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Fort Lauderdale
Reviewed 23 August 2007

During my one night stay at the Pod Hotel, I was checked into a room on the second floor, right above the bar downstairs. I could hear every word of every song played and I thought I could block it out by listening to my ipod, but no, I could then FEEL the music coming from downstairs. I called up...

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Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 22 August 2007

Can't say enough good things about the Pod. The walk to the 6 train is only a block and a half. We didn't arrive until almost 2 am and had no problems getting checked in quickly. The staff was friendly and efficient. Stayed in a 2 bunk room and it was perfect for our needs. We had plenty of room...

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2Thank Servo42
New York
Reviewed 19 August 2007

Overpriced, uncomfortable, dirty and cramped. We were quoted one price only to be told they had made a mistake and it was $50 higher. They gave us a room that was already occupied which we discovered by entering someone elses room! After returning to the front desk we were given another room that had dirty bed linens, including a used...

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4Thank Clauudes
Manchester. UK
Reviewed 18 August 2007

I have just stayed at The Pod (13-17 August 07) This is hotel has a good location on 51st & 3rd. Central to United Nations, Bloomingdales, 5th Ave, Central Park & The Chrysler building. The hotel is Very clean, Tidy, Modern and cleverly designed to maximise space at a very reasonable price. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I...

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2Thank Sean R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2007

Trying to find a cheap place (near Downtown) in New York city is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. This place though was a great fit. I was traveling for a conference, so all I really needed was a place to sleep. The rooms are -quite- small, the name 'Pod' is not just a clever name ;)....

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2Thank TravelinMoose
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 9 August 2007

My friends and I stayed at the Pod during the days of Aug.1- 6, 2007. We arrived early in the morning to NY so the first stop was the hotel to check in and leave our luggage. As we entered the Pod excitedly it was as we had imagined and seen in the photos. What a cute lobby and decor....

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Boston, MA
Reviewed 6 August 2007

Imagine our surprise when my 3 friends and I checked into our Pod Hotel "Townhouse" (really just one large room) to find it neither "high style and high tech" or "hip and stylish" as advertised. It appears one whole wing of the hotel is still the same dowdy, circa 1980's, bland could-be-anywhere hotel that the former Pickwick Arms was. When...

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4Thank k8land
boston
Reviewed 6 August 2007

Warning: The "townhouse" rooms at the Pod Hotel are NOTHING like the cute modern rooms shown on the website! Instead they are boring, bland and beige! We selected the Pod Hotel because we thought it would be as depicted on the website- boy were we wrong! Instead of DWR and IKEA we got Late 80's Best Western. The room itself...

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3Thank lktrip13
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 August 2007

Taking 10 students to NYC from Australia was going to be expensive whichever way we looked at the budget. And after the worlds longest air journey to get there.... I was sceptical as to what the rate was going to deliver! I had by chance stumbled on The Pod as link from a some random 'travel expert' website. I didn't...

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3Thank FemaleTraveller
UK
Reviewed 5 August 2007

I stayed at the Pod Hotel for 6 nights in July in a single room. The room was bright and clean with plenty of storage (plus a safe). The shared bathrooms were always clean and I never had to wait for one (4 of them on the 8th floor). I would definitely stay here again as its a great location...

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Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $115 - $376 (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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