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“Convenient, quiet and clean”
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Pod 39 Hotel
Ranked #196 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Convenient, quiet and clean”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Pod39 was a great place for a quick stay in NYC. Very convenient and the rooms were clean and perfectly adequate. I'm always looking for the best value in NYC and I'd say this on could be it! Staff was very friendly, bar looked comfortable and the rooms were quiet. Highly recommend Pad 39.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Bethel, Connecticut
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

It was my first time staying at a POD hotel. Traveling by myself I always find regular hotel rooms such a waste. I booked a single room and it was just the right size. It does not feel crowded and comes with all the amenities one can ask for. The shower was especially wonderful, more Niagara Falls than Dripville. Hotel is clean and modern, staff is friendly and Grand Central Station is a 10 minute walk.

Room Tip: If you prefer a quieter place, do not book a room on the upper floors. The rooftop bar is very busy...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Salem MA
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I stayed at Pod 39 for three nights on a business trip. Yes, the rooms are small, but I didn't need the wide open spaces. The room had new carpet, a comfortable mattress, and a very nice shower. Blinds could be adjusted to totally black out the room or let light in.The air conditioning worked fine--important in New York City in August. I liked staying there.

My room was at the end of a hall, which was quiet. The hotel is heavily booked, and there can be a lot of coming and going in the halls, sometimes rather loud. But I had no problems at the end of the hall and slept well.

I agree with other comments about the towels. They could be improved. Tiny and scratchy.

There is a roof deck, a crowded party spot. The restaurant on the first floor, likewise. I didn't eat there. I thought the breakfast offerings were disappointing (high priced and not too appealing), but there are many other options nearby.

The location near Grand Central Station was convenient.

For New York prices, this hotel is a good deal and it is not a shabby place at all. I would return happily.

Room Tip: End of the hall. Not too close to the top floor, since the bar on the roof is noisy.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Palatine, Illinois
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

I have stayed at the Pod 39 several times since it opened about a year ago. Hotels in NY can be so pricey and this hotel gives excellent value. Yes, the rooms are tiny. I probably wouldn't recommend it if you are a big tall guy - or perhaps if you have several people in your party. Though small, the rooms are incredibly well laid out and efficient. It's clean and modern. I find it ideal for short business trips.

The lobby is busy, but the staff is friendly.

It has a hip and trendy vibe that is definitely geared to a younger and typically more touristy crowd. That's fine with me, but I can imagine it might put off some people who are older or maybe seeking a more "traditional" hotel.

I have found it to be more quiet than the sister hotel. I will definitely stay there again.

One nice perk is that if you book online and stay there more than once, their website can automatically load most of your info from your last visit. It's a small detail, but a welcome convenience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Stayed here with my husband in march for 4 nights and really enjoyed are stay! The name of the hotel says it all pod!! Yes the rooms are a little small but there clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly, nice bar to relax and have a drink in. Would defo stay in this hotel again! Great location! Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Regina, SK
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Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The Pod 39 was great - we had a mini-bunk, but it was perfect for myself and my teenage daughter. We were close to everything, and although the lobby was noisy, we never heard much from our room. The beds were great and the bathroom had a great shower. I would definitely stay here again - I look forward to trying a queen or double bunk when my husband and I return.

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Additional Information about Pod 39 Hotel

Property: Pod 39 Hotel
Address: 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016-0913
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #196 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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