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San Francisco
Reviewed 22 January 2008

I went in with low expectations, at $99/night for a twin with shared bathroom. The room was clean and functional. Everything worked as it was supposed to. There are 4 bathrooms for each floor, with 30 rooms. It proved enough for all my trips to the joint, which were always clean. Loved the shower-heads! A handy light in the room...

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Aussie in London
Reviewed 22 January 2008

We stayed at The Pod hotel for several nights around NYE in one of the rooms with bunk beds. It certainly is a modern hotel with a funky room set up. The room was small, but intuitively set up and with more than enough space to move around. The mobile LCD tv on each bed was a brilliant idea as...

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1Thank wanderingboots
Corby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2008

Stayed in the The Pod for 4 nights just before christmas we didn't get to the hotel until midnight but the staff were great, really helpful. The rooms were clean and tidy and cleaned well everyday. We had a problem with our toilet (it wouldn't flush properly) next morning we reported it to the reception staff and it was all...

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1Thank treelife
Under the clock
Reviewed 21 January 2008

I've stayed at the Pod in its old Pickwick Arms days; originally in backpacking days and on another occasion when every NY hotel was booked up with convention goers. It was a cheap n'cheerful 1* hotel in a great location so was interested in seeing the revamped Pod on a bonus side trip to NYC when again, decent hotel rooms...

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7Thank NewYorkMinute
Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 20 January 2008

We stayed in the Pod last Monday night, with a queen room for my wife and me and a single for our college student son. The Web booking was flawless, with speedy confirmations of the original reservation and a later change. We asked for nearby rooms and were given adjacent rooms on the eighth floor. Check-in was good, efficient and...

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4Thank LarryDC
Virginia
Reviewed 16 January 2008

Coming from Virginia, "reasonably priced" is a relative term in NYC. However, the Pod Hotel met every hope and expectation for a college roommate reunion post Christmas shopping spree. First of all, the website and reservation process were flawless- no surprises and everything delivered as described. Location was excellent for meeting at Grand Central. We were able to check in...

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4Thank petrus1966
Celbridge, Ireland
Reviewed 15 January 2008

Hi there, My partner and I stayed in the pod last September for a few days; the hotel is located 1 block from the subway station and is only 3 subway stops from time square. The hotel was clean, safe and comfortable - very modern decor and "bed bug free”. The space in the rooms was a bit tight, but...

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california
Reviewed 14 January 2008

Stayed at the Pod for 5days & the experience was super cool! After going over several reviews on this site we choose the double bunk bed option. Although the check in time on the hotel website states 2pm, we were allowed to check in at the time we arrived which was 8am. The concierge gal was extremely helpful in suggesting...

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Edinburgh
Reviewed 8 January 2008

For me, there's nothing more satisfying when visitng a hotel than to have as little as possible to do with the hotel itself during your stay. This hotel provided exactly that luxury. From the moment we checked in until the moment we left 7 days laters, there was not a single problem. The desk staff were friendly and very helpful....

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 January 2008

The pod hotel is perfect if you are on a budget but still want to stay in a clean and nice hotel in the central of Manhattan. The room, a pod double, was not much bigger then a shoebox and the sink in the room was somewhat unpractical, but the room was clean and nicely decorated, the staff was very...

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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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  • 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: RM455 - RM958 (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
#156 Business Hotel in New York City
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#194 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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