$80 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 5, 2015

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
126 reviews
This is a great hotel for NYC

While the rooms are small they are everything you need because why would you go to NYC if you... See full review

  • sassysher
  • Dec 1, 2014
Great hotel, great location, and a bargain!

We were looking for a budget hotel for two friends sharing. We completely lucked out with this... See full review

  • AJCoops
  • Nov 18, 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 (126)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
126 out of 126
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
J Bone
Huntington Beach, Ca
Apr 28, 2013

Perfect Location!

This Hotel has a great location. Quiet neighborhood, great people and just close enough to Times Square. Love it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tamera H.
Business
N/A
Dec 20, 2014

gret fun place

Accomodating staff. Helpful tips and service. Great resturant attached.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mqnzrm
Business
Beijing
Dec 16, 2014

Good location

The hotel is near the time square, but the room is small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Boston Guy 87
Business
Boston, MA
Dec 5, 2014

Weekend Gataway

It was a good experience and great room for the price. Small is small but you got everything you needed. I wish the bathroom was a little bigger but for this price in the middle of NYC, you cannot beat that.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
db400xml
Business
Columbus Ohio
Dec 2, 2014

Great place if you don't mind a small room

I loved the Pod. It was exactly what I was looking for. On this trip, I wanted a great location but I didn't want to spend a lot. The rooms are small but I was by myself so that didn't matter. I also selected the room with a shared bath which was even less expensive. There were 4 baths on the floor and it was never an issue getting one. There is even a light in the room to tell you when your favorite one is open. The restaurant is nice but pretty casual food. But there are tons of good restaurants within a few blocks so this didn't matter. I will definitely stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

There is a French restaurant right next door that is good. LE BATEAU IVRE

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sassysher
Business
Baltimore, MD
Dec 1, 2014

This is a great hotel for NYC

While the rooms are small they are everything you need because why would you go to NYC if you wanted to stay in your room. The staff is friendly and it is in walking distance from all sorts of stuff. There is also just across the street an awesome hidden waterfall!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Holly7
Business
Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 24, 2014

Great place to stay for a solo traveler

I was a little nervous about the shared bathroom aspect of Pod 51, but I found them super clean and pretty private. They have a light-up indicator that tells you when a bathroom is free or not. There's a sink in the room, and the toilet/shower are enclosed for 1-person at a time use, so you don't have to walk naked down the hall or anything. The room was tiny, but clean and fine for what I needed, which was just a place to stay. I would totally stay here again the next time I go to New York.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Angela.C.
Business
Minneapolis
Nov 20, 2014

Pod 51....

Didn't spend much time in the hotel, but I enjoyed it when there. Beds were comfortable and the personalized TV's were good. The staff was friendly and very helpful, and they did a good job cleaning. We saved money and decided to go with the shared bath. It was easy to understand the system, and there were no problems with quality and cleanliness. The only things I didn't like were the elevators, they were small, and you could hear noise from other floors, and people who were being very loud. I would recommend this hotel to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk out the hotel door, take a left and 2 blocks later another left, and there was a good coffee shop, great coffee and cookies.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pabs
Business
dallas
Nov 20, 2014

pod

It was a great hotel to stay at.. very hip and well located. Queen suite was great, the other rooms looked small though.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
pabs
Business
dallas
Nov 20, 2014

pod

Location was great, very easy access. The room that I got was a double suite, had a nice balcony. The other rooms where small thought, but I think is is a good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
AJCoops
Business
Salisbury, UK
Nov 18, 2014

Great hotel, great location, and a bargain!

We were looking for a budget hotel for two friends sharing. We completely lucked out with this hotel! The bunk bed room was small but perfect - great stainless steel sink/mirror alcove/tissue and toilet roll holder unit. Each bed has it's own tv. The basic clothes hanging alcove had hangers plus top shelf and bottom shelf space. The 4 shower/ toilet rooms on each floor were all different for personal layout choice, kept really clean and stocked with free toilet roll, shower gel and shampoo. The rooms were cleaned and beds made every day. Location is easy to walk to a lot of sights or get the subway. Hotel bar was brilliant, plus breakfast/snack room in lobby. The street has many great sushi restaurants, a couple of good bars, and a great cafe around the corner and another one block over. Book it now!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Get a weeklong subway Metro card if you're going to be there most of a week - the subway is a short walk and brilliant for getting around the city. But download a map onto your phone!

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