Pod 39 and Pod 51 has become so popular that it’s expanding across the river to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Micro hotels were designed for travelers who care more about sight seeing than being stuck in a hotel room. The best-known chain in New York are Pod 39 and Pod 51.

These micro hotels were designed for travelers who care more about sight seeing than being stuck in a hotel room.

At Pod 39, the smallest room is 90 square feet.

Rooms at citizenM  provide a

Pod 39 and Pod 51 has become so popular that it’s expanding across the river to Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

One of the first hotels in New York to focus on design details while shrinking room size was the Jane in the West Village. The smallest room size here is a lilliputian 50 feet.

This futuristic pod is tiny, but every inch has a purpose.

Adrian Gaut for The Boston Globe

Rooms at citizenM provide a "mood pad" so guests can listen to music or change the lighting in the room.

A tight squeeze in New York’s stylish micro-hotels

The number of micro-hotels in New York grows while room sizes shrink. By Christopher Muther

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Roosevelt Campobello Park’s cameo in Ken Burns documentary

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The VIP Lounge

Todd English loves finding new dishes on his travels

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On view

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A compilation of some of the best upcoming cultural events around the world.

travel troubleshooter

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check in

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A Tank Away

In Tiverton, R.I., escape big-city chaos

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Essay

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I knew the moment Emily cut across the median separating I-25 and the Frontage Road that it was a bad idea.

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“Maybe we can do this,” I whispered to my friend, Bev. At 73 and 72, respectively, we were a bit uncertain of our abilities.

If you want Ye Olde Nantucket, you’re in the wrong place.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

If you want Ye Olde Nantucket, you’re in the wrong place at 21 Broad Street.

“The tastes of Nantucket’s visitors are changing,” said Bruce Percelay, the inn’s owner.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

“The tastes of Nantucket’s visitors are changing,” said Bruce Percelay, the inn’s owner.

The 142-year-old Nesbitt, which was Nantucket’s oldest continuously operating lodging house.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

The 142-year-old Nesbitt was Nantucket’s oldest continuously operating lodging house.

Rooms are decked with iPhone docking stations and vitamin C-infused showers.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Rooms are decked with iPhone docking stations and vitamin C-infused showers.

The new spaces are designed by Boston-based decorator Rachel Reider to feel like a contemporary island retreat.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

The new spaces are designed by Boston-based decorator Rachel Reider to feel like a contemporary island retreat.

21 Broad is about $600 a night in the summer and $275 in the off season.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

21 Broad is about $600 a night in the summer and $275 in the off season.

An impossibly large back patio is adorned with ornamental pear trees and a glass-walled fire pit.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

An impossibly large back patio is adorned with ornamental pear trees and a glass-walled fire pit.

Percelay and his contractors spent a year rehabilitating the dilapidated High Victorian inn.

ROB BENCHLEY FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

Percelay and his contractors spent a year rehabilitating the dilapidated High Victorian inn.

21 Broad: Ye Olde Nantucket it’s not

A yearlong renovation of the inn, formerly known as the Nesbitt, has transformed 21 Broad into an unapologetically modern place.

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House sitting is a wonderful way to learn about another country and become part of the community.

Second look

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This year, the vineyard is pouring its first spirits.

secret of the week

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The travel industry cracks down on smokers

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News, apps, deals, and gear

Here, there, and everywhere

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Weekend fun guide

Weekend Fun Guide

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New England’s hottest, coolest, jazziest, beachiest, blueberry-est summertime festivals.

Globe Magazine

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Cape Cod and the Islands

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How to go fishing on Cape Cod

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Nonstop destinations from Boston

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