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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #216 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

For the small price you pay, considering it is New York, this hotel is #1. The rooms are small, but there is some great storage solutions that make it work. There was a problem with our keys to begin with but a nearby housekeeping staff member took it upon himself to go back down to reception and fix the problem for us, which was very much appreciated.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bonnie H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

The location is great on central manhattan and the subway is close by.

From looking at the pictures you get the impression that it has a minimalistic and modern design. Truth is, it's just minimalistic. Think IKEA with a few years wear and tear.

The wifi is flaky at best. We got a corner room where it didn't work at all. Changed to a room just outside the elevator where it was slightly better, but kept losing the connection and was *slow*.

The beds are also super-hard. If you're used to a soft bed you might not find them so comfortable.

If you're looking for a hotel with a decent price and good location and can settle with a so-so hotel experience this is for you.

We'll probably look at something else next time we're in NY.

Stayed August 2014
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oxford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We spent two nights at pod 51 on the say so of a friend and agree with his opinion. This hotel is well situated, well run and good value for money. We had a double room with en suite although there is a choice of various rooms and sharing possibilities. Everything was clean and well organised and the staff were very friendly. Anyone who is on the larger side might find turning round in the toilet a bit of a squeeze as it is small by american standards but we enjoyed it a lot.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank oldie
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Kununurra, Australia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Great, modern hotel with a art vibe, small (expected) but clean rooms and great value for money. First impressions are everything though - Girls on front desk made no acknowledgment when we were waiting at the desk, they finished gossiping about their colleague and what happened last weekend before they acknowledged us standing their waiting after we had said hi. Then greeted with "what was your last name?", here's your key and that was that. Check out was with same girl, no change in service, felt like we had bothered her that we had come to the desk. Aside from that all other staff were great, the Concierge that helped with our luggage was very friendly and informative and so were housekeeping. We would return! Cheers:)

Room Tip: If your tall or a larger person opt for a larger room - showers did not have much room to move aroun...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sarah H
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

Amazing and convenient location. Rooms are clean and provide what you need for exploring the city. Subway station is very close and nearby restaurant/pubs. Stayed for 2 nights prior to going on a cruise in July 2014, and will comeback in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank AlvaroMpty
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Quistinic, France
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

For our firsttrip to NYC we whose this hotel for its price and also for the good comments that we read. The hotel is clean, the staff is nice and friendly. The rooms are small but honestly big enough since you'll only be there to sleep. The room was cleaned every day and we had fresh towels every day. We had our own shower and toilets in the room. The air conditionning is greatly apreciable. We were quite surprised to see that we could have hot coffee and croissants every morning for free (very useful when you can't start your day without a coffee!!!) but otherwise there are plenty of restaurants around the block where you can have more choice, especially the ess-a-bagel just around the corner. For the last day, very good luggage service (the man helped us get cash back since we had a problem with our French credit cards). In a word, I would go there again and recommend it !! ps : the only -slightly- negative point is the fact that the nearest subway is 51st street, which is not far, but which is not an express stop, so at nights, you have to stop at 53rd lex av or 59th st. You have to walk a little bit more to reach the hotel. The hotel has a great location, 10-15 minutes walk from the Rockefeller center, 5 minutes walk from East river to have a great view on Queensboro bridge, empire State 20 min and Chrysler building 10 min

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

The Pod was recommended by a dear friend & am happy to say it exceeded expectations. Safe, art vibe, great staff, and close to public transit. Room w/ sink & clean shared bathrooms. A great bargain! Highly recommend (especially for the young at heart travelers) and look forward to coming back again.

Room Tip: Enjoyed having a room with 2 bunk beds, sink & a safe for personal belongings. Has all you need...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank D2travel
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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:
#7 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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