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The room was compact but had all that I needed, including enough good towels. The bed was a little too hard for me. Otherwise, great. Oh, the heat was very loud so I had to turn it off to sleep.

It was a bit noisy, the room was freezing but safe, nice staff, great location and perfect price

When they say pod, they mean pod. The “room” felt and looked like an upscale jail cell. I was stunned to realize that I apparently booked a room with no bathroom—who shares a public bathroom during a pandemic?!? The front desk staff changed me to a room with a private bath—for a fee, of course, which negated my lower price for this room. In other words, I should have just paid more in the first place for a typical hotel room and avoided the trauma. That’d be my advice to weary travelers.

Pros: quiet area, not far from the subway, great price for NYC, well kept property with modern decor. Cons: bed and pillow were not very comfortable, thermostat control wasn't good (room didn't get as warm as I was hoping for), not near any attractions. Know before you book: the single pod doesn't have a ton of space but is a good deal for a solo traveler who is ok with forgoing a few amenities for a cheaper price. The bathroom is shared, but the toilet/shower room is a separate private room so you aren't showering with a bunch of other people around. I would describe this as somewhere between a hostel and a hotel.

The rooms are tiny, but perfect for vacations. Very Clean and comfortable. 2 blocks from subway station, 1 block from police department (so the area is safe). A lot of dining options and the best thing is the location, about 10 15mins walking from times square. Staff very friendly. 10 / 10

The Pod was lovely. I liked the area and that I felt like a resident of the city. Thank you, Barbara Delia

This is basic, but super clean. I had never stayed at these because I thought they (Pod hotels) were more of a hostel situation...if you are getting a private bath, it's a solid place to stay for any age. Nothing fancy here, but in a pinch this is a solid choice for accommodation.

Unfriendly Staff

I liked the insistence on masks and distancing. I also liked that my room was not cleaned during my stay. And the front desk staff were so friendly.

Pleasant hotel. Serves its purpose.

Value for price paid, great location close to everything. Good public transportation

The set up. The room have a very. Low. Their no badroom inside the room. If you need to use the bathroom you may have to way until is clear or emty . i will never go there again.

we enjoyed the roof deck. The rooms are small but comfortable and clean. The hallway, however, always smelled of smoke a pot. The staff was friendly and approachable with concerns.

E 51st St New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace

Located in Manhattan, Pod 51 is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. This 348-room, 3-star hotel has a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace.


Dining

Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/cafe.


Rooms

The 348 rooms have an array of amenities, including safes, phones, and desks. 27-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of Pod 51 enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and a garden.

Room options

Double Room, Private Bathroom

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bunk Bed | Sleeps 2

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (29) Couples (5) Family (14)
5
Everyone

The room was compact but had all that I needed, including enough good towels. The bed was a little too hard for me. Otherwise, great. Oh, the heat was very loud so I had to turn it off to sleep.

By on Apr 25, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2022

Thank you for staying with us and your comments.

4
Family

It was a bit noisy, the room was freezing but safe, nice staff, great location and perfect price

By on Mar 1, 2022

Review comment responded on Mar 1, 2022

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2
Everyone

When they say pod, they mean pod. The “room” felt and looked like an upscale jail cell. I was stunned to realize that I apparently booked a room with no bathroom—who shares a public bathroom during a pandemic?!? The front desk staff changed me to a room with a private bath—for a fee, of course, which negated my lower price for this room. In other words, I should have just paid more in the first place for a typical hotel room and avoided the trauma. That’d be my advice to weary travelers.

By on Feb 28, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 28, 2022

Thank you for staying with us and your comments.

4
Everyone

Pros: quiet area, not far from the subway, great price for NYC, well kept property with modern decor. Cons: bed and pillow were not very comfortable, thermostat control wasn't good (room didn't get as warm as I was hoping for), not near any attractions. Know before you book: the single pod doesn't have a ton of space but is a good deal for a solo traveler who is ok with forgoing a few amenities for a cheaper price. The bathroom is shared, but the toilet/shower room is a separate private room so you aren't showering with a bunch of other people around. I would describe this as somewhere between a hostel and a hotel.

By on Feb 11, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 11, 2022

Thank you for staying with us and your comments.

5
Family

The rooms are tiny, but perfect for vacations. Very Clean and comfortable. 2 blocks from subway station, 1 block from police department (so the area is safe). A lot of dining options and the best thing is the location, about 10 15mins walking from times square. Staff very friendly. 10 / 10

By on Jan 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2022

Thank you for staying with us and your favorable comments.

5
Everyone

By , from Boston on Dec 3, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Nov 20, 2021

5
Everyone

The Pod was lovely. I liked the area and that I felt like a resident of the city. Thank you, Barbara Delia

By on Nov 9, 2021

Review comment responded on Nov 9, 2021

Thank you for staying with us and you favorable comments.

4
Everyone

This is basic, but super clean. I had never stayed at these because I thought they (Pod hotels) were more of a hostel situation...if you are getting a private bath, it's a solid place to stay for any age. Nothing fancy here, but in a pinch this is a solid choice for accommodation.

By , from Bridgeport on Oct 3, 2021

Review comment responded on Oct 4, 2021

Thank you!

1
Everyone

By on Sep 11, 2021

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