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.

Pod 39 Hotel

3.0 of 5 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016
Hotel website
Special Deal
POD Free Walking Tours
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Pod 39 Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Pod 39 Hotel
Write a Review

1,398 reviews from our community

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 (228)
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
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
There are newer reviews for Pod 39 Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Almost like the express hotels in Japan. You walk into the room & you literally walk into the bed. But the room is laid out well with a nice shower/ bathroom. Service was good & efficient! There is an in room safe but no frig. The taco restaurant in the lobby looks interesting but didn't have time to eat there.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim L, Front Office Manager at Pod 39 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello pickietraveler Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your short stay with us. Though our rooms are small, our efficient room layout allows you to have a comfortable night rest. Our rooftop bar provides some of the most stunning views in Manhattan. The next time you visit New York, I hope you'll stay with us again, and... More

Oslo, Norway
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a preliminary warning: If you are staying at this hotel with a friend, you should be relatively close. Bunk beds and bathroom with sliding doors. However. It is relatively cheap, by Manhattan standards, and is close to "everything". Several Nice and clean, friendly staff and a great rooftop bar.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to Pod 39 in terms of a grand lobby, no shops, or room service; but that is okay as we go to NYC not to be in our hotel but to be elsewhere. When we return to sleep is when we are reminded that yes the rooms are tiny, the towels to shower with are even... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tim L, Front Office Manager at Pod 39 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello MandM12345 Thanks for the write up. I hope you enjoyed our wonderful city, and I do apologize that our concierge was not able to assist you on some of the better vintage clothing stores in New York. We all tend to bounce ideas off each other at the hotel, especially to make sure you have the best information possible... More

Joinville, SC
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very small rooms but pretty nice and clean! I stayed in a bunk-bedded room and altough it was small, I thought it was pretty charming! It was clean and the staff was really nice! I think it was worth the money!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this little place. Booked it last minute (an hour before I checked in) when I was in a jam, and worked out great. Great price, and the room is adorable. Just enough space to fit in a bed, TV, bathroom and little table, which was just fine for me. Really cool rooftop bar and restaurant/bar downstairs too.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sao Paulo, SP
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best description for this hotel is its great location. Stayed there for 5 days and before booking I was considering another hotel in Brooklyn downtown for the same price range. I definitely don't regret choosing Pod 39. As for location, it's on the 39th St which means only 3 blocks to Grand Central Station and easy access to any part... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tim L, Manager at Pod 39 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Henrique, We're glad you chose to stay with us while you were in town. The room size can be an issue for some, but we make sure everyone is aware of what our concept is before our guests step through the door. It's good to see you knew what our rooms were about. As for our location, you can't... More

San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given the high prices for quality hotels in Manhattan, I decided to try one of the new hotels that provide efficiency rooms at reasonable rates. Pod 39 was perfect -- the rooms, though small, were well designed and stylish. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and the location made much of city within walking distance. The hotel draws many... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of this hotel was great - like many have mentioned, it is 5 minutes walk to Grand Central station, and getting to most neighbourhoods was easy on the subway. There are many restaurants in the area, and places to get coffee in the morning. I was expecting the room to be small, but it was pretty teeny tiny.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tim L, Front Office Manager at Pod 39 Hotel, responded to this review

Dear taremitaremi Thanks for your feedback regarding your stay with us. We never hide who we are, we know we're a Pod. We have different Pod rooms at Pod 39. Depending on the room you had booked, we have options from small bunks to regular bunk rooms. Our regular bunk rooms provides our guest a bit more space to settle... More

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
23 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for a business trip and I must say was not particularly impressed by the value for money. On the argument of being "minimalistic" this place charges top prices ($370 a night) for a glorified student dorm. The room is comfortable and clean, but super small. No business room or good printers are available. The downstairs restaurant is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The best thing about this hotel is the location, which was absolutely perfect. We walked almost everywhere, but were so close to Grand Central station that it was easy to hop on the subway whenever necessary. The price is very good for this section of NYC. We stayed in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
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*
Number of rooms: 366
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, HotelTravel.com, Cheap Tickets, Orbitz, Priceline, Venere, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Despegar.com and Tingo 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.

912 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (483)
Room/suite (138)
Hotel & grounds (85)
View from room (25)
Dining (8)
Bathroom (51)
Family/play areas (4)
Other (172)

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)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay