$75 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 6, 2015 Check-out: Feb 7, 2015

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
142 reviews
So perfect

I stayed 3 days. Here is perfect place for traveling with small budget. Very near subway stations... See full review

  • jaehyung l.
  • Dec 30, 2014
LOVE The Pod Hotel

Excellent stay, as always!!! Modern and hip hotel with a college like twist. See full review

  • Michael W.
  • Dec 29, 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.

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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

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

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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 Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (142)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
142 out of 142
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
coolcucumber
Business
Indian Land
Jan 22, 2015

Awaiting the Flight Overnight

Great place to kill a night for so little. Why can we not have this chain all over.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sean T.
Business
Kalamazoo
Jan 19, 2015

Exactly what we expected

The pod hotels are small. We saw a lot of complaints about the size. Don't expect a big room and you won't be disappointed. They do a great job with trying to provide storage space and a little room to move. At about 100sqft there isn't much though. We expected this and were very satisfied with the room. This hotel is very reasonable priced for its location and you could do a lot worse. So with a great staff and clean and comfortable rooms I can say that I'd recommend this hotel to anyone. Keep in mind that I don't travel to stay in the hotel room. I use a hotel for sleeping and washing. Nothing more. If you enjoy lounging around in a hotel room instead of being out seeing the sights ID recommend a more upscale hotel with bigger room and much bigger prices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tao L.
Business
Monrovia
Jan 19, 2015

Tiny hotel

The room we stayed was very warm. There's no control of A/C or heat. It's very small but clean. The bathroom is modern and very cute. The wash sink is by the bed and is like the ones on airplane. Our room was noisy at night cause there's a club nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
edjan
Business
N/A
Jan 19, 2015

Nice for a single person

Small but well designed and big enough a one person- nice cafe downstairs

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TKDA
Business
London
Jan 19, 2015

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.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to several main subways and good value for money. This is a good accomodation for single travellers.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kirk super nomad.
Business
Los Angeles
Jan 17, 2015

memorable moment

The hotel was at the perfect location, and is high on my reference list. Lovely and comfortable place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

About 5mins ride to times square.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mon.892
Business
Stanton
Jan 15, 2015

NY trip with my friend

The hotel was very clean and the location was perfect. There is a cafe on the first floor that came in handy. Each room does not have a shower. Instead there are a few showers on each floor, and you share with other people. Overall, it was a nice hotel although the room was very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

This hotel is very small. If you just need a hotel to sleep, this hotel is for you.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thomas Y.
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

Wonderful value

I love Pod hotels when I am on business. They are well located and offer great value. My bed at Pod 51 was very comfortable. The amenity that was a disappointment was the chair and desk too small, barely work room, and horrible wire chair. Would stay there everytime and do my work somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Well located hotel, close to the Lex subway, a short walk to Grand Central, and several really good restaurants within a one block walk...

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
John D.
Business
N/A
Jan 15, 2015

New York City for $100 per night

The Pod 51 is in a great location on the east side, in midtown, just a block and a half from the Lexington Ave subway and in the middle of a neighborhood teaming with restaurants and bars. Check-in was routine, and could have been friendlier. The room was, as advertised and expected, very small. It was fine, though, just for sleeping. The only issue I had was a bed that was a bit uncomfortable. The mattress was stiff and unforgiving, and there was only one pillow. The A/C worked fine, and the small sink in the room was adequate. The bathroom and shower was down the hall, and in the two days and nights, I never had to wait to get in. It is a small bathroom, but fine for taking a shower. Elevators were a bit slow. It seemed like one of the three was always used by the staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Luna Piena, a neighborhood Italian on 53rd, between 2nd and 3rd, was excellent. Draught 55 on 55th between 2nd and 3rd was a nice bar, with a friendly bartender and an excellent selection of beers on tap. They are serious about their beer.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kate
Business
New Orleans
Jan 7, 2015

Great stay there!

It's location is very convenient to almost all of the shopping malls, museums, banks and restaurants around Times Square. Just several minutes walk. It's also close to the subway station. Some bars are located nearby. I like it's lobby, which has a big space and interesting tables for surfing the Internet. The room has small space and small pool for washing hands. Though we need share bathroom with other people, it is clean. We never had time conflicts with others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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