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“Double size bed hotel room.”
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Pod 39 Hotel
Ranked #202 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Had I gone to New York alone the hotel would have been fine. It was clean and in a good location. However, because I was with my wife, it was another story. The room was small and cramp. No where to put your clothing. No closet. Difficult to get in and out of the bed on one side. The bathroom wall and door were frosted glass and very see through with the Television hanging on the wall outside in close proximity to the toilet which gave you two different viewing options. Didn't want to stay in the room, take my clothing off or use the bathroom. Had I been alone it would have been entirely different.

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have to admit when deciding to stay at pod 39 it was a more based on the price and it's location leading to the impression that it would be an ok place to stay. But from the minute I arrived I should learn that I was wrong! From the outside you don't see the hotel immediately due to some construction works going on but when walking into the lobby you arrive in a stylish as well as thoughtful designed building (e.g. you will find iPads on the wall next to the elevators which makes waiting for your friends to come down quite fun). When checking in the staff was very friendly and helpful in case you have questions or need help with booking tours or anything alike. But i think the most surprising moment was when coming into the room, as i was prepared for a simple functional place but although the rooms are relatively small they are very well done, offer a lot of comfort and include great interior solutions!! Furthermore they are soooo quite. Although you are in new york city in walking distance from the empire state building (which i could see from my room) you don't hear the noises of the city at all. But I have to admit that the best part about this hotel is it's rooftop. Its quite difficult to put in words how amazing this place is - you have to check it out!!! So in general pod 39 offers good value for money but also surprises you with great details!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

It's all you need for NY: clean, safe, bright, comfortable, well-located. My new favorite. Looking forward to the new Great Room opening. Small room so what? Much better than shared bath option elsewhere.

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Thank David T
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

I really liked this hotel. Is a new hotel, still in construction but we never heard any noise during the night, the staff is very nice and always available to help.
The rooftop was incredible, it was one of the reasons that we choose this hotel, the view was great and we took some really nice pictures up there.
The room was very clean, tiny it's true but it was everything that we need for a week and two big luggage.
The location was perfect near by a lot of options to eat at any time of the day. Close to the central station, where was the closest subway and a few blocks from Empire State Building. We did most of our visit on foot, even to Times Square and Central Park.
The concierge is also a big help, you can book a hop on off tour, a shuttle to pick you up from the hotel and he as available a printer that is connected to the iPads that are available in the lobby. So you can print bookings that you made online or even your boarding pass for your trip back. I really enjoyed the stay and the hotel, nothing to say about that and trully recomend if you want a place to stay for a week or so and want to be close to the major attractions.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 7, 2012

Writing this review on the upper bunk of my room at Pod 39 right now!

LOCATION - this hotel is easy to find after alighting from the airport express bus at Grand Central Station. Just walk 2 streets up to east 39 street, make a left, continue 2 blocks down and you're here at Pod 39!

CHECK IN - we arrived at 5plus in the evening. The process was quick and easy. We were assigned a room and given 2 complimentary tickets for drinks on the rooftop bar.

Room - yes, it is small but for the two of us, it 's honestly not that bad! We placed all our luggages at one corner and it's easy for us to move around. Our bunk beds are cool. We have individual TV sets, charging area for each bed. The bathroom is functional and very clean.

Overall, this is a hotel of good value. It has everything you need in a clean room, well located and this makes you go 'This is such a cool place!'

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

I sought out an economical hotel room in NYC and found the perfect place at Pod 39. It is tight which is fine. Bathroom is all in one. If you are traveling by yourself or one other, this place will work great. Nice TV, good climate, fantastic location and friendly serve. I

I always check hotels for bed bugs. My only compliant was there was some hair between the mattress and the platform, but I can live with it.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had all the space we needed. It was great. The frosted glass bathroom door can make it a little awkward if you aren't with someone you are completely comfortable with though. The roof top view is incredible. It is close to everything and lots of yummy places to eat and drink at close by.

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Thank Meghan O
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Address: 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016-0913
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #202 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Price Range: $113 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 39 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 366
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 
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