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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #230 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Baton Rouge
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

The location of this neat (in every way) hotel makes it a good NYC refuge for a quick trip. The rooms are simple but pleasant and the shared bathrooms were clean. (Techno music blares in the bathrooms however, so you have to be in a festive mood--or get in a festive mood--to enjoy this.) It's a bit mid-city noisy (ask for a room higher up) but with access to lots of attractions and its own cafe as well as lots of pleasant restaurants nearby, it's a good bet. Mikey, at the front desk, was especially great.

Room Tip: Higher rooms get you you less noise and more light.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2013

A room with a private bathroom in this hotel costs around USD300/night, which is very reasonable for Manhattan.

It is definitely a pod not a room. I stayed by myself in a room with a double bed and private bathroom and it was tight. There is storage space in the bed.

The shower room/toilet is separately enclosed. There is a very small stainless steel sink/vanity outside the shower room. Hanging space is very limited.

My floor contained both dorms and rooms with private bathrooms. There were two shared single bathrooms/toilets on the floor which are much larger than the private bathroom, and were generally well available in off peak times.

The dorm option is far better value if you don't have to frequently use the bathroom.

I was on a lower floor and it is very noisy at night with traffic and passers-by. Earplugs were mandatory.

Very friendly terrace and lobby/cafe area. There is free wifi in the room but it is much more spacious to sit in the lobby. There are common iPads and a free printing facility available.

The concierge desk is quite helpful.

It is one block from 51st Street subway and 53/Lexington (both blue and green lines).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Rooms are tinies, as a wordrob, you cant't move, beds are very small, if you put your head where it is supposed ti be placed, then thebed finishon your knees. If you put it on the sude, then the pillow will fall down. It smells terribly, you can almost was your hands from the bed. Even tthough I had prepaid it, I left it.

Room Tip: I will never recomend it.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stayed at Pod 51 for 3 nights in September and had a great stay. The rooms are super clean, and as long as you are prepared for tight spaces you will be really comfortable! Had great sleeps and there was excellent AC in the room.

Shared bathrooms were always really clean and didn't feel "shared" as there was always something available and they were spotless. Shower #3 is the best!

Beautiful rooftop to hang out on, and a great garden to eat breakfast (though I never had the chance).

Great area, friendly staff who were accommodating and helpful.

Would definitely return, the most reasonably priced accommodations we could find in Manhattan.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Hotel is really beautiful, in a wonderful position near to Moma, Central Park, Rockfeller and many other attraction... All the hotel is new, with free wi-fi and at the top floor there is a wonderful terrace open until 10 pm. The rooms are modern and tastefully decorated but really small. The prices are good considering the position in which the hotel is located.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Although the rooms are small, but the hotel is ina very good area between second and third, full of restaurants and shops, the people in teh hotel are friendly and nice
it is a little bit noisy, they have always music which is good but with a very high volume
weekends in the hotel are disastrous, all the young people are drunk and awake during the nights

Room Tip: try to have high floors because NYC is very noisy
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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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:
#6 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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