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nottingham
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2007

In a good location 15-20 minute walk to bloomingdales and some great bars and convenience stores just around the block. All the staff are pleasant and very helpful, i would stay there again without a doubt even on my own, A great place to stay , good job the pod hotel paul smith nottingham england

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Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2007

I booked the hotel based on location, price, and design. The location, close to subways, was prime. Since we traveled all over the city. Good breakfast options, though not great evening dining around the hotel. But thats not a negative for me. The queen room we had was large, the accessible room, we later learned. No view, but we pretty... More 

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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2007

My husband and I stayed at this hotel over Columbus Day weekend. We had a bunk-bed room with shared bathrooms down the hall. We found the hotel to be in a nice, safe neighborhood with several good breakfast options around the corner. Plus there is a beautiful little park with a waterfall across the street. Our room was very small,... More 

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2007

The hotel is excellent and has a great location, everything seems to have been refurbished recently, the rooms were small but this is NY and the cost was low compared to most other hotels. I loved the individual tvs and the fact you have a basin in your room. The shared bathrooms were in good condition and there are plenty... More 

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Chicago
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2007

I just got back from one night's stay at The Pod. I had a single room, shared bathroom: cost $139/night. You cannot beat that price in New York for a hotel in Midtown with a concierge desk and quiet street. Unlike the previous poster, I did not smell cigarettes at all, and I am very smoke sensitive/smoke averse. My room... More 

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hbof
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2007

I will pay more money to stay in something that isn't the size of a closet, literally. It's a shock when you open the door and see just how tiny it is. Not that I didn't expect it beforehand but in actuality... I booked the queen bed, btw. Sure, you're not in your room that much but when I am... More 

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Upstate NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2007

My friend and I just spent a night at The POD hotel this past weekend. We had a “double” bed (if you could call it that – his feet hung off the end) and private bathroom. It's by far the most interesting hotel I've stayed at in NYC. The room is literally, a POD. Small as can be, however FABULOUS.... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2007

A great location and fantastic roof terrace were the highlights (many breakfasts and bottles of wine up there!) Rooms were small but clean and functional!! Good showers.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2007

Stayed at the Pod Hotel for 4 nights in September 07 with a friend and we were very impressed by the look of the hotel interior (very slick/modern and up to date), the convenient location (in Midtown, only a couple blocks away from 51st subway station), the value for money (we paid $169 per night for the room, booked via... More 

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Finland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2007

I and my boyfriend spent 13 nights in July in NYC. We chose The POD Hotel, which was a great decision. Altough the room was tiny there was enough space for two people. Hotel was overall very clean and even quiet in my opinion. Extra points for roof terrace with the skyscraper view! We loved the city, hotel and people!!!

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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: $117 - $397 (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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