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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #217 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
New York
1 review
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“Excellent modestly priced option”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

Staff were very friendly and found the hotel to be very clean & comfortable. The rooms were small and basic but of an excellent quality. Pop at Pod is an excellent addition too. Location is perfect for locations around mid-town and close enough to major subway lines -and connections at Grand Central to be incredibly convenient.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2014

The Pod Hotel is exactly what it sounds like: a place with a bunch of very small, pod-like rooms. It's fine if you need to stay in this area and don't have a lot of money. Frankly there's not a ton of cheap options around here.

The rooms are really like a traincar. Long and narrow with barely enough room for a suitcase. The sink is in the same room as the bed, and the bathroom is just right there, barely hidden by a sliding door. If you're bringing a date back here, well, it's going to be a tight fit!

I stayed here for business and the location was the main priority. Very happy with it for that, as I could walk to the office I was working at. Unfortunately, if you have a room at the front of the building, you are going to be subjected to all of the city noise. It's noisy, all night. There is a bar downstairs, too, so that doesn't help with the volume.

The entire place has a nice, updated, modern design. The lobby is also quite nice and there's a little cafe inside if you need to get a coffee or whatever. I didn't try the breakfast here.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I stayed 5 nights on a business trip and, although the hotel was non-smoking, on 2 nights cigarette smoke leaked in through the gap in the bottom of the door. Also, the door stopped little, if any, sound from the hall so expect sleep disturbance. The room's small size, with matching small and immobile TV and quirky cable, is about what one would expect in London. The I dealt with were great, but only other thing this hotel has going for it is the mid-town location close to two subay lines.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I was on business and stayed at Pod 51 Hotel for a week. I really enjoyed my stay and found it had everything I was looking for. The location was fantastic, only a few minutes' walk from two metro stops and at a walking distance from MoMa, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and other places. On 51st street there are many restaurants where you can go, or you can find other solutions on 3rd Avenue too (where there is also a Starbucks nearby where to have a quick coffee or breakfast).

The room (I got the Queen one with bathroom) was bigger than expected, really clean and modern and had everything I was looking for and I needed: comfortable bed, WiFi, hairdryer, towels, storage room (both hangers and drawers underneath the bed), iPod/iPhone Dock, desk and chair. I asked for information and directions several times and they were always polite and quick.

I also loved the rooftop balcony, with a great view especially at night!

I will definitely come here again every time I go back to NYC, either on business or on holiday!

Room Tip: I prefer rooms on higher floors.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here at the start of a 5 month travelling trip. First visit to New York and was very impressed. Found Pod 51 no problem from the Subway. And was in a great location in proximity to Times Square, Empire State etc... Room was small but very clean and modern. Even though we visited in April, was great to relax on the roof top terrace with a beer! Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

My friend and I booked the Bunk Pod with a shared bathroom. The bathrooms (seems brand new) were always super clean and available. I think the maids cleaned the bathroom many times a day. The room is of course really small but everything works perfectly. There is a sink, mirror and plenty of towels in the room. I would definitely book again. The wifi didn't always work well in the room though. But don't ask for help at the desk to find a good restaurant ; the staff (definitely not from NY) didn't even know what the « meatpacking district » was !!
The hotel is also very quiet.

Room Tip: The Bunk Pod with the shared bathroom is cheap and great. It has a sink in the room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

This was ideal for my brother and I! We booked a bunk room for 6 nights. Since we only wanted to sleep in the room, it didn't matter about the size. The bathroom indicators above the room door was brilliant!! The beds were comfortable, although an extra pillow would of been nice, that is a minor thing considering our position in the city!

The concierge service was also very good, she answered all our questions even the weird ones, like where can get Chinese takeaway in cartons!!


All in all an awesome visit! Thank you Pod 51!

Stayed March 2014
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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Property: Pod 51 Hotel
Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City

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