YOTEL New York at Times Square West – With it’s funky purple lights and modern decor, you know you’re in for a little different experience.

Check in is automated and guest rooms, or “cabins” as they call them, are efficiently designed with a nod to first class airline travel.  Room rates are affordable for a Manhattan hotel, with rates from around $150 to $250, depending on the season and day of the week.

The hotel is located at 570 10th Avenue, between 41st and 42nd Streets. It’s a pretty short walk to Times Square.

Guest rooms are very small here, but you go to New York City to be out in the city, not to hang out in a hotel room, right?

There’s a “galley” pantry area on each floor with free coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc.  You’ll find a microwave and vending machine there also.

Rooms feature beds that adjust to an upright position for reading and television watching. Some cabins have overhead bunk beds.  They also have a premium cabin that has a queen bed, plus a two bunk sofa, making it idea for a family traveling with young children.

There’s free wifi throughout the hotel.  Free coffee and muffins are available in the morning.

And if you have time after checkout but before you need to leave the city, you can use the “Yobot” in the lobby to securely store you luggage for you (free).

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