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Malvern UK
Reviewed 25 September 2007

For a budget hotel we thoroughly enjoyed the pod hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms and a lovely roof terrace to enjoy in good weather. The rooms were on the small side but to be honest if i wanted to spend a holiday in a hotel room i wouldn't go to New York. It is very close to some great places...

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Toronto
Reviewed 19 September 2007

We stayed at the POD over the Labour Day longweekend. Stayed in Queen Pod - so appropriate. Terrific stop to rest your tired bones after experienceing this Fantastic City. Can`t beat the value, location and atmosphere. Elevator is small and shabby compared to the rest of the hotel. Careful of the bathroom as this is literally a wet room. After...

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Norfolk, England
Reviewed 19 September 2007

I've just got back from four nights in room 822 and loved it! The room is a twin room with bunk beds - the bunks are more spacious than you imagine, and although the room is small the was enough room for two grown-ups with suitcases! It was clean and tidy, no complaints at all! Each bed has a small...

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British Columbia
Reviewed 19 September 2007

Stayed at the Pod for 4 nights in a private room with Queen bed and own bath at the end of July this summer. Room was small but cute, I mean for the price you pay you don't expect it to be the Plaza or anything. But definitely worth the money if the choice is between this or a hostel....

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London
Reviewed 18 September 2007

Pros: clean; friendly staff,;good location; decent plumbing (a rarity in NY); fairly quiet; public space with waterfall across the road (ideal for breakfasting when weather's okay) Cons: single pod with "bathroom" was very cramped (you practically have your feet in the shower to sit on the toilet); flat-screen TV (with poor choice of channels) at unhelpful angle to bed; safe...

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Oslo
Reviewed 17 September 2007

This is really the hotel you want to go for if you are looking for a smart, clean place to sleep in New York without having to spend all your money on accomodation! I stayed in a single pod with shared bathroom for five nights. The rooms are small, yes, but it all looks brand new with modern design, highlights...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2007

We just stayed one night here on arriving in the US. We were by no means disappointed. The staff on reception were helpful and friendly, and the room was modern and very comfortable. There were signs of a few flaws in one or two of the recently installed mod-cons, that show that the builders doing the renovating were perhaps not...

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Texas
Reviewed 15 September 2007

Stayed at the Pod in August. I am returning next weekend because how much I liked this hotel. I was looking for something inexpensive since I was going by myself. All I basically was looking for was a clean room to sleep in. When Im in NYC I spend as much time in the city and NOT in my hotel...

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Leeds
Reviewed 14 September 2007

We booked a Queen room through hotels.com and got a better deal than the rack rate on the Pod's website. The lobby area is very modern and welcoming and the check-in staff we very efficient. The room was as shown on the website and was clean and neat. The hotel room was really quite small but it was perfectly manageable....

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2007

If you have correct expectations, I really can't see what's not to like about this excellent hotel. It's on this basis that I give this hotel 5 out of 5 here. So what should you expect? - a SMALL room (i've stayed in hotel rooms with bigger bathrooms) - contemporary, stylish environment - in a kind of Ikea way -...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $116 - $388 (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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