What’s a Pod Hotel? DC is about to find out.
Pod DC is a 245-room micro-hotel located in the lively Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood. Following the model of successful Pod Hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn, Pod DC features well-appointed guest rooms and vibrant communal spaces, where travelers are encouraged to socialize and connect.
Room offerings include double, queen, and bunk bed configurations, with features like built-in storage and high-tech amenities that allow guests to stream their own media content. All rooms were designed and scaled to maximize space, while providing travelers everything they need to stay plugged in and engaged.
“The expansion of Pod Hotels to DC is a symbol of the broad appeal of our micro-hotel concept,” says Richard Born of BD Hotels. “We expect Pod DC to attract a similar type of traveler to those who visit our New York properties: individuals from all over the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America, ranging in age from 18-85, who are looking for an affordable, stylish hotel that allows them to easily explore a destination and meet others with similar passions in the property’s communal spaces.”
Guestrooms are finished in royal blue with cheerful yellow accents and large-scale windows, which provide light and expansive views of the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood; select rooms also have views of Chinatown-Friendship Archway. Bathrooms, entered through a sliding glass barn door, feature rain showerheads and sleek terrazzo floors, complemented by eco-friendly bath products.
Similar to Pod’s New York properties, the food and beverage venues at Pod DC will draw visitors and locals alike. Crimson Diner on the hotel’s ground level invites with creative southern fare from morning until late night. One level below is the Crimson Whiskey Bar—a public house that celebrates whiskey’s rich history in the American South. Guests can perch on one of the leather couches while enjoying authentic moonshine or the vast selection of whiskies in addition to other spirits. To round out Pod DC’s trio of venues is Crimson View – the hotel’s rooftop featuring indoor and outdoor spaces that boast views of the city skyline.
Pod DC is located at 7th and H Street NW and rooms start at $109 per night.