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4.3 out of 5

"Great location, friendly staff, could be quiet noisy late in the evening, small but big enough, comfy bed " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 12 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

Pod 39's good location gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from 5th Avenue. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas, plus 3 bars and a restaurant. Built in 1918, this 3-star hotel has 366 rooms over 17 floors. All rooms offer LCD TVs and premium bedding.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, premium bedding and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Salvation Taco
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Valet parking and self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the comfortable guestrooms and the central location
  • Just a 5-minute walk from 5th Avenue and 6 minutes on foot from Grand Central Terminal
  • Airport pick-up shuttle service available for a fee
  • Pets welcome for a fee (restrictions apply)

Mini Bunk Pod

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£59* Per night/room 1 Mar - 2 Mar

One Single Bed (Single Pod)

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Room, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Bunk Bed (Bunk Pod)

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One Double Bed (Double Pod)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

One Queen Bed (Queen Pod)

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Pod 39 ratings based on 134 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pod 39

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4 out of 5
Great location, friendly staff, could be quiet noisy late in the evening, small but big enough, comfy bed

Posted by on 12 Sep 2019

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel

Pros: Location, staff, shower and rooftop.
Cons: Restaurant was closed for spring break, which was unfortunate. A fridge in the room would also be useful.
Location: Great location. Easy walking distance of Grand Central station and Empire State Building.
Had a short break to New York with my 12 year old son. Bunk beds each had their own TV and were very comfortable. The WIFI was excellent throughout the hotel. Great location allowed us to access Grand Central every day to get around. We easily walked to the Empire State and Rockefeller Centre. Also good location for buses. We had a 7 day MTA card which was brilliant and allowed us to travel unlimited on the subway and buses around the city. Pod 39 Hotel was a great base for our trip and would highly recommend it.

Posted by , from Southsea on 9 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5

compact, trendy boutique hotel in midtown

The hotel is ideally located midtown. There was a good feel to the hotel, the staff were friendly and the bar on the ground floor was fun but not too fun that it impacted on sleeping! There was also a rooftop terrace with nice views of the city; albeit chilly in March! My room was compact, had everything I needed and was modern and felt brand new Then only issue was the heating system which is also the air con; it was pretty noisy - perhaps an issue with that one unit.

Posted by , from London on 12 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

very nice hotel in the heart of manhattan

Pros: the vitality
Cons: no idea
Location: NY central station and empire state building ,bryant park , time square
Lovely to be so central and walk to every destination . The pod 39 is a very nice point to meet people and it is full of life.

Posted by , from London on 8 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5

Comfortable stay

Pros: Good location, cosy room, helpful staff
Location: Can walk to Empire state, Times Square, Chrysler, Grand Central Station, Flatiron
Perfectly comfortable with everything I needed. Good location for the office I was visiting, there was a hanging rail and a desk, good range of plug sockets (and USB charger socket), shower was a good temperature, air conditioner control in the room, fairly decent TV channels, comfy bed, hairdryer in the room.

Posted by on 4 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Modern, well designed no frills hotel

Cons: Slightly larger room
Location: Mid-town, well located
Very good stay in July 2017. Friendly staff, adequate, well designed small room. Excellent rooftop bar, well located.

Posted by on 21 Jul 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect for short break

Mother and daughter 3 night break - perfect location! Luckily we are both slim - the room we booked was a mini pod - fine for us minis!!! We could see the Empire State Building so had some view! Staff were very pleasant. Plenty of Subway eateries near by.

Posted by on 22 Jan 2016

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4 out of 5

City break

Great location close to everything, basic but clean and comfortable.

Posted by on 14 Dec 2015

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5 out of 5

Fab hotel

Great hotel, fantastic location, super clean. We were there for 8 nights so would have appreciated a bigger room, our room was very compact. Overall highly recommended.

Posted by on 30 Oct 2015

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5 out of 5

Always the best accommodation choice in NYC

I only ever choose The Pod establishments.Great value for money, best location and service is always friendly, helpful and efficient. No reason to choose anywhere else.

Posted by on 8 Jun 2015

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. A rooftop terrace, a library, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Pod 39. The hotel can provide concierge services and limo/town car service. Parking is available for a fee. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 366 guestrooms or units
  • 17 levels
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • Built in 1918
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (26.8 km / 16.6 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (0.5 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport pick-up
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pod 39 offers 366 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and designer toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Salvation Taco – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Rooftop Bar and Lounge – This rooftop bar specialises in international cuisine and serves dinner and light fare. Happy hour is offered.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets: USD 25.00 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of USD 25.00 per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 15 lb)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmationService animals are exempt from fees.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 30.00 per night
  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Phone calls
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 4 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 25.00 per person
  • Self-parking fee: USD 35 per day
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 55.00 per day
  • Pet deposit: USD 25.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 25.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 39 Pod
  • Pod 39
  • Pod 39 Hotel
  • Pod 39 Hotel New York
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You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.