Yotel: The Yotel that opened in Britain last month is in the international arrivals hall, South Terminal, Gatwick Airport; 011-44-20-7100-1100, www.yotel.com. Rooms start at $51 for four hours, $113 for overnight. Premiums start at $82 for four hours, $170 a night. Yotel is scheduled to open a Heathrow Airport outlet in August, and rumors persist that its first overseas foray will land at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport later this year.
Qbic: Amsterdam is already home to Qbic, a designer pod property with a similarly futuristic look. Rooms start at $54, and upcoming outlets are planned for Antwerp, Belgium, and Maastricht, Netherlands. 011-31-43-321-1111, www.qbichotels.com.
Pod Hotel: Not to be outdone in the tiny stakes, New York's East 51st Street is home to the Pod Hotel where lounge-y, mod-style rooms start at $89. (800) 742-5945, www.thepodhotel.com.
Base2Stay: A little more high-end, central London is home to the recently opened Base2Stay, which offers small rooms with designer flourishes, optional kitchenettes and rates from $165 a night. www.base-2-stayhotel.co.uk.
EasyHotel: London also has three small-format, low-cost easyHotels combining windowless rooms and basic amenities from $51 per night. There's also a Basel, Switzerland, property and another planned for Budapest, Hungary, this year. Information: www.easyhotel.com.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times