Gramercy and Murray Hill, Manhattan, New York City
New York City doesn't necessitate an expensive vacation (though it can happen pretty quickly). So to help you save some monies on your next trip to the Big Apple, we've found some of the best value stays in the city that don't scrimp on style. Check them out here: The idea of the 366-room Pod 39 hotel is to offer very small rooms (even by New York City standards, a city notorious for small hotels rooms) for low prices (again, by New York City standards). Rooms range from 55 to 140 square feet, and prices start at $119 per night. The smallest rooms, or pods, only fit one person, but all have private bathrooms and smart design touches, like storage under the bed, train-inspired coat hooks, double flat-screen TVs for guests in bunk beds, and both outlets and a "cell phone" close to the pillows. There are three seriously cool -- and colorful -- public spaces: an upscale Mexican restaurant, a rooftop bar with unique architecture, and a hangout space called the Playroom.