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New York City's Smallest Hotel Rooms (PHOTOS)

Posted: 10/25/2012 7:00 am

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 and, in an effort to prove it, we've rounded up our photos of some of the smallest hotel rooms we've has ever seen. (It's worth noting that good things can come in small packages, and if the price is right, some of these exceptionally teensy spaces can actually be good values.)

-- Kelsey Blodget,

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  • The Jane Hotel

    First up, 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. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>See more photos of The Jane Hotel</strong></a>

  • 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. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>See more photos of Hotel 41 At Times Square</strong></a>

  • 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 <a href="" target="_hplink">Holiday Inn Sixth Avenue</a> in far-hipper Chelsea. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>See more photos of the Pod Hotel</strong></a>

  • 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? <a href="" target="_hplink">Thompson LES</a>, <a href="" target="_hplink">Ace</a>, <a href="" target="_hplink">Smyth</a>… the list goes on. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong>See more photos of The MAve</strong></a>

  • 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. <a href="" target="_hplink"><strong> See more photos of the Mansfield Hotel</strong></a>


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