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Pod 39

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

Micro Hotels are the now wave. Give you just what you need at high quality for low cost.

Check in took a tad too long mostly because of guests who just want to hear themselves talk. However I was upgraded to a beautiful room and enjoyed the rest of my stay.

Small room but good location to everything. The shower is pretty small and there's not a lot of room to walk around. But there is Salvation Taco downstairs which helped because they have happy hour!

I love staying here. The room is small but clean. The location is great. It's in the quieter Murray Hill neighborhood, away from the craziness of Times Square. It's a pleasant walk (about 15 min) to Times Square. It's close to the buses and subway to go uptown to the museums. The staff is very helpful here. They are also pleasant. If you want plush & spacious this is not the hotel for you. Who comes to NY to stay in their room, anyway?

Overall, it was a short and pleasant trip. The location of Pod 39 made my plans easier to follow.

It was a great spot in a great location. I'd recommend for anyone wanting to be close to Grand Central Station

Amazed that small single room worked so well. Great for light luggage tourists. Pleasant public spaces and location. Nice rooftop area.

Reasonable price and good access to transportation and international cuisines. A little noisy at times. Very loud at hallway. Great WiFi connection and good tv programming. Very friendly, courteous and helpful front desk and service personnel. Nice old look of the building but modern amenities.

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

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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

4

close to grand central station

Everyone

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

By , from Lawton, OK on Aug 14, 2017

4

nice location

Everyone

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.

By on Jun 28, 2017

1

bugs in our bed

Everyone

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.

By on Jun 28, 2017

3

small. smaller than a box of matches.

Everyone

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

By on Jun 13, 2017

5

comfortable and convenient

Everyone

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

By on May 12, 2017

5

good location

Everyone

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.

By , from Chicago on May 11, 2017

4

great location.

Everyone

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.

By , from pod 39 on Mar 26, 2017

5
Everyone

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

By on Mar 13, 2017

5
Everyone

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

By on Feb 18, 2017