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Pod 51

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

the hotel is well located, the rooms are clean and although the rooms are very small they are adequately appointed and very functional

Affordable and great location. Hotel was cleaning and staff was very friendly. Would recommend to others.

The pictures do not give it justice. The rooms are not that small. The price is perfect for what you get. I have stayed in more expensive hotels in NY, less quality. Its close to everything at well. I do not have anything negative to say.

I had an overall great experience. Checked into the hotel a little late and got a not so good room; the shared rooms are a little cramped, we saw a bug on the floor and it was too close to the elevators. We went to the front desk the next morning and asked for an upgrade and when we got back that night we were given a much better room with a balcony. The people at the front were very nice and accommodating. The location can't be beat either, a five minute walk from the subway and in a quiet street. Would definitely stay here again

Great stay. The rooms are small, but very neat and clean. The staff was friendly and informative.

The hotel was clean a close to all site seeing locations. I enjoyed the clean room. The rooms are not big but they were well stocked, recently updated and clean!

The Pod 51 is my first choice for lodging in NYC. For solo travelers who don't plan on spending much time in the room, the value is a good one. I did notice this visit that the shared bathrooms were not always as frequently serviced as they have been in previous stays. Also, the air conditioner was very loud, which I don't remember from previous stays. But my room was clean, safe, and quiet.

If you are more than 6' the bed is too smalll and the showers are not always clean

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 Central New York City, 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 Manhattan 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 (55) Couples (46) Business (33) Students (1) Family (17) Other (46) Friends (17)
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

4
Everyone

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.

By on Jan 8, 2018

4

it was just right.

Everyone

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!

By , from Niagara on Dec 30, 2017

4

inexpensive no frills option in good location

Everyone

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.

By on Dec 29, 2017

3
Everyone

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.

By on Dec 27, 2017

3

it’s a nice neat hotel but it’s too tiny,l

Everyone

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.

By on Dec 21, 2017

4

great for price

Everyone

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

By , from Minneapolis on Dec 14, 2017

4
Everyone

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

By on Dec 13, 2017

3

hotel close to restaurants

Everyone

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.

By , from boston, MA on Dec 10, 2017