We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 451 New York City hotels

Pod 39 Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016 (Manhattan)
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Pod 39 Hotel to your Saves list
Pod 39 Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
Ranked #152 of 451 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
miragemona Fresno, California
  • Overview
  • Reviews (1,147)
  • Photos (872)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A (1)
  • Room tips (197)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,147 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (197)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must have booked my room too far in advance, so at almost 200USD a night in summer for what was indeed a small pod, I was a bit disappointed. I spent almost half as much in a decent room in Paris just the week before, so my expectations were high for the high price. PROS: next to Grand Central,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I felt like I was on a cruise ship...but didn't care. It was a very small, but very clean room. After seeing our friends room first (ours wasn't ready for early check in), we decided to ask for a larger corner room. The room was larger, but the shower was very, very small. The shower in our friends room was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A top class place to stay whilst in New York. The concierge was so helpful during the bad weather in trying to contact the airline. The rooms are small but you only need a place to sleep - you are not spending lots of time in your room! Free WiFi was a bonus.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everything one could want in a hotel room: friendly staff, clean, great rooftop bar, cantina lobby level. Trendy, European feel. Rooms are small but there's so much to do, you'll only be in the room to sleep.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stockholm, Sweden
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel was perfect for our needs. Clean, fresh, good location and not to expensive. We can highly recommended it but it is good to keep in mind that it is not for everyone since the rooms are so small. The rooftop bar is great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hyde Park, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

NYC on a budget in the summer tourist season is possible and since one would imagine being out in the action versus in the room, the POD 39 (or if you prefer 51) is a perfect option. And, to top it off with the amazing roof top bar, great! The views of the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings are fantastic.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Okay, in some ways it's the wave of the future - very limited square footage, not an inch of extra space, exceptionally efficient, and no personal space whatsoever. But, it was also safe, clean, updated, in a good location, and a godsend when looking for a room in Midtown for $300 or less only a couple of days beforehand in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently spent 8 nights in the Pod Hotel and loved it! The perfect base for our stay as it was in such a great location - central/walkable to many places and very convenient to Grand Central Station! Yes the rooms are relatively small (I've stayed in smaller!) - but they are very well designed with no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Dover, Delaware
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean, very hip and fun. Great food in the restaurant down stairs, expensive though. Three small tacos with chips and salsa $22. The roof top bar has a great view. They make stiff drinks so be careful. The rooms are the perfect size, and a great price for midtown. Staff is helpful and friendly. Parking is $25 per night at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I read lots of people saying it is so so small. I don't know what they are used to, this place was big enough for me and my giant suitcase. Clean and friendly. Close to the central station as well. And the roof top terrace, awesome! If you dont stay here, come for a drink to the roof top!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Pod 39 Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Pod 39 Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pod 39 Hotel

Address: 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016
Phone Number:
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 39 Hotel 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Tingo, TripOnline SA and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Pod 39 Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

872 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (443)
View from room (25)
Room/suite (136)
Hotel & grounds (84)
Dining (8)
Bathroom (51)
Family/play areas (4)
Other (135)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

All expert photos (366)
Bunkbed Room - #1105 (42)
Bunkbed Room - #1125 (45)
Double Room (45)
Queen Room (36)
Restaurants and Bars (71)
Single Room - #1520 (35)
Single Room - #712 (30)
The Hotel (62)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (64)
Room/suite (29)
Hotel & grounds (9)
Dining (18)
Bathroom (2)
Other (6)


Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#24 Best Value Hotel in New York City #117 Business Hotel in New York City #135 Family Hotel in New York City #168 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Hotel Class
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
There’s a Pod for every person, and an endless range of possibilities. The Pod 39 Hotel offers hip, convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan and is New York’s number one choice for visitors on a budget. Each Pod is individually climate controlled and equipped with efficient, stylish furniture that’s designed to maximize your comfort and your living space. Guests can plug into the Pod community before arriving on our Pod Culture Forum. Swap stories, trade itineraries and ideas and get to know your fellow Pod mates.It’s your Pod. Make the most of it. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Here’s what questions travelers have asked, with answers from representatives of Pod 39 Hotel and other travelers.
1 question
1 month ago

See all questions (1)

See which rooms travelers prefer