It used to be that hotels or motels willing to rent you a room for an hour or two were known as “hot sheet” hotels, places where you might not feel all that comfortable staying the night. Not anymore.
In many Asian countries as well as Brazil, they’re called “love hotels” because couples rent the rooms for a short time to be alone. But now conventional hotels are recognizing that travelers may need a room for short periods of time to rest between long flights or get some work done in a city not their own where they can count on Wi-fi, a desk, and room service.
So Europe-based DayUse Hotels has added boutique hotels in New York to its collection of nice places that will rent rooms for day sessions lasting from three to seven hours. For example, reserve a room at New York’s Flatiron Hotel (pictured) from 11 am to 4 pm and pay $155 instead of the overnight charge of $289. At the Hotel Indigo Chelsea, it’s $129 for a short-term room; to stay overnight costs $399.
Hotels attached to major airports have long rented rooms on an hourly basis. It’s nice to see the trend expanding. Details here.