I really enjoyed this hotel. It's clean, comfortable, and well-designed. I got the queen-sized room, which has an amazing amount of very clever built-in storage. The room is tiny (and the bath tinier); but it's still organized well enough to accommodate two people and their stuff very comfortably. I didn't feel at all claustrophobic or cramped, as I often do in small hotel rooms.
The clientele leans heavily toward European tourists, who mingle in both the downstairs lounge and the rooftop deck. I was on an upper floor, and had no noise issues at all. It's light on amenities -- but the only one that really mattered was the free wi-fi anyway. After all, you're in New York. If there's anything else you need, it's out there.
I've stayed in hotels all over Manhattan, and like the Turtle Bay location of this one best. Just steps around the corner on Second Ave are lots of little neighborhood businesses that have everything you might find you need: laundry, groceries, and a nice selection of fairly-priced restaurants. I got a massage at Sunflower, about three doors down -- also clean, professional, and highly recommended for a tired traveler, at a price that can't be beat.
Head over to Third Ave for the big chain stores, or to catch a cab. It's also an easy walk to 57th St., Fifth Ave, and the park.
Bright, homey, friendly, quiet, and clean. Not much more I could have asked for. I'll definitely consider staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pod Hotel New York City
- The Pod Hotel
- Pod Hotel Nyc
- Pod New York City