Go It Alone
So-called invisible service hotels have neither a front desk nor an on-site staff; instead, you check in and access rooms via a smartphone app. But unlike an Airbnb, you get housekeeping, concierge service, even coffee and pastries in the mornings. Proponents of the concept say that reducing interactions with staff makes for a more authentic experience. You can now find invisible service places in Nashville (The 404), New York (citizenM), and Philadelphia (Lokal Hotel).
Our Pick: Set in a converted barge docked near central Copenhagen, CPHLiving offers 12 minimal but stylish rooms, a rooftop sundeck with city views, and complimentary breakfast—but no fussy staff to get in the way.
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