This surprisingly stylish East Side hotel opened in early 2007, offering tiny but futuristic rooms that are well suited to people who favor convenience and value over elbow room. The 100-square-foot single-bed "pods" have nominal decor and under-bed dressers. There are also bunk-bed set-ups. At these levels, baths are shared; choose a roomier double or queen "pod" if you want private facilities. The Pod Café, which has indoor and outdoor seating, serves inexpensive snacks from popular local purveyors including pastries from Balthazar Bakery and cheese and charcuterie from Murray’s Cheese. Rooms: 347.