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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was worried because of the shared bathroom, but the hotel staff kept it so clean. It was also so cozy and comfortable in the room. The style of the hotel is also so unique. I loved every part of my stay.

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

Hi Janessa, I'm so glad we exceeded your expectations. We strive to ensure each guest has a truly enjoyable stay with us at Pod 51. We hope to see you in the future!

Connecticut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the flash of this incredibly hip hostel/hotel fool you. it isn't a place where one sleeps. Door slamming and rowdy people until 3:30 am. The in-room bathroom had an actual clear glass window in it. I was so hoping my travel companion could watch me go to the bathroom. It brings a new level of intimacy to a...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that your stay at Pod 51 did not meet your expectations. We encourage guests to report any issues (late night noise, water trouble) immediately so we can work to remedy them. I will pass your feedback along, and have an engineer check the shower in the Pod you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled solo and I had a single room with shared bathroom. This is a great option for those who wants to walk around all day long and just come back to hotel to have a nice sleep. It's more like a hostel than a hotel I think... The location is simply perfect, close to main attractions, but in a...

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean, very nice staff, very close to everything. Our second visit. This time there was a little cafe at the hotel for breakfast and coffee. That was superb. Would be nice with a room for 3. The hotel said there was, but I couldn't find it online.

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

Hello! Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. We do have rooms that accommodate three people, however, they have to be booked directly with us via email or the phone.

Kansas City, KS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent four nights at Pod 51. I can't think of anything negative to say about it. The room was very clean, staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I loved the on-site cafe. They even have Ess A Bagels so you don't have to go around the corner and wait in the long line to get one. We had a...

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

Hello Molly, Thank you for your review! We love Ess-a-bagels, and we hate lines!! We hope to see you again soon.

DECATUR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was tiny but clean and in a great location. The breakfast nook had delicious coffee and surprisingly varied fare considering its small size. The music in the elevator gave the place a European feel. An interesting walking tour was also sponsored by the hotel.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

hotel was a 15 minute walk to park avenue, Rockefeller centre etc. Plus there was subway less than 100 metres away. Rooms were small but perfect for single traveller.Never had to wait for a toilet or shower. Great clean facilities

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Seguin, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I were looking for the cheapest (but cleanest!) way to stay in NYC for Christmas and Pod 51 was perfect for that. Very clean, very modern looking, and all the employees were very friendly and helpful. My only issue was how easy it was to hear our neighbors. When you're staying in such tight quarters, it's understandable...

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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pod 51 on 51st street was terrific for the traveler who doesn't require frills...it has all the basics and is very clean....staff was helpful and pleasant....I had the best night's sleep on a terrific mattress...I think this is a European style hotel as there were a lot of travelers there from other places, it's sort of boutique given size but...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in New York for only 24 hours for my layover on my way to Russia. I booked this hotel because it was cheap, close to everything I wanted to see and it seemed new from the pictures. Pod51 exceeded all of my expectations! First, I am super happy that the checkout is at 12, because it's jut the...

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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: $108 - $277 (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:
#9 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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