Border Crossings: Williamsburg's Trendy Micro-Hotel

Sometimes, good things come in small packages.


Sometimes, good things come in small packages. Following its success in Manhattan, BD Hotels has launched its latest Pod outpost in the oh-so-trendy Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Built entirely in Europe and then shipped to the States, Pod Brooklyn epitomizes the micro-hotel concept that has boomed in recent years. At about 100 sq ft each, pod rooms are smaller than typical luxury hotel rooms but don’t lack amenities or communal space. Guests can expect to enjoy delicious cocktails, unique cuisine, private and public rooftops, courtyards, and more, in addition to striking views of the city.

Designed by Brooklyn’s own Garrison Architects, Pod Brooklyn’s 249 rooms feature built-in storage and high-tech amenities, enabling visitors to easily stream content to their electronic devices. With rates starting at $125 a night, micros like Pod Brooklyn are an attractive economic alternative to luxury hotels in the area. Moreover, the Brooklyn location is just a short walk away from the Bedford L subway and the East River Ferry, allowing the guests to explore Manhattan and other areas of Brooklyn with ease.

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