Part hostel and part hotel, The Wayfarer is a sweet spot for those who want a playful, not-too-fussy place to rest their heads after a long day of traveling. Want to meet new friends? Book a bunk in one of four shared rooms. Prefer a quiet haven? Spring for one of 27 full-sized rooms, many of which open out onto the pool and small, grassy play area. Breakfast is included and served in an open (and fully stocked) kitchen.
Best yet: The hotel is in the heart of the very walkable Funk Zone, which means you can drop your car in the parking lot and not touch it again until you check out. (It's also just a block from the train station, should you be traveling on Amtrak.)