As many of the reviews noted, the rooms are compact. We were 2 people in a double room and we each had a standard carry-on-sized rolling suitcase. This was a snug, comfortable fit for our week-long stay. There were 4 wall hooks with hangers and no closet. The hooks and hangers functioned perfectly as our "closet".
The room was thin and long so that you could almost touch both bedroom walls at once by standing in the middle and stretching your arms out. The ensuite bathroom was large in that it was almost the same size as the bedroom. A frosted glass wall separates the ensuite bathroom from the bedroom so there isn't complete privacy between the bedroom and bathroom. The room was clean and bright and the furnishings were new. Our room was next to the elevator but there was no noise from outside the room.
If you are not a light-traveller or you are planning a long stay and will have more than carry-on baggage, then I think the double room would only fit one person. Also, if you are travelling in winter then with wet-jackets occupying the hooks, I would also suggest that the room would be more suited for just one person.
The location was great for exploring all of Manhattan. The rooftop patio is a must. The views are great and it is very well patronized by locals as well as hotel guests.
We used Carmel taxi from LGA and the cost was under $35. To get this price, you need to go to the taxi information booth in the airport where they have stacks of coupons. The Pod 39 concierge desk arranged a more expensive taxi for our ride back to LGA so we realise that we should have grabbed an extra coupon when we arrived at the airport and called our own taxi for the exit trip. Note that the taxis will quote their prices as $x plus tolls.
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