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By a verified traveller on Tue 10 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Pod 51 gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from 5th Avenue. Free WiFi in public areas, a restaurant and a bar are available. This 3-star hotel has 348 rooms over 14 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and an LCD TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs, premium bedding and rainfall showerheads
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Breakfast is offered for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • Guests speak favourably about the proximity to the airport and the central location
  • Within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral

Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€72* Per night/room 1 Jul - 2 Jul

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pod 51 ratings based on 145 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (43) Couples (38) Business (3) Family (19) Other (16) Friends (20)
3 out of 5
Good location and value for money - however extremely small rooms

Posted by , from England on 10 Mar 2020

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Oct 2019

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5 out of 5
Second time coming here, it's location, friendly staff and cleaningness make it a great place to stay

Posted by on 27 May 2019

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5 out of 5
Very nice basic hotel. I went for the shared bathroom and I always managed to find one close to use. The hotel is quite basic but has all the essentials and is great for single and young travellers including free Wi-fi. A clean comfortable bed, tv and sink in the room. No kettle or tea and coffee making facility so I brought my own travel kettle. There is a cafe facility downstairs and secure bag storage for the last day. As with all New York hotels you pay the facility fee but the price is very reasonable compared to some places. I found the staff very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The hotel is close to a subway station but also within reasonable walking distance of The Rockefeller Centre, Times Square and Central Park. I would certainly stay there again when in Manhattan.

Posted by on 6 Jan 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 10 Sep 2018

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4 out of 5

Good hotel, great location, good value for money

Pros: Location Cleanliness Value for money
I really liked the location; the standard was good given the price; I wish the bathrooms were en suite but apart from that, it was really good!

Posted by on 9 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect hotel for travellers!

I choose this hotel for the price as it was significantly cheaper than most NYC hotels. However this was not reflected in the quality or cleanliness of the hotel. It was a small but closey little room with bunk beds, sink, 2 televisions and little a desk. The room was very clean and the beds were comfy. We did not have a bathroom in our room the room had a light system to tell us when any of the four bathrooms were available. We never had to wait for one to be available. Bathrooms were always clean had easily to use showers. I would fully recommend this hotel for anyone travelling to NYC looking to save a bit of money on the hotel choice.

Posted by , from England on 22 May 2017

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4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Great location
Cons: Bed and pillows ( for me anyway) No proper bar that we knew of.
Location: Midtown, you can get anywhere from here....I suggest just wandering, so much to see.
Great location for seeing the city. Very clean, room tiny but fine for its purpose. View from the roof amazing but shame there's no bar. Bed not comfortable for me personally but lack of sleep could also have been jetlag.

Posted by , from tyne and wear, england on 15 Nov 2016

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1 out of 5

Horrible nights sleep

Pros: Location wasn't bad but I didn't like much at all there is nothing else to say The staff where bad
Cons: It checked out a night early because the room was like a sauna but more importantly it was so noisy. Every time someone turned a tap on you could hear in the room. The shower was next door so that was heard too. Let alone door slamming and loud voices. No sleep was had

Posted by on 29 Oct 2016

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5 out of 5

Very good hotel, good location

Excellent stay. No issues. Very clean and modern. Near 53rd street and lexington subway station easy to commute around, even from JFK via the airtrain which I recommend over a taxi or shuttle. Save yourself some money. Would stay here again.

Posted by on 31 Aug 2016

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 16 March 2020 to 30 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Pod 51. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 348 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (16.3 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pod 51 offers 348 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control

Food & Drink

Pod 51 has a restaurant on site.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property is not currently implementing any enhanced cleaning measures


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Self-parking fee: USD 41 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 41 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.