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Pod 39 Hotel

3.0 of 5 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Pod 39 is a great option for visiting New York. It's localization allows you to go pretty much anywhere on foot from there - Times Square, Rockfeller Center, Bryant's Park, NY Public library, 5th ave, even Soho, Village, Central Park, if you're willing to make a longer walk. I stayed in a bunker room (not quite sure if that's the... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Centrally located near Grand Central station. Bunk room was compact but was an ideal as a base for exploring - if you are here on holiday, how much time are you going to be spending in your room? Reminded me of an upmarket hostel but had an en-suite shower and loo - all clean with towels, toiletries and hairdryer all... More

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York, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just arrived home from a 7 day holiday at Pod 39 and I just had to review it straight away. I stayed with my friend in a Bunk Room and I cannot praise the hotel enough. The rooms were perfectly compact and very clean, with all the amenities and extras you need including towels, soaps and a hairdryer. The beds... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pod 39 is a fun, hip, affordable place to stay in New York City. Just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, it is perfectly located to explore Manhattan. The rooms are small but clean, with thoughtful design, the staff youthful and energetic if a little bit distracted by being youthful and energetic. A good place to stay for a... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My GF and I stayed here for 4 nights end of August. Hotel itself was great base for walking and getting the Metro around NY. Our room was pretty small but had everything we needed and spotless. Front of house staff were very helpful and polite. Rooftop bar was great and although the attached Mexican restaurant isnt really my thing... More

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Harvard, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at the POD 51 lots of times, but the 39th Street POD was great. The hotel rooms (more like ships cabins) were more than fine, but the roof top bar was hopping! Great views of the city, cold beer lot's of NYC finest hipsters. Great location.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Pod 39 for three nights on business trip. The hotel is brand new and opened only three months ago. After having lived in New York for two years, I went to the hotel with a very low expectation. August is high seasons and everywhere else was so expensive. My colleagues paid fortune for tiny rooms. I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed on my own for two nights while travelling in USA. The hotel was efficient, welcoming, clean and convenient. Yes the rooms are small, but have all the space and amenities you need for a city break. The rooftop is lovely and attached bar/restaurant are nice. Wish I could've stayed longer. Will definitely stay again on my next trip.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are used to receiving customer service - do NOT stay here. The hotel employees are extremely unhelpful- you ask them for help or to do something and all you receive is some back-chat. I really thought when staying at hotels they would help you make make reservations etc... They don't and they are rude. Nice location but NO... More

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Tim L, Front Office Manager at Pod 39 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Teamtravel_12 I am sorry to hear about the service you received during your stay at the Pod 39. Our service is what set us apart from some of the other hotels in New York, and I am disappointed to hear you did you not get to experience that. At Pod, our job is to make your travel experience a... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I will tell you now that if you are uncomfortable in tight spaces, need full and complete privacy in the bathroom, or travel with a ton of luggage, keep looking, this place isn't for you. I was traveling with my husband and one-year-old son, so the partially frosted sliding glass door that doesn't lock was fine for us, having a... More

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Address: 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
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Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 39 Hotel 3*
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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 
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