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“Compact & excellently located”
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Pod 51 Hotel
Ranked #225 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Compact & excellently located”
Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

First trip to NYC and couldn't have picked a better hotel to explore the city from. Room is (as described) compact, but great for a solo traveller; great concierge service, fast wi-fi and surprisingly quiet.

Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Urbana, Illinois
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

My daughter and I spent a few days visiting New York City for Spring Break. The bunkbed room was a perfect place for us to stay. The location is great, the lobby and facilities were fun. The room was, of course, tiny but clean and perfectly appointed.

It was a nice touch that there is a lighted panel in the room letting you know which bathrooms are in use so you can plan your trips down the hall. As it turned out, they were never all in use and I never had to wait.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the city.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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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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Kelkheim (Taunus), Germany
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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
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NEW YORK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

Hotel had a charming lobby and the rooms had a lot of personality. The bed was comfortable. Room was tiny but it is a budget hotel in nyc. We did not try the restaurant.

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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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!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#6 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#152 Business Hotel in New York City
#159 Family Hotel in New York City
#190 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 accommodation. 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
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City

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