Hotels Pod Hotels coming to Los Angeles By Danny King / October 10, 2017 Share 1 -- Pod Hotels, the New York-based mini-room specialist, is slated to expand to Los Angeles in 2019 with the redevelopment of downtown Los Angeles' old Hotel Cecil site.The property, which opened in the 1920s as the Hotel Cecil and evolved into a single-room occupancy residential property, has most currently been branded as Stay on Main. Under Pod, the hotel will have about 340 rooms, according to Pod Hotels managing director David Bernstein.Pod's typical rooms are about 120 square feet. The hotels feature modernist design and amenities such as free WiFi, on-site restaurants and rooftop bars. The brand debuted in Manhattan in 2007, and has since added a second Manhattan property and a hotel in Washington, D.C. The company is slated to open a Brooklyn hotel and a hotel on Manhattan's 42nd Street next month.