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“Excellent location, good value for money”
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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #233 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Stayed for 7 nights in a queen pod. the room was clean, comfortable and more spacious than I thought before. the staff is very helpful and kind. very close to the underground station in a nice neighbourhood.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We wanted to stay at this hotel during our first trip in 2011 but didn’t get the opportunity so made a point of staying here this time round. We booked the bunk bed room but got upgraded when we arrived to a small twin room with an en-suite bathroom (thanks guys!) and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. It was comfortable, clean and spacious enough for one evening, to get a good night’s rest. A little tip to those not too keen on sharing a bathroom with others, I was fully expecting it to be like the ones you find at any gym, open plan with shower cubicles next to one another, which I can’t stand! This was not what it was like at all! It’s totally private and a few short steps from your room. Even though we had our own small bathroom, we used these facilities instead as it was much more spacious. The roof top terrace is well worth checking out, if we’d stayed there for much longer I would’ve spent hours up there at the end of a long day walking, as the views are breathtaking and if you’ve never been to NYC, the terrace alone is worth the visit. We managed to leave our bags at the hotel, free of charge (we left a tip though) for the entire day as we were taking a train to the Hamptons later that afternoon. Stay here, you will love it just for the experience and value for money as staying in NYC can be very pricey! Thanks for the complimentary pen…I use it daily at work.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Pod 51 for 2 days. The room we got was a twin bunkbed room and each bed had a small flat screen attached to the wall. There was a sink and no bathroom in the room. We had a shared bath and never had a problem waiting for one to be available. The bathrooms were always clean. Check in was fast and so was check out. The best part was that the deposit for the room was like 30$$ and you can give that to them in cash. Not like other places where they hold 100-200$ on your credit card until check out. We were never in the room other than when we were tired and ready for bed so the size of the room did not matter. Will do the pod again!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 15, 2012

The hotel has pod concept with small rooms with both singular and common rooms.Its location in NYC is pretty well , in terms of public transportation and chic neighbourhood. The staff , the heating and the pod-douche was ok.The price-quality balance is good as well.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

I knew before I arrived that the room was going to be small, so that was no surprise. And man, do they make the most of the space! Awesome room. Extremely clean. Windows open, which I always appreciate in a hotel (gotta get a little fresh air sometimes). Had a private room and make sure you only stay in one of those rooms with someone you really like as it is a sexy you can see everything shower. Cool lobby, love that you can get coffee downstairs at the bar until 10:30pm (always a plus for us coffee addicts). Could be a little closer to the train, but not too bad. I can't wait to stay here again. Got the room for $155, which is awesome for NYC prices! My only complaint is that the bed is a wee bit too firm for my liking. But - I'll be back!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

clean but small rooms, super location, plenty of restaurants around, easy to reach all attractions; use hop on , hop off busses, if you travel to NY for the first time. great city trip around Christmas time

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Bellhop is nonexistent; building appears to be converted from some other usage; cheap toiletries; check-in and check-out were very fast; clientele ranges from young solo travelers to mid-age couples; easy access to public transportation; elevators are small and on the slow side; floor layouts are narrow; lobby is clean and modern; iPads in the lobby are a nice touch, though iPod docks in the rooms are not compatible with lightning cables; pricing and design are the main selling points; rooms feel cramped; shared bathrooms are clean but a little too small with no place to put clothing/towels/toiletries; walls are thin.

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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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#151 Business Hotel in New York City
#158 Family Hotel in New York City
#189 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $109 - $310 (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. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accommodation. 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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