The Pod 51 Street Hotel  3 stars

230 East 51St Street, New York, United States, 10022  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Only a 15 min walk to rockafeller centre - Hotel also had free wii fi - Nice breakfast options
  • Room was cleaned daily, with fresh towels - Bathroom was immaculate - Room also had a hairdryer
  • Very small bathroom - Lobby was modern, styish and spacious - Within walking distance to just about everything
  • Location was superb, near to subway - Paper thin walls - Friendly staff (concierge was amazing)
  • Bathrooms were always clean - Individual plasma tvs were great - Free wifi - Convenient location via closeby transit

Overview

The Pod Hotel enjoys great setting in the downtown New York and provides unlimited access to countless points of interest, trendy shopping venues, main business establishments and famous landmarks.

Dominated with modern features, this three-star property offers complimentary wireless internet service and beautiful rooftop garden.

All 346 stylish guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi access and LCD TV.

In-house dining options include a restaurant and rooftop garden bar.

New York Central Station is about 700m from the hotel.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of floors   14.  Number of rooms   348.

City Center New York - 3.5 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 5.3 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 8.1 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 2700 ft, Penn Station - 1.4 mi
Underground stations 51st Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1000 ft, Lexington Avenue/59th Street - 2700 ft
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Smith & Wollensky - New York City (Cuisine: Steakhouse) - 600 ft, Amma (Cuisine: Indian) - 200 ft

Rooms

Each of tastefully appointed accommodations comprises elegant furnishings, air conditioning, climate control, cable TV, mp3 player docking station, work desk, dimmer control lighting system, telephone, mini-bar and in-room safe. Each room has private bathroom with shower and sleek stainless steel sink.

Room types:

Queen Pod has one queen bed, in-built storage drawers and open closet.

Double Pod offers double bed and in-built storage drawers.

Single Pod features twin bed and open closet.

Bunk Pod features two bunked twin beds, each with personal reading light and LCD TV.

Double Double Pod offers two double beds and open closet.

Townhouse Studio has a queen-sized platform bed and a sitting area, full bathroom with tub and hairdryer.

Dining options

Paid breakfast is served in the hotel.

Outdoor café, located in the back of the hotel, serves delicious breakfast every day.

East Side Social Club is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day from 6.45am to 4am.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The hotel provides free wireless internet access.

Leisure

The hotel boasts a landscaped rooftop terrace where guests may admire breathtaking views of the city and unwind with a refreshing drink.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sun terrace
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Work desk
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Media
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • iPod docking station

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Each of tastefully appointed accommodations comprises elegant furnishings, air conditioning, climate control, cable TV, mp3 player docking station, work desk, dimmer control lighting system, telephone, mini-bar and in-room safe. Each room has private bathroom with shower and sleek stainless steel sink.

Room types:

Queen Pod has one queen bed, in-built storage drawers and open closet.

Double Pod offers double bed and in-built storage drawers.

Single Pod features twin bed and open closet.

Bunk Pod features two bunked twin beds, each with personal reading light and LCD TV.

Double Double Pod offers two double beds and open closet.

Townhouse Studio has a queen-sized platform bed and a sitting area, full bathroom with tub and hairdryer.

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    The Pod 51 Street Hotel Twin Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size Bed or One Twin Bed

    Comfortable light room offers two Twin beds and spacious bathroom.

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      The Pod 51 Street Hotel Double Queen Room
      Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size Bed or One Twin Bed

      Comfortable light room offers a Queen size bed, work desk area and spacious bathroom.

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        The Pod 51 Street Hotel Single Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or Queen Size Bed or One Twin Bed

        Comfortable light room offers a Single bed, work desk area and spacious bathroom.

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          The Pod 51 Street Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          City center is about 5.5km from the hotel.

          New York Museum of Modern Art is about 700m away.

          Sony Wonder Technology Lab is approximately 500m from the property.

          Museum of Television and Radio is within 700m.

          St. Patrick’s Cathedral is within 500m.

          Tourist attractions
          Train stations
          Shopping areas
          • Saks Fifth Avenue
            2000 ft
          Monuments and Landmarks
          Museums
          • Jeanie Johnson CO
            1000 ft
          • Architectural League
            1700 ft
          • American Friends of Tel Aviv
            2000 ft
          • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
            2000 ft
          • Dahesh Museum Inc
            2300 ft
          • Asia Society
            2300 ft
          Halls
          Universities, Institutes
          • Institute of Allied Medical
            1400 ft
          • Saint Bonaventure University
            1400 ft
          • Cornell University
            1700 ft
          • United Nations New York
            2000 ft
          • The United Nations
            2000 ft
          • Bilkent
            2300 ft
          Casinos
          Underground stations

          Local Attractions

          • Central Park
            1.1 mi
            59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
          • Empire State Building
            1.0 mi
            350 Fifth Avenue, New York City
          • Madame Tussauds New York
            5300 ft
            234 West 42nd Street, New York City
          • Pippin The Musical
            5200 ft
            239 West 45th Street, New York City
          • The Phantom of the Opera
            1.0 mi
            245 West 44th Street, New York City

          Near the hotel

          • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
            2900 ft
            30 Rockefeller Center, New York City
          • St. Bartholomew's Church
            1200 ft
            109 E. 50th St., New York City
          • Seagram Building
            1500 ft
            375 Park Ave., New York City
          • United Nations Headquarters
            1800 ft
            405 East 42nd Street, New York City
          • Austrian Cultural Forum
            2200 ft
            11 East 52nd Street, New York City
          • Paley Park
            2300 ft
            3 East 53rd Street, New York City
          • Sony Wonder Technology Lab
            2300 ft
            56th Street & Madison Avenue, New York City

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Smith & Wollensky - New York City

            66% likes this, based on 717 reviews
            Cuisine: Steakhouse
            Price Range: USD 40 - USD 60

            600 ft
            797 Third Avenue

            Phone: 212-753-1530

          • Amma

            86% likes this, based on 187 reviews
            Cuisine: Indian
            Price Range: USD 31 - USD 40

            200 ft
            246 E 51st St

            Phone: 212-644-8330

          • LE Bateau Ivre INC

            61% likes this, based on 81 reviews
            Cuisine: French
            Price Range: USD 37 - USD 37

            100 ft
            230 E 51st St

            Phone: 212-583-0579

          • Thai 51

            73% likes this, based on 82 reviews
            Cuisine: Thai

            200 ft
            224 E 51st St

            Phone: (212 888-8894

          • Wild Ginger

            68% likes this, based on 35 reviews
            Cuisine: Asian
            Price Range: USD 2 - USD 33

            100 ft
            226 East 51st Street

            Phone: (212) 829-8000

          Getting there.

          La Guardia Airport is about 8.4km away.

          Newark Liberty Airport is approximately 18.2km from the hotel.

          Getting around.

          Bus stop is about 100m away.

          Subway access is within 200m.

          New York Central station is about 700km from the hotel.

          Penn Station is approximately 2.1km away.

          Public parking is available (reservation is needed).

          The Pod 51 Street Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Pod 51 Street Hotel

          Average guest rating

          7.6
          out of 10
          Excellent
          Based on 879 reviews

          Rating by category:

          Rooms
          6.8
          Service
          5.9
          Value
          8.1
          Dining
          6.3
          Location
          8.5

          Individual guest reviews

          • Family with children

            Oly good thing is, the hotel is near to Timessquare and to other attractions.

            Not at all worth for the price I paid. During a phone call, I was told by the representative to park the car in near by parking garrage and get a 20% discount, but the parking garrage guy said there is nothing like that and I paid $110 for just 2 days. Absolutely unhappy and will never recommend this hotel or anyother pod hotels.

            • Average rating
              5.4
          • Group of friends

            the showers are fantastic, comfy beds, good location, all you need in new york

            if you stay in a room without bathroom, you end up walking back to your room in small towels unless you take all your clothes with you but it means risking getting them wet. Dressing gowns in the rooms would be really helpful

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Group of friends

            Great location, nice design, but very small and clean rooms. Staff was helpful. It is New York, folks!

            • Average rating
              5.8
          • Couple

            It was very quiet and had everything we needed.

            Location is a bit far from most subway entrances.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Couple

            only reastroom in room

            very bad Location very far from new york and very far from time square and bad services also Tried to take the amount of $ 230 per night Note that I booked per night 115 USD they dont have Services printer or a computer +I waited two hours because they said my reservation through the booking site did not reach ======== very bad hoatel and bed very bad small It is not comfortable this is the last time go this hotel

            • Average rating
              2.4
          • Single

            The design of everthing there is good. Friendly staff. Good cleaning.

            The room is too small.

            • Average rating
              8.0
          • Group of friends

            As always when I book hotels they never live up to my expectation when I arrive, so I came here with an open mind but to my surprise I really liked it and loved the room...it was small but it was so clean, modern and perfect for the reason behind my trip. Would definately be willing to return here.

            The night receptionist woman was a b*%&h, so rude when I asked one simple question, the security guard, who was at the recpetion area at the time, actually followed my friend and I out to the street to help us out. One other thing was that the walls are paper thin, we were woken at 4am by some guy puking into a trash bin so that wasnt pleasant.

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Couple

            Excellent use of functional design in a small package. Shared bathroom experience was great - always a bathroom available - they are individual bathrooms - 3 on our floor, with great facilities and lovely shower fixtures. It was like staying in an ikea display.

            • Average rating
              9.2
          • Single

            The price for a nyc hotel is excellent. The bathrooms were very clean, the showers were a surprising joy with the rainforest shower head and the wall jets - plus the excellent body wash and shampoo. Friendly lobby personnel as well as the cleaning personnel. I look forward to staying there when warmer weather would permit me to explore the rooftop terrace.

            At times some of the other residents on my floor - young people - were quite noisy in the middle of the night.

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Single

            Excellent hotel for the price with very clean rooms. Location between subways, buses, Grand Central. Very comfortable beds, sheets and towels changed daily.

            Not the fault of the hotel but some guests were dirty, and noisy. There could have been better information at check in , inexistant about hotel rules, and facilities.

            • Average rating
              8.2
          • Older travelers

            Cleanlinesn,location,personnel,internet,friendlyness.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Couple

            I forgot my phone in the room after checking-out and I realized one hour later. I phoned the hotel and both the housekeeping and the reception staff were amazingly kind and I could go back a few hours later to pick up my phone.

            The street is a little bit noisy.

            • Average rating
              7.8
          • Couple

            Tidy, friendly, quiet, near subway, free wi-fi. The rooms are small but compact and very clean. Wifi can be used for free in the rooms and lobby. Staff is friendly. The concierge can help you with everything. They can arrange transport to airport. Located near a subway station. Good restaurants very nearby.

            It's not cheap, but New York is very expensive, so it's really good value for money.

            • Average rating
              8.8
          • Group of friends

            very nice location, close to Mets and Central Park. We stay here for one night. The room we stayed is very small and no bathroom but the price is very low (considering it is perfect location)

            • Average rating
              6.2
          • Single

            very clean, very nice marble/stainless steel bathrooms, comfortable bed, free wifi

            wifi wass a bit weak

            • Average rating
              10.0
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