REVIEW

The Pod Hotel

A haven for the young and hip, with funky murals, asymmetrical couches, and retro light fixtures.

By Heather Eng, Wednesday, Dec 17, 2008, 10:59 AM

The Pod Hotel

About this Hotel

Price From $99

'Hood This part of Midtown is brimming with restaurants and bars and is not far from Bloomingdale's, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art.

First Impression The spacious lobby establishes the Pod's rep as a haven for the young and hip, with its funky murals, asymmetrical couches, and retro light fixtures.

The Rooms Colorful, mod-print linens brighten up the 360 sleek rooms. The tiny work spaces, brushed-metal sinks, and minuscule bathrooms (in most rooms) are marvels of efficiency.

Plus The common areas make the place—travelers can relax on the hotel's chic, outdoor patio and take in the bird's-eye view from the roof deck.

Minus The hotel has its name for a reason—the rooms are tiny. Note: Single and bunk-bed rooms have shared bathrooms.

Free Wi-Fi? Yes, in guest rooms and public spaces.

Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.

Details Singles with shared baths from $99.

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