Pod is very clear on its website about what it provides: the amenities you need for a comfortable stay at an affordable price, with not much excess space. For us it was perfect: the (queen size) bed was very comfortable and we got a good night's sleep, the shower (not shared) was powerful and warm and the room was (relatively) quiet. For storage there was enough underbed space to tidy away our stuff, and a couple of coat hangers for the few things that needed hanging. There was room to walk around the bed, but not much more - but this was as advertised. The location was great: only a short walk from Grand Central Station.
There's also some nice communal spaces, including a lovely roof terrace, which didn't seem to be advertised in the lobby so it was pretty deserted (probably because it was the middle of Winter so the bar was closed). However, there was an inside room too that was cozy and very nicely decorated - we went up there one night and were pretty much the only ones up there. Great views out over New York.
Located in the heart of New York, this family-friendly hotel is within walking distance of Chrysler Building, The Morgan …More
The hotel was walking distance from both downtown and uptown Manhattan. We rarely had to catch a cab or a subway to get around. Would recommend this hotel for those who appreciate being close to key sightseeing locations.
Situated in New York's Midtown East - Grand Central neighborhood, this hotel is close to Times Square, the Theater District …More