£60.99 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 21 Apr 2014 Check-out 22 Apr 2014

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
83 reviews
good hotel

The Pod 51 is a terrific hotel, but I do wish they would supply wash cloths. Other than that, near... See full review

  • whatever2
  • 19 Mar 2014
Short visit

This hotel was amazing!! Comfortable rooms and customer service. The room was little hot as you... See full review

  • Aspiring Actress
  • 10 Mar 2014
The hip, affordable and trendy Pod Hotel offers convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Pod 51 Hotel, is the original Pod located in the heart of Manhattans Midtown East. Pod Hotels are New Yorks number one choice to visit New York City on a budget.

Pod 51 Hotel Rooms

ECONOMY - ROOM
Economy Room offers two bunk beds with basic amenities. Measuring approximately 90 square feet, this guestroom has 2 bunked twin beds, each with its own reading light and 10-inch LCD TV with headphones. The clock radio has an iPod dock, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. The room has a stainless steel sink, and guests have access to multiple shared bathrooms with granite and marble interiors, streaming music, and showers with rainfall shower-heads and water jets. Non-smoking.
DOUBLE - ROOM
Double Room offers one double size bed with basic amenities. Measuring approximately 100 square feet, this guestroom has 1 double bed and a 15-inch LCD TV. The clock radio has an iPod dock, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. The private glass-enclosed bathroom has a rainfall shower-head and a stainless steel sink. Non-smoking.
QUEEN - ROOM
Queen Room offers one queen size bed with basic amenities. Measuring approximately 125 square feet, this guestroom has 1 queen bed and a 20-inch LCD TV. The clock radio has an iPod dock, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. The private glass-enclosed bathroom has a rainfall shower-head and a stainless steel sink. Non-smoking.
SINGLE - ROOM
Single Room offers one twin bed with basic amenities. Measuring approximately 90 square feet, this guestroom has 1 single bed and a 15-inch LCD TV. The clock radio has an iPod dock, and wireless Internet access is complimentary. The room has a stainless steel sink, and guests have access to multiple shared bathrooms with granite and marble interiors, streaming music, and showers with rainfall shower-heads and water jets. Non-smoking.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Dining
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant
Wheel chair access
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Audible emergency alarm for sight impaired guest
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

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Hotel Map

40.7559 -73.9691
Area served
New York
Nearby airports
JFK International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, Newark International Airport.
Area description
The innovative Pod Hotel offers compact, cleverly designed rooms and a prime location 4 blocks from Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, less than 6 blocks from the Theater District, and 2 blocks from subways.

Nearby points of interest

  • Citicorp Center: 0.2 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • East Side: 0.3 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.3 mi
  • Lever House: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.4 mi
  • Bloomberg Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.4 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.4 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.4 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.5 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.5 mi
  • Citicorp Center: 0.2 mi
  • Japan Society Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • East Side: 0.3 mi
  • Ford Foundation Building: 0.3 mi
  • Lever House: 0.3 mi
  • Chrysler Building: 0.4 mi
  • Cathedral of St. Patrick: 0.4 mi
  • Bloomberg Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: 0.4 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.4 mi
  • United Nations Headquarters: 0.4 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.4 mi
  • Sony Building: 0.4 mi
  • Ralph Bunche Park: 0.5 mi
  • Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 0.5 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.5 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.5 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.5 mi
  • International Building: 0.5 mi
  • University Club: 0.5 mi
  • Trump Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Robert Moses Playground: 0.5 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.5 mi
  • Henri Bendel: 0.5 mi
  • NBC Studios: 0.5 mi
  • Nintendo World Store New Yok: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Television and Radio: 0.6 mi
  • GE Building: 0.6 mi
  • Park Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden: 0.6 mi
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park: 0.6 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.6 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.6 mi
  • FAO Schwarz: 0.6 mi
  • Barney's: 0.6 mi
  • Diamond District: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.6 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Harmonie Club: 0.6 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.6 mi
  • Fifth Avenue: 0.6 mi
  • Metropolitan Club: 0.6 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Tudor City: 0.7 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by ebookers

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
83 out of 83
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Gollum's friend
Business
Montana
25 Mar 2014

One can do better

The door stopped no sound at all and there was a half-inch gap at the bottom. Although the hotel is non-smoking two out of five nights cigarette smoke came rolling through the door gap. It is a convenient location, but that is about all--for a noisy, sparse, London-sized room I would prefer to be in London.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

E-train station with connection to LaGaurdia bus or express to JFK Air Train station is a short walk up Lexington Ave.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Lennartghh
Stockholm
23 Mar 2014

Nice place for budget traveller

Affordable and clean rooms for the young traveller

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
whatever2
Business
Philadelphia, Pa.
19 Mar 2014

good hotel

The Pod 51 is a terrific hotel, but I do wish they would supply wash cloths. Other than that, near perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Jamaican in NY
Washington DC
17 Mar 2014

Who needs a fancy hotel anyway

The location is fantastic. From here, I walked to Central Park, Broadway and many of the fancy places I was able to afford because I went cheap on the hotel. I did pay for an upgrade to a room with a bathroom. Didn't even look at the shared facilities. Understand the rooms are very small. I'm 6' 1" and could touch the foot and the head of the bunk with my head and feet at the same time. The sink resembled those on a plane. However, I was not in the room for more than 30 minutes once I turned off the TV and got out of bed. Was quite disappointed in the cleaning crew. I found droplets of liquid on the toilet seat of my private bathroom upon initial entry to the room. They were willing to have the whole room cleaned again. I had not been given a fresh roll of toilet paper as a new guest and over the days I was there, they never replaced the 3/4 used bottle of moisturizer used by the previous guest. All-in-all, I'm happy with them given the location, rate and value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

BXL is up the street. All you can eat mussels on Sundays and Mondays, and a very expansive selection of Belgian beers. Use some of the money you'll save at Le Bernadin, or Daniel or Marea.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Probably come back again
Tampa, FL
13 Mar 2014

Cozy and comfortable

Perfect little getaway room. Emphasis on "little," though. Rooms were clean, the staff was quite pleasant, and located close to subway. One negative comment is that the rooms are so close to each other you can hear the people coming and leaving their room. Overall, a reasonable NYC hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Aspiring Actress
Las Vegas, Nevada
10 Mar 2014

Short visit

This hotel was amazing!! Comfortable rooms and customer service. The room was little hot as you cannot adjust the air but crack open a window and you are golden.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Suntory Time
DC
10 Mar 2014

Great location and value

If you're traveling on a budget, and especially in an expensive city such as New York, you can't get much better in terms of value than Pod 51. As long as you're not expecting a large and luxurious room, this hotel provides a clean, affordable place to stay while you're visiting. The location of the hotel is unbeatable with 2 subway lines within 1-2 blocks from its spot in midtown east and plenty of options for eating/drinking in the area. My one and only complaint is that I had to wait what seemed like several minutes to check-in while the front desk lady chit-chatted with a male friend who dropped by about non-work related matters - with no acknowledgement of my presence that was standing right there and within earshot of their hushed conversation. It was particularly annoying at the time because I had just arrived around 9pm after a long, uncomfortable bus ride and wanted nothing more than to throw my luggage down and rest. Besides that one incident, all other interactions with hotel staff were normal and satisfactory along professional standards.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Mikey J.
D.C.
3 Mar 2014

Solid city stay

Got a room with a double bed and it was just right. Had everything we needed and just enough space for a home base while we explored the city. Not the most luxurious hotel obviously, but everyone's really friendly that we interacted with. Don't depend on the wifi and be prepared for second hand smoke occasionally (we would just open the window for a minute to get rid of the smell), but otherwise I definitely recommend for a quick trip. Can't beat the price and I would definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go a half block along 51st St. for a great bagel at Ess-a-bagel!

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
City lover
Business
South Carolina
1 Mar 2014

Amazing value great location

The location is just a block from the subway (E train and Lex Ave) and an easy walk to Grand Central, stores, the UN and the Park. There are plenty of great restaurants within 2 blocks in all price ranges. The hotel is clean and neat. The rooms are compact, but all my needs were met, including a free safe in the room. The lobby restaurant is convenient for coffee in the morning. The only small notice was a slightly hard bed, but that's a matter of taste. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in New York, especially young people as it has a lot of young travelers and is in a very safe location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Fantastic neighborhood Italian restaurant "Pescatore" around the corner. Well priced for a nice night out or a tiramisu and coffee.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Jun jun
Beijing
27 Feb 2014

Best choice in Manhatton

Clean, comfortable, every convinience that u can imagine in a tiny place, cute.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
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