£70.40 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in 10 Aug 2014 Check-out 11 Aug 2014

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
99 reviews
Close to everything

Pod 51 is centrally located, great restaurants and bars within walking distance. The staff was... See full review

  • C.A.H.
  • 4 Jul 2014
Fantastic location

Our room and shared bathrooms were perfectly clean and provided a great New York City experience.... See full review

  • Traveling Tietze
  • 3 Jul 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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Reviewer score 3.9 out of 5

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 (99)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
99 out of 99
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DannyGold
Albany, NY
19 Jul 2014

Good deal for the area.

I found the hotel to be very adequate for a night's stay. It was clean and had dining in the hotel. The neighborhood is excellent.

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

It was a pleasant experience.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Absolutely1
Business
Texas
13 Jul 2014

How Much Are You Willing To Do To Save Some $$$?

If you get the cheapest room, you also share a bathroom down the hall. The rooms are tiny but clean and well-maintained. The room has a sink and mirror, so you can do a lot of the "bathroom stuff" like brushing your teeth and cleaning your contacts in the room. All you really need the shared bathrooms for are the commode and the shower. It sounds gross, but the bathrooms were clean and guests were considerate. There are no ice machines, and you have to go to the kitchen for ice (open 6 a.m.-10 p.m.). Other small things like this make the hotel definitely no frills. That said, I kept thinking "never again." If you have to get up in the middle of the night, you then have to walk down the hall -- and don't forget your room key! I was willing to give it a try on a friend's recommendation, but I wouldn't do it again, even if the $150/night was ridiculously cheap by Manhattan standards. I'd rather pay more, but others might be fine with it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There is a small park across the street on 53rd with a huge waterfall and lots of seating areas. It's incredibly peaceful and you forget you're in the middle of the city.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PrffsrDuh
Business
Iowa
11 Jul 2014

Never Disappointed

The Pod is what its name implies: Small bunking spaces rather than full rooms. But I just finished my second stay there and will go back when traveling to NYC solo in the future. The rooms themselves have little room, but they are clean and well ordered, and the shared bathrooms are monitored frequently by staff to keep them clean. I don't spend a lot of time in my room when I visit NYC, so the smallness of the pods doesn't bother me. The staff is friendly and accommodating, and the attached bar is a great place to catch a game.

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

Business

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jessie0316
Washington DC
8 Jul 2014

CUTE

The hallway spells a little bit weird - like wet socks. Other than that everything is worth the value.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C.A.H.
Hood River, OR
4 Jul 2014

Close to everything

Pod 51 is centrally located, great restaurants and bars within walking distance. The staff was great. The subway is only a 4 minute walk away, 53rd & Lexington, providing easy access to all of Manhattan.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Traveling Tietze
New York City
3 Jul 2014

Fantastic location

Our room and shared bathrooms were perfectly clean and provided a great New York City experience. It was walking distance from a lot of the places that we wanted to go and allowed us to leave our luggage after we checked out for no additional cost. You wont find anything better for this price in NYC. I would definitely recommend.

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

Walking distance from Central Park & Times square!

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Geese
Derbyshire, England
10 Jun 2014

Perfect

Perfect for our needs, Definitely recommend to others. Staff and cleanliness were exceptional

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

Use the Bigbus to see the city

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mom celebrating daugther'
Puerto rico
9 Jun 2014

Excellent !

I found the hotel on cheap tickets offer hotel + air tickets offer and it was the best experience .I get to 51 st street after taking a cab from jfk ($52 flat fee plus toll and tip =$60 ) around 9pm. The staff was very welcome and in mo time they do check in . Rooms we're perfect size considering you just need it to rest and sleep . The sharing bathroom has a great system because you can see when they're occupiied or vacant. The roof top & the garden are great soaces and hipster desing pretty modern and comfortable , I highly recommend it if you are looking fir a nice place in the middle of a cool restaurants and bars and very accesible of 51st subway staition and a couple of blocks from time square. Awesome experience .

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

If you are going downtown on a 4,5,6 subway Go to lexinton station , i you are going uptown stay on 51st station .

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rickc92262
Somerville ma
9 Jun 2014

Great stay

As always clean comfortable and excellent location the addition of bar/ restaurant a plus stayed here before and will again my go to hotel when flying solo

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The Hotel

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kateeka
Business
New Jersey
20 May 2014

Great price for Mid-Manhattan

Just needed an overnight stay, and this was perfect. Close to work and next venue. Room was small, but had all I needed. Bathrooms were down the hall, room has a sink. Bring a washcloth if you want one, they are not provided. Very European.

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

Business

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