SAN DIEGO — Visitors to San Diego may soon have a new and affordable option when it comes to lodging.
Earlier this year the Port of San Diego put out a call for a new form of affordable accommodations on a three-acre site behind the Administration Building. It is now backing a proposal to build a micro-hotel with more than 200, 30-square-foot sleeping pods along Pacific Highway.
The micro-hotel would not only offer a place to crash but an innovative community for travelers visiting San Diego.
The $10.6 million, two-story hotel would offer 226 sleeping pods divided among 33 rooms with mostly shared bathrooms. It would be operated by the Los Angeles based company, Stay Open and partner with a New Zealand company called, Jucy Snooze.
San Diego’s micro-hotel would offer pods with queen-size beds for about $34 a night. Each pod would include space for luggage and each pod would have a safety lock.
For those wanting more privacy, the micro-hotel would offer six rooms with private baths for $116 a night.
The plan also includes a rooftop restaurant and bar.
Along with the sense of community, for some, the cost would be the main selling point.
The Port of San Diego’s board will vote on the proposal on Tuesday. It is a proposal that would also have to get the green light from the Coastal Commission.
If it is a go, San Diego’s micro-hotel could be up and running within the next five years.