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Reviewed 5 January 2008

I booked a relatively cheap flight from London for myself and my teenage daughter to spend 4 nights in NYC, only to become alarmed when searches for hotels gave very expensive rooms, double beds or don't go there reviews. Eventually, to much relief I discovered the pod hotel with the bunk beds. Sure the room was small (how much time...

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1Thank TonyBoo
St. Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 January 2008

I thoroughly enjoyed my two-night stay at the Pod. My corner room on the 12th floor had excellent north and east views and was very quiet (maybe because of being at the end of the hall). I loved being able to open my windows to the air, and being able to see over to Second (?) Avenue. The room was...

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3Thank jamesonthomas
Seattle
Reviewed 1 January 2008

Beware. The regular single rooms are poorly constructed twin beds and the wall insulation is basically nonexistent. Noise was a HUGE issue. You can hear the neighbors, you can hear doors slamming, you can hear the elevator music in the hallway. For the price point and location of the hotel, you can do much better at any of the budget...

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8Thank hhaper
Cagliari, Italy
Reviewed 29 December 2007

We came across the Pod Hotel after a lot of googling, but it was well worth the hassle: this place has many great features. Location is perfect, really close to various subways and to Park Ave. The area is great also for restaurants & bars: we loved a tiny japanese eatery next door to the Hotel: Tanaka, very cheap a...

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5Thank Giobatta
San Diego, CA
Reviewed 28 December 2007

The Hotel insists on piping music in the hallways 24/7 and you can clearly hear it from your room. I asked the front desk to lower the volume, and they said they couldn't control it at all. I asked the front desk man why they have music piping in the hallway at 3am at night, they said it was hotel...

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11Thank gbot00
san francisco
Reviewed 28 December 2007

We have stayed at all the budget hotels in Manhattan. The HoJos in the Village, the Hudson in Midtown, etc. Basically if its a hotel that has a queen size bed for around $200 a night, we've stayed there over the last 4 years. The Pod is clean and utilitarian. The location is convenient as well. The rooms (we had...

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8Thank glootzilla
Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 27 December 2007

My daughter & I just got home today from a 5 night stay at the Pod & we loved it! It's clean, modern & close to everything. We had a bunk room & sure it's small, but hey-there's a whole city out there!! We didn't find it too noisy, & we loved the individual tv screens. The washrooms are nice...

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3Thank Joanne H
Brighton
Reviewed 25 December 2007

I stayed here for four nights- now I have been coming to New York regularly for the past 12 years and have stayed in around 20 different hotel- for around $200 you ae lucky to find a room which you feel safe in- not the pod=plush surrounings for the budget minded traveller-saying that their queens are over $200 but well...

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3Thank scottwalker2008
London, England
Reviewed 20 December 2007

We stayed at the Pod Hotel in October 2007, for a break filled with shopping, walking and a few sites too (Central Park, Guggenheim and the MOMA). After lots of research we finally chose this hotel as our base. We had been shocked at the prices of hotels in NY but we wanted a room with a bathroom and this...

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7Thank whlsarah
Canberra
Reviewed 18 December 2007

My daughers and I stayed in the Townhouse at the Pod in November. The room was fantastic (not modern) but very clean. There was a queen size bed and a fold out sofa bed. The bathroom was great with a lovely bath and always plenty of towels. The location is great! Within walking distance to Central Park, Rockerfellar Plaza etc....

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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $132 - $281 (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
#156 Business Hotel in New York City
#163 Family Hotel in New York City
#194 Romantic Hotel in New York City
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