US$170 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 27 Apr 2015 Check-out 28 Apr 2015

Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
View map of 145 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
16 reviews
Great Value in the centre of NY

Compact, single room - similar to a student room, but everything you need for an overnight stay.... See full review

  • JCooper
  • 15 Jan 2015
Great Stay!

I stayed at Pod39 when I was traveling alone in NY. It was great for a single person as you don't... See full review

  • samazzo
  • 27 Jan 2014
Pod 39 Hotel is a budget hotel that welcomes backpackers and holidaymakers to cosy accommodations with up-to-date amenities strategically set in the heart of Manhattan. Vacationers exploring this side of New York City take photos of the iconic Statue of Liberty, explore several specialty shops at Times Square and see panoramic city views at the observation deck of Empire State Building. Tourists also enjoy afternoon strolls around Central Park.
General

Pod 39 Hotel is a pet-friendly property that features concierge, safe deposit box and on-call doctor for a better stay. Laundry service and on-site parking are also on offer. During spare time, guests go on educational tours at American Museum of Natural History.
Location

Pod 39 is located at Manhattan city centre in New York, a short walk from Grand Central Station. Sightseers visiting the Big Apple can catch concerts at Radio City Music Hall and basketball games at Madison Square Garden.
Dining

Patrons at Pod 39 New York savour tasty tacos at Salvation Taco and drink cocktails with fellow travellers at Rooftop Lounge & Bar on site. For more dining options, check out several restaurants close by.
Rooms

The contemporary rooms are outfitted with LCD TV, Wi-Fi access, central heating, en suite bathroom with rain shower, phone, hairdryer and work desk, Iron/ironing board is available on request. Non-smoking units are available.

Pod 39 Hotel Rooms

Double Pod
The Double Pod offers one double bed. Its comfy full sized bed sleeps up to two people and offers a sleek workspace with a dimmer control light system that give you a place to think and write, while a flat panel LCD TV and free Wi-Fi offer a number of ways to relax. The cleverly in-built storage drawers for your personal effects and an open closet keep larger items out of the way and a glass enclosed private bathroom features a luxurious rain-head shower and environmentally conscious and organic Red Flower bath products. Each room contains an in-room safe for your valuables.
Single Pod
Single Pods offer one twin bed. Perfect for singles on the go, the room includes a comfy twin bed, an open closet and a sleek workspace with a dimmer control light system give you a place to think and write. The flat panel LCD TV and free Wi-Fi offer a number of ways to relax, while the in-room safe eases your mind and keeps your valuable secure. A glass enclosed private bathroom features a luxurious rain-head shower and environmentally conscious and organic Red Flower bath products.
Queen Pod
Our Queen Pods offers one queen bed. It is one of the most spacious options for two. Its smartly outfitted queen bed features in-built storage drawers for your personal effects, an open closet to hold larger items and an in-room safe for your valuables. A comfortable workspace and dimmer control light system give you a place to think and write, while a flat panel LCD TV and free Wi-Fi offer a number of ways to relax. The glass enclosed private bathroom includes a luxurious rain-head shower and environmentally conscious and organic Red Flower bath products.
Mini Bunk Pod
The Mini Bunk Pod offers two twin beds. These budget friendly Bunk Pods features two cleverly bunked twin beds, each of which includes a personal reading light and a 10 LCD TV. The free Wi-Fi and dimmer control light system offer further relaxation. An open closet and in-room safe keeps your personal effects out of the way and secure. A glass enclosed private bathroom features a luxurious rain-head shower and environmentally conscious and organic Red Flower bath products.
Bunk Pod
Measuring 85 square feet (8 square meters), this room overlooks the city or courtyard. Settle onto the pillowtop bed with premium bedding and cotton linens for a good night's rest. The private bathroom has a shower with a rainfall showerhead, as well as designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the LCD television is offered for your entertainment. Air conditioning, a cordless phone with free local calling, and a desk with ergonomic chair are conveniently included. This room is Non-Smoking.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Brailled elevators

Hotel Map

40.7493 -73.9767
Area served
New York City
Nearby airports
JFK International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, Newark International Airport
Area description
This hotel is located in New York (Midtown East - Grand Central), close to Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and Empire State Building. Also nearby are United Nations Headquarters and Macy's.

Nearby points of interest

  • Daily News Building: 0.3 km
  • Murray Hill: 0.3 km
  • Chrysler Building: 0.4 km
  • Grand Central Station: 0.4 km
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.4 km
  • MetLife Building: 0.4 km
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.6 km
  • NY Public Library: 0.6 km
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.6 km
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.6 km
  • Tudor City: 0.6 km
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.6 km
  • Century Building: 0.7 km
  • The King's College: 0.8 km
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.8 km
  • Daily News Building: 0.3 km
  • Murray Hill: 0.3 km
  • Chrysler Building: 0.4 km
  • Grand Central Station: 0.4 km
  • Pierpont Morgan Library: 0.4 km
  • MetLife Building: 0.4 km
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.6 km
  • NY Public Library: 0.6 km
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.6 km
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.6 km
  • Tudor City: 0.6 km
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.6 km
  • Century Building: 0.7 km
  • The King's College: 0.8 km
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.8 km
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.8 km
  • Bryant Park: 0.8 km
  • East 34th Street Heliport: 0.9 km
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.9 km
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.9 km
  • East Side: 0.9 km
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0.9 km
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.9 km
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.9 km
  • Herald Square: 0.9 km
  • Diamond District: 1 km
  • Belasco Theatre: 1 km
  • International Building: 1 km
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 1 km
  • Town Hall: 1 km
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 1 km
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 1 km
  • Manhattan Mall: 1 km
  • NBC Studios: 1 km
  • Rockefeller Center: 1.1 km
  • Condé Nast Building: 1.1 km
  • Macys: 1.1 km
  • Lower Plaza: 1.1 km
  • GE Building: 1.1 km
  • Theater District: 1.1 km
  • Lyceum Theatre: 1.2 km
  • Citicorp Center: 1.2 km
  • Radio City Music Hall: 1.2 km
  • School of Visual Arts: 1.2 km
  • Lever House: 1.2 km

Dining

Salvation Taco
A casual taqueria from Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield in collaboration with Roberto Santibanez. The menu has traditional Mexican tacos prepared with homemade tortillas along with non-traditional tacos, like: skirt steak with pecans and braised lamb with naan. Also featuring drinks by mixologist Sam Anderson.
Playroom
A comfortable space for you to sit back and people watch, get some work done, have a bite to eat, challenge another guest or staff member to a game of ping pong. Favorite team playing? Ask one of the staff to turn on the game in one of two private rooms. Have a seat by the fireplace and warm up with a cocktail.
Rooftop Lounge
Kick back and lounge on our beautiful rooftop space. Open year round for maximum relaxation.
Rooftop Bar
Soak up the city and a few drinks from above on our beautiful seasonal rooftop space. You can hang out on the rooftop during sunset. Take in the gorgeous view and have a cocktail while you're at it!

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Pod 39 Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JCooper
Business
Gosford
15 Jan 2015

Great Value in the centre of NY

Compact, single room - similar to a student room, but everything you need for an overnight stay. Could stay for longer as it would be a great base to see the city - but the room is small.... Clean and staff very friendly and helpful. Great stay. Would definitely stay again. I used shuttles to and from the place, but some shops nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sierraskies
Business
Hermosa Beach, CA
15 Dec 2014

Clean, great cost - additional blanket

Great location, great staff, clean rooms, nice hotel. Small bunk room but that was ok we only slept there ...late! Beds are short if your tall, my friend was 6' and his feet hung off the bed but he didn't mind. Would be nice if there were additional blankets, we don't like heat so another blanket would have been perfect! Definitely worth the money if your on a budget. It is a pod after all, knowing that going in was great! Privacy with the glass bathroom walls was at times a little awkward, but we made the best of it. We had a blast! And it was peak season in NYC 12.11.14 to12.15.14

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Bring lotion and water bottles.

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Christine Toby
Business
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
16 Aug 2014

Better than expected

I read quite a few reviews before booking this trip, and a few mentioned the noise. We were in a corner room, meaning we had windows on two walls but still two neighbours. Both neighbouring apartments were occupied for some, if not all, of the 4 nights we stayed. All we could hear were doors slamming (they're metal, what do you expect?) and once they were in their rooms we couldn't hear a thing. We did have some road noise, but it's New York! It would quieten down after midnight, but it was no big deal. We were on level 14, the rooftop bar is on 17. We didn't have any issues with noise or people coming and going. No tissues in room - only a problem because I had a head cold for the entire stay! Wouldn't has noticed otherwise. All up, we did spend a fair bit of time in the room because I was sick, and it was very comfortable. The only reason I knocked a few points off is because it wasn't much cheaper than a "standard" hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The best laundromat we found was on 37th and 2nd.

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Daisysevenxxx
Business
Toronto, Canada
6 May 2014

Room is too small...

Staff is nice. The hotel is close to central station so the location is good. The only thing is the room is too small. really really small. I joked to my friend who travelled with me, that we are cell mate in the prison. On the other hand, it's very subjective. My friend is fine with the size of the room. She likes small rooms cuz they are cozy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SueR
Business
Manchester, UK
22 Apr 2014

Stay at POD 39

We had a great stay-such good value and stylish room, great for me and my son-he loved having his own TV on his bunk. Modern design of room exactly my style & hotel quieter than I thought it would be. Hotel felt safe and friendly. Staff very upbeat and helpful. And great to enjoy a Margarita in the bar where my son was welcome too. As a single parent I felt welcome here & there was a good buzz about the place. I would definitely recommend to others & stay again myself

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
samazzo
Business
Sydney, Australia
27 Jan 2014

Great Stay!

I stayed at Pod39 when I was traveling alone in NY. It was great for a single person as you don't need extra amenities when you don't intend to spend all of your time in your hotel room. The room was small but comfortable and had a window too. I would definitely stay here again, with or without fellow travelers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Great rooftop bar!! Check it out for sure.

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dith
Business
Singapore
15 Jan 2014

Love it!!

Ensuite room is very small, its only suitable for solo traveler because there's no space for 2 luggages. Otherwise everything (including heater) is working great! Simple and nice. Love the bathroom! Will stay again when I have a chance to return nyc.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a 24hr drugstore nearby like 3 min walk..great to stop by anytime for water, snacks etc

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Deeannek
Business
Perth, Australia
2 Jan 2014

Excellent!

I happily recommend this hotel to anyone. It's comfortable, clean and good value for NYC. Great staff and bar/food. Rooms are small but well set out. Fab shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Celicia S
Business
Cambridge, Massachusetts
17 Dec 2013

Really is a pod, but could have better bedding

The location is great, the room is perfectly fine (even if it felt like I was in a walk-in closet), but I could have done with a few additional things: * Tissues * A warm blanket * A guide for the TV channels (it took me forever to find the news channel I wanted)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 39 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mzz lili
Business
Sydney
21 Oct 2013

Great Location, small but efficient room

Excellent location 5 mins walk from Grand Central station. Room is very small but surprisingly comfortable enough. It has all the amenities and they make efficient use of space. Clean and friendly round the clock service

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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