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Pod 51 Hotel

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230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sale, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for 5 nights from April 8th and it was pretty much what we expected after reading the reviews. Small and compact with an efficient use of space! Our room had a private shower and toilet, it was clean and the beds were comfortable, but what appealed most was the location. The subway station, restaurants, coffee shops and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am female, 32 yrs old and stayed there on my own for 4 nights in single room, and I would highly recommend it. The location is great, it is clean and bright, and the rooms are a decent size. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I was in a room on a floor with shared bathrooms, and never... More 

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Alberta, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A sleeping unit resembles a train compartment, tho stationary, and jazzed up. Simple, clean, easy, safe. Helpful to see the lights above the interior of the pod doors letting you know when any of the floor bathrooms were occupied. Looking forward to the restaurant reopening, once renovations are complete.

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Fayetteville, Ga
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was going to NYC for a Photo Exhibition and wanted to stay In Manhattan but didn't want to spend a fortune. I reserved a single room with a bathroom. I was blown away by this hotel. It was edgy and hip. The room and the rest of the hotel was very, very clean. The room had everything you would... More 

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
37 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to have a room with private shower and toilet and I think I made a good decision. Everything is very small, the room and the shower, but it was warm and the bed comfortable. Good internet connection. A small cafeteria downstairs serves a basic breakfast and good coffee. Location is great, lot of restaurants, bakeries and bars around. It... More 

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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Helena M, Thank you for the feedback on your recent stay at POD 51. We are happy to be your 93rd review on Tripadvisor and your 37th hotel! We were happy to have you in one of our small rooms with private shower and toilet. We were glad it was warm and comfortable & you found the internet to... More 

Vaasa, Finland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantstic location in Midtown, close to subway, breakfast places, resturants, shopping. The hotel was clean and wifi worked great. Small, but functional rooms. We had a shared bathroom, but there was never a queue. This felt like a "grown-up" hostel.

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New York City, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at Pod 51 in the wee hours of the morning on April 13, 2015. It was nearly 4:00am when I went to check in. I booked this property and have stayed here before because my fiancé works only several blocks away and I have had a pleasant experience each time I have stayed here. The last time I... More 

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New England
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is in a great location close to all transportation, great take out and restaurants, museums and shopping. It is clean, with a funky design and lots of light and open space. I arrived early with the intention of dropping of a bag and was pleasantly surprised that I was permitted to check in and received a room upgrade.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is clean, modern, hotel/hostel. We stayed for few nights, and it always clean and staff were helpful. Would recommend for tourists. But if you stay here, we would recommend you to go to hells kitchen to eat in the evening.

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BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

DomH_London, Thank you for the kind words in regards to your recent couple of nights stay at our POD 51 location. We are glad you found the hotel to always be clean and our staff nice and helpful. We look forward to seeing you again! Have a great day, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm happy to see a hotel brand in the states that is similar to the Cabin-style hotels found in Europe. NYC hotels are just expensive and it's difficult to find a basic, low priced option that is clean and comfy. Pod 51 fits that bill. It may not be the most well-appointed hotel for every traveler - especially Americans. Compact... More 

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