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“Efficient. Could have better acoustic isolation” 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 (Manhattan)   |  
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Ranked #224 of 458 Hotels in New York City
Porto Alegre, RS
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“Efficient. Could have better acoustic isolation”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place with affordable prices and ok service. It was better than my expectations. Nevertheless, it could have a better acoustic isolation among rooms. It also have a nice bar at lobby level. You can watch nfl and have a draft beer

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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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Halifax Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 3 nights in a Queen bed pod. Yes it is tight especially the bathroom/shower but it was clean and comfortable.

Staff was friendly and we took advantage of both the complimenty drink next door and the walking tour.

5 ave, time square, Grand Central station all within walking distance.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very happy with our choice of The Pod. We new in advance the room and especially the bathroom would be small, so we didn't mind. Most of the clientele were young or European visitors. A perfectly convenient location. Especially liked the bike rental on the next corner.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here with my daughter for five nights. The room was small, as we expected, but really good value and all the staff were pleasant and helpful. The main attraction was the location, we visited many of the sights on foot or by subway.

  • Stayed December 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent one night at the Pod hotel with a friend and the following day i decided to leave my suitcases at the reception. We went around the city and bought some stuff and when we came back with our tickets they told us that our bags were not there...

They invited us to stay one more night while they tried to arrange everything. The bags were stolen by a guy from AirLINK travel, their shuttle company that goes from Pod to the airport. On the video footage from the hotel we can see how he takes the bags and leaves.

With this footage my friend and I thought that they were going to get our bags or at least pay us back. Its been 4 months and I just received my first third of what they said they were going to pay. The suttle company doesnt answer my emails.

Whats more, while we were staying that extra night at the place , (obviously without paying because our money was in the suitcases)m, the staff treated us like dogs because we were not paying. Even one receptionist laughed at our situation...

Ive never had such a horrible experience before, and Im happy to spread the word about this awful service

P.s: the breakfast is terrible

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom for only one night. It was small but cozy, and the staff was welcoming. It was a bit noisy, as the corridors are quite narrow, but I didn't have any trouble falling asleep.

Stayed December 2014, traveled solo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband & I stayed here for a weekend & had an enjoyable visit. I had little interaction with staff, but those I did talk with were friendly. We had a queen room which was clean, comfortable & small; the bathroom was perfectly functional & very clean but again small. Small meaning that I couldn't even stretch out my arms, & my husband had to dry off after his shower in the bedroom, but it fulfilled its purpose. The bed was comfortable - I like a hard bed. the door to the bathroom is right by the head of the bed & the toilet is right inside the door so you should have some level of comfort with whomever you're staying with to avoid any awkwardness. The walls seem to be thin with little soundproofing so there's some noise from the corridor & surrounding rooms. The location is very good, (between 2nd & 3rd) it's close to the subway, many attractions are walkable & there are some fun restaurants nearby.

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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#179 Business Hotel in New York City
#206 Family Hotel in New York City
#225 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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