New App Lets You Rent Hotel Rooms By The Minute

by Cheryl Rosen
New App Lets You Rent Hotel Rooms By The Minute

Photo: Billy Hathorn 

Send us your red-eyed fliers, your nursing mothers, your just-plain-curious tourists yearning to see the inside of The Pierre. A new app has launched in Manhattan, and it lets travelers rent a hotel room by the minute. 

The service, called Recharge, has 16 four- and five-star hotel partners in New York, including the Knickerbocker and the W New York, and 13 in San Francisco (see list below). Talks with prospective partners in New York are ongoing, and the company expects to add more in coming weeks, an insider said. 

Room rates are set by the hotels, but the site says one Manhattan property rents for $50/hour, or less than $1 a minute. There is no minimum stay, but the average guest checks in for approximately two hours, the site says. 

Like at Uber in its early days, guests go on the app and choose a property when they are ready to book; the app does take future reservations. 

New York hotels are: 
The Pierre 
1 Hotel Central Park 
Arlo SoHo 
Q&A Hotel 
The Roosevelt 
The Benjamin 
The Quin 
Arlo NoMad 
The Refinery 
Hotel Stewart 
Box House Hotel 
NYLO Hotel

San Francisco hotels are: 
Taj Campton Place 
Parc 55 
Hilton Union Square 
Hotel G 
Harbour Court 
Hotel Triton 
Park Central SF 
Stanford Court 
Hilton Bayfront 
Westin SFO 
Aloft SFO 
Marriott Oakland Courtyard 

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