We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Pod 51 Hotel

Hotel website
230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
2 people have started booking this hotel
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work directly with HotelsClick to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Pod 51 Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Pod 51 Hotel
Add Photo Write a Review

3,530 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    1,098
    1,727
    456
    133
    116
See reviews for
310
1,110
788
342
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (352)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (3530)
  • Mar-May only
    (878)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (926)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (949)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (777)
All months
new york
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was skeptical of the hotel when I booked it but it really was as advertised. First thing I noticed was check in was so fast, just quick and efficient so i can get to my room. The decor is bright and boutique throughout with a good vibe. Everything looked fresh. It reminded me of a cruise ship, small spaces... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I arrived at my hotel on a rainy Saturday evening. I received a free upgrade and information for a shuttle bus to JFK the next day. My room was cozy and small, as is the whole hotel, but modern and minimal and very nice. The view from my room was stunning, and the bed was super comfortable. The view from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Considering the location, the price and the standard - this is my number one hotel to stay with when I visit New York. Been here twice now, and unless someone else is paying for my visit, this is the place I will return to next time as well.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Stig A, Thank you for the amazing feedback on your stay with us at POD 51. We are very happy to hear we are you #1 hotel choice in NYC. We look forward to your return! See you in NYC soon, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Iceland
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a great location, you can easily walk to time square and the subway stops very close to the hotel. Me and my friend were staying in a bunk bed room with a shared bathroom. The rooms are not big but definitely enough for the two of us. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are big.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

GudbjorgUna, Thank you for letting us know how your stay was recently at POD 51. We are glad you liked our central location, the size of our pods, how clean the property is kept and the value for the money spent. We are glad you would recommend staying with us to other people. We hope to see you back in... More 

Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

hip place with really nice people. Not very central but does the work. The only problem is that my room was really small - felt like I was in an airplane cabin. And no view at all. Perhaps that was my room only.

Was this review helpful? Yes
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Comfortable, nice and very clean hotel. Friendly staff. Very well located since its close to subway station and nearly 10 minute walk to 5th Ave, Rockefeller C. and St. Patricks cathedral. Ess a Bagel just around the corner for the best bagels in the city.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Juanca05, Thank you for taking a moment to let us know about your stay at Pod 51. We are glad you found us to be safe and close to everything - We look forward to having you back with us soon, Thank you again, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pod 51 is in a great location, easy to get to most places by foot from there. Hotel is very funky, the rooms are small, but don't feel claustrophobic. We had a bunk bed pod and it was really neat and clean. Bar/café attached was great, had a fab cup of tea in the mornings.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Elli P, Thank you for giving us such great feedback on your recent stay in one of our bunk bed rooms at POD 51. The rooms are small, but we are glad you found them to your liking. We look forward to having you back anytime! Have a great summer, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed there while the NYC Marathon back in 2012. Really Nice place and good Location. A lot of things in Walking Distance & Metro Stations. Rooms are small but clean with own sink & Mirror for the Ladies ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the pod 51 for four nights while enjoying all that NYC has to offer. The location was excellent. It is 2 blocks from the Subway (51st and Lexington) and very walkable to Radio City Music Hall, Broadway, and Times Square. We had a room for 2 people with a bunk bed and a shared bathroom. The rooms... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

7daysaweek, Thank you for taking a moment to leave us such great feedback about your recent stay at POD 51 in NYC. We are glad you found the location to be fantastic and the hotel hip, modern, clean, and a good fit for all your needs. We hope to have you back soon, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this room for my daughter and myself on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and they were right! Pod51 is a funky hip little hotel located within walking distance to the subway, MoMA, 5th Ave and other tourist sites. The Pod was smaller than what I expected but we got used to it pretty quick. Our Pod had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
BrianRaughton, Guest Relations Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Jula1, Thank you so much for your wonderful and informative review of Pod 51. TripAdvisor reviews are very important to us and thank you for booking with us based on our many reviews. I am glad we did not disappoint. It sounds like we were the perfect fit for this trip. We hope to have you back soon, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Hotel Review Summarization

What travelers say

  • Bunk bed(21)
  • Great location(21)
  • Times Square(19)
  • Very clean(15)
  • Subways stations(7)
  • Single room(6)
  • Rooms are small(6)
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1,514 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (1315)
Viewed
View from room (75)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (286)
Viewed
Room/suite (389)
Viewed
Dining (33)
Viewed
Bathroom (161)
Viewed
Family/play areas (9)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Other (360)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (193)
Viewed
Bunk Pod (9)
Viewed
Common Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Double Pod (64)
Viewed
Double Pod Room (11)
Viewed
Queen Pod (11)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (17)
Viewed
Single Pod (8)
Viewed
The Hotel (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (6)
Viewed
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
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 paradise where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit 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.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay