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Pod 39

3.0 out of 5.0

Pod 39

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great location and perfect room for 2 people especially when you don’t plan to be in it.

Great location, close to Metro. Very helpful and friendly staff.

European still hotel. Well designed. Quiet. Comfortable bed. Nice bathroom.

It is a great hotel but the room was so small and cramped. The bathroom was an arms length away from the bed. Would love if it was a bit bigger.

Nice, clean inexpensive hotel in very convenient location. The rooms are very small, but that is what they are selling. Nice lobby, bar and restaurant area.

It was the perfect hotel for my experience. It was in walking distance of many attractions, like Madison Square Garden and Central Park. Given that my only needs from a hotel room were to shower and sleep, this room was great and for a great price. I would absolutely reccommend it and will use it again for future NYC trips.

Perfect hotel for solo trip and short stay. Surprise at the deposit and $17 fee at the end. So, when booking read the fine print below. Decent bar connected to hotel — serves food too! The room lets you control the heat which was nice in November cold. Solid stay:)

Room was clean, hotel is in a good location, and staff was friendly. Be aware that the bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall, which can be awkward if you are traveling with a companion.

Very good location, room was small but clean and convenient. I would stay again and I recommend this hotel for short stay in NY.

This was my second stay at Pod 39. I always love my stay. The rates are very affordable. The hotel is hip with a great location and an awesome restaurant, Salvation Taco, on the ground level. I will definitely stay again. The rooftop bar is pretty cool as well.

The rooftop bar was nice, but it is open to the public so it can become crowded. On saturday they had a doorman that would ID them and then have them go to the Rooftop in a separate elevator. That elevator was unable to stop on any floors but the top. On Sunday there was no one and four drunk girls wandered in and hopped in the elevator with us. I found it very uncomfortable to be riding up to my room with them. There seemed to be a lack of security. Any floor that the elevator stopped at they could get out on. I had to tell them to go to the 17th floor because they didn’t know where they were going. The other two things I thought were missing was he mini fridge and microwave. They were not advertised as part of the room so I was aware that I wouldn’t have them, but I realized how dearly they are missed when we went out for dinner and I couldn’t bring back or reheat any leftovers.

Pod 39 is an excellent hotel with clean rooms, rooftop bar, and a Mexican restaurant called Salvation Taco. It's only 3 blocks from Grand Cental location and located near many attractions in the city (Empire State Building, Fifth Avenue, Bryant Park). If you come to NYC, this is a safe and fun hotel to stay at. I've stayed at other, high-end hotels in NYC but keep returning to Pod 39.

Nice, clean, efficient. Loved the bunk beds. A little bigger would be helpful but nicer than any hostel I stayed in. Make sure and see the rooftop bar. Really cool!!!

Location seemed close to most everything. Both Pod 39 & Pod 51 are great!! Only thing I wasn’t pleased with is when I found out there were additional fees that I wasn’t informed about ahead of time. Not unless I didn’t read the fine print or Orbitz wasn’t aware ?? I was under impression I owed less then $50 once I got to hotel. (Prepaid at time of booking) Actually, some daily fee of around $30. No idea why but disappointing. Wish they had frig in room but no luck.

I loved it, I traveled by myself to NYC and this hotel made me feel safe. Very clean, rooms are tiny but very cute. Front desk stuff is amazing, thank you

This place was prefect for our trip. It was so convenient. If I’m ever in NYC again I would totally stay here.

The rooms feel a bit like a ship cabin, but suited us just fine. Everything was clean and modern, with plenty of places to plug in devices. Each bunk bed had its own tv. The Taco bar downstairs had great drinks too!

Recommended for young travelers. No head for the beds. Too much tech for the light! Have to let the water on if you want it hot! But.... good. And the staff is top.

145 East 39th Street New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Located in Midtown, Pod 39 is within a 5-minute walk of Chrysler Building and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Grand Central Terminal. This 366-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, 3 bars/lounges, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central New York and also a short walk from New York Public Library and Empire State Building.


Dining

Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Salvation Taco, the hotel's onsite restaurant. You can sip a beverage at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

An LCD TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a rainfall showerhead, a hair dryer, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free local calls, a laptop-compatible safe, and a desk.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1918, Pod 39 offers free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and an arcade/game room. Parking is USD 35 per day (USD 60 per day for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for USD 25.00 per person. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Single Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Bunk Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Pod

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Pod

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 39

Everyone (77) Couples (55) Business (40) Students (3) Family (18) Other (66) Friends (21)
5
Everyone

Great location and perfect room for 2 people especially when you don’t plan to be in it.

By on Dec 14, 2018

5
Everyone

Great location, close to Metro. Very helpful and friendly staff.

By on Dec 14, 2018

4
Everyone

European still hotel. Well designed. Quiet. Comfortable bed. Nice bathroom.

By on Dec 10, 2018

5
Everyone

By on Dec 10, 2018

3
Everyone

It is a great hotel but the room was so small and cramped. The bathroom was an arms length away from the bed. Would love if it was a bit bigger.

By , from San Francisco, CA on Nov 26, 2018

5
Everyone

Nice, clean inexpensive hotel in very convenient location. The rooms are very small, but that is what they are selling. Nice lobby, bar and restaurant area.

By , from Washington, DC on Nov 25, 2018

4
Everyone

It was the perfect hotel for my experience. It was in walking distance of many attractions, like Madison Square Garden and Central Park. Given that my only needs from a hotel room were to shower and sleep, this room was great and for a great price. I would absolutely reccommend it and will use it again for future NYC trips.

By , from Ohio on Nov 20, 2018

4
Everyone

By on Nov 15, 2018

4
Everyone

Perfect hotel for solo trip and short stay. Surprise at the deposit and $17 fee at the end. So, when booking read the fine print below. Decent bar connected to hotel — serves food too! The room lets you control the heat which was nice in November cold. Solid stay:)

By , from Manhattan on Nov 13, 2018

4
Everyone

Room was clean, hotel is in a good location, and staff was friendly. Be aware that the bathroom is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall, which can be awkward if you are traveling with a companion.

By , from Bellefonte, PA on Nov 13, 2018