Ratings based on 8,633 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from East Coast USA

fabulous modern budget hotel option

Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: Great price for the location and amenities provided. Other hotels at this price point do not give you your own bathroom in your room.
Cons: If check-in time were even 1 hour earlier, that would be nice. A mini-frig in the room would also be ideal.
Location: Safe. Quiet. Midtown.
During the off-season (US winter), you can stay here for less than $100 USD/night (tax included) in a single (1 person) bed room. In contrast, hostels in NYC with *shared* bathrooms run around $50-75/night during the off season, so by spending only $30 more, you get your own modern (but small) room with its own bathroom. Reminds me a bit of futuristic movies where humans live in functional, small spaces in high rise buildings together (i.e. Code 46). Also, you can store your luggage for the day for free (but should tip the hotel porter at drop off and pick-up), which most hostels charge $5 for the day. My room was on the 15th floor and had zero outside street noise, which is also a concern with most buildings in NYC that are under 5 stories tall. Within 1 block of the hotel, you have many deli/food options. Bryant Park and the subway is a 10 min. walk. The immediate vicinity is high end due to the many investment banks on Lex/Park/Madison, so you will come across many international bankers in suits. After business hours, the area is more 'dead' since workers have gone home. I never heard any noise from people staying in adjacent room, only the cleaning woman. I advise using your 'do not disturb' sign if you stay in your room past 10 am, otherwise you may get a loud knock. I left my room one day around 1pm and when I came back at night, they had cleaned, which was nice. The concierge was particularly helpful one night when I was trying to locate a service.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great place for 1

Posted Feb 18, 2017
In NYC for a week of training. Pod 39 was conviently located , a nice 25 minute walk to studio, rooms are small but perfect for me, on a nice quiet street, only heard loud music Friday and Saturday nite from downstairs but ear plugs worked fine. Room service cleaned every day. There was some kind of stainless steel shelf in the shower that was broken but I didn't use it so told staff no big deal to me. I would stay there again next trip if rates hadn't gone up $35 a nite. Nice place but not for $130 a nite
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 17, 2017
We showed up at check in time which is 3 and they said it would be a little before we could get into our room and we ended up having to wait 45 mins before we could which wasnt too much of a problem but not ideal. The next morning at 9:30 I was sleeping lightly and heard a couple knocks on the door but I was sleeping so didn't answer and someone just walked right into our room! They saw I was sleeping and left but it was very terrible.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 13, 2017
The room was small but very clean and adequate amount of space for two. Bathroom was modern and worked well. Good use of a small space.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler from Metro Detroit

Great Stay Again!

Posted Feb 12, 2017
Pros: Location, room, staff & restaurant make this a great spot.
Cons: Wish windows could open or a vent for bathroom.
Location: Super close to get to anything without being all up in it.
Second stay at this hotel and it was just as great as the first! Perfect spot to crash after long day walking around the city. Location is excellent. Love the low key neighborhood. Staff is friendly and helpful.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfect Murray Hill Stay

Posted Feb 11, 2017
Modern, convenient, efficient, clean, bustling. Excellent staff and comfortable queen room with just enough space, not cramped.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Convenient!

Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pod39 is a great facility, the staff is efficient and friendly. if you're thinking about bringing food to your room from the privately owned restaurant connected to the hotel I do not recommend that! They won't take your order over the phone even though you tell them your a guest at pod 39, they rather you go to them, place your order and stand there at the bar waiting for it. The food is over priced for the smallest portion you can imagine. You're better off putting on your coat and walking across the street to Sam's Place who offers delicious Italian cuisine and you can have it to go!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from vermont

Great place. Great staff and clean room

Posted Feb 9, 2017
Overall great. I loved the location as it was close to everything
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Convenient.
Cons: I found it appropriate for its rates.
Location: Very close to everything.
Convenient hotel at reasonable rate with most basic facilities.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Had things stolen from my room

Posted Feb 2, 2017
Had my USD200 headphones stolen and the staff didnt care.