What is the most important thing to look for in a night away? Is it luxury beds? Maybe an exotic locale? Or maybe you just look for a really nice bath close by.
1 Hotel in Brooklyn has what's being called the best bath in New York City. The Riverhouse Suite's bathroom is the stuff of dreams. While the 2000 sq ft. room itself is lovely, the bathroom caught the eye of writer Brennan Kilbane.
1 Hotel is rather proud of this bathroom.
With a tub carved out of a single block of granite, filtered water pumped in piping hot, and a floor to ceiling window overlooking the so-called Greatest City in the World, it's easy to see why Kilbane would gush over it.
All for the low, low price of $7000 a night.
It's certainly not for everyone. In fact, with that price, one could argue it's only for a very specific group of people. The luxury of the bath still makes it difficult to justify the premium pricing.
New York City is known for its premium pricing. People will split rent in an apartment that would cost a third of its pricing anywhere else. It is a city of scarce real estate and costs reflect that.
Even with all that in mind, who is this for? If you have the money to pay $7000 a night, wouldn't you already have a personal luxury bath? And if you can't afford it, why tease yourself with the possibility.
Maybe we need to leave New York alone for a while.
If you think the price is absolutely worth it, you can check out the going rates here. For the rest of us, we'll find a staycation a little more in our budget.