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“Great one night stay”
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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #236 of 473 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at POD 51. They were kind enough to let us check in a little early which was great for my exhausted wife. Rooms are small but clean. We had our own restroom which is a must for us. We don't like sharing those. 7th floor views amazing! Also nice that you can leave your bags after checkout. Super location and good value

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Upon arrival, I was upgraded so I had the luck of getting a room with my own shower and WC. The room is not big, most space is occupied by the big bed, the room has a sink with a mirror next to the bed with plenty of towels, a hair-dryer, shower gel, soap, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. There is storage space under the bed and behind the door you can hang your clothes and put your suitcase. The room has a TV, phone, free wireless internet, a writing desk with a lamp next to the bed. There was an extra warm blanket in case it got cold in the night but I was there during warm September days.
The shower also has a window and is separated from the room with a transparent wall and a sliding non-transparent glass door which can either close the shower cabin or the WC.

I used the hall bathrooms a couple times and they were always clean, apparently they get cleaned during the day a couple times. In the morning there is a lot of activity in the halls, with people speaking and slamming the doors, and the thin doors and walls let a bit of that noise through but at night it was perfectly quiet.

The concierge was very nice and helpful, the little cafe in the lobby serves decent coffee and snacks, the lobby is well-designed, is very cozy. The double-tier outside terrace next to the lobby is very nice for sitting, so is the upper deck on the last floor of the hotel - the terrace has a table, lots of colorful chairs, and beech beds. Part of the area is covered so you can hide from the sun if it is too hot.

Overall, a great hotel experience for a mid-city hotel! I stayed one night only, from Fri to Sat, but would definitely book this hotel even for several nights.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

I'm very impressed how clean the room and bathroom. I will recommend this hotel to anyone. Its close to everywhere, restaurants, subway, all attractions . And to the personnel, they are very helpful, keep up the excellent work.!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank maribel j
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Vanessa F
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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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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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1  Thank connoisseurc
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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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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
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
#150 Business Hotel in New York City
#188 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $79 - $210 (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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