If the cliches were true -- bigger was truly better and the devil resided in the details -- than the world's smallest hotel rooms might also be its least appealing. They aren't.
Well, most of them aren't anyway.
As cities turned into metropolises and metropolis became megalopolises, space became incredibly valuable. It is no small wonder that some travelers are deciding that they don't want to pay extra for a walk-in closet in a room they'd use for one night. The logic is sound even if the results can be quite confining.
The world's most famous tiny rooms are, without a doubt, the cubbies offered by Japan's capsule hotels. Though they make the list, what may be more interesting is the rooms they've inspired, which seek to combine their efficiency with the comfort of decor less reminiscent of the inside of a toaster oven. These are the next wave of micro-suites and they are coming to a city (and airport) near you.