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Pod 39 Hotel
Ranked #200 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

I stayed here for three nights. When I checked in, they had me on the fourth floor on 39th street. I asked for a room change to get away from the street noise and they moved me to the tenth floor facing the back with a smile on their face. The room was clean, comfy and quiet. If you need a big room, go elsewhere but if you're just needing a cool, modern-functional place to sleep, stay here! Plenty of power ports for your devices and the shower is amazing! The bed was way better than my own and I just bought it. I won't consider staying anywhere else!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Such a cool hotel in a good neighborhood and a reasonable price. Loved the ambiance and would definitely stay there again. Close to the NYC Library where I was doing research. The room is small but the bed is vey comfortable.

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Stayed here for two nights (02/22 - 02/24). This place is SUPER cute and hip. Lots of energy at the bar area. Mostly polite staff, clean, new rooms (although they are VERY tiny). Loved the private baths in each room. My husband left his wedding ring in the room after we'd checked out and the staff at the hotel not only found the ring and returned it to us, they offered to mail it to us.

The only negatives are the overhead shower - don't forget your shower cap - and the lack of proper washcloths in the bathroom (they give you hand towels instead).


We didn't have any trouble getting a taxi right outside the front door - the trick is to wait until one is letting out passengers, then you just hop in. ;-) The ride to Times Square cost us between $7.50 - $8.50 one way.

This is really a gem of a hotel. I've stayed at the other pod in NY and this one is far better. I just hope they keep it clean and affordable. Already planning my next trip back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Perfect location and a good night's rest - why spend the big bucks elsewhere? Granted, the rooms are not much bigger, and may even be smaller, than cabins on a cruise ship. But the hotel is modern, efficient, clean and comfortable. It has a flat screen TV and FREE Internet in the room. I highlight FREE because several hotels in Manhattan advertise free Internet, but their version of free actually means you have to go to the lobby to get it "free", or pay to have it in your room. The location of the hotel is fantastic - a half block east of Lexington and three blocks south of Grand Central Station (42nd Street). I walked to both Madison Square Garden and Rockefeller Center in 15-20 minutes, and I actually WAITED for a green light (I was in the minority there)!! And, if you're walking in winter, there's a Starbucks seemingly every 50 feet to warm your inner soul!

As for the room itself, there is little storage space, so if you bring a regular-sized suitcase, you'll have to keep clothes in it and shut while using the bed (there is no closet). However, carry-on's will fit under the bed. Bathroom is separated from bedroom by sliding CLEAR glass doors - need I say more?

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Very clean, modern, and comfortable. Also great amenities such as restaurant, bar, ipads, in room temp control. Rooms are smaller but who stays in their room in nyc? Great views from rooftop terrace! Staff very friendly! Best of all great price for Manhattan and right near grand central!!!!!

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We will need to adjust to the smaller room, ( compared to other hotels) ...but don't think we will ever stay anywhere elseloved the rooftop and can't wait to return in warmer weather-- i have a "PODdiction" --- mreen

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Reviewed 23 February 2013

Just came back from spending 5 nights there. We're a young married couple with 2 big suitcases.
It's genius how they just managed to fit under the bed. Otherwise it'd been impossible to stay 5 nights there.
Location is perfect you can walk to Grand central in minutes and Time Sq too. But the area is quiet by NY standards.
Plenty of delis etc in the area.
Pod 39 has a luxury Youth Hostel vibe about it. At the grand old age of 34 I felt a little old there :-)
The concierge were brilliant and very hip. Front desk too.
ipads in the lobby were really useful although totally unprivate as people who walk out of the lift can see the screens!
So we had a Queen room, I can't image how a double was any smaller as the room really was tiny. Just enough space to walk around the bed. But what else do you need at that price. TV was great.
My only criticism would be that there wasn't enough space to hang or hide your clothes.
I will definitely stay there again. I just hope it stays as clean, cheap and funky as it is now.
Oh and the bed is really comfortable so good night's sleep there!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016-0913
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan , Murray Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #200 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Price Range: £80 - £241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 39 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 366
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pod 39 Hotel offers hip, convenient, and personalized accommodations for the stylish and savvy traveler. Located in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, we're close to all of the action but away from the hustle and bustle. Just steps from Grand Central Terminal, five subway lines will transport you all over New York City. There's a Pod for every person, and endless possibilities! ... more   less 
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