Behold: The smallest hotel rooms in New York

by Kelsey Blodget on December 18, 2009

The Standard Cabin at the Jane Hotel, 50 square feet, $99

The Standard Cabin at the Jane Hotel, 50 square feet, $99

Ah, New York. There’s really no place like it. It’s one of the only cities in the world where you can pay hundreds of dollars for a hotel room smaller than your office cubicle. We’re hardly exaggerating: Below, check out photos of some of the smallest hotel rooms Oyster has ever seen.

But good things can come in small packages. If the price is right, some of these exceptionally teensy spaces can actually be good values (although we’d steer clear of the Jane Hotel until it sorts out its little bedbug problem). Be sure to peruse the hotels on our best values list as well, to make sure you get the most bang for your buck.

The Jane Hotel
Price: $99/night
Location: West Village and Chelsea, New York City
Square footage: 50 square feet

The Standard Cabin t The Jane Hotel

The Standard Cabin at The Jane Hotel

With shared bathrooms and hilariously small (though cleverly designed) rooms, this newly renovated West Village landmark offers quirky accomodations for hipsters on a tight budget — most rooms are $99 a night. However, guests may want to hold off booking a stay until renovations are complete in early 2010 and management gets a better handle on the recurring bedbug problem.

Hotel 41 At Times Square
Price: $201/night
Location: Times Square and Midtown West, New York City
Square footage: 100 square feet

Standard Room at the Hotel 41 At Times Square

Standard Room at the Hotel 41 At Times Square

Its standard rooms, even its “Superior” Rooms, are some of the smallest hotel rooms anywhere in New York — that’s really small. But, if the room is just for sleeping, Hotel 41 has a superb location in the heart of Times Square on 41st Street (hence its name), surrounded by the flashing marquees and every major subway line.

Pod Hotel
Price: $181/night
Location: Midtown East, New York City
Square footage: 100 square feet

Double Pod room at the Pod Hotel

Double Pod room at the Pod Hotel

Part hotel, part hostel (with shared bathrooms), the Pod is pretty basic for business-focused Midtown East. But it’s still not the cheapest hotel. Rooms — those with their own bathroom — also have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and iHome iPod docks. But they’re tiny — maybe the smallest in New York. For the price, opt for the Holiday Inn Sixth Avenue in far-hipper Chelsea.

The MAve
Location: Gramercy and Murray Hill, New York City
Price: $255/night
Square Footage: 100 square feet

Urban Full Room at The MAve

Urban Full Room at The MAve

Like its sisters in South Beach, the 72-room MAve hotel (opened in 2009) uses slight style — and a few treats, like H2O bath prodcuts and a nice, free cheese spread at breakfast — as a means to over-inflate the price of incredibly tiny guest rooms in Murray Hill. A better boutique? Thompson LES, Ace, Smyth… the list goes on.

Mansfield Hotel
Location: Times Square and Midtown West, New York City
Price: $296/night
Square footage: 110 square feet

The Chambre Petite Room at the Mansfield Hotel

The Chambre Petite Room at the Mansfield Hotel

A 126-room boutique hotel in a historic, Beaux Arts building, the Mansfield has a friendly staff, a popular bar with live jazz, a modern gym, an extremely convenient Midtown West location, and plenty of freebies: free Wi-Fi, free espresso, and free printing in the business center. Unfortunately, the standard rooms are among New York’s smallest.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashely January 1, 2010 at 7:42 am

Yea, those rooms are small, but for a small room there pretty nice.

Debbie July 19, 2011 at 8:42 pm

No need to waste space, just to sleep & shower. : )

farah March 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

i love the rooms

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