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Pod 51 Hotel

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#242 of 498 hotels in New York City
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Pod 51 is the most affordable hotel in NYC, with a focus on style and comfort. We offer room types for every budget and preference. Free week day walking tours and WiFi. Kick back and relax in our lobby, grab a bite to eat at our cafe, or soak up the city in our beautiful rooftop garden.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
24-hour check-in
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Trendy
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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230 East 51st Street, New York City, NY 10022-6571
Pod 51 Hotel
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4.0 of 5 bubbles6,244 reviews
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Pod 51 Hotel is often celebrated for its prime location and the attentive service provided by its staff, who are noted for their helpfulness and friendliness. The hotel's minimalistic yet hip atmosphere, along with cozy public areas, appeals to guests, though the rooms are described as small and some have noted noise and maintenance issues. While opinions on value vary, with some guests finding it budget-friendly and others questioning the cost due to the room size and extra fees, the cleanliness and amenities like the rooftop terrace generally receive positive remarks.
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Convenient
Atmosphere
Hip
Rooms
Basic
Value
Reasonable
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Mixed
Noise level
Noisy
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Satisfactory
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dennis c wrote a review Yesterday
Worcester, Massachusetts3 contributions1 helpful vote
Never have I paid so much for so little. The room is so small that it is claustrophobic. There was one metal chair and a tiny tv. The sink to wash your face was in the bedroom area and the faucet was half way into the sink. The final cost was 280 after tax. They had the nerve to add 23 $ resort fee. Avoid this place , it’s bad for your sanity and your wallet
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to offer some of the most competitive rates in the city, however, pricing varies based on date of stay and how far in advance you book. I am sorry we missed the mark with you and I hope you enjoyed your time in NYC.
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pumpkin049 wrote a review Apr 3
Winnipeg, Canada31 contributions26 helpful votes
We are a family of three (55+ old parents and a 20 year old son) who vacationed at Pod51 over spring break. The last time we stayed there was back in 2012 and really not much has changed. I looked back at my older review and we would STILL gladly take no tv in the room in lieu of a mini-fridge, and it would be awesome if both the sliding bathroom door and the shower window were frosted - using the shower with my son's bed right in front of the bathroom, plus a sliding door that wouldn't stay closed led to some creative privacy towel work on my behalf! Otherwise,the maid service was excellent (rooms cleaned every day), the cafe had great coffee and pastries/bagels, and the location is awesome with restaurants, shopping, and a metro station nearby. The Pod has an overall nice vibe, too - everyone we met on the elevators was friendly and the staff is very helpful. Despite the minor complaints, we would stay at the Pod again because it is such a dang good value. Would recommend the veranda pod for a group of three- even though it was cold while we were there, we sat out on our private veranda every evening, enjoying the skyscrapers and the night sky.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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jbrown841268 wrote a review Apr 1
San Jose, Costa Rica1 contribution
Great location , walking distance to all main areas in downtown Manhattan and also close the subway train station . The rooftop is definitely the place to go at evening. Depending of how tall you are the basic room could be a bit small, but if you just need a place to rest the price value is worth it. JB-San Jose, Costa Rica .
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Norman G wrote a review Apr 1
San Jose, Costa Rica2 contributions
Excellent location in Manhattan, close to the police station and subway. There are several food services nearby. Without any complaints, the price paid seems correct to me due to the area in which it is located.
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damaurice4 wrote a review Apr 1
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It's a good place to spend the night. The rooms are small but good, is practical to stay and sleep good prices and the location is excellent. The shared bathroom is small but clean and all the staff is super friendly and helpful
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aadajar wrote a review Mar 2024
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I love this place since it is near everything like grocery/pharmacy, foodshops like Essabagels, Starbucks, etc., shopping district, churches, UN HQ, easy access to Uber and all. Overall, it is good. Hope to return soon.
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pkavan980761 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great location. Excellent hotel. Friendly helpful staff. I appreciated what effort the cleaners made. I liked the feeling off staying in a safe, peaceful and chilled hotel. I have already suggested Pod 51 to a number of my friends
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S M wrote a review Mar 2024
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First time travelling solo. The reservation specialist was super friendly and helpful. Getting there was decent. It was my first time going to this hotel so didn't have any expectations. My room was clean. I had what I needed. I wasn't expecting Marriot or Hilton level experience. I had a short stay and this provided me the space I needed for that. I love that it was close to the subway and the places I needed to get to were in walking distance. I didn't really talk to anyone besides checking in and out so I can't say much about staff interaction. I felt safe too.
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rjesus174350 wrote a review Mar 2024
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The location was so great, we had the subway station near, I liked the street, you found market stores, restaurants, bar and everything you need for your trip, I recommend if you are going to visit alone the city or in couple
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atasin397011 wrote a review Mar 2024
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I would definitely come back. The location is excellent. The area is very quiet. The cleanliness is excellent. In our case, the bathroom was shared and it was always clean. The people at the reception always kindly evacuated our inquiries.
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C$209 - C$398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityTurtle Bay / Midtown East / Manhattan
NUMBER OF ROOMS
156
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pod 51 Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Greenacre Pocket Park (0.1 km), St. Bartholomew's Church (0.4 km), and PJ Clarke's (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pod 51 Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Pod 51 Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pod 51 Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Spice Symphony, Little Collins, and Obao Noodles & Bbq.
Are pets allowed at Pod 51 Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pod 51 Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Pod 51 Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (6.1 km), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (6.1 km), and Hamilton Park (4.4 km).
Is Pod 51 Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.