$130 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 27, 2014 Check-out: Apr 28, 2014

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
84 reviews
good hotel

The Pod 51 is a terrific hotel, but I do wish they would supply wash cloths. Other than that, near... See full review

  • whatever2
  • Mar 19, 2014
Short visit

This hotel was amazing!! Comfortable rooms and customer service. The room was little hot as you... See full review

  • Aspiring Actress
  • Mar 10, 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.

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

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Hotel Map

40.7559 -73.9691
Area served
New York
Nearby airports
JFK International Airport, LaGuardia International Airport, Newark International Airport.
Area description
The innovative Pod Hotel offers compact, cleverly designed rooms and a prime location 4 blocks from Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, less than 6 blocks from the Theater District, and 2 blocks from subways.

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 (84)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.6 / 5
23 out of 84
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

96% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Probably come back again
Tampa, FL
Mar 13, 2014

Cozy and comfortable

Perfect little getaway room. Emphasis on "little," though. Rooms were clean, the staff was quite pleasant, and located close to subway. One negative comment is that the rooms are so close to each other you can hear the people coming and leaving their room. Overall, a reasonable NYC hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Mikey J.
D.C.
Mar 3, 2014

Solid city stay

Got a room with a double bed and it was just right. Had everything we needed and just enough space for a home base while we explored the city. Not the most luxurious hotel obviously, but everyone's really friendly that we interacted with. Don't depend on the wifi and be prepared for second hand smoke occasionally (we would just open the window for a minute to get rid of the smell), but otherwise I definitely recommend for a quick trip. Can't beat the price and I would definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Go a half block along 51st St. for a great bagel at Ess-a-bagel!

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Jun jun
Beijing
Feb 27, 2014

Best choice in Manhatton

Clean, comfortable, every convinience that u can imagine in a tiny place, cute.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
Charlie Green
Bromsgrove England
Feb 21, 2014

Fantastic location.

Great trendy hotel right in midtown Manhattan . Perfect location for sight seeing , either walking or jumping on the subway which is on the same street. Clean, comfortable and warm !( snowing & -8 while we were there!) Will deffinatley stop here again on our next visit - too much to see & do to get everything done our first visit to NYC. Great bars & places to eat near by also. We just wanted somewhere clean & comfortable to sleep as we were out all day visiting places & out at night visiting bars. This was perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Smith a bar just around the corner a great place to eat & drink.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
NYC lovers3544
Indiana
Feb 17, 2014

Fun Stay

We spent 4 nights here and had a fantastic time. This was our third trip to New York and it was our best. The hotel is in a great location and makes you feel more like a New Yorker than a tourist.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Try the Morning Star café(2nd Ave between 50&51 St.) for a great breakfast at authentic New York diner. The BXL just a few doors down has a great Beer selection

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Soyx3
Brooklyn
Feb 16, 2014

Cute ny spot

Cute hotel small room but at least there's walking space. Really tiny bathroom but good location. Price is decent for the area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
Lil'jo
Florida
Feb 14, 2014

Satisfied with Pod 51

Cute "little" place. When all you need is a nice bed to lay your head between sight seeing, this is a great place to do so and save a little bit. We had the shower and bed and thats all we needed and it seemed clean and there were plenty of towels. Nice "little" flat screen, but we were not there to watch tv. Stayed out on the town til way past midnight and got up early and left every morning. Didnt spend much time at all in the room. Sad that in the winter you cant go on the roof. Nice staff!! Very helpful concierge. Sub entrance is just down the street with a Mickey D and Taco B around the corner for a quick bite. Subway train is only 2.50 to get to times square very quickly. Never had to call an expensive cab. We did walk to times square one day but it was a 20 minute walk. Went right through Grand Central Station on our way. Nice break from the cold.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
ArcticMonkey
Pasadena, California
Feb 11, 2014

NYC Getaway

With a beautiful bar and cafe inside the hotel, the room itself lacks something. A private bathroom was a must for us, pay a little extra. Overall i would stay here again, decent location to where you can get to where you need to go with an easy subway transfer. Brooklyn was our city of choice. For our first time visiting the city it was a memorable experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
Nicknames Are Weird
toronto
Feb 10, 2014

Not fancy, but it doesn't need to be.

It's a very small, but still comfortable hotel. It's very close to public transit, walking distance from a lot of attractions, and the teeny tiny bathrooms make you feel like you're on a luxurious airplane. It's no frills, but frills adjacent. You're not going to spend much time in your room anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

2
bostonightgirl
NYC
Feb 3, 2014

Good place

The room was really tight, almost felt like I was in a closet, But a comfortable closet. The place in general is wicked nice and affordable, nice location and staff. I will definitely go back.

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