Thursday, June 11, 2015

Micro Units for New Chinatown Hotel

627 H Street NW will soon be home to a hotel.
Washington Business journal is reporting that the new hotel across the street from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station has broken ground. 

The property, partially developed by by DC's Modus Hotels, will be a Pod Hotel brand. Pod Hotel currently has two locations in New York City.The rooms in the DC hotel (627 H Street NW) will be "micro units." Among other things, that means the rooms will be 150 square feet or less. Pretty small! There will be 245 total rooms over 11 floors.

The trade-off regarding space is supposedly cheaper rates. Choosing single pod room nights in New York, during weekdays in October in November, I got rates ranging form $135-$205. I'm guessing DC rates will be marginally cheaper. Interesting concept and a good location for visitors to the District who want to be able to wake up and get right to it without much travel time.

Rendering of Pod Hotel via