Pod Times Square
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Pod Times Square

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4.5
#150 of 506 hotels in New York City
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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Pod Times Square is the newest member of the Pod Hotel family. Set in the crossroads of the world, we're also just blocks to tranquil Hudson River Park, the Intrepid, and Circle Line Cruises. Close to all of the action, but just far enough away — and above — the hustle and bustle so you can sleep tight and stay happy! At just one block to the 42nd Street – Port Authority subway and bus station, you’ll have quick and easy access to every neighborhood in New York City and beyond.
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Property amenities
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Wifi
Restaurant
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Location

400 W 42nd St, New York City, NY 10036-6809
Getting there
Great for walkers
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42nd St – Port Authority Bus Terminal
4 minNew York City Subway
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Pod Times Square hotel garners mixed reviews, with many guests applauding its central location and modern, efficient design, despite noting the compact nature of the rooms. While some travelers commend the clean environment and the friendliness of the staff, others have faced issues with inconsistent service and have mentioned the need for earplugs due to street noise. Opinions on value are varied, with praise for its competitive pricing counterbalanced by concerns over hidden fees and variable amenities.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Stylish
Rooms
Cramped
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Mixed
Noise level
Mixed
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Satisfactory

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Fierce101 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bridgetown, Barbados
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lets begin by saying this was my husband and I first visit to the Big Apple , What a Way to Start!!

The Pod was the most reasonable priced hotel in the area that offers a modern facility with all the basic essentials needed ..

Finding the hotel was easy , there's a big POD red sign on the building which cant be missed . Melissa checked us in and gave some great advise for breakfast etc. There is a diner around the corner that offers quick , affordably breakfast on a daily basis.

The aroma of the lobby is captivating and instantly puts you at ease .The Room was exactly as displayed online and was perfectly laid out utilizing all spaces efficiently . . Plenty of space to open a suitcase on the floor and still able to walk around the bed. The room was clean and housekeeping always did a good job of replenishing bath gels, towels etc .

Many thanks also to Novia and the gentleman at Concierge as they were super helpful.

We will definitely be back on our next trip.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you for taking the time to leave this wonderful review, Fierce101! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay at Pod Times Square Hotel so much! We strive for excellence so we're pleased to hear you appreciated not only our friendly service and convenient location, but also our clean, welcoming environment! Your praise lets us know we're succeeding! We can't wait to host you again for yet another unforgettable visit! Have a lovely day!
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Taurus_World wrote a review Mar 2020
Jersey, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location was about a 8-10min walk into Times Square
Going past madam Tussaud's and Ridley's believe it or not
We got a Uber from Newark and it was about $56 one way .
Rooms were small but it's just a Base, we had bunk beds and you know what it was fine, you get what you pay for and we only needed somewhere to sleep it's better then a hostel.
The check in staff was lovely, in general I was pleased with all the staff.
The cool bar looked fab, but I didn't get a chance to use it.
There was a 99cent pizza shop outside.
They provided shampoo and body wash, towels and a kettle if you need it.
Tv was great and I loved the little touches by the bedside like charging points USB and plug, night light
I would stay here again, but ideally need to be a bit more closer to Times Square, because after all day sightseeing the walk back was tiresome.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review, Taurus_World! We're so glad to know you had such an enjoyable experience with us at Pod Times Square Hotel. We're also thrilled you enjoyed our central location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. That's what we like to see! It's wonderful that our staff took such great care of you, and that you appreciated all of the extra amenities that we have to offer to our guests! We'd love to host you again so we can share yet another unforgettable experience with you! Have a wonderful day!
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Zack S wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time to New York on business, this place although had great reviews was only $70 / night (excluding taxes which is not their fault) so was a little skeptical, but hey here on work so wont be here much anyway!

Hotel is simply put incredible. For the price, the rooms are big enough that you don’t get claustrophobia like I was expecting from some reviews, rooms look like they were cleverly designed by IKEA for maximum room. Super clean throughout the rooms and hotel, easy to walk to the Javits center and all the major attractions, the drinks in the bar down stairs will blow your head off if you drink more than 2, so I don’t know what else I could have asked for only spending $70 / night!

Don’t worry about bringing all your chargers, they have USB outlets throughout the room for all your charging needs.

With the room being small and the outside temperature in January (this morning 27F) the rooms heats up within a couple of minutes when you turn on the heating.

All round the best value for money hotel I have ever stayed in. I couldn’t get this value for money in South Florida where I currently like anywhere. For this money you would be in a 2 star, damp infested flea pit. This in comparison is luxury.

Will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Thanks for the perfect rating, 399zacks! We're pleased to hear that you have fully enjoyed your stay at Pod Times Square Hotel, as we strive to create a full service experience for our guests. We can't wait to see you again soon! Have a fantastic day!
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Emily-Abroad-bent wrote a review Jan 2020
Arusha, Tanzania
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are touring around NYC and want a clean hotel room near Time Square and the Subway, stay at the Pod! I was here for one week and found the location to be better and better each day. It is a ten minute walk to Time Square, as a tourist, what more could you want?! Lot's of food and coffee shops near by as well. I will add, after five wonderful days of coming back to a cleaned room with fresh towels, the room service stopped. I found this to be very odd. One person at the front desk was very sorry when I called and said he would make sure the room was cleaned the next day. It was not cleaned and the next person I talked to didn't seem to care.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 1 Feb 2020
Thanks for the wonderful review, Emily! It's fantastic you had such a lovely experience at Pod Times Square Hotel. We're thrilled you enjoyed our prime location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. That's what we like to see! We're looking forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day!
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tinathorn69 wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
this was a great location, close to Times Square and the theatre district. I travelled with my daughter so the bunk single beds were ideal. Although the rooms are small, they are perfect for a place to lay your head. The room was thoughtfully laidout with plenty of plugs and USB ports. Each bunk had it's own TV and shelf with 2 plugs and USBs (perfect to plug in my CPAP). The staff was friendly, the concierge was helpful and on checkout, we were able to leave our luggage in storage until 10pm that evening! a perk to allow us a day of sightseeing before heading home. They also discount parking at the conveniently located parking garage across the street. Two nights of parking for $50USD
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review, tinathorn69! We're so glad to know you had such an enjoyable experience with us at Pod Times Square Hotel. We're also thrilled you enjoyed our central location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. That's what we like to see! It's wonderful that you and your daughter were comfortable in your room, and that you appreciated our services and amenities. We'd love to host you again so we can share yet another unforgettable experience with you! Have a wonderful day!
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Ian P wrote a review May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were skeptical before going since we saw a few bad reviews, however we had an AMAZING stay. We were greeted by Sahar, she was super professional, polite and inviting. Before we could ask, she upgraded us to a queen bed + a higher floor. We knew the room was going to be small and it was everything we were expecting, and honestly we did not need more room. Everything was working fine, the water pressure was actually good and however hot you wanted the water to be. They do not come clean the room but if you let them know your carbage needs to be emptied they will do it with no problem. Also if you want fresh towels you just need to ask them for some. The location is great, the subway is close by if needed. There could be more common areas but it wasn’t a big deal for us. They also have a indoor parking one block away, and you get a discount with the hotel (they need to validate your parking before checking-out)! I would definitely stay there again and I would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MidwestKathM wrote a review Oct 2021
Detroit, Michigan
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We couldn't have been more pleased with our stay at the Pod Times Square!! We chose this hotel for its location not far from Times Square, but for being only a couple blocks to the nearest subway station, with convenience stores, drug store, breakfast options, and restaurants all walkable nearby. We also were attracted to the hotel's offer of discounted parking rates at the garage nearby. Our four nights there were nothing but enjoyable! Check-in was easy. The staff was friendly and available for any question we had. We enjoyed our view looking east on 42nd Street as well as of the Empire State Building. The hotel was busy, but our floor was quiet. Our room with a double bed was perfect for us. It was still roomy enough...using the storage under the bed for our suitcase and other stuff. Our room was clean and the bed comfortable. The only suggestion I have is each room could have a small box or packet of Kleenex.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from POD_Guest_Services, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 4 Nov 2021
We appreciate the great review, MidwestKathM! Going above and beyond is what our team at Pod Times Square Hotel strives to do. We're so glad that you had an exceptional experience at our property from start to finish. It's wonderful to know that you loved our wonderful accommodations as well as our friendly staff and that you had a peaceful stay throughout the entirety of your time with us. Serving you and your family was an absolute pleasure. We hope you come back again soon!
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MrsJRI wrote a review Mar 2022
Providence, Rhode Island
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Early March 2022 trip to see American Utopia and The Music Man. Ticket prices being what they are, we looked for a bargain hotel. The Pod Times Square was less than $100/night for 2 single bunk beds, a metal chair, and a small clean toilet, sink and shower. The room feels like a sleeper car on a train, or a small cruise ship room. Very compact, not a place to hang out in. (For those who intend to try, each bed has it's own reading light and television, and there are plenty of plugs & USB ports for phones, watches, etc.) There is a safe too, although ours didn't lock properly.

The front desk crew was friendly and welcoming. We were able to get into our room at noon on check in day, which probably won't be typical as tourism picks up in NYC. One. of the economies is that the room isn't cleaned during your stay, we were fine with that, but not everyone will be.

This hotel is near Port Authority. It's a 10 minute walk to the heart of Times Square. There are coffee shops, restaurants, and a small grocery store within a block of the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Melanie M wrote a review Feb 2020
Bentonville, Arkansas
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked this hotel because it was a great value near the theater district with good reviews. I was not disappointed. The room is the size of a small bedroom and perfect for 1 person. I met a couple who said their room was tight for 2 people. I had a bunk bed room and couldn’t imagine having to share the room with another person. The noise level from other guests was non existent and might be because the rooms weren’t large enough to accommodate a group. I also didn’t get a lot of street noise in my 12th floor room. I didn’t receive housekeeping the three days I was there but noticed on the last day that there’s a double sided magnetic sign (sleeping tightly/service please) you need to put on the door to get service. The shower water heated up quickly. The hvac was quiet and worked well, kept the room warm with freezing temps outside. There are six elevators that serve the guest floors and one always arrived quickly. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Thank you for sharing your perfect rating with us, Melanie! It's wonderful to see how much you appreciated your time at Pod Times Square Hotel! We want everyone to feel right at home at Pod Times Square Hotel. Being able to create a feeling of home is exactly what we aim to do! We look forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon!
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disugi wrote a review Jan 2020
Baltimore, Maryland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My family stayed here in 2 rooms. First, if you are driving it is super easy to access and there is a large parking garage right across the street. Customer service at check in was super friendly and we were able to check in early. The rooms are small (you know that going in of course) but plenty comfortable for 2 people.

I can't say enough about the customer service. I left my Kindle in the room and called the next day to see if they had it. The housekeeper, May, had turned it in and Kevin immediately shipped it back to me and stayed in touch to make sure I received it. Thank you!

The tiki bar in the hotel is also very nice and the drinks are amazing.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Request a room on a high floor to avoid street noise
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Response from Voyager02720595467, General Manager at Pod Times Square
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thanks for the wonderful review! It's fantastic you had such a lovely experience at Pod Times Square Hotel. We're thrilled you enjoyed our prime location and proximity to so many of the city's best attractions. That's what we like to see! We're looking forward to sharing another amazing experience with you soon! Have a beautiful day!
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FishingJunkie asked a question 13 Jul
Charleston, West Virginia191 contributions19 helpful votes
1. Is parking available in a secured parking garage? 2. Are the twin beds standard or XL? TIA
gramage47 asked a question Nov 2023
Dumbarton, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
What is the best way to get to here from JFK?
Answer from Juan Pablo
1 contribution
From JFK we took the Air Train (8,25 usd) to Jamaica station, and then a Metro (2.90 usd) to Port Authoroty. You will arrive faster than a cab and save money too. You will only need to walk two blocks to the Hotel from the last stop.
Leonardo L asked a question Sept 2023
Brasilia, DF48 contributions20 helpful votes
Do you have parking available? How much a day?
Answer from Yoav Z
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions1 helpful vote
55 $ a day . Just around the corner.
Mat M. wrote a tip 9 Jul
Doha, Qatar126 contributions69 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"-for smokers, smoking area is outside the building.."
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beckbeckyeah wrote a tip 6 Jul
Sydney, Australia9 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is nearly next door to the Port Authority station. Get the $18 express bus if you’re arriving from Newark (Uber cost me $80USD!!)"
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Ellie K wrote a tip May 2024
Birmingham, United Kingdom422 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take earplugs if you are a light sleeper as New York has constant car horns and emergency service sirens all night long."
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Jeffrey M wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I got the full pod, even though I was by myself, it gave me a full size bed to sleep in. But if you're just hanging with a buddy get the bunk beds!"
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Irma M wrote a tip Apr 2024
115 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Location wise it’s good. 15 mins walk from Times Square. Very vibrant busy area, loads of food place and 5 minute walk from the subway"
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pod Times Square
Which popular attractions are close to Pod Times Square?
Nearby attractions include The Phantom of the Opera (0.4 km), Frozen on Broadway (0.4 km), and Birdland (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pod Times Square?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Pod Times Square?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Pod Times Square?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pod Times Square?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pod Times Square?
Conveniently located restaurants include Los Tacos No. 1, Frisson Espresso, and Sicily Osteria.
Does Pod Times Square have airport transportation?
Yes, Pod Times Square offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Pod Times Square?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pod Times Square?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pod Times Square?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (5.5 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (5.5 km), and Governors Island National Monument (8.0 km).
Is Pod Times Square accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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