Tiny Hotels Offer NYC at Micro-Prices

Inns provide Manhattan rooms for $75-$89
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2009 4:06 PM CDT
A bunk-bed room at Manhattan's The Pod.   (The Pod)
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(Newser) – New York is expensive, even to visit. A hotel in Manhattan can cost $300 a night, and even deep into the other boroughs, you’re not likely to pay less than $129. But a few hotels have moved to provide affordable nightly accommodation—by cutting down on room size, NPR reports. Behold The Pod, where small rooms go for $89 a night—and half that if you and a pal take advantage of the bunk beds.

The Pod is in midtown and offers luxury conveniences—flatscreen TVs and iPod docking stations—in compact rooms. For those looking to go even cheaper, Jane’s in Greenwich Village offers 5-by-7-foot singles for $75, and an atmosphere that testifies to its history as a hotel for sailors.