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230 East 51st Street, Midtown East, New York City, NY 10022, United States of America – Show map
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service
Non-smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Elevator, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
Cribs are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
There is no capacity for cribs in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 1926 reviews
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Featuring a restaurant, a lounge and a seasonal rooftop bar, this hotel is a 5-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal. All rooms have free Wi-Fi. A game room with ping-pong is available on site.
Score from 2475 reviews Very good
Ideally located in Manhattan, 2 blocks from the Empire State Building and half a block from the Herald Square subway station, this historic hotel features uniquely designed accommodations.
Score from 1679 reviews Good
This Manhattan hotel is across the street from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The hotel offers a gym and a tour desk with ticket services.
Score from 10085 reviews Review score
A 7-minute walk from Central Park, this Manhattan hotel features an on-site fitness center and rooms with city views. Times Square is just over half a mile away.
Score from 1194 reviews Very good
Spent 20 nights in Pod 51. My husband and I liked the location since it had a lot of restaurants around the area. Subway stations were close by making it convenient for us to go around ny. Booked a room with private bath and toilet and was surprised that it was bigger than expected. We also liked that the rooms were kept clean at all times.
Wished that the room had a fridge.
The design was great - clever use of space
The heat was not yet on and the noisiness in the rooms meant that it was not the best night's sleep
The staff were friendly and helpful and the room was clean. Comfortable lounge area and nice garden. The bar was excellent, friendly staff and the food was good. Location was very good, lots of places to eat nearby, supermarket around the corner and an easy walk to Times Square.
Room was quite cold and the heater was noisy, would benefit from extra blankets. Was fine for me on my own but I wouldn't like the window between the bedroom and bathroom if I was sharing.
Concierge was lovely, friendly and helpful
I arrived at the hotel 8am, couldn't check in so came back just before 4pm and could not be checked in as the system had crashed. I then sat there along with many other guests for over 2 hours before we could check in. Finally once we checked in they gave me a voucher for a free drink - which surely should have been given to us while we were sitting around wasting time. It was really badly handled and I think shocking that it couldn't be done manually.
Great location for Midtown attractions and close to subway station for travel to 9/11 site and ferries to the Statue of Liberty. 24 hour diner around the corner for breakfast (especially when you wake up early due to time differences) and some great bars nearby. Hotel room was modern, clean and comfortable. It's size was the same as most European single rooms and fine for a holiday.
Shared shower / toilet not ideal but this was known about in advance and did not cause any major issues.
Location was great and staff very pleasant
Reservation system crashed thus 3 hour wait to check in! Staff was good telling everyone waiting what the problem was but offered no solutions. Manual name taking with proof of reservations could have worked
Nice room - even though very small, good location, adjoining restaurant (pod@pod) was excellent.
Very noisy - metal doors on the rooms and shared bathrooms slammed all night echoing in the hallway. Very hot - the air conditioner was loud and blocked by the desk - so it was useless. These are two issues that the management could remedy and would really improve the hotel.
I like nothing of this hotel
The worst hotel I've ever seen in my life. The room was horrible. The bed for one person and not for a couple. It was against the wall, so one person must go over the other. The space was smaller than a monk's room. The individuals at the reception rude and not friendly at all. An hotel I will cancel from my list and I hope from my memories.
Traveling for business so I booked room with private bath. As long as you understand space constraints, this is a great value. Loved the location.
The rooms was very very small. The beds was to small for two people and very hard. The tv sucked it's was so small I watched movies on my iPhone. The price for such a small and poor room is ridiculous and we will not be back.
Loved the outdoor patio and rooftop deck!
Location.....close to my daughter.
The location and the French restaurant right next door.
The slamming of doors all night, maids vacuuming and slamming doors early in the morning, rude lady at the coffee bar, SMALL room and bathroom, hard, uncomfortable beds.
Small rooms. No toilets in the room
Location was good. The hotel offered free printing service and WiFi. Metro is approximately 5 mins Way by foot.
Rooms were too small and had no noise cancelation.
place was very clean, even the shared bathroom was always clean and spotless. Nice lounge with internet facility (plus a printer to print your boarding pass, if needed).
Street side rooms are quite noisy during night and early morning so not good for sleeping. The Wi Fi wasn't reliable in the room.
Hotel close toneverything
It was in a good location near to subway station both to center and to Queens. After watching a musical on Broadway, I could safely walk to this hotel taking about 30 minutes.
Ventilation noises. Though the windows closed tight, I heard relatively loud ventilation noise (probably from outside) throughout days and nights.
I booked at the Pod to celebrate my daughter's 30 birthday. We only stayed one night but wish we could have stayed more. We laughed when we first saw our bunk bed room but actually, once we settled in, it was fantastic. More than enough room for all our luggage and not tripping over one another. The sink had a mirror, blow dryer, towels and amenities. There were 4 bathrooms just down the hall and were always clean and never had to wait for one to be available. The bar was awesome! Staff were very helpful and helped us set up our Hop On Hop Off bus tour and our shuttle back to Newark the next day. I would definately stay at Pod 51 again.
Beds are way too small. If you are aroun 6 foot you will have some trouble.
Very kind staff and very clean!
The Wifi was really Terrible! However, my last night, they upgraded the Wifi Network and that was really good in my room, so this shouldn't be an issue anymore...
Great location, 2 blocks from subway which takes you all the way downtown. An easy 15/20 min stroll to Times Square. Was expecting a basic backpackers type of place but was pleasantly surprised that it has all the amenities of a hotel. Stayed in a single room with shared bathroom...room is small but comfortable and has its own basin and mirror. Room has little lights to say when the bathrooms are occupied, so no walking down the corridor only to find they are being used. Good restaurant and bar downstairs.
Bathrooms were always open, rooftop terrace had a beautiful view. The restaurant was the happening place. We will definitely be back.
was noisy in the am with the garbage trucks.
Comfort, location, modern infrastructure
Music constantly being played over speakers. Even in the shower/bathroom/elevators. Why? Not necessary. Doors that slam shut too loudly. Need to remind some guests to be quiet when returning late, some people have gone to bed. Also, should have some Euro/Canadian TV channels on the tv given large number of non-US guests. Pod 39 had France 24 on TV. Also TV in single rooms in an awkward position for watching.
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