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78 out of 100

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Pet-friendly

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Pod 39

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8.2

Good (12,467 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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420 m Grand Central Terminal

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840 m Empire State Building

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980 m Broadway

Hotel Overview

Pod 39 is a budget-friendly hotel situated in the heart of New York City, known for its unique pod-style rooms. It offers a vibrant, youthful atmosphere and a range of amenities designed for modern travelers. This property has garnered attention for its efficient use of space and innovative design, making it an intriguing option for guests looking for an affordable stay in the city.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Location

Cleanliness

  1. Great Location: Centrally located, providing easy access to public transportation and major tourist attractions.
  2. Affordable Prices: Offers competitive rates, making it an economical choice for travelers.
  3. Unique Design: The pod-style rooms are innovative, maximizing space in a unique way.
  4. Vibrant Atmosphere: The hotel maintains a fun, youthful vibe that appeals to a younger crowd.
  5. Communal Spaces: Features appealing communal areas that encourage interaction amongst guests.
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Area for improvement

Kitchen

  1. Small Rooms: Due to the pod concept, the rooms are notably smaller than average hotel rooms, which may not be suitable for everyone.
  2. Limited Privacy: The communal living concept can sometimes compromise privacy.
  3. Noise Levels: The vibrant, communal atmosphere may lead to higher noise levels, potentially affecting guests' rest.
  4. Limited Amenities: While affordable, the hotel offers fewer in-room amenities than traditional hotels.
  5. Occasional Maintenance Issues: Some reviews mention maintenance issues within the rooms or common areas.

Amenities

Game room

Soundproof rooms

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Parking available

Parking available

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Laundry

Laundry

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RateScore

Total 12,467 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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8.6

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8.1

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8.4

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4.2/5

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agoda

264 Reviews

8.6 / 10

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7,716 Reviews

8.1 / 10

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expedia

1,160 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

3,327 Reviews

4.2 / 5

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 1086 times

16% Negative72% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Paolo Licata6 months ago
5/5Google icon

It's located 5 minutes by feet from the Empire State Building and 10 minutes from Time Square. The Building has a really beautiful rooftop with view, that serves good drinks. Rooms are kind of small but comfortable. The Communal Room has pool and ping pong, with tables that allows you to work or have breakfast or a sneak. The overall hotel has a good clean and customer care services: Cost-quality amazing.

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Mikael Kuronen8 months ago
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I see too many people complaining about the room size. Do your research before booking. They dont deserve your poor feedback just because you only looked at the price and forgot to check other details. For me the rooms were better than I anticipated! Yes it was small but we had enough space for our 3 suitcases. Had storage space under the bed too. Bathroom was clean and the room had good housekeeping every day. What else do you need from your room after all when you got a great city outside to spend your time in. Rooftop was really neat and you could see a glimpse of the empire state building! Downstairs bar was also cozy and had free tea. All the staff were great. Lady at the front desk arranged an airport ride for us. Price was almost the same as taxi flat fare but it was super convenient. They were also able to keep our luggage stored in the back for free after we checked out since we had an evening flight. You cant ask for a better location. Only a 5 minute walk to Grand Central Station which has really convenient subway lines. Really close to Bryant Park, Times Square and the surrounding sights. I have absolutely no complaints. Thank you for an amazing stay!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 366

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Number of floors 17

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 1918

WiFi Quality

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Idle

13

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212

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69

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Grand Central Terminal

420 m

Empire State Building

840 m

Broadway

980 m

Times Square

1.05 km

Rockefeller Center

1.19 km

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Getting around

Grand Central

Nearby

33 St. Station (Park Av. S)

630 m

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Airports Nearby

John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK)

22.5 km

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Restaurants

Shake Shack

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Momosan Ramen & Sake

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Peter Dillon's Pub

140 m

City Beer

140 m

Just Salad

Nearby

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

78

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

78 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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87

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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92

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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86

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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59

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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84

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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57

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome (restrictions apply)

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