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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 #206 of 451 hotels in New York City
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent Value - I always request a double with a private bath. Think of it as a cabin on a cruise ship and you'll get the picture of the size of the rooms. Clean and neat. My fave, midtown location close to the subway and lots of restaurants nearby.

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DC Metro
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed in one of the rooms with bunk beds. It was small but clean. There was a sink in the room to brush your teeth and wash your hands so you didn't have to go and use the shared bathrooms. There is also lights over your room door that tells you which shared bathroom is vacant... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I thought I had a great trip at a great hotel. Good budget option. Seemed very clean. Great location. Unfortunately on the train home from New York I noticed some bites on my arm. Through the next couple days the developed into lots of red itchy bumps consistent with bed bugs. Two and three bites in one area that spread... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

.....this is a really, really, really, small room. Everything is a high level of design, very clean, and very efficient use of space. For my short business stays it has been perfect for what I needed - a nice bar downstairs to decompress, a comfortable bed for a good nights rest, and a great shower in the morning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just stayed 3 nights here. The room was small, but I expected that. The shared bathrooms were very clean and I NEVER had to wait for one. Each bathroom is a single bathroom and there's a shower in each one. There's even shampoo and soap provided in the shower. This is a great option for single travelers. It's in a... More

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Denton, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just stayed at the Pod with a friend on a girl's trip to New York City, and I loved it. I would definitely recommend it to everyone! Our room was small, but it fit our needs perfectly. We had bunk beds, and each bunk had it's own tv. There was a sink, desk and telephone in our room as... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The room was tiny...but what do you expect! It's called The Pod! I stayed in room 301, a Single with a shared bathroom. The room backs onto a internal square with everyone's aircon humming, however, I didn't find it too bad and I'd consider myself a light sleeper. The bathroom was so clean it blew my mind, also a great... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad to learn about Pod 51. Nice staff, single room was plenty spacious for one, never any problem with shared bathroom availability and the shower was great. There are shampoo and soap dispensers in showers, as well as bar soap, shampoo and lotion in rooms. Plenty of towels. Hair dryer, luggage rack and clothes hangers provided, and there's a... More

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been wanting to stay here for a few years and finally got around to it. I got a bunk bed pod for under $100 a night! Room was small but attractive and clean. Bathrooms are shared but very spacious and clean. Highly recommended!

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Camarillo, Ca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, friendly helpful staff, clean rooms make this a good choice for travelers trying to save money but still have fun. The rooms are small, especially the bathrooms, so go for a queen room if you want some more space. The restaurant next door (Pop@Pod) is very convenient and fun. Lots of restaurants nearby and they have a good... More

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  • Very clean(53)
  • Bunk bed(52)
  • Times Square(42)
  • Great location(41)
  • Central park(19)
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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
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#7 Best Value Hotel in New York City #188 Business Hotel in New York City #215 Family Hotel in New York City #229 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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