$120 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 25, 2014

Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
146 reviews
Close to everything

Pod 51 is centrally located, great restaurants and bars within walking distance. The staff was... See full review

  • C.A.H.
  • Jul 4, 2014
Fantastic location

Our room and shared bathrooms were perfectly clean and provided a great New York City experience.... See full review

  • Traveling Tietze
  • Jul 3, 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.

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.

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

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 (146)

Ratings and reviews for Pod 51 Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 146
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MOCKYPOOH
New York City
Jul 31, 2014

An Upscale School Dormitory

I've stayed here a few times. It reminds me of school dormitories. But upscaled. The rooms have everything that a student needs. A bed, a desk, a TV, a stereo, and a sink for small washings. Shared bathrooms. To be really honest, the property could be a medical clinic. For people who need to be away from all the hustle and bustle of city life. Yet, a closed community by itself that provides care. At the same time, it's great for overseas summer abroad, semester abroad students. As an entire group (monitored), taking an entire level of rooms. Which gets to experience NYC with an educational program along with it. Don't know what the hotel management/owner is doing though. First updating the next door outlet to a bar and now renovation of the hotel lobby completely when it was perfectly inviting and promotes community/sharing.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Z dog
Miami Fl
Jul 27, 2014

Nice place

The location was great you have access to the subway fine dinning and shopping. The restaurant in the lobby surprised me with the great food and good drinks. I will be staying here again when I travel to NY.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Amneria
Guaynabo, PR
Jul 24, 2014

Friends

Amazing trip, the staff and amenities are so far so good. Will stay again soon

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

The Rock

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DannyGold
Albany, NY
Jul 19, 2014

Good deal for the area.

I found the hotel to be very adequate for a night's stay. It was clean and had dining in the hotel. The neighborhood is excellent.

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

It was a pleasant experience.

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
C.A.H.
Hood River, OR
Jul 4, 2014

Close to everything

Pod 51 is centrally located, great restaurants and bars within walking distance. The staff was great. The subway is only a 4 minute walk away, 53rd & Lexington, providing easy access to all of Manhattan.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rickc92262
Somerville ma
Jun 9, 2014

Great stay

As always clean comfortable and excellent location the addition of bar/ restaurant a plus stayed here before and will again my go to hotel when flying solo

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

The Hotel

Review of Pod 51 Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lee Renee 82
Columbia, MD
Apr 15, 2014

A great hotel

I felt lucky to find this hotel as I was searching for inexpensive hotels near Central Park so can be close enough to walk to it for the Scotland 10K place that had taken place. I loved how artsy the hotel was. The rooms were small, yet clean and convenient. My only negative is there are no washcloths. The hotel is near a couple of convenient stores so you may want to consider picking up some "scrubby gloves." Other than that, I enjoyed my stay here. I will come back again the next time I go to New York City.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lennartghh
Stockholm
Mar 23, 2014

Nice place for budget traveller

Affordable and clean rooms for the young traveller

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Suntory Time
DC
Mar 10, 2014

Great location and value

If you're traveling on a budget, and especially in an expensive city such as New York, you can't get much better in terms of value than Pod 51. As long as you're not expecting a large and luxurious room, this hotel provides a clean, affordable place to stay while you're visiting. The location of the hotel is unbeatable with 2 subway lines within 1-2 blocks from its spot in midtown east and plenty of options for eating/drinking in the area. My one and only complaint is that I had to wait what seemed like several minutes to check-in while the front desk lady chit-chatted with a male friend who dropped by about non-work related matters - with no acknowledgement of my presence that was standing right there and within earshot of their hushed conversation. It was particularly annoying at the time because I had just arrived around 9pm after a long, uncomfortable bus ride and wanted nothing more than to throw my luggage down and rest. Besides that one incident, all other interactions with hotel staff were normal and satisfactory along professional standards.

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

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Adrieno
Singapore
Feb 25, 2014

POD 51

Location is excellent, walking distance to almost everything you'll. Room was decent and clean; the toilets were clean and nice too. My room was right at the corner so had a bit of an issue with the wi-fi but other than that everything else was nice.

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