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Pod 51 Hotel

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230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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  • 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
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was hoping this hotel was going to be hip, with really good quality rooms and fittings, and friendly staff. But it wasn't really. It was modern, but the quality of the decor and fittings wasn't that good. The staff were very surly. Not a smile among them. And as with many hotels in New York, there is always the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Traveled to NYC for a theater weekend and stayed at the Pod 51. This hotel is ideal for solo travelers! I wish there were one in every big city in the USA. I thought the design was ingenious -- the way everything fit together was intriguing. Just one subway stop away from the Broadway theaters, but that's enough to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Charming hotel, located close to everything! The staff is so nice, and very patient,they made sure I got the right info every time, and helped every way they could. The rooms are very clean, and even though you share a bathroom it doesn't feel like you're staying at a hostel/hotel! Definitely coming back! High five POD51

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good location for getting around and seeing the sights. We stayed in a room with bunk beds. The room wasn't that big but not too small either. No complaints here. Great maids service and friendly staff. Nice roof area to chill out on. Good local area with a surprising number of restaurants and bars on your door step. I would... More 

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Girdwood, Alaska
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161 reviews 161 reviews
44 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been staying at Pod 39 for years and decided to stay at Pod 51 this time around. I just checked in and I am already disappointed; I booked months ago and paid $175 per night only to find today that rooms are $125/nt. Instead of asking for my money back I simply asked to upgrade my room to one... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and i took a quick trip and decided to stay here. It was the best choice it is in walking distance to shopping and anything that we waned to do. The front desk people where so nice and held our bags until check in time. My husband was excited to walk the street since it was his first... More 

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

John W, Thank you for taking a moment to give us such a wonderful review on your recent stay at POD 51. It doesn't get much better than “Best time ever.” We are glad you enjoyed our central location and our cheerful and helpful staff. We hope you see you again soon in NYC. - Bryan bryan@thepodhotel.com More 

Zwolle, The Netherlands
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95 reviews 95 reviews
18 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have nothing bad to say about this place. Amazing roof terrace? Check! Clean and comfortable shared bathrooms? Check! Great happy hour with tasty beers? Check! Helpful and friendly staff? Check! Location at walking distance of some great NYC sights? Check! Affordable price? Check! Pod51 really has it all. I can only say: go here!!!

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

TravelGirlLovingAus, THANK YOU for such a great review. We are very happy to read how much you enjoyed your stay at POD 51. We are looking forward to having you as a guest again soon. We are glad you were able to enjoy our amazing rooftop terrace, our clean comfortable shared bathrooms, a rocking good deal on happy hour beers... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Pod 51 for 4 nights and I had a great time. Check in and Check out was a breeze. The hotel was in a cool neighborhood, not too touristy at all. The views from the rooftop deck were incredible! The rooms are tiny, but they work for the solo traveler. I found the hotel staff to be... More 

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

Cernae05, Thank you for taking a moment to give us feedback on your recent stay in NYC at POD 51. We love to read that check in was smooth & simple and you enjoy the neighborhood and found our rooftop views to be incredible. The elevators do get busy during peak hours and can be a little bit of a... More 

Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Located next between the east river and the Lexington Av/ 53 Street Metro station, just in the middle of midtown, this boutique-ish, motel like, hostel feeling hotel is a good catch for New York. Especially when it comes to prices in Manhattan, the Pod 51 might be your best choice. The rooms are hostel like, but still with a private... More 

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Geiersberg, Österreich
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

great location (10min to rockefeller center, 20min to times square and 30min to empire state building by foot) always clean friendly staff (we got all informatio we needed) small room but everything we needed was a bed to sleep and a shower - so totally enough :) nice rooftop terrace breakfast not included but cheap to buy

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