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Pod 51 Hotel

230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 03/18/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#282 of 529 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
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
407Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
43Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The Equalizer wrote a review Oct 2021
150 contributions62 helpful votes
The place needs a renovation, booked a double room with own toilet. Paint is coming off everywhere in the ceiling , toilet window left half open, not closing. No USB charging points. The check was not good at all very unfriendly. Stayed at the Pod in Brooklyn before which far better.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Shanna Soares, Marketing at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded Oct 27, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for any unacceptable conditions in your room. We urge guests to let us know about concerns during their stay, as we are always happy to help. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Pod Brooklyn Hotel, which is a recently constructed hotel and offers conveniences like USB outlets, a media center to control the tv, and more! We hope to welcome you back to a Pod in the future.
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ProfFromage wrote a review Oct 2021
Arlington, Virginia7 contributions
We had a studio room with queen bed, two twins and en-suite bathroom. Everything was clean, bed firm and comfy, cool furniture and tons of towels. Overall this is a fine hotel. We’ve stayed before but not in this room. The studio rooms are in a small building next door accessible only by stairs. Our room looked over the street which has plenty of bars and restaurants. The windows do not block the noise well. We are all adults in our room so we weren’t particularly bothered by the street noise but we were bothered by the pot smoke. We couldn’t tell where it was coming from- inside or outside the hotel. The roof top deck is cool but again, there’s a no smoking sign yet there was cigarette, pot and cigar smoking up there constantly. I think we’ll stay somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Stay in the main building, not the studio rooms’ building. I will be quieter.
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JamesDebbie wrote a review Sep 2021
Darlington, United Kingdom4 contributions8 helpful votes
Booked in Jan 2020 to stay originally in Pod 39 in Dec 2020, Paid over $2600 but trip had to be postponed due to covid, Pod 39 were great and we moved our booking to a new date which had to be moved again to September 2021, all moved with no hassle. Contacted by Brian M, reservations supervisor, and told that we would not be able to stay in Pod 39 as it would not be open in September and offered to move us to Pod 51, all done in a matter of hours with emails backwards and forwards quite quickly. As we were not allowed to travel to USA in September i enquired about a refund as after 18 months we were still no further forward to going to New York, appreciate that this is not the hotels fault but they have had our money all of this time. I emailed on the 26th July and had still not had a response by 6th August so I emailed again and on the 6th and received a reply same day with the cancellation confirmation and the following email "As per your request, I have cancelled your reservations for Pod 51. In regards to your refund, we will have to place you on a waiting list order to refund you. In due time we will contact you in reference to your standing on the refund list. Thank you for your patience." We have had no such contact since and I have email several times to find out where we are in terms of refund and not had one single reply back. I appreciate that hotels are busy but an email would take a minute to respond to to set our minds at rest. It took 2 days after booking for the hotel to take our money originally but it is now 39 days since cancellation and nothing has happened I gave an deadline for a response to our email for last night or I would escalate but still nothing so today I have initiated a charge back with my credit card provider whose card the rooms were charged to as I feel this is the only way to get my money back in a reasonable amount of time Up until this I would have absolutely recommended POD39/51 but now I would stay clear of them if there is a chance that you cannot travel and need a refund.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Shanna Soares, Marketing at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded Sep 24, 2021
Thank you for your feedback. We are processing refunds as quickly as possible. Due to an overwhelming amount of communication and limited staff, we are communicating expectations as efficiently as possible.
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Anita wrote a review Sep 2021
8 contributions17 helpful votes
I stayed in this hotel for 8 nights, as a solo female traveler. I booked a private room with a private bathroom, and really enjoyed having a double bed all to myself. The room was small, but absolutely in line for the price I paid for it. It would have been even cheaper if I booked in advance, but I was still able to find a good deal with a 10-day notice. If you are a tourist like me, who enjoys traveling around the city and only going back to the hotel to sleep, then this is one of the best options. It is also in a great position, 5 minutes from 5th Avenue, 10 minute walk from Times Square and Grand Central, and walking-distance to major attractions such as the Empire State Building and Central Park.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3 Helpful votes
@Mielgv wrote a review Sep 2021
18 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed 8 nights here, we booked a private room with private bathroom. The room was small, but for the price and located within Manhattan island it was very good and had all the necessary. Towels TV with cable Bed A/C Amenities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, Desk with chair Little space for the bags. Due to covid, housekeeping is not doing the bed however they clean everything else. Location: fantastic! Close by the subway and bus stations, also they have the rooftop which you can not miss 😉. Personal at front Desk could be more friendly, but they were very professional. Thank you for being our home for this fantastic vacation.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Shanna Soares, Marketing at Pod 51 Hotel
Responded Sep 7, 2021
Thank you for your feedback, Love T! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again.
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United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTurtle Bay / Midtown East / Manhattan
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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, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pod 51 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and 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 Spice Symphony, Obao Noodles & Bbq, and Little Collins.
Are pets allowed at Pod 51 Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.