What can I say about the pod, my daughter and her friend stayed here previously and recommended it as a good place to stay. The rooms are small and most of the bathrooms are shared bathrooms however it is a budget hotel and the bathrooms were spotlessly clean.
We had two rooms for four people and had bunk beds which were fine and comfy, the rooms were small but not as bad as some people make out in previous reviews as like I say it is a budget hotel. The beds were very comfy so no complaints there.
Check in was fine and I found the staff to be approachable and attentive on the rare occasion I needed any help or info. We never ate or drank here so can't comment on that side of things we left early in the morning and didn't come back until 10ish at night.
If you haven't been before you can get the subway from airport to 53rd Lexington Av which is approx $7.50 per person much cheaper than a taxi and you get to experience a bit of proper NY on the subway. The hotel is 5mins walk from subway.
We ate in the evenings twice at the BXL East bar a few doors up from the pod the food was excellent and the bar had a really good atmosphere with friendly staff. Try the spare ribs out they were excellent.
The pod has a rooftop terrace on floor no 14 which was very chilled had coffee there one morning and it was very pleasant.
One small gripe was that there were some noisy people on our landing who made quite a lot of noise when they returned in the early hours. I would expect someone from the hotel to sort this sort of thing out when it happens. However it wouldn't stop me returning as I have experienced this sort of thing in bigger and more expensive hotels than this.
Would we go back again, well the answer is a yes, great price and great location with very clean and comfy accommodation what's not to like.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel New York City
- The Pod Hotel
- Pod Hotel Nyc
- Pod New York City