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Pod 51 Hotel

230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
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Pod 51 is the most affordable hotel in NYC, with a focus on style and comfort. We offer room types for every budget and preference. Free week day walking tours and WiFi. Kick back and relax in our lobby, grab a bite to eat at our cafe, or soak up the city in our beautiful rooftop garden.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
393Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
41Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
5,553Reviews198Q+A100Room tips
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We booked a double room with private bathroom for one night and were amazed at how small the rooms actually are. We expected the room to be small after reading the reviews online before booking, so it wasn’t really an issue, but there were other factors which spoilt the stay somewhat. Firstly, the room was very hot despite using the air conditioning unit in an attempt to cool it down. The higher you turned up the unit, the louder it was and it did become extremely loud on the highest setting (which was the only setting that cooled the room). At 7.40am in the morning there was a truck directly outside the hotel pumping water or something of that nature and the noise was unbearable. I understand that there would be noise, being in New York and all, but this was terribly loud and woke us up. Some sort of warning from the hotel would have been appreciated. The toilet was very small and low to the ground, so I would not recommend for those who struggle with back issues etc. The basin was also outside of the bathroom and had a very public toilet look to it (it was stainless steel) and just gave the room more of a budget feel. On a positive note, there were plenty of towels provided, a hairdryer and a small desk and chair. There was also a small TV on the wall. I guess you get what you pay for, but this hotel was not for us.
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What’s not to like? Clean, check Friendly helpful staff, check Great location, check Good value, check Considering the location, it was so quiet at night. Don’t like bunk beds? Then don’t book a room with bunk beds! More charging sockets than an apple store. Let’s face it, you need your phone if you are a tourist in NY. I guess the only negative I would say is the bar is pretty pricey and the food menu could be a bit more varied. No one forces you to eat there though. All in all, bravo and thank you. Will defo use again and recommend.
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Response from PodShanna, Marketing manager at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear "Johnny5past", Wow! Thank you for your kind review! We sincerely appreciate your words and we will notify our staff too. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon!
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I had a great stay at Pod51, it has a beautiful rooftop area and the rooms have everything you need. The location is fantastic - it is walking distance from Rockefeller Centre and the subway station is a 4 minute walk away! Staff are very friendly too.
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Pod 51 rooms are pods. Not quite that extreme, but definitely a micro room experience, which is fine because you'll be out exploring New York. Bit of a walk to the UN or to the nearest attractions - or the subway - but probably one of the better rates you'll pay in Manhattan. Wish the bed had a bit more comfort and length. Great rooftop patio.
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The rooftop terrace is fantastic and the best thing about the hotel. The double room we had was the smallest room I have ever stayed in! Perfectly clean and functional though. Bed was on a strange angle and room was noisy from all the air con units outside the window. No room view at all. Very expensive, but that's upper Manhattan for you. Would probably not stay here from a value for money perspective.
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$140 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityManhattan / Turtle Bay / Midtown East
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