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Minute Suites' $30 Nap Rooms Hit Philadelphia Airport

April 22, 2011 at 8:52 AM | by | ()

It's a damned shame that no US airport boasts one of the funky, sleep-at-the-airport Yotels. Those things are amazing. Instead, travelers faced with delayed flights and long nights at the airport have to spring for an airport-area business hotel or a Holiday Inn Express when they likely don't need all those amenities. Just a good sleep is all some people want, and luckily a few Minute Suites are slowly popping up at airports like Philadelphia International.

PHL just opened their mini-hotel of 13 Minute Suites and 2 workstation cubicles, the second Minute Suites after the original at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. Here's the deal:

· Each suite has a daybed sofa that features two sleeping surfaces with fresh pillows and blankets.
· A sound-masking system in each suite neutralizes noise, and the NAP26Tm audio program helps deliver the equivalent of three hours of sleep in only 26 minutes
· Each room has a high-def television with access to DIRECTV, the Internet, and flight-tracking information
· Suites are $30 for a one hour minimum stay and then $7.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter. Rate reductions begin at four hours including a flat overnight rate of $120.

It's basically $30 an hour, so the overnight rate is a deal. The Minute Suites are staffed by students from Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, so hopefully you'll even get some first-rate service for that price. A $60 two-hour nap is kinda pricier than we'd hope, but when we're really exhausted, we'd spend some coin to get even a little shut-eye.

[Photos: Minute Suites]

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