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Pod 39

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This time I got a corner room, which is cool with 2 different views but it was weirdly smaller than the normal rooms.

We got from Orbitz this hotel on a quick search and it exceed our expectations. Very Good and the price fare.

The room was great and all you need to sleep in. Not the place if you plan on spending time in your room. My only complaint is the towels could be a little bigger and fluffier. Location was awesome. I’ll defintely be staying here again. Price is right.

Always chose Pod when I traveled to New York, which is two to three times a year. They are located in very convenient locations with shopping, restaurant, grocery stores and nail salons within 5-min walking distance. The room is neat, clean, modern, small but enough space. They basically only have the essential stuff in the room, but that’s what I like about it...

Only 1 elevator in service, a minor delay. Rooms are very small but very functional and very clean. Bed was comfortable.

Well located, Easy walking distance to Times Square and grand central station. The rooms can be small but hence the affordable price. Staff were very friendly and got good tips of where to go and how to get there from the concierge. The taco place downstairs is incredibly overpriced.

It’s a great place to stay for overnight trips to NYC. The rooms look great and close to Grand Central. Also a short walk to Herald Square for shopping. Diner across the street and a bar a block away for a quick drink.

The Pod 39 is consistently clean, incredibly quiet for a New York City hotel, and convenient, with a wonderful front desk staff. The trade-off is the tiny Ness of the rooms, but for a night or two this is so, so worth it!

I needed an overnight place to stay,before the next day's 5-state drive. I appreciate the accommodations and service. The facility served it's purpose. The location also helped,with the various restaurants in the immediate area. Another convenience is the hotel's bar & grill on the ground floor.

This is in walking distance to time square and a lot of other things. Very comfortable beds and great night life

Good location. Modern look. Clean room. Only major downside was lack of space. Overall, very satiafied w/ experience and would definitely stay here again.

Was looking for an inexpensive hotel for one night traveling alone. The room was noisy because of air conditioner tower outside. It was designed like a prison cell. Clean enough and pleasant staff. I left my Bose headphones and they retrieved them the next day for me. Would not stay there again under any circumstances.

Staff was beyond helpful and friendly. Perfect room if you just need someplace to stay and dont want to spend a fortune. Location was easy for uber pickup.

Room slightly bigger than a closet. For 12 hours to sleep a night in, it is ok. What was disappointing was my room has no lotion. And when I went to the front desk, they didn't offer me and the lady up front offered me an already used one. I mean come on.. that is pretty standard stuff.

The room is small, but very comfortable! The only drawback was the rooftop bar. In the evenings , the elevator was crowded and slow.

When I walked in, i was not expecting something so tiny could be so cute and comfy! The space was enough for me and my friend for a weekend. The set up was nice and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was AMAZING.

I booked a single pod "room with view" through Orbitz. After paying for that room and arriving at the hotel I was told that the hotel has no view rooms because it is in the middle of the block. The front desk clerk was unable to help. Beware of booking this hotel through an online site, they may promise one thing but when you arrive you get something totally different than what you were promised and had paid for. I filed a compliant with Orbitz and they did nothing. I would stay elsewhere next time and book through another company next time.

It was easy to get around the city from this location. The hotel itself was a bit loud.

I do recommend this hotel because the location is good. Even if the room is very tiny, it's New York City and fine to stay to sleep. The women staffs are not kind and friendly. They were very rude and unfriendly. I ended up asking for men staffs who were better than women staffs and nice. The hotel lobby is always crowded with people waiting for the restaurant, which located at the first floor and rooftop lounge.

We found live bugs in our bed. This place is disgusting and filthy. In addition to the live bugs in our bed there was hair and filth built up on the mattress cover, stains on all the sheets and bedding. Do not stay here or you will end up taking bites on your body and bugs home with you.

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 Central New York City, 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 Manhattan and also a short walk from Empire State Building and United Nations Headquarters.


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

Pod 39's 366 rooms are air-conditioned and provide free local calls, laptop-compatible safes, and desks. LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries.


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 dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a library, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Single Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Bunk Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Pod

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Mini Bunk Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 39

Everyone (49) Couples (55) Business (40) Students (3) Family (17) Other (66) Friends (21)
4

always stay here, but....

Everyone

This time I got a corner room, which is cool with 2 different views but it was weirdly smaller than the normal rooms.

By on Jan 12, 2018

4

excellent and close to many things

Everyone

We got from Orbitz this hotel on a quick search and it exceed our expectations. Very Good and the price fare.

By , from Mexico City on Jan 7, 2018

4

great location and price

Everyone

The room was great and all you need to sleep in. Not the place if you plan on spending time in your room. My only complaint is the towels could be a little bigger and fluffier. Location was awesome. I’ll defintely be staying here again. Price is right.

By , from sacramento on Dec 24, 2017

5
Everyone

Always chose Pod when I traveled to New York, which is two to three times a year. They are located in very convenient locations with shopping, restaurant, grocery stores and nail salons within 5-min walking distance. The room is neat, clean, modern, small but enough space. They basically only have the essential stuff in the room, but that’s what I like about it...

By , from New York on Dec 17, 2017

4

great location, small room but nice

Everyone

Only 1 elevator in service, a minor delay. Rooms are very small but very functional and very clean. Bed was comfortable.

By , from chicago on Dec 6, 2017

4

nice hotel close to central station

Everyone

Well located, Easy walking distance to Times Square and grand central station. The rooms can be small but hence the affordable price. Staff were very friendly and got good tips of where to go and how to get there from the concierge. The taco place downstairs is incredibly overpriced.

By , from Mexico on Dec 4, 2017

5

convenient and close to grand central

Everyone

It’s a great place to stay for overnight trips to NYC. The rooms look great and close to Grand Central. Also a short walk to Herald Square for shopping. Diner across the street and a bar a block away for a quick drink.

By , from Port Chester, NY on Oct 31, 2017

4

a good deal

Everyone

The Pod 39 is consistently clean, incredibly quiet for a New York City hotel, and convenient, with a wonderful front desk staff. The trade-off is the tiny Ness of the rooms, but for a night or two this is so, so worth it!

By on Oct 9, 2017

4
Everyone

I needed an overnight place to stay,before the next day's 5-state drive. I appreciate the accommodations and service. The facility served it's purpose. The location also helped,with the various restaurants in the immediate area. Another convenience is the hotel's bar & grill on the ground floor.

By on Oct 4, 2017

5

great place

Everyone

This is in walking distance to time square and a lot of other things. Very comfortable beds and great night life

By , from SLC on Oct 2, 2017