Who ever said Queens wasn't cool? The subway-accessible beaches of The Rockaways have become a bonafide hotspot for young Brooklynites and Manhattanites alike come summer. And the perfect place to shack up to catch some waves? The high-design Playland Motel. Housed in an early 19th Century building restored with reclaimed Virginian wood and materials from local churches, the airy space boasts a restaurant, outdoor deck, and private beach.