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Pod 39

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

The room was so small I could barely lay down my luggage let alone share the room with another person.

Very conveniently located near Grand Central. I love the rooftop bar. Young crowd makes it more fun. Love the restaurant!

The hotel is close to food, transportation and Grand Central Station. Its in a quiet neighborhood, and I loved the location. There were several restaurants, coffee shops, bodegas and nail salons within a block or two. I was able to bring my small dog with me on this trip and not pay a high fee. The room had the basics I needed. The hanging rack worked for me instead of a closet. The drawer under the bed was all I needed instead of a dresser. The hairdryer, shower toiletries and safe were perks. I was looking for a very basic inexpensive place to stay and this hotel was perfect. I will be back again.

Small but comfortable, clean rooms. Second time staying. Most of the staff could us customer service skills. Encountered one staff member, red head who had working with people down...everyone else...not so much.

I love Pod 39. Very clean, friendly, and good location for me. The restaurant is also great!

Love the place, people! Tiny rooms but tricked out, clean and modern.... who stays in the room in NYC?

The Pod was easy to find, a short walk from Grand Central Terminal. I was able to check in easily and have a restful night before a conference the next day. I would totally use this property again and recommend it to others.

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

Double Pod

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Bunk Pod

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

Queen Pod

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 39

Everyone (42) Couples (55) Business (40) Students (3) Family (17) Other (66) Friends (21)
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

4
Everyone

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

By on Oct 1, 2017

2

there are better options for the price

Business Travelers

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.

By on Sep 17, 2017

5

loved my stay

Students

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.

By on Sep 12, 2017

3

great closet

Everyone

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.

By , from austin on Sep 5, 2017

4

all the necessities in a small space.

Everyone

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

By , from TX on Aug 21, 2017

5

cute lil pod

Everyone
Bed Bathroom Lil soap nugget GREAT SHOWER

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.

By , from jacksonville, fl on Aug 21, 2017

1

false advertising

Everyone

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.

By , from United States on Aug 14, 2017