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Pod 51

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Not very comfortable. Difficult to sleep at night.

Great experience, staff was great, rooftop was great to spend some time & best of all location, location. You can’t get a better value for a hotel in the heart of Manhattan!

Building was old, rooms were too small, wade too small. There were not a lot of food services (breakfast, lunch). We had to go outside to eat every time. This hotel might work really well for married couples without children. The hotel is in a fantastic spot, is close to everything in Manhattan, that was good about; the location.

The hotel was very cute and youthful. I loved the design I almost wanted to stay in my room my whole trip. The rooftop was beautiful although it was a chilly night to be up there. Also the hotel was located close to shops and a great walking distance to Central Park. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

Love this hotel, would definitely recommend and stay here again, but the missing stars are due to the bathroom configuration- having the toilet and shower in the same room means you are screwed if you have to pee and someone is in the shower.

Good price great location don’t expect the Waldorf Astoria. Staff is very friendly and kind. I stayed in a private room and bath double bed. Room was bright and the shower was amazing.

Had a late checkin, the manager on duty was very accommodating to make sure that everything was take care of.

The hotel rooms are extremely tiny.If you are a person of average to above average size you will not find this space comfortable. In order to sit on the toilet, my feet had to be in the shower. Our room had its own bathroom. Some of the rooms do not so be prepared to walk down the halls with other half dressed hotel guests headed to the community WC. The hotel was clean and well maintained.

Spent one night, rooms are small, perfect for just sleeping in. Will use again when need to stay overnight in the city.

nice clean economic place. nice area very affordable price. A bit small the bed and the room, but confortable. ..

There are no bathrooms in the rooms themselves (there are four per floor). But you can't beat the price if you want to stay in Manhattan. As long as you know what you are getting into, I would definitely recommend it.

My daughter abdI just wanted to bum around NYC at Christmas and only needed a place to crash without the cost and it was convenient and perfect for what we needed. Staff was great!

If you are looking for a low cost no frills option in NYC this is a good choice. Single room no bigger than a cell block but clean with comfortable single bed. Bathroom and shower out the door just a few feet away. Pod51 convenient to public transit only a 30 minute commute from LGA via Bus and the E subway.

My room had a central heating system (radiator), and it was hard for me to control temperature. Also, I could feel cold air flowing through the window. Overall, it's a reasonable deal for a basecamp to travel NYC.

It’s very uncomfortable to stay inside the room, since it’s way too small so I feel the air is thick and can’t breath well when I sleep, the air conditoner is too old and it makes loud noise which made me can’t sleep well at night too.

Not fancy, but it is attractive, the rooms are small but clean and location is great

Good value for the price. Bathrooms could have a bit more storage for your things but otherwise no complaints.

Hotel has few rooms with room bathroom, otherwise they have shared bathrooms on each floor, I prefer bathrooms in rooms. Bunk beds rooms are really small.

Hotel is conveniently located near the subway. However, Make sure you get directions to the hotel from the subway before you get out of the airport at JFK. It's easy to get on the wrong train and get lost. Overall hotel had an artsy clean boutique vibe. Room and bathroom were small yet functional. Could hear other people talking in the hallway but late at night people were quiet. Good central spot to hang out and walk to restaurants and shops.

Clean, convienent to transportation, would recommend to others and stay there again

230 E 51st St New York NY

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chrysler Building and Bloomingdale's
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Rooftop terrace

Pod 51 places you in Midtown, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Chrysler Building and Bloomingdale's. This 348-room, 3-star hotel has a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central New York and also a short walk from Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.


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

Pod 51's 348 air-conditioned rooms provide safes, phones, and desks. 27-inch LCD TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding.


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 dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a garden, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Private Bathroom

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (62) Couples (47) Business (33) Students (1) Family (17) Other (46) Friends (17)
2
Everyone

Not very comfortable. Difficult to sleep at night.

By on May 20, 2018

5
Everyone

Great experience, staff was great, rooftop was great to spend some time & best of all location, location. You can’t get a better value for a hotel in the heart of Manhattan!

By on May 16, 2018

3
Couples

Building was old, rooms were too small, wade too small. There were not a lot of food services (breakfast, lunch). We had to go outside to eat every time. This hotel might work really well for married couples without children. The hotel is in a fantastic spot, is close to everything in Manhattan, that was good about; the location.

By on May 9, 2018

5
Everyone

The hotel was very cute and youthful. I loved the design I almost wanted to stay in my room my whole trip. The rooftop was beautiful although it was a chilly night to be up there. Also the hotel was located close to shops and a great walking distance to Central Park. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

By , from New York, NY on Apr 21, 2018

5
Everyone

Love this hotel, would definitely recommend and stay here again, but the missing stars are due to the bathroom configuration- having the toilet and shower in the same room means you are screwed if you have to pee and someone is in the shower.

By on Apr 10, 2018

4
Everyone

Good price great location don’t expect the Waldorf Astoria. Staff is very friendly and kind. I stayed in a private room and bath double bed. Room was bright and the shower was amazing.

By , from new york city on Apr 4, 2018

5

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Everyone

Had a late checkin, the manager on duty was very accommodating to make sure that everything was take care of.

By , from Los Angeles on Feb 26, 2018

2

tiny spaces

Everyone

The hotel rooms are extremely tiny.If you are a person of average to above average size you will not find this space comfortable. In order to sit on the toilet, my feet had to be in the shower. Our room had its own bathroom. Some of the rooms do not so be prepared to walk down the halls with other half dressed hotel guests headed to the community WC. The hotel was clean and well maintained.

By , from New York on Feb 24, 2018

4

good value.

Everyone

Spent one night, rooms are small, perfect for just sleeping in. Will use again when need to stay overnight in the city.

By on Feb 4, 2018

4
Everyone

nice clean economic place. nice area very affordable price. A bit small the bed and the room, but confortable. ..

By , from Costa Rica on Jan 19, 2018