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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #235 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 25, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great value for money, v clean, love the roof top, brilliant location. It is tight in the room but fine, you are out loads. Drinks at hotel nice and reasonable, also beers wines etc half price in happy hour.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

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1  Thank Joel T
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

If you want to spend under $200 in a great Manhattan location, stay at Pod 51. The room is like staying in an Ikea store - quite cozy, no frills, very clean and nice. The lobby is a nice space to hang out and meet other travelers, and the café has great, very reasonably priced food. I didn't mind the shared bathroom at all - there were 4 to choose from and it was easy to see (with lights in my room) which ones were occupied at any given moment. I would definitely stay here again.

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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed here in May 2013 for only 1 night before a tour. I booked a single room so that I could have a room to myself.
I have stayed in Hostels before and this is very upscale. The room had everything I needed except for the bathroom. There were 5 on my floor, and luckily 1 right outside my room.
I never had to wait for a bathroom. They were decently sized and looked very well looked after and clean.
The room had a small desk, phone, tv and clock radio with ipod dock. A small sink and towels to brush your teeth if you didn't want to leave the room at night.
It was very decent for 1 night but not sure I would stay any longer than a couple of nights, as I like my space. The price was a bit steep when I booked, but I went just before memorial weekend so that could have been the reason.
I would recommend this hotel for young people wanting to meet other backpackers etc. Not sure about older people or families.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

I understand trading space for price, but I didn't think this was a good trade. On the positive side it is in midtown, two blocks from the Lexington 4,5,6 Metro line, near Rockefeller Plaza, had an outdoor patio (in a well between other tall buildings) for breakfast with rock hard waffles, and it is next door to a great French restaurant. On the other hand the tiny bathroom had one towel hook so towels couldn't dry, and an overhead large showerhead (not slanted) so ladies, if you don't want your hair soaked, you can possiby squeeze into a tiny corner of the shower. There was no mirror outside of the bathroom and the halls were dark - not atmospherically darkened- so you had to feel for the slot for the key card to get it in. The decor was detention center modern and the free wi-fi didn't extend to rooms at the end of the hall. I know this sounds petty but it just wasn't welcoming or pleasant.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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:
#9 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: $96 - $311 (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
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City

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