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
Nearby Hotels
Hotel Belleclaire(New York City)(Great Value!)
$149
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Fitness center
$297
$267
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Hotel Edison Times Square(New York City)
$184
$135
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness center
$166
$135
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel(New York City)(Great Value!)
$173
$152
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
YOTEL New York(New York City)(Great Value!)
$183
$152
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Restaurant
Park Central Hotel New York(New York City)(Great Value!)
$185
$150
Expedia.com
View Deal
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness center
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square(New York City)(Great Value!)
$375
$215
Official Site
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Blue Moon Hotel(New York City)(Great Value!)
$100
Booking.com
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
The Westin New York Grand Central(New York City)(Great Value!)
$305
Westin.com
View Deal
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
Reviews (3,672)
Filter reviews
3,672 results
Traveler rating
1,443
1,654
434
83
58
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
1,443
1,654
434
83
58
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssalvation tacogrand central stationrooftop barrooms are smallbunk roomtaco restaurantfrosted glasstop bunkgreat locationnew yorksmall deskmurray hillsliding doorfree wifiprivate bathroomchrysler buildingfew blocks
Filter
Updating list...
2,356 - 2,361 of 3,672 reviews
Reviewed September 30, 2012

My sister and I stayed at the Pod 39 for 5 nights in late August this year. We got an unbeatable price for the bunk bed room and decided to overlook the fact that the hotel would perhaps be not quite finished at the time of our stay, as well as the small rooms, for the savings we would make. We stayed at the hotel Giraffe for the later part of our 12 night trip to NYC (see separate review).

The first room we were sent to, after a quick checkin, was uninhabitable. By that I mean that it was so tight spacewise that we could not get our two suitcases in the room and hope to shut the door. We went back down to reception and asked for a room with a better layout. Although the attitude was frosty we were given another room which was adequate. There is no getting around the fact that the rooms are tiny. However, I think that the room we had was quite well designed and made good use of the space available. We pretty much had to sit on our beds when in the room, although there was a desk and chair. But the beds were very comfortable, the room was spotless and thoroughly cleaned each day.

The bathroom was spacious, relatively speaking, and the shower nice and hot although I would have liked a bit more water pressure. I liked the toiletries provided, and replenished daily. Others have commented on the privacy issues of the glass-walled bathroom, so I'll just second that there is really no place to hide!

A major negative for me was that the room faced into an internal light shaft and so the room was gloomy. However, it must be said that we had asked for a quiet room at the time of booking and so I imagine these are deemed the quiet ones. And they were; we slept well. Except for one night when maybe the lifts weren't working or there was a big queue for them coming down from the rooftop bar, and we were disturbed by the sound of high heels clattering down 7 flights of stairs!

The hotel is well located: subway/Grand Central nearby and we walked everywhere Midtown (Fifth Ave/Madison Ave shopping, Rockefeller Centre, Library, Central park etc). There is not a huge amount of options for eating at night in the vicinity, although the upscale market at Grand Central was good, as was the Oyster bar. It is a fairly quiet area at night.

We had drinks one night on the rooftop and it is a lovely spot with quite breathtaking views. However it was very crowded and on a couple of nights, upon returning to the hotel, there was a line outside the hotel for the bar.

The two main negatives for me: the staff had pretty high opinions of themselves and the WiFi was abysmal.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the rooms in terms of the design quirks, functionality and cleanliness. And while the price could not be beat, I would probably only stay here again if I was solo and I could get a room with a bit more natural light.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank jacq67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Tiniest room ever for $250 USD per night. Good and friendly service from front desk, concierge and housekeeping. The room was clean and wifi speed was excellent. Even so, my hubby and I found that the room was just too small for us. We were supposed to stay 5 nights but changed hotels after 2 . For just a bit more, one can find nicer digs both in amenities and size.

On a positive note, the free walking tour of the Meatpacking district was quite good.

Room Tip: If you are going to stay here, try to get the biggest room
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank gadgetSunnyvaleCA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The rooms were small but clean and completely functional. Remember to ask for a hairdryer. The location is convenient, safe, near the train. The staff is helpful and the price is surprisingly affordable.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
1  Thank KB135
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Great Hotel. Basic but very clean. No one goes to new York to hang out in the room, in fact you will probably never be in your room so if you are looking for an affordable option in a great location I would highly recommend the pod hotel.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
Thank Sallymcchat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stayed for a long weekend in Sept. for just NYC fix. Pod 39 was all I expected and more. Had a single room (#921) it was small, as expected, but everything I needed for my stay was there. Unlike the original POD I had a private small bath and shower.
Staff was amazingly helpful.
Rooftop bar was busy and fun, with AMAZING views.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank dougmpls
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
View more reviews