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Pod 51 Hotel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Singapore
Reviewed 26 August 2008

We stayed at The Pod in Dec 07. Booked a double room with en suite bathroom at The Pod after much research on Tripadvisor and we were definitely not disappointed. Finding clean, affordable accommodation in a convenient and safe location in NYC can be difficult... and we were glad that once again, we trusted in this website. The room was...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 August 2008

My 20 year old college student son and I were looking for a convenient place to stay in NYC before he went back to school. The Pod Hotel turned out to be a great choice. First, the price at a little under $200/night for the room was a great deal for NYC. Yes, the room is small, yes we had...

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UK&UAE
Reviewed 23 August 2008

The Pod hotel is a great place to stay if you don't want to pay the high prices for a New York hotel. The rooms are tiny, the double bed takes up the entire space. My husband and I each had a suitcase and they had to go right behind the door, had to open them up on the bed...

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Belfast, NI
Reviewed 21 August 2008

The Pod was just how i imagined it would be from the reviews I read on tripadvisor. The room was small but adequate for my needs - I was travelling alone. It was clean and the sheets were changed daily. There was a flatscreen TV on the wall and an ipod docking station (hence the name of the hotel I...

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Arizona
Reviewed 20 August 2008

Really perfect for an inexpensive crashpad. Most NY hotel rooms that are less than $300 are very small anyway. Pod rooms are just super small, but cleverly designed. T.v., sink, sufficient storage, long mirror. Narrow beds. Never had to wait for restroom or shower. Some noise from hall, otherwise would have given 5 stars. Great restaurants around the corner on...

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Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2008

I stayed at The Pod about a year ago on my last trip to NYC, and it was good enough that I decided to go back again. Last time I was in a double room with private bath, and this time I was in a bunk bed room with shared bath (I was traveling with a friend). Check in was...

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Evanston
Reviewed 20 August 2008

While The Pod provides a very casual comfortable atmosphere in a very convenient location, in some ways it takes its "hipness" a little too seriously. I had a queen room with a private bath (shower only); the overhead shower more than makes up for the sink/toilet area's cramped quarters; all other room amenities were excellent. The hallways may be a...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 19 August 2008

This is the smallest double room I ever stayed in. Shower is behind glass so maybe not the ideal place to stay in with friends if you do not like showing off to friends. Bed was small even though it was a double bed. Very basic no where to put your bags if more than one. Concierge knows less about...

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Bexley, England
Reviewed 19 August 2008

I stayed at this hotel twice over the last few weeks and would really highly recommend it based on my experience. The first time, I stayed in a single room with shared bathroom facilities. The bedroom was relatively small, but was compact and totally adequate with everything that was provided. There is a sink, towels and hairdryer provided in the...

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Leeds
Reviewed 17 August 2008

Me and my Boyfriend stayed here for 3 nights in the middle of July at the beginning of a tour across America. The best thing about the Pod is the location. It's within walking distance of the Empire State, Central Park, Times Square and there is a metro station about 2 minutes away for access to the other main attractions....

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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 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: RM667 - RM1,211 (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.”
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“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.”
ivyhaver, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The higher up you get - the quieter it is”
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“Corner private room. High floor.”
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