Pod Hotels Opens in DC

WASHINGTON, DC—The Pod Hotels has opened Pod DC, a 245-room micro-hotel located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood here. It follows the brand’s properties in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. 

Owned and operated by Modus Hotels, Pod DC was developed to enhance guests’ local experience upon arrival through curated art and photography. It is located across the street from the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station and the Smithsonian museums, as well as a short distance to the Verizon Center, restaurants and theaters.

There are three F&B venues at Pod DC: Crimson Diner serves southern fare; Crimson Whiskey Bar offers a comprehensive whiskey program; Crimson View is the hotel’s rooftop with indoor and outdoor spaces. 

Guestrooms 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 scaled to maximize space.

“The expansion of Pod Hotels to D.C. is a symbol of the broad appeal of our micro-hotel concept,” said Richard Born, owner 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.”