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Reviewed 24 March 2008

This hotel is the business! Myself and my boyfriend spent 6 nights here from the 28th February and I have nothing but good things to say about the place. I've stayed in many hotels in New York, at various price points and let me tell you, not one of them matched the Pod. Upon arriving at the Pod you immediately...

1Thank Snuffles1311
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 March 2008

1. Do not bother paying for a private bathroom unless you are extremely familiar with your travelling companion - the bathroom door is made of frosted glass and does not entirely shut, there is a clear glass window into the bathroom, and distance between the toilet and the bed is about 1 metre. I ended up using the toilet in...

1Thank 162
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 21 March 2008

The Pod is a great place to stay. Their rooms are not "roomy" , but they are extremely functional and perfect for the price. We stayed in a bunk bed room, which was extremely small but fun. Each bed has its own TV. There was also a sink with bath towels and a small desk. Above the door, there is...

1Thank celestieal
Reviewed 18 March 2008

Brilliant Hotel for the money. My girlfriend and I had a great time in the Pod. All the reviews previously were spot on. Very funky place, but not too cool for school. It's kinda compact, but we were aware and there is a place for everything so it's very functional. The Pod is extremely clean, the maids are really efficient,...

3Thank yojimboLondon
Glasgow, Scotland
Reviewed 17 March 2008

My husband and I had been researching different hotels in New York on tripadvisor and didn't realise how expensive hotel rooms were in the big apple . The rave reviews for the Pod hotel and its funky design struck a chord with us so we decided to book our 4-night stay online using the Pods reservation page. Its been a...

4Thank Po10472
Reviewed 16 March 2008

My husband and I have have just returned from a 5 night stay at The Pod and can honestly find nothing bad to say about it. We have to admit that the description of "small rooms" did put us off initially as my husband is 6'1, but the photos showed a clean, modern hotel and the price was good so...

Thank lors74
Reviewed 14 March 2008

We loved our stay in this hotel. As others before us already said, it's not the Waldorf and the rooms are rather small (but that's not a problem. You wouldn't come to NYC to stay in your room all day, innit :-), but the staff was very friendly and helpfull and the rooms were extremelly functional and very clean. We...

2Thank PhilippeJoelle
Reviewed 13 March 2008

I have to say I cannot fault this hotel. I willingly admit that the "one star" rating the hotel got, put me off before we even went there, but it was the cheapest place we could find, and when travelling in a group I didnt want to create a fuss, so agreed to stay here!! I'm so glad I did!!...

1Thank Mccjgw
Duluth, MN
Reviewed 8 March 2008

In February I spent two weeks at the Pod Hotel. I loved my stay there - always clean, great WIFI, convenient and safe. As previous reviews have stated, the walls are thin and the doors do slam, so the success of your stay is highly dependent on the courtesy of your neighbors. If they chat until 2:00 in the morning...

2Thank tapper43
Belfast, UK.
Reviewed 4 March 2008

This is the third budget trip i've made to New York over the last 4 years and all the hotels i've stayed in are chosen on the reviews found on this site. So far they have all been spot on and this was no exception. The Pod is well situated with good connecting Metro lines just round the corner. Good...

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Staying in Midtown

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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: ₹ 9,830 - ₹ 17,861 (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
#155 Business Hotel in New York City
#162 Family Hotel in New York City
#193 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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“My room faced away from the road, and was quiet.”
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“The queen rooms are spacious for NYC, and are the best value.”
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“The higher up you get - the quieter it is”
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