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Pod 51 Hotel

230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
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#274 of 509 hotels in New York City
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)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
405Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
43Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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We stayed at the lovely Pod 51 Hotel for ten nights. It was a holiday visit to the Big Apple. Having stayed at another Pod Hotel in NY previously, I booked this one without thinking twica. We toook a "Full Pod" room which has a double bed, a private en-suite batheroom and even a little writing desk for my laptop. The room is small, but has everything you need. With NYC prices, you cannot beat this deal!! The hotel is centrally located. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The room was spotlessly clean. The roof terrace was lovely, with great views, day and night. All in all, we have only good things to say. Great NYC Hotel!! Excellent Deal!!
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My daughter had booked into this hotel near the UN. When her conference was cancelled she decided to make a holiday of the non-refundable trip. So I booked in as well. The room was clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. There were lots of good restaurants nearby, subway was easy to get to, and we felt at home and safe in the neighbourhood. The staff were friendly and helpful, and my room was cleaned very well. Finally, there was a $20 shuttle to the Airport - that was really convenient on Friday, as I left.
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Response from PodShanna, Property Representative at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your review! We're so glad you and your daughter enjoyed your stay. We love our neighborhood and we're glad you did too. We hope to welcome you again the in future.
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Just come back from a 4 night stay in pod 51 with my 8 year old daughter, after reading some reviews i was abit anxious. Well there was no need, staff were very friendly, check in quick, rooms are small but cosy, we had a double with private bathroom. Roof terrance was lovely with amazing veiws at night. Fresh sheets and towls daily was lovely. Hotel was clean, staff were friendly and very good with my little one and being on the 9th floor there was minimal noise. I very raley write reviews but i do when i think they are deserved. Thank you pod 51 we had a lovely time.
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The room only had one power outlet that worked which was in the bathroom. The two small tvs and all other outlets did not work at all. Not only were we in the dark during our stay, but the front desk had promised multiple times that they would fix this. The issue was never resolved, and we were actually charged a late checkout fee even though we requested late checkout. The manger at the front desk was mad at us and told us that "there is no such thing as a late checkout" even though they advertise this. All in all, we paid more money that we were supposed to stay in a dark hotel with minimal service.
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Response from PodShanna, Director of Marketing at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello markvV4568PG, It appears that your feedback is for our sister property, Pod Times Square Hotel. A staff member from that property has reached out to discuss your stay. I apologize for your experience.
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Booked via last minute.com for a room in December as part of a 4 night city break. Having read the tripadvisor reviews prior to booking, I decided on this hotel. We got the airlink and subway from the airport even though late at night, the subway stop is literally 5 mins walk from the hotel, which was a lot cheaper than a taxi. Room was clean, small but adequate for city break as didn’t spend much time in the room or hotel. Only comment would be that the shower is a glass door into the bedroom, which wasn’t any issue for us, but may be a problem for anyone staying with a friend or family member who isn’t their partner. Hotel has a small cafe downstairs which we didn’t try, so can’t comment. Upstairs has a small sun deck and chairs with a good view, probably nice in the summer! Hotel reception were efficient checking us in and out and looked after our bags in the storage room due to us having an evening flight. Ideal location, 10 walk to rockafella and 15-20 mins to Times Square! Would definitely stay at this hotel again if choosing a budget friendly city stay.
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$120 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pod 51 Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Bartholomew's Church (0.2 miles), Greenacre Pocket Park (0.08 miles), and The Perfect Pint - 203 W. 45th (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Pod 51 Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and a concierge.
What food & drink options are available at Pod 51 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pod 51 Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Obao, Spice Symphony, and Little Collins.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pod 51 Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (3.8 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (3.8 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.7 miles).
Is Pod 51 Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.