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Pod 51 Hotel

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230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Barbados
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely gem of a hotel (felt more like an up-market hostel) and good location - easy transit to a number of metro lines. Nice to sit on the rooftop garden. No issue with shared bathrooms - didn't have to wait once, and they were always clean.

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Varese, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pod 51 is in a good and strategic place of the city. 51th Ave close to the undeground and bus stop. near to central park and some other important place. rooms are clean and very confortable. staff are good and nice. roof is a good and quite place to stay for relaxing. i hope to come back for another week... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cute, great design, compact little accommodations at a great price. Most rooms in NYC at this price are dodgy, but the Pod hotels save by not wasting space on a room you'll probably not be spending much time in. Small as cruise ship state rooms, with chic modern design. Clean and nice. I've stayed in the Pod hotels three times... More 

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

EcoArtTraveler, Thank you for taking a few moments to give us such wonderful feedback on your recent stay with us at POD 51 in NYC. We are glad to hear you "Love the Pod Hotels" - we look forward to your next return visit - email us in advance at info@thepodhotel.com and we can do our best to get you... More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was OK, a little dark and dingey as our room faced the courtyard and didn't get much light through the small Windows. The air-conditioning unit was also very noisy and not very active. The room however was clean and fairly nice. The bathroom was very nice which a lovely big shower. The hotel lobby was very nice, we... More 

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

adam2evans, Thank you for leaving us some feedback on your stay with us. We are glad you found our hotel clean and nice. Sorry that the AC can be a little loud during the dog days of summer. We are glad you got to enjoy our nice big rooftop patio - it is a hidden gem in the city -... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved this place. It's perfectly located, economically priced, totally clean, has great energy, wonderful staff, and an amazing rooftop deck. In short, everything you would need for a fantastic stay in NYC. This is coming from someone who lived in NYC for 15 years and now comes back to visit. I chose a room without a private bath and... More 

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

SCC135, We are so happy to hear how much you loved your stay at POD 51 in NYC. It sounds like our central location, low price, wonderful staff, and amazing rooftop were a perfect fit for your hotel needs. Good call on saving money and getting a POD with a shared bath - those shared baths are wonderful. We look... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a super affordable, clean, modern place to stay whilst in the city. I stayed here with my mum, who has never been to the city or stayed in accommodation like this, but loved every minute of it. It was very clean and well looked after. The front as desk staff were helpful and polite and then rooftop was... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far my favorite place to stay. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The trains are close by, and it's close to everything. We had a private bath in our room but I would definitely use the shared bathroom's too. The were clean and some bigger then the one in our room. The roof top was... More 

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

tmcint67, thank you for taking time to give us a little feedback about your stay with us at POD 51. It sounds like were were the right fit for your needs. Thank you for saying we are the "best place to stay" and found us to be close to everything and you got to enjoy our great private rooftop. We... More 

Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The single room I had was small but clean. Every inch of the room was used and thus despite the tiny size it was OK and convenient. My room was quiet since it was located towards the backyard. Wifi was fast and reliable. The location of the hotel is great in a quiet road with lots of bars and good... More 

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Keene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for four nights. The first night, in a room with a shared bath, was pretty miserable (tiny room, smelly bath). The next morning, I paid for an upgrade to a larger room with a private bath -- it was absolutely fine for what I needed. A bit small, but sufficient. The hallway was noisy right outside my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a good and gorgeous hotel, good room, good bed, all clean, a nice spot to relax. This hotel has Everything you need to a good trip, but I didn't like the coffe (there is a Starbucks near). I've booked a full room with bathroom. It's the best choice you must do.

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

Luh d, Thank you for giving us your feedback on your stay at POD 51. Thank you for saying the hotel is gorgeous, and you had a nice, clean, comfortable bed. We are glad we were able to give you a great spot to relax in a very crazy city. We look forward to seeing you again in NYC, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

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