYC's Coolest Hotels (PHOTOS)