So I was in NYC to catch up with some family and some sightseeing, I chose the POD because it's in a good location in midtown, close to the subway and cheap!
You don't go to NYC and spend your whole time in a hotel room, which is just as well because these rooms are pretty small, POD in name, POD indeed.
The room I had is small (about two single beds wide) but big enough to get in, throw your cases in the corner, unpack a bit and get yourself down for the night. The room safe didn't work, I didn't raise it as an issue because I had nothing to steal anyway, the room was cleaned/tidied nicely and daily.
A/C excellent, a nice cool room on arrival, check in was pretty fast, I emailed ahead and advised I would be late due to my flight being delayed, got good advise from the team about getting to the hotel from JFK at that time of night.
The room had a sink but no toilet so I was using the communal bathrooms in the hallway, I was on 14 (no 13) and the shared facilities here were clean and tidy and perfectly good.
Bed was ok, I slept on it but they weren't the most comfortable sleeps I ever had.
The shared facilities are easily locked from the inside for privacy and can only be opened from the outside with a keycard. That's probably my main gripe with the POD, very easy to lock yourself out of your room after a few beers ,,,
My room had a narrow view of the city.
Outside there's a good few pubs, restaurants and it's easy to get anywhere in Manhattan from here.
I'd stay here again if it was myself, or with friends.
Would I stay here with my wife? No definitely not, I'd pay more and get more comfort and better facilities.
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- 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 accommodation. 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:
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