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Reviewed 1 March 2008

We booked a double room with an en-suite from expedia for £400 for six nights. This was an absolute bargain for the location. When we arrived we were checked in straight away by the friendly receptionist. We found the room to be small but adequate for our needs as we didn't go to New York to stay in the room...

Thank AdamLeese
Reviewed 29 February 2008

We(4ppl) stayed at the Pod Hotel for 7 nights late February(20-27th). I had read reviews and thought they all sounded nice and I was really looking forward to it. People say the rooms are tiny, but to be honest, I think they were just right! There was 2 of us in the double pod, we fitted in fine with 4...

Thank angelina_84
Columbus, Georgia
Reviewed 25 February 2008

When you see a New York hotel at less than a King's ransom per night, what is your first thought? "Surely must be a dump!" Well, be prepared to be very pleasantly surprised. The Pod offers excellent lodging for the price. It's not for the heavy in girth since beds are small as are the rooms; however, if you don't...

Thank GGGeorgia
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 25 February 2008

There are certain peak times in NYC when even 2 star hotels are over $300 - for example, Thanksgiving through Christmas. That is the perfect time to try the Pod hotel. The location is great - totally walkable from Grand Central if that is your jumping off point. If you are on a budget, take the $12 bus from the...

1Thank cj_minneapolis
Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 22 February 2008

My fiance and I stayed at the Pod hotel for 3 nights in a Double Pod room in late January 2008. I was impressed at the efficient design of the room and marvelled that they could get a toilet, shower, sink, desk, double bed, and small closet into a room that was barely more than 9 x 11. However, this...

1Thank Littlewigs
Reviewed 19 February 2008

Great place. Cool and chilled, fantastic location 200m from the subway and within walking distance of many attractions. Friendly staff, very comfortable bed (I'm 6ft 6!), small but cosy room and fabulous price. Highly recommended.

1Thank Jonnymitch
Reviewed 15 February 2008

I have been to New York too many times to count, and I have stayed in different hotel standards every-time, but i have to say this is probably the one that ticked all of my boxes, and to top it all off; was by far the cheapest. I will try to keep this review simple and informative; 1) LOCATION; Absolutely...

3Thank HeidiMac
Reviewed 13 February 2008

I booked the Pod after reading a lot of reviews. I already expected small rooms and that was not an issue, because we were there to visit New York and that meant walking all day, using the room only to shower/sleep. We had booked a bunkbed room with shared bathroom and were offered a FREE upgrade to a double w/...

1Thank Elnunito
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 12 February 2008

This place is indeed my home away from home. My first trip was in February of last year because I was attending a taping of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. I had found it on hotels.com and it was cheap and it looked very stylish - so I booked it. I was incredibly surprised. The "shared" bathrooms are...

1Thank angryrose
Reviewed 10 February 2008

I have mixed feelings about this place...So I'll start w/ the pros: 1. GREAT location 2. IMMACULATELY CLEAN 3.beautiful modern lobby 4. sandwiched in between 2 great french bistros open til 4 am 5. Young, good-looking crowd now the cons: 1. really poor quality sheets and towels 2. small Hostel-sized rooms 3. You can hear every door on your floor...


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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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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: ₹ 8,969 - ₹ 16,302 (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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