Yotel New York, rooms from $215
570 10th Avenue, Hell’s Kitchen
young travelers, adventurous couples, anyone who dislikes human interaction and loves the Jetsons.
The first thing you notice when you walk into the lobby of Yotel is that there is no real receptionist. Check-in is completed at a digital kiosk, and if you want to leave your luggage, it’s deposited into a locker by a giant robotic arm.
The futuristic design continues in the rooms, called “cabins,” which range from tiny pods to apartment-like suites. But no matter the size, all rooms feature space-saving solutions like motorized beds, open-plan bathrooms (with glass walls and an optional curtain, they are an exhibitionist’s delight), and minimalist clothing racks.
Yotel’s terrace bar clocks in at 7,000 square feet, making it popular with guests and locals alike, though it’s only open in its entirety May through September.