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“Located central - nice and quiet!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #217 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Located central - nice and quiet!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Windows can be opened - bathrooms are big and always empty! Single room is small but modern and enough space for everything! It was very clean and mordern, music everywhere, free shower gel, kleenex, towels, body lotion,...

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

During our stopover in NYC we stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The Pod has tiny but cozy rooms: Double bed, one chair with a small desk, bed drawer for your cloth, small clothes rail, small tv, sink with mirror and shower/ toilet separated from the bedroom with plexiglass. The hotel is suited in Midtown and Metro only 2 blocks away. I would recommend everyone to stay at this hotel, if you don't want to spend a lot of money for accomodation but appreaciate clean and nice rooms. But I would say you have to be a couple or at least good friends because of the transparent toilet/ shower ;-). Enjoy your stay!!!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

I can’t really complain about this hotel, the room was very small but we didn't really spend much time inside, the rooms were clean and had all the mod cons you expect and the decor is very modern and the shower was amazing never been in a shower like it! Check in was easy enough and the staff were friendly and helpful there was a water problem when we arrived in which they mentioned and it wasn't really much of a problem to be honest could still use the toilet etc..., also the roof top terrace was amazing and quiet even though you’re in Manhattan. This hotel is defiantly for the people who want to spend time exploring New York. I would recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: Great for if you want to go explore, not so good if you want to spend a lot of time inside your room...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

This hotel is ideal if you're wanting to spend less on accommodation and more on sightseeing and shopping! The Pod is a great, funky little hotel in the heart of the city. It's easy walking distance to all the main sights (Central Park, 5th Avenue, Times Square etc) and for sights further afield, there's an underground stop 2 mins walk away which is perfect.

The rooms are small, there's no getting around that. but when you're exploring a city like New York, you won't want to be spending much time actually in your room! The rooms are compact, well utilised, functional and clean. We had a bunk bed and used the shared bathroom which was always clean and I never had to wait more than a few minutes to use it (there were 2 bathrooms on our floor, but I think some rooms had en suite anyway). The Ipod dock added a nice little feature as well.

When departing, the hotel gladly looked after our bags until departure and the front desk staff were helpful in booking us a shared taxi back to the airport.

I would highly recommend staying here if it's you're first time in the city!

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the elevators as you may hear the lift being called at al hours of the nigh...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed at the pod in New York staff were fine no out of the way service but sufficient for what we required. Rooms were too small you had to go out to change your mind, although clean and tidy. Would not stay again due to the size

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our first of three weeks honeymoon in New York. We both loved it. The rooms were small, but clean the staff were friendly and polite. We liked the close proximity to the upper East Side, the Park and Times Square. We would stay here again...

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

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
#156 Business Hotel in New York City
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#194 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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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
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Pod New York City

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