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145 E 39th Street, New York City, NY 10016-0913
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​The hunt for a fun yet budget-friendly place to drop your bags in NYC is finally over. Centrally located, socially connected, and uber tech-savvy, Pod 39 Hotel offers up a friendly travel experience at the epicenter of Murray Hill in Midtown East. ​ ​Step past the landmark Northern Italian Renaissance façade to find the first of many surprises: our bright, buzzing lobby that’s all about connectivity – be it to the city, our staff, or your fellow urban nomads. A few steps farther and you’re in the Playroom Lounge, with guests huddled over board games, sipping cocktails by the fireplace, or catching up at work.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Game room
Table tennis
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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James S wrote a review 12 Aug
Bryan, Texas1 contribution
As goes with everything in New York, space is tight! However, if you're traveling alone or with one other person, Pod 39 provides a perfect balance of cost and comfort! I stayed in the single pod which met my needs of a bed and a bathroom for when my day of exploring was over. I had great service throughout my entire experience! Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Melissa D wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed in a bunk room. We lucked out and got a view of the Empire State Building from our room. The room was clean, comfortable, and honestly all you need for a short stay in the city when you don't plan on being in the room except to sleep. Staff that I encountered were friendly, and if they didn't know the answer, they would find out. 10/10 would stay again. Location if perfect for catching trains, and their is plenty to eat in the neighborhood with out too long of a walk.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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AllisonRonTA wrote a review 06 Aug
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Inexpensive for NYC, so no frills, which is fine. Bedroom with glazed glass door to attached bathroom kind of gross watching each other on the toilet. We reserved two rooms. One had screeching AC, noise actually painful, and we asked for another room and they gave us one right away. Service is good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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241Fredrik1973 wrote a review Jul 2022
Stockholm, Sweden1 contribution
Close to almost everything, friendly staff, perfect rooftop bar. Ping Pong tabels and pool tabel..possibility to store luggage before departure. Will visit again next time in NYC. Close to Grand central and not to far to walk to Broadway.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Lydia W wrote a review Jul 2022
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Perfect stay for one person!! Go for the single room... & at Pod 39, you get a private bathroom in your room. Yes, it's tiny, but space is well-used, with the combo table/shelf/closet rack piece, the desk, and the under-bed storage (big drawer & a space to store luggage). There's plenty of room for all of my stuff... & that's saying alot! I'm not known for travelling light & this time was worse as I drove to NY. The drawer & rack held all of my clothes & more. The bed was very comfy (I really need relief at the pressure points...I'm old...ish.) I kept a cooler in my room & made much use of the ice machine (which had no trouble servicing a full hotel in the heat of summer). The front-desk people were helpful & courteous in my experience. The cleaning staff on my floor were very courteous & friendly. It's a convenient walk to Grand Central, so I easily got where I needed to go each day. I know I'm gushing, but it's just the best deal in town for a clean, private room/bath in a nice hotel & location! I've also stayed at Pod 51 & loved it too. I was with my son, so we had a bunkbed room. There were shared hall baths on the floor. There were enough so that I never waited for one...& they're very clean. Your room key gets you into one & then you have full prviacy for toilet/shower. Otherwise, you have everything you need in your room (including a sink). I think Pod 51 was a great option for 2 people, whereas this stay in my single at Pod 39 was great for 1 person. I agree with other reviews that the in-room baths wouldn't be so private if there are 2 of you in the room. LOVE the PODs!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Laura B wrote a review Jul 2022
State College, Pennsylvania1 contribution2 helpful votes
We stayed for 2 nights in a queen pod during the recent heat wave in NYC. The AC worked great! I like to keep the room cold when I sleep and I actually had to turn down the AC a bit. You would expect a small room to be stuffy, but it wasn't at all. It would have been nice to have a fan in the bathroom, but it wasn't a problem. The room was tiny but perfect for us, a couple in our 50s. It was clean, the bed and pillows very comfortable. The towels were good and plentiful. The bathroom was equipped with plenty of shampoo, conditioner and body wash. There was a small bar of soap for handwashing at the sink. There was a hairdryer too, but we didn't use it. I did use the desk to work for a few hours, but aside from that we were only there to sleep and shower. I really appreciated the free coffee available in the lobby in the mornings. Wifi was adequate for us. We only used it for basic internet browsing. Lighting was well thought out. Plenty of bright light with good, even coverage when you needed it and dimmers in both the bedroom and bathroom when you didn't want it bright. Reading sconces at the bed. I think my favorite aspect of the room was the minimal fabrics. No drapes, dust ruffles, bedcover or upholstery to collect dust and other icky stuff. Even the carpet was low-pile tiles that could easily be replaced in case of spills and stains. The staff is busy but friendly. We had to wait a bit to check-in while they were working behind the counter, but not a crazy long time. It's easy to get impatient after you've been traveling all day. We checked our bags on check-out day so we could spend more time in the city. No problems. Things to know: If there are two of you, you may want to bring one extra long charging cable (if you have one) for your phone; there was an outlet on only one side of the bed. The desk area had at least one USB charging port and a regular outlet, and some other ports I didn't pay attention to. If you are parking at the ICON garage, don't make a parking reservation on their website. The hotel discount only works for drive-up customers. They will valet park your car, so you must leave your key. They are really strict about the amount of time you leave your car there. If you are late picking it up, you have to pay for a whole additional day. You get 24 hours of parking for each hotel night you stay. If you start parking at 3:30 PM, you have until 3:30 PM on your hotel check-out day to retrieve your car.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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7g88ue4yrh wrote a review Jul 2022
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Nice hotel. Room was just right size for 1 person. Room was very basic, no frills. Decent place, very clean. Rooftop bar was nice too. Would recommend if you are traveling and want your own room. Too small for more than 1 person. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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y0ii8rrs7n wrote a review Jul 2022
Baltimore, Maryland1 contribution
I was expecting the rooms to be bigger. Me and my friends got a really small rooms. We used the rooms just for sleeping. I think the price we paid it’s not worth it. The location was pretty good, but the rooms disappointed me.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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ginagioiello wrote a review Jul 2022
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If you're like me, you don't spend your time in New York in your hotel room. It's pretty much a place to drop my bag, freshen up, shower, and sleep. I was very pleased with the price and location of this hotel. The room was clean and well appointed (I still had a spot to hang up my clothes for the theatre, and there are even drawers and luggage storage under the bed if you're traveling with a suitcase, I happened to be traveling light as this was a quick trip.) The full pod might feel cramped if you are traveling as a couple, especially since the toilet/bathroom is a mere three feet from the bed (separated by a frosted glass sliding door). But as a solo traveler, this was everything I needed. I booked the room with a private bath, so can't speak to the shared bathroom situation firsthand. But from what I could glean, they are NOT "communal" baths like you'd see in a dorm. Instead, there are several on each floor, but they are for one person to use at a time. So they are shared, but still very much private. If you are traveling as a couple or group and are budget-conscious, the bunk or single pods utilizing the shared bathrooms seems like an excellent choice. I will definitely be back. The Pod offers a great option for those who need a simple, no frills room at a decent price.
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ssbarb706582 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved our stay at the Pod39. I’ve already suggested it to my friends who are going to go to NY next fall. The location was amazing (just 2 streets from Grand Central and the subway), the room was pretty big for Manhattan.
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US$173 - US$291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityMurray Hill / Manhattan
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pod 39 Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pod 39 Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Grand Central Terminal (0.4 km), The Escape Game NYC (0.4 km), and SUMMIT One Vanderbilt (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pod 39 Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pod 39 Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pod 39 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pod 39 Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pod 39 Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Capital Grille, Momosan Ramen & Sake, and John's Coffee Shop.
Does Pod 39 Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Pod 39 Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pod 39 Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pod 39 Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, Chinese, Polish, Romanian, and Korean.
Are there any historical sites close to Pod 39 Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (5.2 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (5.2 km), and Hamilton Park (4.1 km).
Does Pod 39 Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.