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Pune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is hostel style, but neat and clean. The rooms are Tina but stylish and modern, bed was comfortable. A couple of nice eateries can be found next door. Subway is only a few minutes away. Prepare for noise during the night. Would come again!

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Bangkok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found the service to be fine here. Room is small, has a sink, bed, TV, and little desk. Two bathrooms with showers down the hall to be shared by those on the same floor. Did not come expecting a huge room....just needed a central location to sleep when doing with meetings.

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Kingston, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at both Pod Hotels in NYC at least twice. Both are decent - pretty good prices for NYC. Yes, the rooms are pretty small (hence, the name of the hotel). At Pod 51, I had a shared bathroom which wasn't nearly as annoying or gross as it couldn't been. I stayed two nights and didn't have to...

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1Thank William Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a joke unless you want to sleep (that is if you sleep) in a cell. Service is non existant. You will have to pay an extra if you want a smile. Bathroom are ridiculously small, etc... but hey, it was only 250$... What can you expect ?

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Fabien, I'm sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We strive to meet every guests expectations. However, we are very forthcoming about the size of our rooms - they are quite small - that's why they're called Pods! Unlike many budget hotels, we do have a concierge, bellman, and 24 hour front desk staff eager to help...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located in Manhattan, very kind and helpful staff. As per American standards the room is small, then again there is enough space to store your belongings away, work on a small desk, without getting the feeling of the place being too tight. It`s merely smart usage of available space in an expensive city. I used the shared bathrooms, which...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As expected, the room was small but functional. Items such as extra towels, amenities etc were smartly stashed away. It's fine though because we weren't expecting to stay very long in the room anyway (Hey - it's Manhattan!) The lobby was excellent - great place to work and hang out. It had great wifi and a cafe that sold cheap...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You get whats in the name.. a pod. Small room but has all the necessaties that you need when your away from home and dont plan on spending a lot of time in your hotel. Not far walking to 5th Avenue. Free WIFI. Comfortable enough and very clean.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days at the end of travelling round North America, tiny room but it can be expected with the name "pod" great location close to the subway and not too far from tourist stuff but also in a bit of a residential area so you get to see a bit of the "real" ny. Staff...

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We're glad you pointed out that while we're close to attractions, we're also close to a residential area (2nd Avenue) that allows guests to see "real" NYC. We'd also like to add to those reading this review, venturing into this area is great for scoring happy hour deals...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was really good. We stayed a week in NYC & the hotel's location was perfect, just a couple of streets away from the subway. Room was always extremely clean & tidy & staff helpful. The rooftop was awesome on sunny days, as you could sit up there and chill. The shared showers where so clean. Honestly 5/5 would...

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Saint Augustine, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been looking for a good hotel in NYC for awhile now and I think we finally found it! We needed a clean place to crash at the end of he day and shower before starting our day and this place is PERFECT! Quirky, close to what we wanted to do and see, and right next to one of the...

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ShannaPod51, Social Media Manager at Pod 51 Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Nikki, Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hippest affordable hotel in New York City, where new friends are made every day. Room types for every budget and preference. All mod connections in every WiFi-free accom-odation. Kick back and relax in our hip, modish lobby, grab a bite to eat at our restaurants, or soak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pod 51 Hotel

Address: 230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Price Range: €79 - €261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pod 51 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 156
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Also Known As:
Pod Hotel New York City
The Pod Hotel
Pod Hotel Nyc
Pod New York City
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#156 Business Hotel in New York City
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#194 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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