"Great location for seeing the city. Very clean, room tiny but fine for its purpose. View from the roof amazing but shame there's no bar. Bed not comfo ... " More

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Hotel Description

Digital TV, safes, and hairdryers are featured in all 348 rooms. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Additionally, phones and desks are available.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Midtown hotel, attractions include Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Pod 51 places you in the center of New York, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Chrysler Building and Bloomingdale's. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and LCD TVs.

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count ???room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular??? Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£91 per night

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pod 51 ratings based on 96 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Great location
Cons: Bed and pillows ( for me anyway) No proper bar that we knew of.
Location: Midtown, you can get anywhere from here....I suggest just wandering, so much to see.
Great location for seeing the city. Very clean, room tiny but fine for its purpose. View from the roof amazing but shame there's no bar. Bed not comfortable for me personally but lack of sleep could also have been jetlag.

Posted by , from tyne and wear, england on 15 Nov 2016

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1 out of 5

Horrible nights sleep

Pros: Location wasn't bad but I didn't like much at all there is nothing else to say The staff where bad
Cons: It checked out a night early because the room was like a sauna but more importantly it was so noisy. Every time someone turned a tap on you could hear in the room. The shower was next door so that was heard too. Let alone door slamming and loud voices. No sleep was had

Posted by on 29 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Very good hotel, good location

Excellent stay. No issues. Very clean and modern. Near 53rd street and lexington subway station easy to commute around, even from JFK via the airtrain which I recommend over a taxi or shuttle. Save yourself some money. Would stay here again.

Posted by on 31 Aug 2016

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5 out of 5

short new york trip

Hotel perfect for what I needed, had ensuite room which was perfect for amount of time spent in it. Room cleaned every day, fairly quiet for New York so slept well. Only criticism check in staff didn't seem particularly friendly just told me room number and where it was.Would have been nice to have been friendly, and would have helped to have been told restaurant was closed, so I wouldn't have gone into it wanting food to be told it wasn't open for 2 weeks ! Would recommend pod 51 as place to stay and if ever return to New York would stay again

Posted by on 2 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

NYC trip

The room and hotel were great and we only used it for sleeping and showering etc. The rest of the time we were out sightseeing etc. The hotel is in a great location only 15min walk from rockefeller center and 20 from times square. Really happy with the hotel and I would definitely stay there again. Only downside was the rooms were a bit small, hence the name pod hotel, but it was still very comfortable despite the lack of space and I only really slept in the room. Great experience and I would happily recommend this hotel to others.

Posted by on 20 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Couple in New York

Hotel was what i have expected. As we only need a place to sleep when you're tired exploring the city. I have no complaints about the staff and cleanliness. Only issue is i think bed is short -dont really matter that much and aircon can only be set to 71degrees F which still very warm. Overall - we're happy.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2015

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3 out of 5

Good Hotel

Small room little storage but nice and clean, I booked a twin room with bunk beds no bathroom just sink, bathrooms are shared but this was not a problem as there were 4 on our floor and they were nearly always available, 4 lights above the bedroom door indicate which were in use. Worth the saving compared to on-suite alternative. Safe in room, excellent wifi and place to leave cases at the end of your stay. Good location, east midtown close to subway (end of next block) which also had a walkway to next station on the express line to JFK airport. Only a 15 minute walk to times square. Staff excellent. Would use again.

Posted by on 5 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Great little space

This is exactly what I was looking for. Nothing too fancy, a bed in a room, with it's own sink. The shared toilets and showers were a couple of doors down the hall, and they were clean and problem-free. The location was perfect too, smack in the middle of Manhatten.

Posted by on 4 Sep 2015

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2 out of 5

Would not recommend family stay.

Did not meet my expectations. No tea/coffee facility. Very little space for two to move around. Only few rooms with en suites. Chose this hotel because it is near to all sight seeing locations. Location is good. Good for single person. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Posted by on 2 Sep 2015

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4 out of 5

POD 51 works for me

I utilise both Pod Hotels but on this visit I chose Pod 51. Pod 51 has a few rooms with ensuite & that's what I opted for. I can't do shared baths - sorry, not sorry. I stayed in pod 402. As usual, it was small & clean. The only slight issues were the electrical outlets - the one at the sink & in the room both needed the covers replaced, also the heater was not churning out enough heat for me & made a clanking noise when coming on. None of this is enough to down-rate the hotel. They can accomodate (where reasonable) early check-in which is what I requested. No probs. Otherwise, it's 2pm check-in & noon check-out. They can hold your luggage if needed. 3 Clean, efficient but small elevators. The lobby is spacious, there's a concierge & 2 restaurants, however, one was going through refurb during my visit so it was closed. The other is next to the hotel as opposed to being contained within it. I have dined there & it's yummy. Nearest subway is E.53rd for the E,M,6. Grand Central Station is at E.42nd...props to MTA again! The Pod Hotels are my regular accomodation in NYC. I see no need to change that.

Posted by on 19 Jan 2015

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Pod 51. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 348 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (14.9 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pod 51 offers 348 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hairdryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Pod 51 has a restaurant on-site.

Nearby Activities

Central Park, 12 blocks (about a mile) from the hotel, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The park abounds with playgrounds and wide, open spaces for romping. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, has rowboat and bicycle rentals. The Wollman Rink offers ice-skating in the winter, the Victorian Gardens amusement park during warmer months, and splendid views of the park and city year-round.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Pod 51 Hotel New York
  • Pod 51 Hotel
  • Pod 51 New York
  • Pod 51
  • The Pod Hotel
  • Pod Hotel New York City
  • Pod Hotel Nyc
  • Pod New York City