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“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for its location and value for money.”
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Pod 39 Hotel
Ranked #196 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for its location and value for money.”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

ROOM - It is true that the rooms are small but clean and cozy. Our luggages barely fit the space beside the bed. The bed is fairly comfortable. Only a glass sliding door separates the bathroom and the bedroom. There is almost no privacy as you can see everything and I mean everything. If you are a couple, this may not be a big deal. Otherwise, toilets for guests are available in the viewing deck/roof top and the basement so that solves the problem.

LOCATION - The hotel is a 5 minute-walk from the Grand Central Station. A little bit further is Broadway Ave. Taxis often wait outside the hotel entrance. Supermarkets and restaurants can be found in the area. It’s so convenient my partner and I couldn’t complain. We could even come back to the hotel several times to drop off things we bought or freshen up for dinner.

SERVICE – Check in/out is fast and hassle free. They have a help desk for tourists which is a plus especially for first timers in New York. The bar on the ground floor is worth trying. I just wish they serve warm drinks especially when it’s minus 4 degrees celsius outside.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Pod 39 is at a great location (3 blocks from Grand Central). Affordable price. Clean rooms. Perfect for travelers with a budget! Lovely space on 17th floor to hang out if your room is too small (see picture).

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

This pod 39 is situated in east midtown Manhattan close to Grand Central Terminal and the subway.
It's an cutting edge way of staying in New York - all the old world charm most hotels try to aspire to is cut away here and straight necessity is ruling. A nice bed to sleep in when turning back after a whole day in the streets. Café next to the lobby if you need a drink and both indoor and outdoor rooftop space to relax, surf the net or just enjoying the view.
The rooms are very small, but with a well designed interior.
The staff is up to the important stuff and get's things done quickly and to the point.
Stayed for 10 days on 17th floor and was only annoyed by the air conditioner that was to noisy at some times

Room Tip: Some rooms on top (17th floor) has a great view and are close to the roof terrace.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Niagara Falls, New York
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

I was eager to try out the new Pod location and it did not disappoint. The small rooms are not a deterrent to a solo traveler and the room is arranged efficiently. Like the first Pod, the bar/restaurant is great, a funky space with a Mexican theme (and a pool table!). The location was great, a short walk to all the shops on 34th. A couple of minor qualms: the breakfast in the morning is only a choice of bagel or croissant and coffee...good, but a couple more choices would not hurt. Also, I am 5'3" and the bed was pretty short for even me.

Room Tip: Splurge (if you need to call it that, with this hotel) and get a room with a private bathroom.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

I travel to NYC once a month for 2 days to work in mid-town. But I don't want to pay for those over prices hotels in the area.
So I tried out the Pod on 39th. And it has been great. It's small, but private and the staff are very cool and tons of places to eat. So far everything is great.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Port Jefferson, New York
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Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I stayed here for one night while attending a concert. It was just before new years so the room was booked at a premium price. The room was tiny, I expected smaller room but this room was tiny. It was on the same floor as the rooftop bar and If it was open that would of been a plus but no view in my queen room. This hotel didn't have anything special to offer imo but nothing terrible either as long as you're not clostrophobic. Not for us but it's clean and acceptable for a short stay.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I recently stayed for four nights while in Manhattan. Room were small but very clean and came with all mod-cons. This was exactly the hotel I was looking for, somewhere to lay my head down after a busy day of sightseeing in NYC. Staff were very polite and accommodating. I'd recommend the morning coffee and bagel in the restaurant if you wish to get on the move early.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
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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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