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Pod 51

3.0 out of 5.0

Pod 51

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The rooms are a perfect size for 2 people, beds are so comfy and everyone there was so nice and helpful !!

Excellent hotel. The location was perfect. I'm certainly going back.

Nice hotel , small rooms but clean and good location

Everything besides the communal restroom/showers were fantastic! I think this is the only Pod that doesn't offer private restrooms on bunk bed suites but I could be wrong. You do get accustomed to it though.

Nice and clean room in great location my room is small but convenient and it has a window that overlooks Manhattan.

The room is too small The bed is uncomfortable Sink is as small as in the airplane Overacted

Awesome choice, great location, all you need for a great price! I loved my little bunk bedroom, and had no problems with the shared bathroom - it was actually great. It still had a sink in the room for brushing my teeth or washing my hands in a hurry. Loved it!

I did not like having to share a bathroom. When I had to get up in the middle of the night to go, it was annoying to dress and put on shoes and find my key to take down the hall. Also, for showering, hauling my items down the hall was inconvenient and I wasn’t too keen on standing in someone else’s dirty bath water. The heat was an old boiler system which could not be set to an exact temperature. It was extremely difficult to regulate the temperature and we would go from freezing to sweating. It took about 15 minutes to come on after setting. Not fun after coming in from the snow.

The room was super clean and the staff was very nice. They are able to hold your luggage if you have to check out before your flight leaves. They have a small snack bar downstairs and a restaurant attached next door.

Great location two blocks from subway. Nice cafe in the lobby for a good simple breakfast (yogurt, fruit and granola, bagel, coffee , juice). Room is small but clean and perfect for an overnight stay. We did the shared bath option and it was fine. There is a light panel in the room that shows which bathrooms are unoccupied.

Stay here every year for the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting; perfect location, and while small rooms, very clean and efficient.

Never, never had such a bad room--cou;ld lordly move. bathroom miniculse

Had to use a bathroom and shower with someone else’s shower water all over the place (gross). No cold water in rooms (not hooked up) - good luck brushing teeth or getting a drink. Only one pillow - slept very poorly. This is not a hotel. It is a co-habitation space. No thank-you.

Pod 51 is s great place to stay when you are in NYC. It’s very close to Rockefellow center! My room was great-plenty of room for 2 people. I personally chose to corner room with a private bath! I would definitely recommend Pod 51 to other travelers!

The hotel was close to the subway and downtown NYC. Although my eooms was small, it was pretty comfortable and suited for one person. The restroom/shower was clean and spotless.

230 E 51st St New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Concierge services

Located in Midtown, Pod 51 is within a 10-minute drive of popular attractions such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and Grand Central Terminal. This 348-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located in central New York, the hotel is also near United Nations Headquarters and Rockefeller Center.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

A 27-inch LCD TV comes with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a safe, a phone, and a desk.


Property features

Guests of Pod 51 enjoy a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space. Self parking is available for USD 35 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (114) Couples (47) Business (33) Students (1) Family (17) Other (46) Friends (17)
5
Everyone

The rooms are a perfect size for 2 people, beds are so comfy and everyone there was so nice and helpful !!

By , from St. Louis, MO on Jan 31, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Jan 23, 2019

5
Everyone

By on Jan 16, 2019

5
Everyone

Excellent hotel. The location was perfect. I'm certainly going back.

By on Jan 15, 2019

4
Everyone

Nice hotel , small rooms but clean and good location

By on Jan 14, 2019

5
Everyone

Everything besides the communal restroom/showers were fantastic! I think this is the only Pod that doesn't offer private restrooms on bunk bed suites but I could be wrong. You do get accustomed to it though.

By on Jan 14, 2019

5
Everyone

Nice and clean room in great location my room is small but convenient and it has a window that overlooks Manhattan.

By on Jan 3, 2019

2
Everyone

The room is too small The bed is uncomfortable Sink is as small as in the airplane Overacted

By on Jan 2, 2019

4
Everyone

By on Dec 24, 2018

5
Everyone

Awesome choice, great location, all you need for a great price! I loved my little bunk bedroom, and had no problems with the shared bathroom - it was actually great. It still had a sink in the room for brushing my teeth or washing my hands in a hurry. Loved it!

By , from Raleigh, US on Dec 21, 2018