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Pod 51 Hotel

3.0 of 5 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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massachusetts
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Asian-like, tight quarters so bring your own towel comforts, washcloth shower shoes, a few extra hangers, water bottles….. In the room there is a sink, mirror, bed/bunk beds, wi-fi, soap, paper towels, mini work desk and module system for your clothes. If you are particular this is not for you! If you are a true traveler (or solo) and want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent 6 nights here in mid january in the bunk pod. Although the room is very small (barely enough room to have two suitcases open at the same time) we knew this when we booked the room and was prepared. The shared bathrooms were always clean, and rarely accompanied by other guests so we never had to wait. The... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved staying at this property. It was close to all the things we wanted to do while in the Manhattan area. The staff was exceptional. The room we stayed in was clean and comfortable. We chose a room where we shared the restroom. Hats off to the staff for how clean they kept the bathrooms! We will come back!

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

Debbi T, We are glad you LOVED staying at the Pod 51 property and enjoyed that we are close to all the action in the city. Thanks for the kind words about the staff, how clean the property is kept, & most of all that you will be coming back. We look forward to your return. have a great day,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved it! As architects we appreciate the cross between Airstream camping/Tiny House Design in lodging. Super location, staff and services. May not be for the traditional traveler looking for a deluxe hotel space but for the adventurous looking for European style efficient comfort and innovative fratty travel.

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

LilyfromWyoming, Thank you for your great feedback on your stay at POD 51. We are glad you loved the design, the super location, the staff, and services! We hope you are able to return to NYC soon. If you do, please contact me directly at bryan@thepodhotel.com so i can make sure you get the best room for your reservation type.... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The check in was great as was the staff. The room was ideal and very accommodating As a retired flight attendant of 46 years, I have had my share of hotel rooms. This is my choice from now on in NYC The location is perfect too, plus being able to order a car service for the airport made my stay... More 

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

Frankiejoeypaul, Thank you for the amazing feedback on your stay at POD 51. We are glad to read "As a retired flight attendant of 46 years, I have had my share of hotel rooms. This is my choice from now on in NYC." We are happy to have you back with us anytime - feel free to contact me in... More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
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132 reviews 132 reviews
33 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all. You can't beat the price. If it's not the mid-winter, you won't for sure. The best deals are around this time. I paid $65 for a single shared bath pod. It's not really a pod though. Just a standard NYC sized single room equal to what you find with most boutique budget accommodations. The bed looks more... More 

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

hello aussienelson, Thank you for the very informative feedback on your recent stay with us at POD 51. You got a killer deal landing one of our smaller POD rooms for $65. Thank you for the great description of how the "shared bathrooms" work - many guests don't quite know what they are getting into when booking the room type... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do not, under any circumstances stay in room 2A. (Especially on Sunday night - garbage night). I've never had a worse nights sleep in any hotel ever!!!! Between the rowdy drunks spilling out of the bars and the garbage trucks that seem to come along every hour on the hour and park right under your window you won't get any... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent four nights at Pod51 last week. Great place to stay, well located, clean and affordable. We took advantage of the free walking tour with Streetwise New York, our guide Andrew was just wonderful.

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

JDBG, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at POD 51. We are glad to hear you found it to be well located, clean and affordable. We hope that if you stay with us again you can take advantage of our great free walking tours with Sttreetwise - Andrew is wonderful. :) Thank you again, bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Anderson, South Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am sitting in room 623 as I type this. This is my 3rd and final night in the city and at the Pod. I'll keep this simple- loved it here. Loved everything about it. The location is prime- good neighborhood. Restaurants next door. Grocery around the corner. 2 blocks from Lex/53 train stop. Stayed on 6th floor bunk room... More 

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

Hello blakegrice, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your stay at POD 51. "This is my new #1 hotel for when I stay in the city hands down. & I'll keep this simple- loved it here. Loved everything about it." - best quote of the day! We hope to see you again, please contact... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 6 nights here in a bunk pod. The room was small but cleverly designed to maximise the space available. The beds were comfortable and the small sink in the room was very useful. The location is great- easy to get to most parts of the city via subway or taxi. The hotel is great value and the staff... More 

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

Nadia O, Thank you for your kind review after your 6 night stay in our smallest size pod. We are glad you found the beds to be comfortable and liked the small sized sinks & clever tricks to save space. Taking advantage of our 3 free weekly walking tours really can be a big bonus and a great way to... More 

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  • Bunk bed(33)
  • Great location(31)
  • Very clean(29)
  • Times Square(26)
  • Rooms are small(11)
  • Central park(11)
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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#177 Business Hotel in New York City
#196 Family Hotel in New York City
#222 Romantic Hotel in New York City

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