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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my boyfriend's and my first trip to NYC and we were very excited to stay in this hotel since my mother had previously stayed in it. When we arrived to the hotel we saw a paramedic gurney in the lobby. When the front desk was looking to see if our room was clean, the three front desk agents...

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Erika, Please accept my apologies for your experience at the front desk. I can understand how the experience made you feel uncomfortable and inconvenienced. We appreciate your feedback, and will definitely address the issue and use it to help us improve! I hope you'll give us another chance if you visit NYC in the future, and welcome you to...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Staying in New York can be EXPENSIVE. Pod offered a middle option that was clean and at a central location. Plus they serve up some some good bagels in the morning. They upgraded my room too which never happens!! Spring for the double bed if you can!

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sharon, Thank you for your review! We're glad you chose Pod 51. We hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 30 minutes walk to time square the location is handy, and not hard to find! Rooms are quite small, barely enough room for the bed but it was comfortable and the shower was so beautiful. Noisy neighbours but I can't help that. I'd stay here again, but maybe at the 31st avenue location.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time there and again very satisfying stay. Very small but well organized room with shared clean bath. Big TV , good service nice reception area in a very central area. Highly recommended for budget travelers who only need room for sleeping.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really can't stand Midtown, but I was in town for a conference at a nearby hotel, so I opted to stay here. Room is tiny but clean and reasonably priced. The staff is wonderful and they seem to really give a crap about the clients. They always seem to be available to help and the front lobby is constantly...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here with a friend in a two person bunk room with a shared bathroom. It really is a wonderful little place. The rooms are tiny but for all the time you are in them they are comfortable and clean. The location is excellent and with two subway stations very nearby, getting around is so easy! Times Square, the Rock...

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Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I stayed in a room with bunk beds on the 7th floor the week after Christmas. The hotel was neat and clean and felt very safe. Our room was spotless and set up very well. The room had a desk and a open closet for clothing. The room contained a sink, towels and hair dryer. The beds...

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Meghan, Thank you for your review! We love the showers in the shared baths too, and it's very important to us that they are always kept to the highest standards of cleanliness. We're glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in sigle room , share bathroom . The room is pretty nice for one traveler who need comfort sleep and nice shower room. There is a small sink in the room. The bed is comfort I am 165 cm tall. The share bathrooms are very nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just booked Pod 51 because I wanted to be within a certain budget. I arrived with low expectations,due to the amount I was paying but it was all an unexpected surprise. The hotel was clean, rooms were big and the service was great. FYI - I did stay in a room with a private bathroom.

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you were pleasantly surprised with your stay. We strive to make sure every guest has a great experience at Pod 51!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is amazing and very practical, very helpful staff. Rooms are quiet small but clean,comfortable bed. Make sure you book a room with a bathroom otherwize you will have to share it with your neighbours, they are located at each floor. (they are also clean and well kept)

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: £67 - £172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#156 Business Hotel in New York City
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#194 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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