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The Pod 51 Hotel New York


230 East 51st Street, New York, United States of America

Fantastic, 4.0
Based on 3668 Guest reviews
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A modern New York hotel, with free wireless Internet access, in a fantastic Midtown east location, close to UN Headquarters.

Located on Midtown Manhattan’s east side, The Pod 51 Hotel New York is a short distance from UN Headquarters. Many popular attractions are within walking distance, including Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building to the south-west, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Radio City and Rockefeller Center to the north-west. Park, Madison and 5th Avenues all lie to the west of the hotel and are all accessible on foot.

A vibrant new accommodation, Hotel Pod 51 provides complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the property. The lobby features colourful murals and modern decor, and the whole building is 100% non-smoking. The outdoor cafe is open from May to September for breakfast; East Side Social Club is a lounge serving food daily; the rooftop garden is a fantastic place to relax and enjoy a cocktail whilst taking in the stunning view.

Rooms in The Pod 51 Hotel New York feature custom bedding and are available with shared or en-suite bathroom facilities, which all feature rainfall showerheads. These compact rooms enjoy a modern design with built-in furnishings to maximize the use of space and include contemporary utilities such as iPod docking stations, LCD televisions and electronic safe.

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Fantastic, 4
3668 Guest reviews
  • Location 4.5
  • Value 4
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4
  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Sleep quality 4
Simon H London, United Kingdom Spouse/partner August 2014 Easytobook traveller
 "Pod 51 Hotel"
Great place - clean, bright, functional, well priced. Friendly, welcoming staff. Excellent location. Complementary drink was a nice introduction to the stylish but reasonably priced 'partner' restaurant next door.
Negatives - noisy air-conditioning & from the communal areas - but bearable,
Richaar Z New York August 2014 Easytobook traveller
 "Once You're In"
Difficulty with them and my EasyToBook confirmed reservation. No rooms available, according to the older gentleman.
When I mentioned EasyToBook they became a little more active.
The romos are small, but very clean and the location of the hotel is attractive. They are upgrading the reception area (Aug 2014)
Vanessa F New York October 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Pod 51"
It is very close to a cople of subway stations, the personal is really nice. I stayed in a room with shared bathroom and they were always super clean and most of the time there was at least 1 available
A TripAdvisor Member New York Group of friends September 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Pricey but good"
Friendly clean hotel in a great location. Fantastic sushi restaurants locally and walking distance to great shops.Good facilities. Would stay again.Quite expensive and would be nice to have breakfast included for such a high sum.
A TripAdvisor Member New York Spouse/partner August 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Perfect location on a budget"
This was our honeymoon stay and the hotel was what we needed. Really conveniently located to a metro line and easy to get to from JFK on the metro. It's a good budget hotel if you're not expecting luxury and frills. Very clean and comfortable though.
John E New York Spouse/partner August 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "An average experience"
Rooms were really small but it is New York city why would you want to spend much time in your room anyways. We booked a room that include private bathroom which reminded me of being in an airplane lavarotory, difficult evening drying off in such a small space. Very noisy eventually purchsed some ear plugs. Advice of the conceige was good freindly but unfortunately you need to be cautious about purchasing some attractions at the hotel. Example the Grayline hop on/hop off (Red or Yellow double decker bus same owners we learned), their street vendors are rather rude if you did not purchase from them (no commission if you purchse from the hotel). They may not sell you a ticket with your hotel voucher. You have to first find the main office at time sq to redeem complete your purchase. The wifi in the rooms was weak no it was actually useless. Often had to go down to the lobby to get useful wifi service. Should be a standard amenities these days. The big plus is you are very close to some great restaurants along 2nd avenue. Abit of a walk to time square the theatre district etc. Stay away from time square for restaurants. Example we tried once the Marriot "the view revolving restaurant", it is expensive ($8 cover charge after 8p) and the food was rather dissappointing/below average for taste etc but the desserts were "to die for" and the view was good. However if I were there for business i think I would consider it if the wifi were upgraded and the noise issue addressed. Holiday the next time unlikely without some fixes.
Shawn L New York Individual traveler July 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Phenom Stay"
Incredible staff, super location to everything, super clean hotel thru & thru, love the modern decor & zen like outdoor dining experience. NYC hospitality at it's finest ....crazy fab value when you think this is a budget conscious traveler's dream for a hotel.
Jim M New York June 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "cool digs"
I just finished staying at Pod 51(6/17-6/19). Cool Style. Staff was friendly & helpful. Low key. Rooms were on small side (bunk beds) yet comfortable & very clean. I had some worries about bathrooms being down the hall, yet that worry was misplaced as they were also very clean with little or no waiting to use. Close to everything we wanted to see & do.Certainly will consider staying there on future trips to NY. j. MacKenzie
Jason M New York Spouse/partner June 2013 Easytobook traveller
The place is ok if ur just trying to sleep. The shower barely fits a 165 lb male in it, the bedroom is quite small too. But if u don't mind tiny than u will like. The heating and cooling is not thermostat controlled and it was hard maintaining a good temp.
A TripAdvisor Member New York Group of friends June 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Pod 51 a great place to stay"
Shared bathrooms very clean and rooms were very clean. Air conditioning was brilliant and fresh towels/sheets every day. The music being played around the hotel created a relaxing atmosphere. Just a warning about the shuttle to JFK, it took us nearly 2 hours to get to JFK so allow plenty of time even if the guy at the hotel says that it shouldn't take that long.
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 Check-in: From 15:00 Check-out: Until 11:00
 Payment:           Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa Debit, Visa Electron
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in all rooms and general areas (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Paid Parking (Self-service)
Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 348
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Wake-up calls
  • Concierge
  • Bell boy
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
General facilities:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Multilingual staff
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Elevator
  • Breakfast Available (surcharge)
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Terrace
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Roof garden
  • Garden
  • Rooftop Terrace
Business facilities:
  • Conference Facilities
Food & beverage:

East Side Social Club, located in the Pod Hotel, is open daily from 06:45 to 04:00, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails.

The hotel's outdoor cafe is open from May to October for breakfast. Among the many fresh items offered daily are organic yoghurt and baked goods. Located in the back of the hotel, this cafe offers a peaceful retreat in the middle of the bustling city.

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