Fit Your Bod in A Pod
People love visiting New York City. With great theater, shopping and landmarks to see, your day can be filled from sunrise until long after sunset, making your hotel room a place just for sleep. Considering that most hotels charge large fees for small rooms, does it seem worth it?
No, it’s not my former 90 square foot apartment, but a hip hotel called The Pod with two locations in midtown. The furniture has smooth corners made to fit perfectly inside the various-sized rooms that range from 60 to 120 square feet. On a recent tour of the hi-tech 39th Street hotel (by the way, it’s a landmark building as it once served as the Salvation Army’s home for women), I saw different rooms including the “bunk pod” and the “queen pod,” both tiny spaces with all the amenities anyone visiting NYC would need: comfortable bed, good-sized bathroom, desk and a place to hang your clothes. There are even individual flat screen TVs at the foot of each bed. (Something I considered doing in my old tiny loft bed).
My sentiments exactly, which is why living in 90 square feet was never a problem for me. My backyard was Central Park; my living room was in 3D. When one comes to see NYC, they come to see it.
For anyone planning a visit to my fair city, I recommend adding “experience living small” to your list of To Dos after “walking along the Highline” and seeing “The Book of Mormon.” It won’t only keep your wallet happy, but it just might make you appreciate the size of your home a bit more.