Top Five: Arty Hotels

As summer winds to a close, we dream of jet setting off and staying in a fabulous art-centric accommodation like the Surrey Hotel on New York's Upper East side. But alas, if you're as strapped for cash as we are, you might consider "staycationing" in one of Houston's luxurious options. These modern boutiques set the bar with authentic and daring design. Escape from the ordinary just minutes from your own backyard in one of these artistically inspired getaways.