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Pod 51

New York - La Guardia , NY, US (LGA)

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Double Room, Private Bathroom

Double Room, Private Bathroom

1 Full Bed
110 sq feet (10 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 27-inch LCD TV
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

1 Queen Bed
120 sq feet (11 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 27-inch LCD TV
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bed
95 sq feet (9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 27-inch LCD TV
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

1 Twin Bed
100 sq feet (9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 27-inch LCD TV
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

1 Twin Bunk Bed
100 sq feet (9 sq meters)

Entertainment - Free WiFi and wired Internet access, 27-inch LCD TV
Sleep - Premium bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Free toiletries and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, desk, and phone
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
Non-Smoking
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Pod 51
230 E 51st St, New York, NY US 10022

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 348 air-conditioned rooms featuring LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Amenities
Take in the views from a rooftop terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.

Dining
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Pod 51, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

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Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Porter / Bellhop
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 4506 reviews
from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Submitted on 20-05-2016
On our recent trip to New York City, my wife and I stayed 5 days at the Pod 51 hotel prior to our New England/Maritimes Cruise. We were very impressed with the hotel. The location was excellent with amazing access to the subway within a couple blocks going whichever way you wanted or needed to. Transit from JFK to the hotel was extremely painless via Subway as well. The hotel itself was extremely clean and well kept. The rooms are small but pack an amazing amount of storage and practicality... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 20-05-2016
We stayed here one night and got bitten by bedbugs. Couldn't sleep and kept waking up to several bites on arms and legs. Good thing I didn't bring them home with me. First and last time at this hotel.
from
Submitted on 20-05-2016
This was the last of my many stays at Pod 51. Came here straight after work to check into my room. Was given a room with a bunk bed at first. I requested a room with a single bed and was given a hard time to get another room. Was told there are no other rooms available but something magically opened up when I refused to stay in the room. Next room I was given, the window had been left open so it was freezing. I had a feeling I should look around the room before I settle in. When I did there were... Read more
from Chocowinity, North Carolina
Submitted on 22-05-2016
Not on expense account and need to spend a night in NYC? This may be right for you! Good location - good roof deck for socializing - compact quarters. Clean with new furnishings. Sink in room, but toilet and showers down the hall which may not be acceptable to many people.
from
Submitted on 24-05-2016
Rooms are relatively clean but tiny. Sink is airplane style. Corridors are dark lit, narrow and a bit creepy. Rooms are pretty close together, so you will be able to hear the doors of your neighbors bang shut. The beds I had, both upper bunk and lower bunk, both squeak like no tomorrow with the slightest movement. It's May and they turned off Central Heating so I asked for another blanket. Good thing it was warmer the second day.
from Mexico City, Mexico
Submitted on 06-06-2016
Went by myself and loved it, the price is just right for the kind of hotel in such a city. At first I was a little nervous about the bathroom thing, but got used to if pretty fast, the bathrooms are always clean and most of the time there's always one or two available. It was walking distance from the places I needed to be, and a couple of blocks from Central Park and Times Square. There's a deli just across the street, with good breakfast for a really good price.
from Berkeley, California
Submitted on 06-06-2016
I loved the room! Tiny but with all the essentials and properly cleaned daily!. Very clever design!!! Everything you need and nothing you don't. Clever details like recessed tp and kleenex; a moveable disk to let water out of the sink or keep it in; good light for reading. Easy wifi access. Personnel were friendly and helpful with wakeup calls, suggestions for airport access; even stored some meds that needed refrigeration. Cafe has really really good coffee!
from Memphis, Tennessee
Submitted on 07-06-2016
I stayed at the Pod 51 Hotel for 3 nights this past weekend. Located on east 51st St. near 3rd Avenue, it is within a block or two of two subway stations and within walking distance of St. Patrick's Cathedral, MOMA, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, the New York Public Library, and the Morgan Library. A French bistro is just next door, a Thai restaurant two doors up, and a 24-hour Duane Reade drug store just a block or so away. Of course, this is an "economy" hotel, so I expected the mi... Read more
from
Submitted on 07-06-2016
Checked in at 1. Turned it down to the lowest setting on the thermostat. Came back at 6. 78 degrees. Went by front desk at 6:15 to complain. Got back at 11:00 in order to go to bed . Still 78. No solution available. Cheap but Don't stay here !!!!! Engineer says it was on the wrong setting but it has not cooled since he said he came by. 70 degrees outside. Cannot imagine in August
from Quincy, Ma
Submitted on 08-06-2016
We came into own from the Boston area to go see Hamilton (!!!!) and be a little touristy even though I'm from NY originally. My 10 year old daughter and I originally had a double bed with private bathroom room. We loved the decor and how cute and tiny the rooms are! We went out to our show and came back to a very gross hot room. It was midnight and we were ready to pass out. I called the front desk and they immediately set us up in another room with working AC. It was a larger, two double bed ro... Read more
from
Submitted on 18-06-2016
The rooms are very clean and modern. You have all the necessities you need. The location in Midtown is perfect and at the same time it's very quiet. The lobby is nice and there's a terrace where you can sit.
from Hindhead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Good value considering it's central location. Easy to get to from JFK airport. Close to Metro station and walking distance to Rockefeller & Times Square. Modern, clean, comfortable, good facilities. Reliable fast WiFi. The rooms are compact but enough for a solo traveller. Shared bathroom not a problem - sink, towels & hairdryer provided in the room. The breakfast is basic cafe style but has good options. (bagels, oatmeal, parfait, coffee, juice, pastries etc)
from Wyoming, Delaware
Submitted on 18-06-2016
I stayed here with a little trepidation. I've not had the best of luck with hotels in NYC, but I was really pleasantly surprised. It's cool and comfortable. The range of folks staying there was very diverse. From families on vacation to business people, with a broad range of languages being spoken. The staff is very nice and welcoming. The rooms are exceptionally clean. it was really wonderful. The rooms are very small, which is fine. I stayed in a Queen Pod with it's own bathroom. The... Read more
from Nottingham
Submitted on 19-06-2016
I stayed here with my husband last week. Hotel is really nice, modern and clean. The staff are friendly. Very close to Subway stations, and easy to get to from JFK airport. Rooms are small, but it wasn't an issue for us. My husband is 5' 11" and his feet hung off the bed so it could be an issue for taller people. Bathroom is pretty much in the room, and our sliding door didn't shut properly to the toilet/shower. So be prepared for not much privacy when you use the bathroom! Good value compared... Read more
from Antwerpen, Belgium
Submitted on 20-06-2016
The Pod 51 Hotel is perfectly located to discover NYC. Rockefeller Plaza, 5th Avenue and St. Patricks Cathedral are only a couple of minutes away. Metro Stations are nearby and there's a shuttle service to JFK airport. The hotel itself was nice, contemporary and clean. The staff is friendly but nothing special. Especially the desk staff was very functional, but the concierge made up for this. I've never encountered such helpful and detailed assistance. The rooms were very small, the safe was... Read more
from Orange County, California
Submitted on 29-06-2016
I stayed one night before a flight out of the city. It is located in a very nice area and is pretty close to times square. The room was small but nice and comfortable. Bed was a single but was new and comfy. Small flat screen as well as a desk. Bathrooms were located in the hallways and did have showers in them and were single person use and very clean. There is a light in each room indicating what bathrooms are free and which are occupied. lobby is basic, but surrounding area is filled w... Read more
from Houston, Texas
Submitted on 01-07-2016
We book a small , bunk bedded room with shared bathroom. We loved it ... It was clean (room was cleaned an tide up every day ). Bathroom was cleaned couple of time per day .. Two thinks make this place like hidden gem : - price ~110 per night is unbeatable - location ..10 min walk to Times Square, 3 min to first metro station Terrace on top of hotel is story it self...Adorable place to have late inner or early breakfast Highly recommended for staying in NY. Note: there is regular size bed ... Read more
from Newtown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Finding a place to stay in mid-town Manhattan that is affordable isn't easy. But Pod 51 is the exception to that statement. Our room had bunk beds and with a shared bathroom. I was hesitant about sharing the bath, but there were four on our floor so we never had to wait -- and they were always clean! The room itself was small but we didn't need anything more than that. We just wanted a place to sleep and shower. The rooms were clean and well supplied with towels and all that stuff. The staff wer... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 01-07-2016
I don't know if I simply had bad luck, but my floor was inhabited by a lot of loud young people who spoke loudly at all hours of the night, partied in the hallways after midnight, and smoked a bunch (and I do not mean cigarettes - to the point that it was choking as you walked down the hall). Add the fact that the air conditioner (window unit) is loud and functioning poorly (at near 90 degree heat when I was there), it was a sleepless experience for me. That being said, the management was resp... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 02-07-2016
Stayed in room with bathroom it was compact but very well appointed with all requirements. Not good if you're sharing with somebody you don't know intimately as bathroom (both shower and toilet) has no privacy. Great bed, comfortable with good pillows and sheets.
from london
Submitted on 03-07-2016
Was slightly apprehensive about staying in a room without a private bathroom, but the system was great. I stayed for six nights and there was only one time in the morning I had to wait. There are lights in your room so you know when the restroom is being used. Overall the hotel is clean,there were towels every day, a good bed and comfy pillows. The wifi was great and there were spaces to relax. Yes the rooms are small but no one comes to NYC to stay in their room all the time. Lots of thoughtf... Read more
from Ballwin, Missouri
Submitted on 05-07-2016
OK, so Pod51 - all I can say is, good thing we're not large people. They don't call this "pod" for nothing! Very small room and even tinier bathroom. And the funny thing is, they told us upon check in that we had an upgrade! An upgrade from what? A closet?
from Bangkok, Thailand
Submitted on 06-07-2016
The hotel comes with good size and good facilities. All is function well. The bed is very comfortable. The bathroom is quite small, reminds me of plane cabin but anyway it really works. The location is very good. Easy to go around. There are convenient stores around and nice breakfast at an old bagel shop. Do not miss that. The staff were very helpful.
from Den Haag, Nederland
Submitted on 06-07-2016
For our first trip to NY we tried to find a not too expensive place on a prime location, and the Pod 51 hotel delivered just that. If you take into account that the room is more like a shoe box than a hotel room, it's well worth your stay. Staff very friendly, excellent tips from the concierge and lots within walking distance (2nd ave for dining, 5th ave for shopping, central park and lots of metro stops just around the corner). Rooms very well kept and it's even got a nice rooftop and walled te... Read more
from Singapore
Submitted on 08-07-2016
As a solo female, I didn't want to chance taking an airbnb room. This was a reasonable alternative in a very comfortable location in midtown. Worth considering, if your budget allows. Plenty of good restaurants nearby, making it easy to grab a bite.
from
Submitted on 09-07-2016
Location good close to Central Park within walking distance to Grand Central Station, Time Square, Roosevelt Tram Station and subway. This is good hotel for backpackers etc as rooms small but clean and shared bathroom was not convenient for family's etc. Staff very helpful and hotel has lovely rooftop garden and quiet garden by reception
from Austin, Texas
Submitted on 10-07-2016
If you are not in the market for a top tier New York hotel and don't mind cutting back on some amenities, this is a great place. Rooms are small, but clean with comfortable beds and good to excellent showers (varies by the room). There is a fine snack bar for breakfast and hors d'oeuvres, but don't be surprised about the nearly hostel style seating if you choose to eat downstairs. The real attraction is the location and easy access to restaurants down the street and around the corner and acces... Read more
from Edinburgh
Submitted on 10-07-2016
I ended up having to stay over in NYC st the last minute and didn't want to spend $500. Pod 51 was the answer. The front desk was sharp and being able to get an ironing board and iron at 11 at night was great. I was shown to a double room, it was clean, functional and had ample towels, hairdryer and storage space under the bed. Great if you want s cheap night in the city. The dark corridors spooked me a little but otherwise, great value.
from Chester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
We stayed in the Pod 51 hotel for our second visit to New York. This hotel is in a great location at a great price. I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the hotel and saw our room. We have stayed in a similar (small room) hotel in London and Pod 51 is much bigger. We had chosen the bunk bed option (as it was cheaper). In the room there was a small desk and chair, a rack to hang your clothes up, a little sink with an area to put toiletries, a hook by the sink which was perfect for your t... Read more
from Durham, North Carolina
Submitted on 12-07-2016
A/C did not work, and they had to find an A/C from outside to make it work. Otherwise, pod with no bathroom is pretty standard. Service was okay. They give free wine if you book on their website, which wa pretyt nice
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-07-2016
We were in the Big Apple for a business visit but being a start-up, young(ish) and on a budget the amazing rates and locale attracted us. We were not disappointed. East 51st Street is a great base location. Close to Metro, Central Park and downtown. The rooms are Pods, small neat and basic, but not in a cheap or stingy way. They are just the job if you are travelling relatively light. Comfortable if small and while the showers for us were shared and in the adjacent landing, this never created a ... Read more
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 16-07-2016
During our five days long vacation/family visit in NYC, we stayed two nights in Pod 51. I booked the room (double bed with bathroom) for me and my husband about ten days before our trip. Due to unexpected and last moment changes in our plans, we needed an extra room for our daughter. Which, thanks to the very friendly and helpful hotel staff, wasnâ??t a problem. We even ended up to have two consecutive rooms. My family enjoyed the patio on the roof (great evening destination for relaxation and v... Read more
from
Submitted on 16-07-2016
If you are in Manhattan for a short time, this is the perfect accommodation. Clean, quiet, affordable. The bunk beds were comfy. The bathrooms clean, the system of lights in your room to inform you of bathroom occupancy efficient. I just need a clean place to shower and sleep, pod 51 delivers.
from Portland, Maine
Submitted on 17-07-2016
I would definitely stay at Pod 51 again. My room, a single with private bathroom, was comically small, but it had everything I needed: twin bed, desk and chair, closet nook, safe (a small safe sufficient for an iPad and wallet), sink and mirror, shower and toilet. The whole set up was efficient, modern, and clean. Pod 51 is also not very far from Grand Central Station and is right near Ess-a-Bagel. The hotel also had bagels from the shop available in the lobby lounge, as well as beer, wine, ... Read more
from Glasgow, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-07-2016
Stayed in New York for a week and this was an ideal hotel for us. Room was on the small side and it did lack storage, but not an issue to keep our clothes in our suitcases. We opted for the private bathroom option and glad we did, as I didn't like the idea of sharing a bathroom with a number of other people on our floor. Pretty good location for walking to nearby attractions and lots of eating options close by too. Would definitely recommend if you don't mind the lack of space in your room.
from Jonkoping, Sweden
Submitted on 18-07-2016
If you have claustrophobic tendencies this is NOT for you. Though the room is well planned and clean. And hey, you are not i New York to stay in your room, are you? Easy and close access to subway and other transportation and within walking distance to most parts of the city.
from Cape Town
Submitted on 19-07-2016
I had a one night stop over in NY and for central NY, $125 seemed a good price. Its a pod concept hotel, ie VERY small rooms (bunks here) with shared bathrooms. The room (230) was clean BUT smelled v strongly of smoke despite this being a non smoking hotel. I guess i should have asked to be moved, but i'd come of a long flight and just wanted to relax. The aircon was very noisy but with no view and on the 2nd floor, had no choice but to leave it on. The common areas are great, strong free wifi a... Read more
from Oswestry, United Kingdom
Submitted on 19-07-2016
In a great location and the hotel has loads of character but the only suit bathroom was very small and the rooms are little basic but can't grumble at the price. There is a really lovely outdoor area which gives you the sights, sounds and smells of the real NYC.
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Submitted on 22-07-2016
Just returned home from this hotel. Lovely friendly staff who helped both me and my partner navigate the subway and transport back to JFK. stayed in the queen room with an en-suit, bathroom a little small but did the job for the two of us. Would deffinently recommend paying the extra for the en-suit. Lovely roof top garden with some really nice views of the city around you. Very good location on foot to times square, empire state building (taking the longest at about 30mins), top of the rock and... Read more
from Beirut, Lebanon
Submitted on 23-07-2016
This a very nice hotel. The room are very compacted but in a smart way. You feel in family. Clean with an efficient service It is situated in a very good area in the eastern side of middle uppertown Too close to the UN and not far from the 5th avenue Close to the hotel there is a big subway station The prices are good but But They are raising them..... All in all it is a good place
from
Submitted on 24-07-2016
The best feature is the roof garden. It is spectacular. Like a modern dorm room. Clean efficient. We stayed in a bunk bed room with shared bathrooms. Staff is helpful and parking is reduced (about $25/day cheaper with the hotel discount). The bathrooms are shower toilet combos. There are lots of activities very close including Rockefeller Plaza and others. They have individual rooms as well that are not much more expensive.
from Australia
Submitted on 24-07-2016
This is not a fancy hotel but it had everything we needed. Staff were friendly and assisted promptly with anything we needed. Daily room service and always a good night sleep. The studio room with ensuite is very large for NYC standards (we had a third person with us initially). We then moved to a double room with ensuite. It's considerably smaller and was a shock at first but we got used to it. It was very clean with excellent AC and wifi so that helped. Hotel has a cafe and a lovely rooftop. ... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-07-2016
It's a budget hotel so don't expect very much. The rooms are tiny, even by New York standards. I took one with an en suite bathroom, and had just enough space around the bed to stand and walk around. The sheets showed signs of wear and were even torn. It's ideal for students, and those who only plan to crash there. The one big upside is friendly staff and a great rooftop, especially in good weather.
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I got a bunker room for $150 which is quite a good deal in NYC. The place was clean with a modern touch in the decor. However, the room was 100 sq ft with a side writing table and sink only. The bathroom is shared and so was the tight shower space. It was more like a glorified dorm room. But I didn't seem to mind it that much since I was comfortable and the area relatively quiet and calm. This may be worthwhile if you know what to expect. BTW, the Thai restaurant 2 doors down was great es... Read more
from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Submitted on 25-07-2016
Pros- Good price, close to a lot, outside patio, wifi, clean, small cafe in hotel. Cons- very small, shower was so small I Could barely lift my arms up,no ice machines in hotel, no frig. So if you want a cold drink before bed your out of luck!
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We recently booked a 3 night stay here, but left after the first night. We really wanted to like it but it had a couple of fatal flaws. The location is really good and easy to get to with lots of good stuff going on around it. The staff is friendly and professional. The rooms are cute and fun as long as you know going into it that you're getting a tiny pod of a room. But it works and it's fine. The big problem for us was the air conditioner unit. Since it was very hot when we were here, w... Read more
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Submitted on 27-07-2016
It is a good option for travellers on a tight budget. You get a clean room in a calm, relaxed place, next to restaurants and diners working 24/7 and two blocks away from a subway station. The staff could be just a bit nicer, thougth. Besides, being a bit far from the heart of the city makes the "return trip" to the hotel a bit lonely at some parts of the journey, mainly at night.
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Submitted on 27-07-2016
I wanted an inexpensive night in NYC with my daughter. I chose this place because it seemed a little silly and not anything I would consider with my husband. Bunk beds and a shared bathroom. But it was really quite nice. Do not miss the nice rooftop and the garden area off the lobby. It was just what we needed after a long day walking the streets of NY. The bathrooms were clean, however, after a long hot day ... it would have been nice if they were air conditioned!!
from Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Slightly bad start... Check in is at 3, I've been here since 9 (in New York) make myself busy (which isn't hard) come back at 4.40 to check all go up to the room and they have just started cleaning it. Super annoying !! Rooms are super tiny but clean (once cleaned) and nice and cold.
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Submitted on 29-07-2016
This I was the 5th time my husband and I have stayed at this hotel. The rooms are very clean and cleaned daily. The bed is extremely comfortable and just what you need after walking around New York. The rooms are cleaned daily and clean towels are put in your bathroom each day. You have free access to the wifi. All the rooms have a tv and air conditioning.All the Staff are very friendly. The hotel is situated in an excellent location and within easy walking distance to all the great attractio... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We stayed at The Pod 51 last week for 3 nights.It definitely made me feel like i lived in New York City! the rooms are advertised as small and that is the case but are very cozy and very effectively designed. There were drawers and places to hang clothes as well as plenty of ledges for all of our toiletries/ jewelry etc so it never felt crowded. The rooms were also well insulated and we never heard any of the city noise. We frequented the roof top terrace everyday and it had a wonderful view, es... Read more
from Columbus, Ohio
Submitted on 30-07-2016
We really enjoyed staying here....no need for a cab...use Nyc transit system ...1st timers to nyc get a 48-72 pass for greyline tours to help with traveling cost plus get information about the city....google it better than some of the others cause they seem to have he largest fleet of buses we never had lines to wait to get on like others ... 1st in the middle of everything and can walk to garment district...bryant park ...Times Square...Central Park ....no need to worry about transportation ba... Read more
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 31-07-2016
This midtown hotel operates both like a hostel and a hotel. There are shared rooms, private rooms, shared and private bathrooms, a lounge, rooftop patio, and cafe. It's very colourful and full of stainless steel. It's a bit like sleeping in an IKEA showroom. We stayed in a room with a private bathroom. They space is very, very small, but they manage to fit in a safe, shower, and lots of storage area. The rooms we had came with a small TV, wifi, and a nice view of the city. A short walk to th... Read more
from Easter Island, Chile
Submitted on 02-08-2016
Great location, close to subway 51th street with 6th Ave, green line 4,5,6 (you have to wait train number 6 to move up and down in Manhattan). Clean hotel. Friendly staff. Most of personal speak Spanish too. Small rooms but enough for sleep after a long day visiting city's attractions. Modern Lift and functional air conditioner. Wifi available in each room.Good prices rates for NYC. You can't found a cheaper 3 start hotel than Pod51 in this location. Breakfast not included but the city is plent... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Everything was going well with this hotel during our stay - it wasn't noisy and the reception provided great customer service despite being busy most of the time. The sushi place next door was perfect and the hotel is a 2 minute walk from the subway, meaning it's fairly easy to get around NYC. I really liked the design of the double room we stayed in and, surprisingly, it was plenty of space for two people! However, one thing really let the whole experience down. On the day we were leaving, we... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 05-08-2016
I spent several nights here after staying at its sister hotel (pod 39). Although the other hotel is probably better located (as a tourist) and costs more i preferred pod 51. Pod 51 is located in east midtown and appears to be in the business district. There is a subway within a few minutes walk which makes it easy to access the rest of the city and its attractions. Some of the sights like rockefeller centre, bryant park, ny library and even central park ate within walking distance, but otherwi... Read more
from Detroit, Michigan
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Room * *scroll to bottom for photos - Single Twin was avg comfort - desk & chair ikea quality - carpet smelled moldy - desk chair collapsed upon sitting and crushed my leg * photos of several bruises from broken chair Elevators - long wait - tiny - max capacity 5 Common Areas - appear clean Common Bathrooms - Moldy - Needs upgraded commercial grade fixtures - at least have paper towels for shared bathroom!!! Staff: Hotel Manager - Tony - Non Responsive to requests for help with ... Read more
from Newcastle, Australia
Submitted on 09-08-2016
If you are looking for an affordable, centrally located hotel in NYC, within walking distance to many major attractions, restaurants and the subway, Pod 51 Hotel is for you. As the name implies, the Pod rooms are compact however, in my opinion, well designed and amply accommodate the needs of the traveller who intends to make the most of their time in NYC out and about exploring the city. The rooftop deck has a great view and is the perfect place for guests to sit back and relax with a wine at... Read more
from Albany, New York
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Of course you expect the rooms to be small, it's a pod hotel. Rooms have everything you need but if you are not traveling alone, be aware there is no bathroom privacy. Bathroom door is frosted glass. We had to iron before going out and one of us had to sit in the desk chair so the other could move around the room. There is not enough room for both of you to be on the move.it was actually a fun challenge. Having said that, the hotel was very hip. Pet friendly, cool roof top bar and even nicer ba... Read more
from Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The hotel is not ideal for families with small kids. The front desk staff is not friendly, in fact, just plain rude. When I asked for help with the bags, they refused by making excuse that it is too late and there is no one to help. It is centrally located, but I would rather pay a little more and find a more comfortable hotel. It is a good hotel for single people, but not for families with kids. I stayed twice in NY and I am happy that I did not book this hotel the other time, and I will not ... Read more
from
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Had a great one night stay at this hotel! It was a very easy process to check in/out! We got the one bunk pod which slept two people comfortably! The room was clean as from what i could see! Comes with a sink which is great! The only thing is no paper towels anywhere! Only toilet paper even in lobby bathroom which was weird. This property is more reserved than its sister pod 39! If your looking to relax the roof top is tranquil and you can look directly the skyline. Very easy place, shared bathr... Read more
from UK
Submitted on 12-08-2016
We stayed for a week in Pod 51 and we were expected a small room after reading the reviews on tripadvisor. The room was indeed small with a sink in the room and an attached en-suite. We chose the hotel for its location which can not be faulted, and we soon got used to the small room size. The aircon was noisy and temperamental, but again worked fine most of the time. The TV was small but adequate and we did not stay in our room most of the time. The breakfast bar serves some of the stuff from E... Read more
from Ontario, Canada
Submitted on 14-08-2016
I stayed 4 nights in a corner queen room, and it was perfect for my needs. I brought an electric kettle and a small cooler (no ice machines but you can request ice from the cafe in the lobby - just remember it closes at 9:30pm) to self-cater breakfasts. The bathroom door in my room was frosted glass, which was a pleasant surprise after seeing the clear glass examples on the hotel website (even very close friends may appreciate privacy in some things). I pack light, and there was more than enough... Read more
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Submitted on 14-08-2016
We were some kind stressed for the fact to have a room with shared WC, it was very cool to find the WC/shower are separated private rooms to open with your own key but to be used by other guest when are available. The funny fact about to have lavatories as those on the airplane, separated TVs and the experience to have a very clean, comfortable, small but a perfect place to sleep is well worth price the one we paid.
from Levin, New Zealand
Submitted on 14-08-2016
Room with private bathroom, 2 wardrobes, good air con and lights. Rooms are small but I have had smaller. There is a small cafe, where you can order breakfast etc, busy staff here in the mornings. We've booked for 7 nights so are halfway through our trip to NYC and happy with our choice. The Subway is around the corner, get yourself a metrocard , this has got us on the Subway, buses and the Roosevelt tram so far. No complaints from us.
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Submitted on 17-08-2016
I was staying there for 3 nights. My experience at the Pod 51 was really amazing. There are numerous reasons for it: - location at the center of the NYC. You are at walking distance to all main tourist attractions. At the same time the area is very safe and not that noisy. - rooms are clean, you get a lot of towels, soap, body lotion. Rooms are small but you don't feel like in a cell, the space is arranged really good. - bathrooms are clean and comfortable. I didn't feel any disgust or anythin... Read more
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Submitted on 18-08-2016
Great hotel catering to most budgets and rooms vary literally from singles and bunk beds to much larger rooms with own bathrooms. We booked a queen size room which was small but perfectly adequate if you are only looking for a place to leave your suitcases and to sleep at night. Nice little coffee shop in the lobby and very good reception and concierge service.
from Geneva, Switzerland
Submitted on 06-09-2016
I stayed in Pod 51 before, and also in its "sister", Pod 39, but am afraid this is the last time I did so. I stayed for 9 nights, for work, and opted for a private bathroom. The prices of both Pods have gone up considerably since their opening; there are better deals available for more spacious rooms, equally well-located. I think if you don't mind a shared bathroom the Pods are still a good deal. The airco is very loud. Toiletries are not that good, and no shower cap provided. I was unable to ... Read more
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 06-09-2016
Firstly, I ordered a double full room. I went to their website to see what that entailed and it said TWO full sized beds. When my girlfriends and I arrived to our room and it was the size of a bathroom and had ONE twin sized bed! When I complained to the manger and showed him receipts of my payment AND the picture that THEIR website showed for the room. He still proceeded to tell me that because I made the order through a third party website (working advantage..perks from my job) that I was not ... Read more
from Victoria, Australia
Submitted on 07-09-2016
New York was our first stop (travelling the USA from Australia). We stayed for 9 nights and this hotel was just what we needed - a comfortable bed, shower, basin and a safe. The room was clean (and cleaned daily) and the air con worked very well. We didn't spend a lot of time in the room - just to shower and sleep so it was perfect. Nice and close to the subway and right around the corner from one of NY's best bagel shops. Cute bars and restaurants nearby - explore the neighbourhood... We did... Read more
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Submitted on 07-09-2016
Pod 51 is okay for a single traveler looking for a place to stay in a prime location. If you're looking for a luxury hotel then this is not it. For those complaining that the rooms are small, it is called "the pod" for a reason. I stayed in a room with a bathroom. Room was standard and cleaned on a daily basis. Basically it's not bad for someone who isn't going to spend much time in the hotel and not looking to pay exorbitant NY hotel fees.
from Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-09-2016
Reception staff very efficient. Offered twin beds instead of a double, perfect. Room very clean comfortable. Rather small but rooms usually are in NYC. But the shower/toilet room was small and you could be seen in the bedroom when using the toilet as the window was clear with no blind or curtain. Good location for Central Park, Roosevelt cable car.
from Chichester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-09-2016
I would highly recommend staying at this hotel. It has a very central location and is easily accessible by public transport. The rooms are lovely and clean and we really enjoyed revisiting our childhood in the provided bunk beds. (There are other room options available). Will definitely be returning on our next visit to the city!
from Boston, Massachusetts
Submitted on 11-09-2016
My room with a double bed and private bath was the smallest I have ever seen, including my travels in Europe. However, the room was clean and had the basics. Given the dearth of rooms in NYC, and the prices in September, I was happy to be there. Beware of the inviting French restaurant next door, however. It seemed the perfect counterbalance to my spartan room. It was not, with music that became loud and intrusive and very average food.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 13-09-2016
Pod 51 fits well it's purpose - modern, economical, compact and located in a good location. We stayed here 2 nights and fitted our needs well - close to station to get from JFK and nearby to explore Central Park etc. The Smith across the street is a great treat for breakfast!
from Westminster, California
Submitted on 14-09-2016
My room was very small as expected but for one person it was excellent. Communal restrooms and rooms very clean. There was small red lights in my room indicating which restrooms were available. My room had a sink, a flat screen tv, a desk, AC, etc. I will stay here next time I'm in New York.
from Toronto, Canada
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I enjoyed my stay. Helpful team and accommodating. Clean room. Noisy at night in the hallways as people return for restaurants and bars. Would have liked to see an extra lock on the door as a single woman
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 14-09-2016
I stayed at Pod 51 from September 11-13, 2016, on a quick vacation to see a friend I had not seen in years and do some sightseeing (Yankees game, 9/11 Museum & Memorial, and the One World Trade Observatory). You really can't get any better for the price in this neighborhood - while it the Waldorf Astoria it ain't, it fulfills everything it needs to be for the no nonsense traveler who wants to spend more time exploring all that NYC has to offer versus holing themselves up in a hotel room. The de... Read more
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Submitted on 17-09-2016
I am waiting more than 30 min to service and to someone the open my aircondition in my room. The room is verry small and its look like they built and clean them 200 years ago... There is no service in the hotel.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-09-2016
I stayed here twice during my one week stay in NY. My first time I managed to find a good deal for an ensuite and the room was perfect for my needs. It was a decent size for New York (although still on the smaller side), and the room was very clean and comfortable. A/C was amazing, and unlike some other hotels, you can keep it on during the day so you can come back to a lovely cool room. Being a solo traveller, I had no issues with the ensuite bathroom although some couples may find it a bit awk... Read more
from Inverurie, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
I stayed here for 7 nights and was unsure about the shared bathroom and small room. However once there I was more than happy, I never once had to wait to use the bathroom. It was always very clean and so was my room. The cleaners do a fantastic job in Pod 51. The air conditioning was a little on the noisy side but I still slept well. The cafe is well priced and I had breakfast there 4 or 5 times. Reasonable selection of food and drinks available. Coffee, bagel and granola with yogurt is about $1... Read more
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Check in unfortunately was very slow, there was only one staff member at the desk and they had to do everything, so it wasn't quick it was quite slow due to there only being one staff member; but the staff member was friendly and I got given my room number 230. Now When I first got to that 230 I noticed the smell, the smell of a serious damp problem in that room, I didn't see any but it just smelled of damp and the smell stung my eyes but then things got worse when I couldn't touch the light swi... Read more
from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 20-09-2016
This is a very unique "hotel" and experience. After reading reviews online, comparing it to a European hostel, the primary reason for booking it was the reasonable cost. Through a booking service, it was literally one of the most reasonable stays in Manhattan (and that is saying something!) After arrival, check-in, and an elevator ride to our floor, we approached the room, entered it, and I almost suffered a panic attack! It looked somewhat like a prison cell - the INCREDIBLY small size of o... Read more
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Submitted on 22-09-2016
I was in town for a professional exam and was looking for a quiet place to study and get a good night's sleep on a budget in Manhattan. Not a small feat, but I did it! I especially liked the cafe and courtyard, beautiful place to spend and hour or two, and a haven from the New York hustle and bustle. The cafe was affordable, and coffee and food were quality. Close to Ess-a-bagel, Rockefeller center, Christie's gallery.
from seattle
Submitted on 22-09-2016
Love this hotel on 51st between 2nd and 3rd and stayed for two weeks. Easy access to subways and Grand Central, but do yourself a favor and download the free shared-ride app (VIA) and ride anywhere in Manhattan for about $5 (much less than Uber and no rush hour surcharges). Lots of great eateries nearby (Barkogi around the corner and try their fried chicken, Socarrat around the corner for Spanish tapas and happy hour, Sukhumvit Thai etc.). Two staff members really stand out: Brian who is the con... Read more
from Washington
Submitted on 24-09-2016
This was a last minute decision to stay here. It is like the YMCA from your childhood. I chose a room with private bathroom. But people who do not make that choice are running around to and from the bathrooms in their skivvies. This is not a 'grownups' environment. Bleh. Be aware of that. Not a bargain in NYC.
from Augsburg, Germany
Submitted on 25-09-2016
Rooms are in very good shape and really clean and tidy. Bathrooms (shared ones) are likewise. Subway stations 51st Street and Lexington Av are less than 5 min walking distance. Hotel offers delicious coffee and pastries. Don´t miss to see the rooftop!
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Submitted on 25-09-2016
It was super small room (i feel like in the sleeper train?) but room is clean and well designed. Ok for just sleep and stay few days. Shocking A/C noise. i guess better to stay high floor. Location is very good for shopping, museum.
from Rugeley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
If you are looking at this hotel then you are probably already aware that the rooms are quite small - and yes they are. If you are going to New York as a tourist then how much time do you plan to spend in your room anyway? This hotel is well located for seeing the sites and I found the price to be very reasonable considering the location. It is in easy walking reach of Times Square and Central Park and is the right side of Manhattan for JFK Airport. Manhattan in general is easy to walk around... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Well what is a hotel hostel backpackers I'm a 65 year old with my wife we are traveling round usa I've been here before and because of the aussi dollar rate find things a bit xxxsy this was a good deal copaired with other places I first booked bunk rooms with shared bathroom my wife did not like, even that so changed to a room queen extra $80 2nights if you don't mind sharing the other rooms are OK with small tvs on both beds other good point are the roof top chill out zone the storage the... Read more
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Submitted on 28-09-2016
Just perfect! It is in a good location, prices weren't bad. It is definitely an experience. I got the queen pod, with bathroom in suite - it was more expensive than the single pods where you share a common toilet and bathroom. But the extra money definitely worth, and still cheaper than the conventional hotel chains in the area.
from Nairobi, Kenya
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Rooms are a bit small, but if you just need to have a place to sleep and not spending day time in the hotel, the rooms are fine. Rooms are clean and cosy. The small cafe/bar in the lobby was fine to cover my needs of breakfast. Luggage service good as they have facility to store luggage if arriving earlier than check-in time or checking out earlier than want to leave for your travel. Overall a good experience.
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Submitted on 30-09-2016
Great hotel and exactly what we needed for a trip to New York. Rooms are clean and have everything you need in them. The shared bathrooms are also good and cleaned regularly. The hotel runs free walking tours during the week which was a great surprise as we didn't know about this before we came. We really enjoyed going on one and finding out more about the area. There are also some great restaurants within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. I was very happy with my stay and will definitely be recommen... Read more
from Washington DC, District of Columbia
Submitted on 02-10-2016
The rooms are tiny but comfortable -- exactly what you need if you're traveling alone for business (as I do) and just need a clean place to sleep with a shower and good internet. All manner of people stay here from college students to business travelers because it's relatively affordable compared to most Manhattan hotels. That said, it's no frills. No coffee/tea in the rooms. If you opt for a double bed, you'll have very little room to walk around. So again, this is ideal for business travelers ... Read more
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Submitted on 02-10-2016
The hotel provides the complimentary walking tour every morning, the tour is good and informative!! Check the details at the front desk. Wifi is very stable even I watched YouTube every night. Remember to bring toothbrush & paste and slippers.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 03-10-2016
I was on holiday in NY with my dad for a week so we had a bunk bed room with shared bathroom. The room was so much better than we thought it would be. Although quite small, which was to be expected, this was not an issue at all. Each bunk had it's own good-sized TV at the end of it and a compartment in the wall for charging phones etc There was also a small desk and chair in the room, a safe, and a sink with a mirror and plenty of towels. There was also a place to hang up clothes. The fact that... Read more
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Submitted on 03-10-2016
I was skeptical about the name and the idea of very tight spaces; I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by the efficient use of space in the room, very clean and comfortable accommodations, and the price was good! I would definitely recommend Pod51 in NYC to anyone who is going for business or pleasure!
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Submitted on 07-10-2016
Let me start this review saying I travel to NYC for work over 40x/year. I have never stayed in a hotel this bad or asked to have my room changed. I arrived late Thursday night and had to wait ~20 minutes for the woman at the desk to get off the phone to check me in. When I arrived to my room, my room was directly across from the elevators. The doors and walls are very thin. I heard the ping of the elevator all night long and didn't sleep. The next morning, I went to take a shower and the hand... Read more
from Charleston, South Carolina
Submitted on 08-10-2016
Clean room, friendly staff, looked just like the pictures, and safe location! Great for short stay, economy, or if you spend the day sight seeing, not in your room. Honest staff, while in a rush to catch a plane, I left a valuable item in my room. I called days later, they still had it and mailed it to me! :)
from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Unfortunately, due to a last-minute trip to NYC, I ended up at Pod 51. I was astonished at what was sold as a hotel room, and at an outrageous price. The entire room, including a tiny closet and bath, was less than 100 sq. feet! The "bed" was a twin bed tucked against a wall and was only 6 feet long. As a tall person, I had to curl up to sleep. The "furnishings" look as if they came from Ikea. The hotel also used deceptive advertising. The lowest price advertised on various booking services, in ... Read more
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-10-2016
Me and my friend stayed here in September and although I do think it is quite expensive this is NYC and it is in a good location. A lot people say the rooms are too small but the hotel is called 'pod' so I expected them to be small, however we shared a bunk room and we thought it was a decent size, with room for two suitcases. The beds are comfy and having the tv was a nice touch. There were four bathrooms on our floor (15) and two of them were very large, there is a light system above your door... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-10-2016
Air conditioning and safe in the room were both faulty on arrival, however this was quickly resolved once reported. The rooms are very small and quite dark if not high up (we were in a second floor bunk bed room), but kept to a clean standard with comfortable beds and a TV for each bunk. Pack light as there is nowhere to store any clothes/ belongings! The gold star for this hotel is the location - right in the centre of town and next to a subway station, perfect for getting around. Try the deli/... Read more
from Copenhagen, Denmark
Submitted on 01-11-2016
This hotel is so cool and nice. With an amazing rooftop that gives the best view over Manhattan. Tiny, tiny rooms, but the service is absolutely fine. Cool atmosphere and a must-go- guidet tour to historical places - with a different angle.
from Ulricehamn, Sweden
Submitted on 01-11-2016
Good cleaning, helpful staff. Close to subway stop and convenience store altough not perfectly situated for easy and close access to points of internet. For that pricetag you can get a better hotel with better standards and better location
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Submitted on 01-11-2016
Did you come to the city that never sleeps....just to sleep?? If you came to see the city, shop, visit landmarks, see some shows, wear yourself out from the time you get up in the morning until the time you finally crawl into bed - THIS is the place for you! My daughter and I made our second annual trip to NYC to check out a couple of Broadway shows. We were barely ever in our rooms - except to wind down a little, sleep, then start it all over again in the morning. Pod 51 was PERFECT!! Ve... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 01-11-2016
I was there for work, and was able to get done what I needed. Location is very convenient to the area, I felt Safe and they did a good job of making sure that all was done right from the Logistics Perspective. I would stay there again!
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 02-11-2016
Decent hotel. Great location. Modern decor . While the room was tiny , it was very nice and clean. The lobby are has a good espresso bar and a lounge area. Walking distance from some good restaurants in NYC.
from Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Submitted on 05-11-2016
Clean, quick & easy access, no fuss, good location, ticks al the right boxes if you want to explore NYC over a weekend. Room is compact but nicely laid out, reception is average...Check out the rooftop terrace!
from Amsterdam
Submitted on 06-11-2016
The Pod 51 is located in a very central location in Manhattan. There are three possibilities when picking a room: Bunk beds and using a shared bathroom (hostel style), your own bed and using a shared bathroom, or your own room with a mini bathroom. I stayed in my own room with bathroom, which is the most expensive but gives the privacy i was looking for. The rooms are rather small and you will hear the sounds of the city all night long. With that said, i enjoyed everything else about the hotel.... Read more
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Submitted on 07-11-2016
Pod 51 is consistently on the mark. Absolutely the most affordable hotel in The mid-town area. Close to everything and access to three subway lines within steps of the hotel. The staff are very friendly and helpful and made our stay very enjoyable.
from Saint Augustine, Florida
Submitted on 07-11-2016
We've been looking for a good hotel in NYC for awhile now and I think we finally found it! We needed a clean place to crash at the end of he day and shower before starting our day and this place is PERFECT! Quirky, close to what we wanted to do and see, and right next to one of the GREATEST burger joints I have ever been to.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-11-2016
This hotel was really good. We stayed a week in NYC & the hotel's location was perfect, just a couple of streets away from the subway. Room was always extremely clean & tidy & staff helpful. The rooftop was awesome on sunny days, as you could sit up there and chill. The shared showers where so clean. Honestly 5/5 would come back when I'm NYC again.
from Leeds, United Kingdom
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Stayed here for a couple of days at the end of travelling round North America, tiny room but it can be expected with the name "pod" great location close to the subway and not too far from tourist stuff but also in a bit of a residential area so you get to see a bit of the "real" ny. Staff on the front desk very helpful. I shared a bathroom but there were 4 for each floor and there was always one available. Always very clean even though they were shared. Sink in the room was a good addition and ... Read more
from Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-11-2016
You get whats in the name.. a pod. Small room but has all the necessaties that you need when your away from home and dont plan on spending a lot of time in your hotel. Not far walking to 5th Avenue. Free WIFI. Comfortable enough and very clean.
from Singapore, Singapore
Submitted on 10-11-2016
As expected, the room was small but functional. Items such as extra towels, amenities etc were smartly stashed away. It's fine though because we weren't expecting to stay very long in the room anyway (Hey - it's Manhattan!) The lobby was excellent - great place to work and hang out. It had great wifi and a cafe that sold cheap but delicious coffee and bagels. In the mornings, it was nice to take our food and sit outside in the little interior garden. Location is fantastic too - just a couple of ... Read more
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Submitted on 11-11-2016
Centrally located in Manhattan, very kind and helpful staff. As per American standards the room is small, then again there is enough space to store your belongings away, work on a small desk, without getting the feeling of the place being too tight. It`s merely smart usage of available space in an expensive city. I used the shared bathrooms, which worked out fine: clean, I did not have to wait for anybody and nobody had to wait for me.
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Submitted on 12-11-2016
This hotel is a joke unless you want to sleep (that is if you sleep) in a cell. Service is non existant. You will have to pay an extra if you want a smile. Bathroom are ridiculously small, etc... but hey, it was only 250$... What can you expect ?
from Kingston, New York
Submitted on 13-11-2016
I have stayed at both Pod Hotels in NYC at least twice. Both are decent - pretty good prices for NYC. Yes, the rooms are pretty small (hence, the name of the hotel). At Pod 51, I had a shared bathroom which wasn't nearly as annoying or gross as it couldn't been. I stayed two nights and didn't have to wait to use a bathroom at all. And they were all quite clean. There seems to be four bathrooms on each floor and there are little light indicators in each guest room to let you know which bathr... Read more
from Bangkok
Submitted on 13-11-2016
Found the service to be fine here. Room is small, has a sink, bed, TV, and little desk. Two bathrooms with showers down the hall to be shared by those on the same floor. Did not come expecting a huge room....just needed a central location to sleep when doing with meetings.
from Pune
Submitted on 15-11-2016
It is hostel style, but neat and clean. The rooms are Tina but stylish and modern, bed was comfortable. A couple of nice eateries can be found next door. Subway is only a few minutes away. Prepare for noise during the night. Would come again!
from Lake City, Florida
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Stayed here for two nights just to ramble around the city. Very small but was clean and comfortable. Had a pod with bathroom , and was quite enough for two people, two nights. Enjoyed the rooftop and the cafe. Also utilized the luggage storage while waiting for late flight out of JFK.
from Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Easy to locate the hotel, speedy check in and out. Our room was clean and compact, suitable for purpose, the staff were helpful and friendly. It was more expensive than I expected. I took ear plugs which were a god send.
from Vancouver, Canada
Submitted on 18-11-2016
we stayed at this hotel for one night while in transit and have to say i enjoyed the small corner room with its own private bathroom. it was nice to open the windows up and let it breath...only problem was the fast food place below that belched that fried food smell which isn't the hotels fault. the beds were very comfortable and the bathroom was very similar to what you would get on a cruise ship size wise. i'll stay here again
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Submitted on 19-11-2016
This place is the best place to stay if you only instead on using it for place to rest a head. Yes the rooms are small and don't have a kettle or microwave but that's not the be all and end all, the location of this wicked hotel is on the money near everything you want to be near (times square, grand central, fifth avenue, empire state building, MSG and only a 20 minutes train journey down to the statue of liberty). With great eateries around we found the best places was either The Smiths or Oxf... Read more
from North Augusta
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Our room was 12' by 12', including a small shower and bathroom. Convenient to Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the Subway, this is a great choice to explore the city. Relatively quiet at night, the staff was excellent and helpful. The small cafe seemed priced fair, but we had trouble getting the "cook" to wait on us. A three minute wait while her back was turned to us made us leave and find another place. The bed was a double and if you like a firm mattress this would have been perfec... Read more
from Holbrook, Massachusetts
Submitted on 21-11-2016
Pod 51 is perfect for what I needed. The lobby is adorable & the staff is very friendly & accommodating. My room was small but immaculate! The room had everything I needed! A bed, air conditioning, window, sink, towels, electronic safe, lots of outlets and a closet with an extra pillow! There were 4 shared bathrooms in the hallway. No need to wait for a free bathroom because there is a light up panel above your door to let you know which one is vacant. The bathroom was adorable. Single u... Read more
from Stockholm, Sweden
Submitted on 22-11-2016
My daughter and I stayed for five nights at Pod 51 and really enjoyed it. The room was very small but functional and really clean and fresh. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did not eat anything at the hotel as there were so many interesting restaurants nearby, but some nights we sat on the small roof terrace with some takeaway food. Great view! The hotel was very conveniently located, on a quiet street but still just a short walk from Times Square and a bus ride from down town. For us, th... Read more
from Round Lake Park, Illinois
Submitted on 22-11-2016
I was just recently in New York to see some shows, and I was able to get a good deal on Pod 51. I had looked at it last year, but I wasn't sure if it would be a good idea for the group I was with - 2 of them being kids under the age of 10. I kept it in mind, though. I thought the location was great. Easily accessible to places to eat. Not too far from Times Square and Rockefeller Plaza. It was great. Room was a bit snug, but that's ok. I actually got a room with a private bath. I... Read more
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Good quality, clean and affordable. The bathrooms were also cleaned up regularly and the staff was lovely. There is a rooftop that everyone is talking about (did not visit it unfortunately). The location is great so I would not hesitate to recommend the place.
from newcastle Upon Tyne
Submitted on 26-11-2016
This wasn't my first visit to the hotel . I have stayed 3 times but the last time was five years ago. The good points - the location is excellent, 10 minutes walk to Times Square . The lobby reception is nice , the staff are friendly and there are seating areas to eat and drink , there are iPads on the wall to use . The hotel is also clean . The bad points - I found that paying 150 dollars for a single room with a shared bathroom was quite expensive for what I was getting .
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Submitted on 27-11-2016
Had a week in pod 51 in September. rooms were a little small but it was just a bed for us really as we were out all day and night. Hotel was in a brilliant location, with easy walking distance to most things. Tube was close as well for longer trips. Over all, had a great time at this hotel and would defiantly recommend it and will be coming back next year..
from Newfoundland
Submitted on 30-11-2016
My friend and I shared a double room with private bathroom. It was super clean and laid out to maximize the space. A quick 25 minute walk to Times Square with a cafe onsite, I'd definitely stay here again!
from Newton, Massachusetts
Submitted on 01-12-2016
Pod 51 was an obvious choice for a business colleague and me for a brief stay in NYC based on its price and location to our meetings in the city. (Neighboring properties were more than twice as expensive.) Yes, the rooms are small, but they have virtually everything a business travel needs: a comfortable bed, pervasive, fast, and free wifi, and clean and tidy rooms. (A few small quibbles: the power outlets were in awkward, inconvenient spots, and there was no iron in the room... although I did ... Read more
from South Orange, New Jersey
Submitted on 01-12-2016
I recently spent a night at the Pod51 hotel in NYC. I was stuck late at work, the weather was bad, and I just didn't feel like traveling home to the burbs, so I looked for a cheap place to get a few hours sleep near my midtown office. This fit the bill. I got one of the larger rooms, with a queen size bed and a private bathroom. The room was quite small, but well laid out with a reasonable amount of storage for its size. The bathroom was miniscule but stylish, and it serves its purpose: there'... Read more
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 01-12-2016
I realized that I choose a great location hotel, when I got out of the train from the airport and the metro station was less than a block away from Pod 51. I arrived around eleven in the morning and was welcomed by a very nice staff. The gentleman during check in made a fast attempt to look for availability and was able to send me to a cute tiny room on the fifth floor with a private bathroom. Everything was on point, free fast Wifi, the decoration is simple, sleek, everything was very clea... Read more
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Submitted on 04-12-2016
It took me a long time to browse for the best hotel in New York via Expedia but I eventually came across this conveniently located and well priced hotel that I would recommend to anyone travelling to New York on a budget. Located right by a subway that can take you to all tourist attractions from as little as 10 minutes to the maximum being only 35 minutes. The customer service for the most part is good - the tour guides and cafe staff are extremely helpful and great to talk to whilst a few des... Read more
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