The Pod is a cute-looking hotel and popular with budget-minded travelers since its rates are below $199 a night. Since I was just using the hotel as a place to sleep, I didn't mind it's small rooms.
My problems began when I went back to the hotel to sleep so I had the energy for another long day of sightseeing. It was around midnight and the room was freezing. The heating unit seemed to be controllable, so I turned it on and it didn't work. I had to call down to the front desk twice to get an answer. They told me it would come on because it was centrally controlled. The noisy unit finally came on around 1 am. It would turn off every so often, so I got the pleasure of hearing through the hotel's thin walls. A couple in a nearby room decided to have very loud sex several times, and another person blowed dried their hair at 3 am. So, needless to say, I had difficulty sleeping.
I guess you get what you pay for. I won't be staying at this hotel again, because this type of hip budget hotel attracts younger people who obviously do not know or care about how to behave in a public lodging space. You can see all of them coming into the hotel with their backpacks.
I would not recommend this hotel to business travelers, or families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel New York City
- The Pod Hotel
- Pod Hotel Nyc
- Pod New York City