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Pod 51 Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #207 of 451 hotels in New York City
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Kampala, Uganda
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the Pod 51 during my stay - it was clean, modern, safe, and in close proximity to lots of NYC attractions. I was a little apprehensive before booking, as a previously-booked airbnb apartment was cancelled last minute, leaving me scrambling for a place to stay. The Pod exceeded my expectations! Pros: Location - yes, there... More

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Soldotna, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So the best advice is get a room on the upper floor, the first night we were on the second floor and we could hear and feel the Bass from the nightclub. I know it's NYC, but you gotta sleep sometime! The staff moved us and we were on the top floor looking south...Awesome! The roof top bar is cool,... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and loved it,in fact we have no complaints at all. We paid a little extra to have a private bathroom,which had a fab walk in shower. The room was a decent size,and spotlessly clean. All in good decor with really good air conditioning. The bed was really comfortable,good pillows and nice fluffy towels. Everything... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed nine nights in a single pod, and shared the bathroom down hall. A 20-25 minute fast walk (in the summer heat) to the TKTS office at Times Square. I would def stay again. Room was clean and serviced every day. Staff were helpful. I didn't use any concierge service for booking anything - but they were great with... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Second time we stay at this hotel, we were recently in Tokyo and I do not know which room was the smallest but the rooms at the Pod are among the smallest we stayed in. However we knewed that when we booked. The wifi in the room was OK. They were renovating the lobby, so check-in was temporarily moved to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pod 51 has a great location and we had a great view from our room on the tenth floor. Our room was located at the back of the building, where we were not bothered by any street noise. We stayed in a queen pod, which was bigger than expected. We had enough room for our (large) suitcases and plenty of... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is very cute and clean. The hotel rooms are exactly shown how they are in the pictures (except for the room size). The size of the room didn't bother me even though I was with two other girls in the bunk bed room. I think there were 4 bathrooms with showers that were shared with other guests on... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service; had a room with bathroom down the hall which was not as inconvienient as one might think. Only downside is that the wireless signal in the room (7th floor) was very weak and kept disconnecting; in this day and age simply not on. Great roof top garden.

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  • Very clean(52)
  • Bunk bed(51)
  • Times Square(42)
  • Great location(41)
  • Central park(18)
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Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
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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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#17 Best Value Hotel in New York City #184 Business Hotel in New York City #221 Family Hotel in New York City #228 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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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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