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The rooms were clean and very comfortable. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful.
My husband and I were traveling with our 2 adult children and their traveling companions, so we booked 3 rooms. All rooms were spacious and comfortable. Decor was trendy, with high end amenities. We loved the rooftop bar and had a great meal at the attached restaurant. Location was perfect. Overall, a great stay. Some of the furniture in the room was showing some wear. And the desk chair was the only chair in the room. Also, the closet was very small. Not enough space to hang our clothes and coats.
Beautiful space with clean rooms and very good service. We only stayed one night but we look forward to returning.
The staff was very helpful and very friendly!
Check in and out the staff were pleasant. Comfortable beds. Too focused on being trendy. Was advertised as a 4-5 star. More like a 3-4 star No coffee makers in room.
Everything was perfect
Great access to grand central station, i.e. don't even have to go outside. Beautiful modern lobby, with dedicated elevators, so short wait times. Nice rooms, modern. Black mildew inside shower curtain. Did not swap out all towels after first evening so had to have face cloths and hand towels delivered. Maids talking in hallway while cleaning rooms early in the morning (my biggest pet peave).
Location Cleanliness Restaurant organization Front desk layout
Staff was very pleasant and it was simple to extend an additional night. Cost of marketplace!! Noise was easily heard in hallway.
Very good ambiance in lobby and also bedroom. Very nice experience during entire stay. Closer access to all main attractions & restaurants in NewYork. Value for money in major city. No hotel valet parking so need to find other valet parking nearby.
Location was excellent. Lack of options in the neighbourhood for affordable food, unless you wish to tempt fate and eat from a cart of death on the street. Gave us some credit for our hot room. Room was hot, hot, hot. Ac could not keep up. Went down to front desk to ask for assistance. They tried to find a fan but could not( 2:30 am don't blame them). The next day we had to get maintenance up the next day and they found us a fan.
staff very helpful elevators out of svce at times
I did like the location and the fast check in. Room service was nice and fast! I did not like that I got a $30 per day upgrade and the room was still real small. Got a view of the side of another. Also, no shuttle to airport. Housekeeping didn't give extra towels at checkin as requested online. Wish I hadn't upgraded!
We were on the 36th floor and most of the elevators were broken during our stay. Was difficult getting to and from our room. We had to use the service elevator many times.
Location Room smelled, they tried to not offer our booked room type. Even after calling and confirming the day of.
This location is awesome!!! Can not beat it! Room was too hot and would not cool Elevators were SLOW - seemed liked only one was working
proximity to train station, snack bar in lobby, restaurant just up from the lobby dirty bathroom floor, poor unkeep in bathroom--sloppy caulking around shower door, built-up crud around shower area, couldn't get into shower without walking directly under shower head. Worst problem was the "modern" touch light switches---couldn't leave a light on in the bathroom to see your way there in the middle of the night. Difficult to use all lights. Dark décor--depressing and dark wallpaper installed poorly--all you noticed were the seams in the wallpaper
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. I wish they had a small fridge.
It has everything you could need in a compact package! Great location! If it had a mini fridge and microwave it would be the best place to stay in NYC for the money!
Clean, compact and great for an overnight business trip You have to request an iron and ironing board ... other than that, it's fine.
Sure the room was tight but the bed was comfortable and everything worked fine in the bathroom. The location is wonderful and so is the value. I will return. Bed was very comfortable and the bathroom facilities very good
Great location, yes the rooms are small hence the name Pod however you're in New York, you're not really spending much time in them. The rooms are very modern and the shower is great.
We loved the layout of the room, the cleanliness, the speed of the elevators. Even staying directly next to the elevator wasn't a problem. Staff were very nice. The glass wall separating the bathroom from the bedroom is a big problem for us. I can't think of anyone I'd be comfortable staying in this room with. If I were alone, it'd be great.
Location Everything other than location
Great location, at an NYC cheap price. The room got completely dark at night. I couldn't hear much noise from the street or any noise from other rooms. The hotel itself was well kept and I felt safe. The comforter on the bed was only mostly clean, and the door to the bathroom was dirty also. You can clearly hear whatever is going on in the hallway, even when your door is closed. The bed wasn't sower comfortable.
location, honesty of one of the staff telling us not to eat there. e-mailed me one price, when I got to hotel, quoted me another price.
I really enjoyed my stay at Pod39. The hotel was very nicely decorated, definitely a "trendy" hotel. I know they have many room options - I stayed in the bunk bed room which was very small and New York-like. The beds were really comfortable. I would most recommend this place for people traveling alone or with a small group (although the bigger rooms might be good for families - there is a bar/restaurant attached to the lobby, though, so keep that in mind). The price was quite good for an NYC hotel, and the location was great - I was able to walk to all the Broadway theatres as well as Koreatown near Herald Square. Also fairly close to a subway station and Grand Central. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and would definitely stay here again! The room was so small there was no ironing board - I didn't ask the front desk what my options were because my clothes weren't that badly wrinkled, so there may be a way to get your clothes ironed. It's not that big of a deal, really!
Great shower and comfortable bed. Awesome location. Very small. Needed one more mirror and had a great place on the empty wall above the desk. Peep hole in the door had been pushed out and was filled with toilet paper. Bathroom sink was clogged up and wouldn't drain even after maintenance supposedly fixed it. Didn't have extra rolls of toilet paper and had to go to front desk to request more. Also no ice machine. Had to go downstairs to the bar and they looked at us like we were crazy when we ask them for a cup of ice.
The Chatwal fires on all cylinders. Every need is attended to. Expensive, but worthwhile. The bathroom was amazing, but using the shower at full pressure actually caused a bit of a flood. The climate and lighting control is handled by a single touch-screen unit, but its operation is a little complicated. Light-switches shouldn't be confusing.
The decor and availability of room service as well as the location The hotel is very small and cramped. The floor we stayed on had a horrible fried food odor that was overwhelming every day of our stay. I did not feel that the overall quality was representative of a 5-star hotel.
Easy location. Noise levels from road were quite loud. You can't sit in the bar area without buying a drink, even if you are a hotel patron. I had forgotten my phone charge and the hotel staff was not helpful in providing a temporary replacement, perhaps from lost and found. Instead I was referred to an overpriced in-house gift shop trying to sell me a micro-usb cable for 15-20$. Check-in is late at 4:00 pm. Room was tiny.
Accessibility/ location, customer service No sound insulation in rooms near elevators (room near elevator was outrageously loud because of elevator mechanism and doors continuously opening and closing). They moved our room, but could be a problem if hotel is full.
Door man was not in a service. Luggage deposit payable even in waiting for the room clearance.
Location was perfect. My room and bathroom were very small, even cramped. I glanced in other rooms while housekeeping had them open and they were much more appropriate-sized. Perhaps my "low priced room" wasn't a bargain, but just the price of a small room.
Me and my girlfriend arrived to the hotel at 6pm. Check in time was 4pm but we were told we still had to wait an additional 20 minutes for the key? I would've understood if it was a computer problem but I wasn't given a reason as to why I had to wait.
The rooms are perfect a d the beds are wonderful to sleep.the tv is perfect
Location, location, location. If you plan on walking and using the subway to get around the city the hotel is perfect as a home base to come back to if need be. Don't spend your time at the bar in the lobby...pretty pricey and you can just go to a hidden gem anywhere in the city. Also no room WiFi, but free in the lobby, so not too bad.
Location The room had no AC, complain nothing happened, opened window, I could barely sleep because of the noise from outside
Music at the lobby No toothpaste!
Our room was nicely decorated and was clean. We also liked the fact that the hotel had water and coffee in the lobby. The hotel is centrally located, which made getting around the city very easy. The room was very small and it was difficult to maneuver around our one piece of luggage and each other in the bathroom. The wifi also wasn't secure.
Wifi was great and entertainment and amenities on the ground floor were amazing. I had to change rooms because of the auto noise on the Lexington Avenue facing side.
The room was ok, was not too happy with my experience here. The place was a "4" star and the hallways my family and I smelled weed When I asked the valet parking to get please get my car "I was told it took 20 minutes " I waited 50 minutes and no one came to let me know my car was ready, and they knew I was wait for it.
Clean and convient to my meeting Friday night a group staying of the same floor came in at 1am yelling,laughing and banging the doors.
It was the perfect place to crash. We didn't need anything other than a room. My 6 year old loves the bunk beds. The shared bathroom was clean and we never had to wait for one. I would totally stay there again.
I liked the location. The room is tiny with no room to properly open a suitcase. Not a nice place to hang out. Also, you can hear everything in the halls. I was so happy to move to another hotel with a bigger room.
Everything was great with the exception of our next door neighbour, who chained smoked both in his room and in the communal bathroom. He was on his cell phone constantly at all hours of the night, talking loud and sometimes yelling while going between his room and the bathroom to smoke. We complained twice to front desk staff who didn't appear to do anything about it as it went on for 4 days.
Clean. Private bathroom in our room. Accessible rooftop. Worked well for our spontaneous day in New York. Noise from hallway. High traffic from shared bathroom.
As a solo traveler staying in hostels mostly, I picked pod 51 and I was so happy with this place. As a hostel stayer saying your very happy is far in between. Very clean and very cute. Twin beds are bigger than the twins you usually see. We both had our own tv and outlet and sink! Right in midtown close to train and Ess-a-bagel! Would recommend this place to anyone.
I appreciated using the common spaces to catch up on work. Definitely check out the rooftop patio! I was glad that there were multiple bathrooms per floor and I never had to wait for the shower. The artwork and color scheme gave the whole place a cool vibe. Location was close to transit, the UN building, and a delicious bagel shop around the corner. The room was even smaller than the pictures seemed to indicate, but it was perfect for my budget and still met all my needs.
C u again next year!!!
The price was low-ish My room smelled like cat urine. The shower was in the hallway.
Small clean room, easy check in, good internet Rooms are for sleeping, not hanging out, but completely met my needs - I was traveling for business.
Clean rooms, comfortable beds, close to good restaurants and subways. What's not to like? :) Small space (as advertised)
Good location, small rooms, thin walls
Nice ambiance. Good elevators to get to room efficiently Poor housekeeping. Bathroom smelled musty. They forgot to leave washcloths one time. Then forgot to leave shampoo another time. When we called for shampoo to shower took 1.5 hours to come. Also asked for blankets when checked in which never came.
Absolutely beautiful hotel in a great location! Loved my stay there!! Charging 16.00 per day for wifi is insane
location room wasnt clean properly by housekeeping
Staff was very cordial and gave excellent customer service. Charge for Wi-Fi was unexpected for a $700 a night room.
Our room directly overlooked St. Patrick's Cathedral and it was gorgeous. The room was spacious (unusual for NY), clean and comfortable. There's a wonderful café right off the beautiful hotel lobby for specialty coffees and French pastries, and the fitness center is amazing. Plenty of bar/restaurants within walking distance, as are many of the tourist attractions such as Rock Center. I would highly recommend this hotel, and will look into staying there again. There was nothing that I disliked about this hotel, although I would have preferred a lower internet rate (it is $16/day).
Staff was great, service excellent, rooms were huge in the Tower No coffe in room, very pricey to have sent to your room
Beautiful hotel, incredible view and far enough away from the craziness of Times Square but a pretty easy walk to wherever you want to go. I was skeptical because of the deal we got on hotels.com but it was an awesome spot! No closet in the hotel room.
Location, good neibourhood , good loung and snack shop . Also rooms were good side and clean with proper functioning bathroom. I wish they had a sit down restaurant of their own. Although they are close to restaurants on the street.
Large rooms, excellent location
Decor, location, cleanliness $16.00 for wifi
Convenient location to everything we were doing and the Molton Brown products are terrific! It's a luxurious hotel and a lovely interlude from the chaos of Manhattan. We asked for some champagne flutes and the ones we received were delivered dirty. We called and asked for replacements and it took well over an hour to receive them - at that point we had washed the flutes ourselves in the bathroom sink.
Had a wonderful stay. The staff was very attentive and always seeking ways to make our stay better. The location to shows was the best with a theater right next door and the 54th floor bar was a perfect after theater hang out for drinks and snacks. It was also steps away from the subway to go in any direction. We did not have to step foot in a "smelly" new york taxi all weekend not to say the subway was a bouquet.....just kidding on the smell.
Very clean rooms, updated rooms, great service, great location.
The location was great. So close to Time Square and in the middle of 2 great Irish Pubs. Only that we could not stay longer.
Location was great A bit noisy Some of the staff( not all) had attitude. I noticed they were attentive to some people better than others.
Very Clean, Very Modern. Loved it!
Location, rooms, restaurant, and 54th Floor Lounge were very nice Everything... we will be back.
Overall staff was friendly.....BUT Our beds were very firm, and our maid did a lousy job cleaning our room. She left a dirty wash cloth on our bathroom floor for two days! We did not receive our requested newspaper at our door, and the staff would not give us a paper because there were no extras. The Internet charges were ridiculous!
Location Overall atmosphere less than satisfactory
The view of the city and comfortable bed
Great service and nice rooms Nothing
19th Fl room was clean and very quiet, bedding was high-quality. Near (but not too near) Penn Station. Small bedroom, but big bathroom. No closet, just a small cabinet that could not accommodate a business suit, much less an overcoat. Elevators extremely slow.
The location was perfect for theatre and shopping and catching the subway. The room was a little small. We had two twin beds and really not much of a view. Concierge (one of 3) was not particularly helpful. Very minimal Christmas decorations in lobby, other hotels much more festive.
This was our first trip to nyc and chose Sofitel by recommendation as well as location and reputation. It was within walking distance to many attractions as well as excellent places to eat. We felt safe yet away from the main hustle and bustle. The beds were super comfortable and the bathroom was top class. Thankyou!
Great location, excellent staff combined with a good restaurant and good decor Wifi Should be free
The room was overall inviting and the bed and pillows especially comfortable. Having to pay an extra fee for internet access, it should be a part of the cost of the room.
The staff excellent, location perfect comfort first class. Tea & coffee making facilities should be available in the room.
They didn't honor the booking for three so we walked out.
Location and cleaniness the other guests where a bit rude
Bed was unbelievably comfortable. Bathroom was not as well outfitted as the bed.
Extremely friendly staff upgraded us to a king bed, left champagne in our room for our husband's birthday
Room was very comfortable. Breakfast was excellent. Sometimes I had difficulty understanding the staff as their first language was french.
Service was great, room was nice, free upgrade! Shower wasn't too good. Room smelled a little like someone had smoked there earlier.
The room was large for new york and very nice. The bed was very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding!! It includes juice, coffee and a basket of bread and pastries. The best pancakes are at Sofitel. It is a short walk to the theatre. No complaints, I will definitely go back to Sofitel
the location is very good. 1) i have told the hotel that i would be paying for my stay on cash, and was told that i should do so upon check-out; yet the hotel proceeded to debit my credit card before the check-out time; 2) the car park is too blocks away. If one has luggages, the car-park is too far. 3) we arrive at the hotel earlier than 3 pm cos my flight arrived at 11 am. Despite there being vacant rooms, the hotel refused to assign us the room. Upon our return at 3.30 pm, we had to wait 45 minutes for the room allocation.
Location and price
LOVED the purified water on our floor. Also, the Guest Closet on our floor was nice. Had extra coffee and an iron. Loved the look and the value.
loved the location, close proximity to the subway, free cold filtered water & water bottles, & the staff was great! This was a great hotel.
Location was awesome, steps away from Rockefeller center. Quiet at night. Staff were lovely. Furniture was a bit worn. Beds were not full size.
The staff were very informative,friendly,and accommodating. The location was amazing!
We loved the location. Bed was a little hard for my husband, but I was comfortable
For a solo, environmentally-conscious traveler, it was fun to experience what it's like to live in 250sqft of room. Everything in the room was well-designed to fit all the conveniences of modern life into perfectly organized, perfectly sized furnitures and fixtures. The tiling, furniture, and appliances all felt modern and fresh. My only 2 negative experiences during my stay were the thin walls and not-so-comfortable mattress. In all fairness, I sleep on a premium mattress at home, so the bar was quite high. But mattress aside, I wish there was more sound-proofing on the walls - particularly exterior walls and windows. The NYC night-time jack-hammers kept me up until 3am. Even my White Noise app on my phone couldn't drown it out. If you stay here, bring earplugs
The bed was horrible...not enough blankets either.
Location, friendly staff, room comfort. While the room initially seems small, it soon becomes much larger because it is so compact and carefully thought out. I marvelled at the eye pleasing decor and efficient design. It has the feel of a small European hotel. There's no wasted space in the room or in the lobby. The check in /out front desk measures 3 x 5 feet at most. Amazing! I liked everything about the place.
Convenient location and reasonable pricing make this a good choice for a NYC weekend. The room was modern with all the needed items. Not really a negative but do note there is no lobby here, just a couple terminals to check in and one person to help you. So not a full service hotel but it was ok with us. Breakfast was typical american buffet for about average NY prices. We generally don't spend a lot of time in the room while in NY so this was good.
Location My reservation was cancelled. The staff did not pass me the messages that were left at the reception. renovation with constant noise. Very small rooms, even for ny. Was charged for full day because of late check out
staff is very kind it is for sure no 5 star hotel. Spa area is nice but 5 chairs at the pool are by far too less for such hotel. Dinner and breakfast was also not 5 star.
Everything about the stay was perfect! Nothing to complain about it all. You are a 5 minute walk to the center of Times Square and a the rooms are spacious for a NYC hotel. Additionally, the rooms for very clean and updated. I'll definitely return to this hotel the next time I am back in NYC. Nothing!
The room was clean and the hotel was in a prime location-close to Times Square and 5th Ave shopping Room temperature
Friendly, clean, modern, excellent location.
It was a good experience. The location of the hotel is the best. You are in the middle of everything. The staff was nice and friendly The breakfast options are really very limited but it was ok. The wardrobe space need to get bigger. It can hardly fit for one nevertheless two especially in winter.
The staff is extremely friendly, helpful. They always have a smile – a real, genuine one - on their face. Especially Eric who is concierge of the cassa goes out of his way to make sure you have anything you may need. The beds are extremely comfortable and rooms are nice and quiet – surprising for midtown Manhattan.No need to search anather otel in Times square.
Good Location room too small
The front desk staff was incredibly nice and helpful. Especially Tiffany and Katrina. They accommodated an early check in and and a late check out (we didn't want to leave!) The beds were the most comfortable I've ever slept in. The room was spacious and the bathroom nicer than mine at home! Perfect mid-town location. But the friendly service is the main reason to stay and come back again and again!
Good location for major attractions. Very attractive decor, comfortable bed, friendly staff. Free wifi. Room was not well lit. I understand the design but I could barely see in the small closet when hanging my suits up. Room service was from a quick service place next door. Issue with the water heater the first night.
This hotel was in a great location. Minutes to Times Square, good food, shopping, Broadway. The staff was always friendly. We would definitely stay here again.
Location is good, staff very helpfull. Small size of bedrom and view hotel in construcion.
Excellent location. Clean rooms. Comfortable beds. Room was not ready for check in at 3 pm.
Clean and modern bathroom, plenty of room for a nyc hotel room. The purified filtered water on every floor was amazing! The terrace was lovely.
Easy check in and check out - all on a computer. Nice staff, perfect location for business on the east side. My window was open the whole time and I couldn't figure out how to close it. The heating was VERY loud.