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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just stayed for one night. The site is great, the room was small, as I expected, but had everything I needed, including sockets for phone etc in an appropriate place. I had a room with its own bathroom with shower, which I valued. It was clean and comfortable. I had some problems with the internet, but that was probably...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed at Pod 51, it was easy to get to from the Lexington Station. I was in search of an affordable hotel for 4 days/3 nights for a business trip. Thought I would need to cancel because I wasn't having much luck with "affordable." But I came across Pod 51, I checked out the rooms, the price was "affordable."...

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Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very compact room, but with all the essentials. Very clean and we'll maintained. The lobby/cafe area is very nice and great to stay and work in. Excellent location at a great price. The Pod people did the right call to minimize extras without leaving out any of the basics and getting to the best price. The staff is also great....

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Hi stayed at Pod 51 Sep.2016. The rooms are small, but it's NYC. The roof top is awesome! Everything is very clean and there's lots of local restaurants close by. Subway is not far and I enjoyed walking to the Met to enjoy it on a Sat night. would stay here again - even the shared bathroom and showers was...

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Oranjestad, Aruba
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Like all hotels NY hotels are expensive, so also the budget hotels, but do you need to stay all day in you room in Ny...No, so go out, explore Ny, you need a room to sleep, a place to shower, voila nothing else...this hotels is central, clean and that's is. no bladibla dibla..

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Excellent location. The hotel is within walking distance of Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, MoMA and many other attractions. Two subway stations (Lexington Avenue/53rd Street and 51st Street) offer easy access to other parts of NYC, as well as JFK airport. I had a single room with shared bathroom, which was very clean and much more spacious than expected....

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

First time visiting New York last year and we stayed at Pod 51. My friend booked the hotel and I was a little sceptical at first with the shared bathrooms, but it wasn't a problem at all. You have lights in your room which light up to inform you which bathrooms are being used. The staff were so friendly, and...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 March 2017

My biggest complaint about Pod 51 is that is bills itself as a budget hotel, yet charges standard hotel rates. I wouldn't be complaining about any of the following if I had paid $80 a night. However, Pod 51 is charging $220 for their cells. The positives: It was clean. The staff was friendly. The location is perfect. They store/hold...

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are, in fact, a budget property -- though our rates do fluctuate throughout the year, they are always among the best in the city. Our rooms are indeed small, that's why they're called Pods! We're sorry you did not find the bathroom satisfactory to your needs. Additionally, I'm not sure where the music...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is perfect for a week in New York. The location is ideal, walkable to all midtown sights (the main ones everyone wants to see!); the rooftop terrace was lovely even in January; the staff are friendly and helpful; the rooms are well equipped and clean. Breakfast was especially lovely! Would highly recommend this hotel!

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a great stay here, although the bed was very, very small. It was a beautiful, modern hotel with a rooftop patio and a service to drop your bags off at the desk well before check-in time. We had a single room to ourselves, but there were shared washrooms available for the rooms with no washrooms. Neat experience, very...

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Staying in Midtown

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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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 

Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: RM678 - RM1,219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#155 Business Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
#193 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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“My room faced away from the road, and was quiet.”
Cova902, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I choose room w/private bathroom. Sharing a bathroom would not work for me.”
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“The queen rooms are spacious for NYC, and are the best value.”
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“The higher up you get - the quieter it is”
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“Corner private room. High floor.”
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