Pod 39

145 East 39th StreetNew York10016USA
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About Pod 39

Pod 39 is a popular choice with the budget minded traveller seeking to stay in the heart of Manhattan.

The Pod rooms are available in a range of configurations and feature air-conditioning,TV, free Wi-Fi and a work desk.  The en-suite bathroom has a hair dryer.

Pod 39 has a popular rooftop bar with loads of space for hotel guests to mix with the locals who frequent it.  Pod 39 also features a community play-room with table tennis and 24-hour reception.

Salvation Taco is the on-site restaurant and it serves inspired tacos in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. It is open for lunch and dinner.  The Lobby Lounge & Bar offers food and cocktails daily.

Pod 39 is on the east side of Manhattan, a short walk to Grand Central station which will connect guests to the rest of Manahattan and beyond.  Times Square is 20-minutes walk away.


145 East 39th Street, New York, 10016, USA
Telephone: +1(212)8655700 | Fax: +1(212)8655701 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Concierge
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking lot
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Grand Central Location

With Grand Central Station a three-minute walk away, the hotel is in an excellent location for you to explore the length and breadth of Manhattan Island. Guests mentioned that the location and price of this accomodation is by far its best feature.

Helpful and Friendly staff

Guests staying at Pod 39 commented that the staff where very friendly, polite and attentive. A number of reviewers reported that the check-in and check-out process with particularly smooth, quick and stress-free.

Popular rooftop bar

Native New Yorkers frequent this popular rooftop bar with its views over midtown. Guests commented that it was a super cool and trendy space to have a drink, but be sure to get there early as the crowds do build quickly.

Negative Reviews

Limited privacy in bathrooms

A number of guests commented that, notwithstanding they recognized that the size of the pod would mean that they would be in close quarters with someone else, they felt that more could have been done to ensure that the bathroom section of the space maintained more privacy. For many the frosted glass shower screen did not pass the privacy test.

Limited Amenities

The size of the pod rooms do not lend themselves to the standard amenities found in luxury accommodation. A number of guests still commented that more services could have been provided including a refrigerator, minibar and/or coffee/tea making facilities. Guests should be aware of this when booking this style of accommodation.

Tiny rooms

Notwithstanding that the rooms, do what they say on the tin! and reflect a pod style, many guests still provided comment that the rooms were much smaller than what they anticipated. Some guests have suggested more thought could be given to hanging space.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2592 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
  • Expedia.ca
    8.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    8.3 /10
  • ebookers.com
    8.4 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.1 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 2592 reviews