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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #235 of 471 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 28, 2012

My boyfriend and I left the Pod Hotel yesterday morning after staying there for 7 wonderful nights.
On arrival the reception staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere was great.
The rooms are as described, compact, but all that you need is in the room. We had a en-suite double room and the set up was brilliant. The storage was clever and the room was well arranged to ensure the most space possible.
The tv was handy for relaxing in the afternoon and the bed was very comfy.
We didn't eat there, but we did enjoy the terrace and roof terrace a few times to have drinks.
Our room was cleaned every day and we had clean towels everyday which was much appreciated.
We did have a peek into the shared bathroom when we passed and they looked lovely.
The hotel arranged our airport transport when we left which was a help.
The location couldn't be better - a 15 minute walk from Central Park and The Rockefeller Centre and 20 minutes from Times Square.
I really didn't want to leave and will definitely return!

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

I spent 7 nights at the Pod Hotel whilst on a business trip.
The Pod provides well priced rooms that are clean and have all the necessary amenities (a fridge would be nice though).
Nice and close to the subway and many mid-town landmarks. (With the subway going directly to Jamaica station (i.e. JFK airport).
The in Hotel eatery is good value and convenient, and there are plenty of bars and restaurants close by.
The staff are friendly and helpful.
The free WiFi was great.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

I staying for a quick overnight with my partner at The Pod.The very professional and welcoming staff upgraded our room on arrival. We would have been fine either way. Our room was very clean and perfect for the simple fun couple we are.our iPod dock wasn't working, after reporting it to the front on our way out to eat..we returned to a perfectly new dock. The roof top deck was beautiful. All in all we want to stay again. If you are a couple I would recommended.if you are a business person who loves luxury hotels this is not for you. I recommend the room with private bathroom.

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2  Thank clarnj71
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

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4  Thank Bella170
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Stayed 7 nights at the Pod 51. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a great location. Near the underground and walking distance to 5th Ave Tiffanies, FAO Schwarz, Rockerfeller, Times Square and Central Park. Also great cause theres a heap of good restaurants right on the street so you dont have to walk far at night to get a great meal. The room was small but adequate. No room to spread out and sort suitcases etc. The system to letting you know which bathrooms were free saved a lot of hassle. The bathrooms were clean and tidy although very humid/muggy on a hot day. Need some sort of super sucky ventilation system.

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1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had a great stay at the Pod. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was as expected size wise but had everything you could need for a New York stay (who wants to be in your hotel room all the time anyway). Shower was amazing and the room was very clean and fresh towels and bed made everyday. The location is really good. 15 min walk to Times Square, 3 min walk to the Subway or a $8 taxi to Times Square. Easy walk to UN Building and shopping in Grand Central Station and Fifth Avenue. DO NOT eat breakfast at PAX on the corner of 3rd and 51st Street. Although it looks cheap - it also tastes cheap and you can get great breakfasts in New York. Would definitely stay here again or would love to try the new hotel on 39th!!

Room Tip: We had a double pod with private bathroom which was worth the little extra we paid. Although the sh...
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Stayed for 4 nights. Location is within 15 - 20 mins walk from Times Square and Central Park. Rooms are small but adequate. Clean with hot showers and wifi. Great for sightseeing when you only need a bed for the night. Friendly and helpful staff. Information on what to do in New York freely available. Access to iPads in reception area and you can print your boarding passes. Nice outdoor seating area in the garden and roof terrace. Can be noisy dependant on your neighbours. However after the first night you should be so tired after checking out what New York has to offer. Would recommend for a short stay if you are looking for luxury pay more. Loads of eating places nearby if you don't feel like travelling too far.

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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#151 Business Hotel in New York City
#189 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $85 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Free WiFi and week day walking tours. 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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
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