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“Perfect other than the bathroom” 3 of 5 stars
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Pod 51 Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #226 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Belfast, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Perfect other than the bathroom”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I stayed in the Pod hotel for a week in March. The hotel itself was good, great location and good price.

What would stop me from staying there again is the ensuite "shower room". I would not stay in this hotel with anyone who I did not know extremely well.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My friend and I slept 3 nights at the Pod in NYC in july. The Hotel is well located mid-town, there is a grocery store right at the corner, and a subway station 2 streets away. They serve excellent breakfast downstair and the place is really clean. We had a double bed and private bathroom. Rooms are small but perfect for a short stay. Our maid came everyday to make our bed and gave us fresh towels.

The staff was very nice to us and indicated us an underground parking that wasn't too expensive. I would definitely go back at the Pod 51.
We were at the 3rd floor, but we noticed elevators can be kind of slow, so the lower you are if you are able to take the stairs, the better it is.

Pictures on the website are accurate to reallity.
We recommand without any hesitation

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brownsville
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

For sure this hotel is for young people, we choose the cheapest one the bunk bed room, wow this is really small, and doesn´t have bathroom, are just 5 bathrooms for all the floor, but everytime were clean and nice, have liquid soap. The price worth the place. Is just around the corner from the United Nations, you can go walking to the empire state and times square.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed there in June, the room was cosy although a little small. The problem was that it on the second floor facing 51st Street, just above the cafe/bar. I felt like the party was in my room until 4am, then the garbage trucks started hauling the leftovers on the evening at around 5am. I would possibly go back but would request a room on a higher floor not facing 51st street.

Room Tip: Insist on higher floors, definitively try to avoid facing 51st street
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Location is perfect. For the most part the hotel is clean and if youre worried about the shared bathrooms they cleaned them regularly throughout the day. the rooms are small but if you are only going to sleep in them you should be fine. My biggest gripe and the one I will dock a star for was the internet. Yes it was free but oh boy was it intermittent throughout the entire day, and during peak time (evening) it was hard to even check email. If it wasnt free I would be royally upset, however there is no doubt it is baked into the cost of the room and it shouldnt be this bad.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We loved the Pod. Neat rooms, clean bathrooms, small but comfortable rooms! What more could you need. A roof terrace? Check! Nearby restaurants? Check!

The service is fine at reception, they also offer airport shuttles as an extra service. We went with friends on a low budget and stayed in a bunk pod. The beds are definitely not too small, the room is but each bed has its own small flatscreen tv and there's a sink in the room as well as a desk.

The hotel's location is great too: near metro stations and not too far from Times Square.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have better views and there's less noise from the street!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Recently good the room rate of $99 per night which is almost unheard of in this city. Great location in Midtown East and a very short walk to the subway station (although it was so hot that I ended up taking a taxi everywhere I went). I had the corner room so I had east and north views. Small room but was clean and functional. The only gripe was that free WiFi in the room was hit or miss, although the WiFi connection was very strong in the hallways and lobby.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#184 Business Hotel in New York City
#194 Family Hotel in New York City
#220 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City

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