$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
127 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 (127)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 127
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.3
Location:
4.4
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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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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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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Young Grannie
Business
St. Louis, MO
Oct 15, 2014

Nice trip to New York

The hotel is in a great location. It's more for younger people. Room very small-hardly any room to walk around the bed. Bathroom extremely small. No washcloths provided. No remote for TV-we had to ask for one. Nice lobby area and eating choices at hotel. It was very noisy for us...you could hear people talking in rooms, toilets flushing, showers, street noises also. Staff very nice. We felt it was expensive for the bare minimum amenities and space. Not a place for families.

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

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DingVar
Business
Chicago
Oct 12, 2014

affordable pit stop

We stayed 5 nights in the pod, it is clean and comfortable. I probably would not stay for longer periods, as it requires being neat and organized to make the small space work. But for 5 days or so I'll go back again and again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
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

3
5.01.0
pattsy
Business
chicago
Oct 8, 2014

No frills but adequate

I was concerned about the community shower but it was just fine, better than what was available in the room/convenient to subway & many restaurants/I would return.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

many restaurants nearby/easy walk to Central Park/good morning coffee in hotel's dining venue

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Adriana1234
Business
Colombia
Sep 30, 2014

GOOD

VERY GOOD LOCATED, CLEAN, WE HAD TO DO AN UPGRADE BECAUSE THE FIRST ROOM ASSIGNED WAS VERY LITTLE, BUT EVERYTHING WAS GOOD IN GENERAL.

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

Business

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Strive G
Business
Harpenden
Sep 5, 2014

All you need

Anyone visiting New York only needs a comfortable bed. Why pay excessive rates if you are going to be out all day and evening. Never dine in a hotel, half the fun is finding new restaurants. This hotel ticks all the boxes, why pay more for facilities you don't need?

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BlacksbgMom
Business
Blacksburg, VA
Aug 25, 2014

Great location, highly recommended

This has minimal amenities fitted into a small space, but it's what we wanted because we were out sightseeing all day and just wanted a place to sleep. It's attractive and we were very happy with the accommodation. Great location on the 51st.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a tiny park where photography is not allowed, across from the hotel, and you can take food there and have a picnic by a waterfall, very peaceful.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Strive G
Business
Harpenden
Aug 24, 2014

Perfect low cost hotel in the centre of Manhattan

Centrally located, low budget and basic is what we wanted and what we got. In a quiet narrow one way street but withing walking distance of Rockefeller, Time Square, MOMA etc. Tranquil garden right opposite. Short walk to river and UN too. Surrounded by restaurants just one or two blocks away. Would recommend to anyone who dousn't need glitz and glamour because they plan to use a hotel to sleep in and not be pampered. Will use again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Smith (3 in NY). Noisy. Brash, excellent food. All of NY summed up in one room.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cylee
Business
Delaware
Aug 17, 2014

Simple and Nice

Close to iconic destinations in New York. Accessible by train and buses. No need to drive!

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

Business

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