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Pod 51 Hotel

3.0 of 5 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW

I stayed here on my own for 5 nights. This was my first visit to the US and I fell in love with the city straight away! The hotel itself had everything I needed. I've not used a shared bathroom in a hotel before but I can't fault it at all - the bathrooms were always spotlessly clean and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

• Traveling for work and had one Friday night solo in NY. Researched loads of hotels, wanted a feel-good experience, no large chain, landed on Pod 51 for proximity to MoMA, Central Park, and Times Square. It was perfect. European feel— modern, economy of space, modern lounge/cafe area, great music and decor, not boring. Loved the vibe. Laid back but... More 

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BrianRaughton, General Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

RJames32, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at POD 51. We liked that you did your research and liked our location to so many amazing spots "MoMA, Central Park, and Times Square" & that we were able to keep your POD "Warm & Cozy" during the rather long cold winter we have been having in NYC. We... More 

London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked a room through booking,com and was told tax was included. I was given a price which was fair and I reserved the room. On checking in the price was considerably more.. When I rechecked the price on the website it had actually gone down! I ended up having to book one nights stay and then re check in... More 

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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, the rooms are tiny. But if you're looking for a hotel in Midtown, I recommend Pod 51. Times Square, 30 Rock, Central Park and Grand Central are all within walking distance. There is a metro station a block away to take you to further destinations. The hotel itself was kept clean and the shared bathrooms were clean. Even if... More 

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

Play_It_Sam, Thank you for the kind words about your stay at Pod 51: “A great hotel in Midtown Manhattan” We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and liked our location, and the clean bathrooms, and even our funky music in the hallways. I wish that funky music could have helped drown out the "newlyweds" staying down the hall. :)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm not one to do hostels and enjoy my comforts and luxuries, but for a city as expensive as NYC this is a great alternative. Very modern and clean rooms, friendly staff and a beautiful lobby and rooftop area for the guests to enjoy. The floor I stayed on had 4 bathrooms to share amongst the guests in those rooms... More 

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

Rhys C, We are glad you were pleasantly surprised with your recent stay at POD 51. We try to be the very best value in the city while keeping things nice and clean and as modern as possible. If your travels bring you back through NYC, please contact me at bryan@thepodhotel.com and I will make sure to get you the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This hotel is absolutely charming. I couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in New York. For the price of this hotel it is a steal!! We shared a Pod with one bunk bed between three of us girls (one decided to stay with us last minute) and it was perfect. We didn't have a bathroom in our room and had four... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a 7 night stay with a friend in a bunk room for 2. This place was fantastic for us. It's in a great location in Manhattan. Lexington station and 51st station just a couple of minutes away which is great for connecting to JFK and also central touristy areas. We went during a big cold spell in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a Tuesday to Saturday. We had a late check in as our flight was late but reception staff were friendly and checked us in right away. Room was very small but that was expected, the use of space was very clever so the small room wasn't an issue. If you weren't comfortable with someone it's probably not the best... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I decided to book in this hotel since it has good reviews specially in cleanliness, plus price for location is great. Everything was fine until I checked in and they gave me a room that really smelled like somebody just pee on it. I found unacceptable that they are trying to sell that room... I suppose they don't have a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Other reviews are right, there is minimal space in this hotel! - but it doesn't hide it, it's very clear when booking that this is a small room concept hotel. That said, we were still shocked when we got in the room. When we checked in we were advised that we had been upgraded (great!) but the room was miniscule... More 

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  • Bunk bed(31)
  • Great location(28)
  • Very clean(23)
  • Times Square(21)
  • Rooms are small(11)
  • Single room(8)
  • Central park(8)
  • Subways stations(8)
  • Flat screen TV(5)
  • Short walk(4)

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 > Midtown , 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:
#10 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#187 Business Hotel in New York City
#200 Family Hotel in New York City
#213 Romantic Hotel in New York City

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