An Anti-Sex and the City Hotel Deal in NYC

I’ll admit that I’m looking forward to the mind-numbing experience of watching Sex and the City 2, which opens Thursday. That said, I’m also amused to see a few anti-SATC hotel deals pop up among all the Cosmopolitan-fueled packages.

New York City’s Pod Hotel, a budget-minded property on East 51st Street, has put together one of these anti-SATC packages.

Starting at $139 per night, the “Don’t Get Carried Away” package includes one night in a bunk-bed room at the Pod, two cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop, a Brooklyn cocktail at East Side Social Club, and a knock-off designer handbag from Canal Street.

This package is a refreshing alternative to other SATC-themed packages, which typically have heftier price tags (can you say luxurious suites, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, Cosmopolitan cocktails, and designer brands?)

If this package inspires you to build your own anti-SATC package, might I also suggest cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine? This Lower East Side bakery on Rivington Street whips up tasty confections for $1.50 each — my favorites are the pistachio and the Sexy Red Velvet cupcakes, which I find less sickeningly sweet than Magnolia’s $3.25 version.

Details: The “Don’t Get Carried Away” package is valid for stays at the Pod Hotel ( from May 27-June 11.