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“Clean, Cozy, Close to all, Cost effective,”
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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #226 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Bay Shore, New York
1 review
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“Clean, Cozy, Close to all, Cost effective,”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Pod 51 NYC was a very good experience all around. Yes small rooms but clean,,,and very central to lots of sites. The room with bunk beds was the least expensive as you had to share bathroom..BUT 4 bathrooms to each floor.They also were clean. the rooms have a sink, radio, wifi , small personal tv, big window, telephone. The linens were crisp and clean. I would definately stay again...

Room Tip: i was on 2nd floor and it was still very quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

I've been staying at this hotel monthly for the last four years and I don't even bother to look elsewhere. The Pod 51 gives me exactly what I need.

The rooms are clean, the prices are low and the location is perfect. They have a cute little snack shop that offers great Happy Hour deals Wednesday through Friday.

If you're looking for luxury, look somewhere else. The rooms are small and the hotel offers just the most basic of amenities, providing you with a simple but perfectly pleasant stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

When we arrived to the hotel at 1:30am we found out that "the management overbooked the hotel" and the lobby was already full of other tourists. This situation had something in common with hurricane Sandy so we accepted one night in Pod 39. The problem with Pod 39 was that there were no electricity which wouldn't be a big problem if it did not mean that there would be no heating...

Anyway Pod 51 was as described by other travelers: very clean, with interesting people to meet (actually most of them arrived to run the NYC Marathon), with tiny rooms: but who cares?

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Pod 51 outdid itself for me and my flatmate who travelled this February 2013.
We stayed in a pod bunkbed and used the shared bathrooms which usually I would moan about but it was fantastic! Pods bunkbeds are larger than single, each with its own flat screen Tv. Washhandbasin in the room and an indicator above the door to let you know which of the five bathrooms are in use.
Shared bathrooms are modern, clean and comfortable, with rainhead shower, jets in the wall and no issues with hot water/etc. I never had an issue with 'waiting' for a bathroom to be free which was a worry of mine. Maid service everyday. Heating in room very good, easy to control. Safe. hanging space, chair, desk, iPod dock for music.
Wifi is very good in all areas of the hotel and free!
In hotel reception there is a frienly concierge, bag holding service for early/late check in/out. and a tea room with a lovely helpful guy serving tea/coffee and cake!
Reception staff were a bit stiff but transactions were quick and everything was dealt with efficiently.
LOCATION IS AMAZING. 1 block to the nearest metro station and 10minute walk to centralpark or 5avenue.
This hotel is perfect for small parties who want a great location and be in a small clean, modern, hotel. This suits univeristy students, travellers, young couples and business travellers.

Overall extremley happy with the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very clean, fresh linnen and towels daily, maids constantly visable.
hotel staff really freindly and make you welcome.
rooms are small but excellently equiped.
do not be put off by reviews of small rooms, you do not spend time in your hotel other than sleep!

central park, times square, rockerfella center, all within 10 - 20min walk. for other locations such as the world trade center you can hop on the train. There is a station literally 2 mins away from hotel. Train pass costs $28 for the week. best and quickest way to most locations. the hotel is based on the east side of NY which is more up market and the price of food etc reflects this. the west side is only 5mins walk and you can eat and shop cheaper but your only talking a few dollars if that. If you fancy a drink the irish bars are the most popular. good atmosphere and food. there is a irish bar 30 seconds from the pod hotel.

The hotel also provide services such as airport transfers, tickets to shows, tourist attractions etc. You need something on your trip this hotel can sort it for you no problem.

If like most you want to shop go to woodbury commons. book your coach at the hotel reception. costs $42. it is very cheap and has all major designer shops. e.g a ralph lauren polo will cost $40 at woodbury commons only $20. well worth the visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Fantastic place to stay in NYC. Rooms are small but who cares, you aren't going to spend much time in it with so much to do on your doorstep.

10 minute walk to times square area, I only used the subway once which shows how convenient this hotel really is.

Room was very clean as well all public areas. Room was small buy very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: 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
#155 Business Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
#193 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 accom-odation. 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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