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Pod 51

11,177 reviews
+1 212-355-0300

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Bar or Lounge

Small Rooms, Smaller Prices at Pod 51 in New York City

What Does a Pod 51 Room Include?

The compact rooms at Pod 51 are full of character. Homey touches like potted plants, shuttered windows, and private bathrooms make the accommodations comfortable despite their size. If you're looking for something a little bigger, this Pod hotel has a room configuration with two full size beds or a studio configuration that sleeps four and has a sitting area, full closets, and a tub in the bathroom.

What Amenities/Features Does the Pod 51 Offer?

The café at Pod 51 is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a seasonal outdoor patio and garden. The rooftop deck has colorful lawn chairs and beautiful views of the city. Enjoy a cocktail here or inside at the bar when the weather outside is frightful.

What Are the Room Rates at Pod 51?

The cheapest room here is the bunk room, which has a shared bathroom but costs only $159 a night. This price is practically unheard of for a room that sleeps two in New York City. A Pod room with a full bed and private bath is $205 a night.

What Activities Are Popular Near Pod 51?

Public transportation is easy with Grand Central Terminal just an eight-minute walk away. You can also walk to Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall in just 12 minutes or the Museum of Modern Art in 14 minutes.

What's the Bottom Line?

Pod 51 is one of the cheapest hotels in New York City, NY, but it doesn't feel cheap at all. The rooms are always clean and stylish, and the location is great for exploring the city.

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Midtown East
230 E 51st St
New York, NY 10022
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User Highlights
"Excellent midtown location" "Location was perfect for"
95% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Near to public transport, according to 99%.
"Wi-Fi works well" "Internet works fine"
82% said the wifi quality was great.
80% thought it was a great value.
"Staff exceeded expectations" "Staff was attentive"
82% found the staff to be very friendly.
62% said the reception staff was ok.
"Fab roof top terrace" "Wonderful rooftop patio"
71% thought the building was wonderful.
98% loved the terrace.
"AC worked great" "Dirty toilet seat"
For only 54%, the bathroom was ok.
89% said rooms were small.
"No continental breakfast" "No complimentary breakfast"
59% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Walls are paper thin" "Broken ac unit"
89% said rooms were small.
71% thought it was too noisy.

Good to know...

Awesome terrace
Rooms could be larger
Could be quieter
Nice building
Expert Reviews
The two-star Pod Hotel is an appealing and affordable option in the heart of Midtowd East, offering well-designed (if tight) rooms with seriously low rates
Two of the most unusual hotels in the city, both the original Pod and its offshoot on 39th Street, offer high style, and even high jinx, at low, low prices.
Time Out
This surprisingly stylish East Side hotel opened in early 2007, offering tiny but futuristic rooms that are well suited to people who favor convenience and value over elbow room.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Resort Fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night
  • Parking Fee: USD 35 per night
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: USD 22 per person
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible