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Pod 39

145 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016, United States
New York, NY
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11,926 reviews
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About Pod 39

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Featuring a restaurant, a lounge and a seasonal rooftop bar, this hotel is 1585 feet from Grand Central Terminal. All rooms are equipped with free WiFi. A game room with table tennis is offered on site. Each air-conditioned room includes a work desk and a cable TV at Pod 39. An private bathroom with a hairdryer is also provided. Some rooms offer splendid city views. Located on-site, Empellón serves mash note bar snacks and tacos in a laid back environment. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the Rooftop Lounge & Bar at Pod 39. The Lobby Lounge & Bar offers food and cocktails daily. A 24-hour reception assists guests at Pod 39 Hotel in Manhattan. Times Square is 1 mi from the hotel. Rockefeller Center is 0.9 mi from New York Pod 39 Hotel.

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Amenities at Pod 39

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities

Services and conveniences

  • Business centre
  • Express check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Allergy-free room
  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Hypoallergenic


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free toiletries
  • Heating

Media and entertainment

  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Shared lounge/TV area


  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop


  • Soundproof rooms
  • Seating area
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Things to do

  • Table tennis
  • Game room

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe


  • Terrace/Patio

Family friendly

  • Cribs available

Reviews of Pod 39

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10.0 Wonderful
This was my second stay at Pod 39- I returned because of the Comfy bed and very clean room. My room has a small desk and a very small clothes hanging space. Free coffee in the morning, and decent wifi. The rooms are small with minimal decor, if you are okay with small space then you’re in for a steal of a deal in downtown New York. I will likely stay here again next year.
4.0 Mediocre
Stayed here for 1 week in a private double room. It might be adequate for 1 person but way too small for 2 people. There is really nowhere to put our stuff and we only had one backpack each. Bathroom door and shower wall is all semi-frosted glass so there's no privacy. On top of which the door couldn't fully close-- think poop smells throughout the room each time someone had to go #2. Tv is tiny and doesn't swivel and when you open the window blinds it just covers half the tv. What a joke. The absolute worst thing about our stay was 3 full days of fire alarm testing that we were not made aware of before booking. Alarm testing started around 9am and went through the afternoon! Totally unacceptable! Not only could I not sleep in but I couldn't work from my hotel room. The alarms were nonstop and obnoxiously loud. I felt like I was being tortured and was forced to leave to find some peace. I had other options with even lower prices, so I would not have chosen to stay if I had known about the fire alarms beforehand. I asked the front desk about a discounted stay due to the fire alarm disturbance and not only did they say no, they weren't nice or apologetic about it. Also, the rooftop bar is closed until spring! It was a big reason for staying there. AND there is a $20 facility fee for each night! Overall, I do not recommend Pod 39. Location was mediocre, other than being close to Grand Central, it wasn't great. No food open late at night in that area.
4.8 Mediocre
Cons:The beds are very uncomfortable.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Pretty much everything...loved the HDMI inputs on the wall, the awesome bathroom, the responsive AC, and of course, the staff.
Cons:Nothing not to like...this is basically a well-managed upscale hostel with superior private rooms. I would totally recommend some tweaks for the designers, mainly to install a shelf on the wall near the LCD screen to maximize vertical space. I would also suggest a water kettle as an optional in-room item as I travel with my own cup and tea and missed this feature.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Perfect place to lay your head. Solo traveler also perfect. Didn’t need much room & conveniently in Manhattan. Walking distance to Time Square.
7.7 Good
Pros:The price is unbeatable and the hotel is simple, clean and centrally located. Remember, this is NYC!!! Unbelievably affordable to spend some time in the Big Apple! Perfect for a no-thrills solo traveler.
Cons:The USB port in the room didn't work so that I couldn't charge my phone. But it actually felt good to leave the phone in the hotel room and explore the neighborhood without social media. Quite the vacation and interesting to observe the people around you being glued to technology.
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:The location and the value for money were unmatchable as far as I have been able to tell. The beds were comfortable and the staff were all exceedingly pleasant.
Cons:The bathroom isn’t really suited for families as there’s only a slim glass partition between you, so unless you’re creative you can hear and smell everything. The sink is also faulty and can disconnect easily. But there’s toilets downstairs and who even washes their hands anymore?
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Great location. Clean, stylish rooms with an efficient layout. Lovely bathroom. Yes, the rooms are small but I was expecting it and it was everything I needed. The staff is also very accommodating in keeping your luggage until you can check in, or holding your luggage if you have to check out before your flight leaves.
Cons:I wish it was just a couple of blocks west to be closer to the tourist attractions, but that’s only because it was 20 degrees during my stay in NYC and every block felt like a mile when you’re freezing!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:It has everything you could need in a compact package! Great location!
Cons:If it had a mini fridge and microwave it would be the best place to stay in NYC for the money!
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:It was my first trip to New York. I was really impressed by the staffs and everyone at Pod 39. Very efficient and valuable hotel in New York. The location is very convenience. The hotel room was comfortable for one person or two people. I'm surprised of how clean the room was. The hotel maintain the cleanliness very well. Very reasonable prices.
Cons:I wish they had a small fridge.


145 East 39th Street, New York, NY 10016

What's nearby

  • Grand Central Terminal372 m
  • Bryant Park0.6 km
  • New York Public Library0.7 km
  • Empire State Building0.8 km
  • Rockefeller Center1.1 km
  • Times Square1.3 km
  • Museum of Modern Art1.4 km
  • Broadway1.4 km
  • Fifth Avenue2.3 km
  • High Line2.4 km
  • Frick Collection2.6 km
  • Washington Square Park2.8 km



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00


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Top tips for your stay at Pod 39

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Pod 39, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and July.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Pod 39, plan to stay on a Wednesday or Sunday. The most expensive day is usually Tuesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Pod 39 was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $311, while the most expensive was $311.
  • How long should you stay at Pod 39? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 6 days.

FAQs when booking at Pod 39

  • Is it possible to arrange early check-in at Pod 39?

    Early check-in cannot be requested and guaranteed, but guests are welcome to arrive early – if your room is available, early check-in will be granted. Late checkout may also be available upon request; simply contact the front desk during your stay to be informed about availability and fees.

  • What kind of accessibility features will guests with reduced mobility find at Pod 39?

    The hotel offers dedicated ADA rooms, which are around 207 sq ft and feature plenty of maneuvering clearance. A queen bed, roll-in or transfer shower, bathroom grab bars, raised toilet, lowered closet space and audible/visual alarms are just some of the features included in these rooms. Service animals are welcome and there are accessible routes throughout the building.

  • Can Pod 39 help me organize any tours or excursions?

    The hotel offers free scheduled walking tours that allow guests to explore New York City like a local. Every Wednesday morning you can depart on foot to discover Central Park and the Upper West Side neighborhood, learning plenty of fascinating facts and stories along the way. Guests may also join any of the walking tours leaving from other Pod hotels around the city, which take in areas such as Chinatown, Soho, Greenwich Village, Brooklyn Heights and Midtown Manhattan.

  • What kind of food is served at the on-site restaurant in Pod 39?

    The restaurant at this hotel is run by Al Pastor, which focuses on contemporary Mexican cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere. Tacos and bar snacks are all available, plus a list of tiki-inspired cocktails, tequilas and margaritas. The seasonal rooftop bar also serves up cocktails and light snacks with a Mexican twist. While hotel guests enjoy priority access, the venues are both open to the public so booking in advance is advisable.

  • What is the best way to get from the airport to Pod 39?

    If traveling to the hotel from New York John F. Kennedy International, guests have the option of using public transport or taking a taxi. Traveling by Air Train, you can reach Penn Station and either walk (around 10-12m) the rest of the way to the hotel or catch a taxi or rideshare service such as Uber. Taking a taxi all the way from the airport will probably cost approximately $65 and take 1h or more depending on traffic. Guests arriving at LaGuardia may opt for the R train or a taxi, while arrivals at Newark Liberty International can also take the Air Train to Penn Station.

  • What kinds of activities are available at Pod 39?

    The Playroom Lounge is a relaxing, inviting space in which guests can work or make new friends over one of the hotel’s many board games such as battleship and air hockey, which are available to borrow free of charge. For the active guest, there are many outdoor sightseeing options nearby such as Central Park and the High Line, while Madison Square Garden hosts numerous live music and comedy performances throughout the year.(Prices checked 21/05/19).

  • Where is Pod 39 located?

    Pod 39 is located at 145 East 39th Street in Midtown, 1.3 km from the centre of New York. Grand Central Terminal is the closest landmark to Pod 39.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Pod 39?

    Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 at Pod 39.

  • Does Pod 39 offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Pod 39 offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Pod 39 from the airport?

    Pod 39 is 2.1 km from New York Skyports SPB.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Pod 39 hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Pod 39 in New York and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Pod 39 and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Pod 39.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

1.3 km

Nearest airport

New York LaGuardia

Distance to airport

9.2 km