"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! " More

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Hotel Description

Pod 51 places you in the center of New York, within just a 15-minute stroll of popular places like Chrysler Building and Bloomingdale's. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free high-speed Internet, and LCD TVs.

Digital TV, safes, and hairdryers are featured in all 348 rooms. You'll find nice touches like free toiletries and premium bedding to enhance your stay. Additionally, phones and desks are available.

For a drink, you can stop by the hotel's own bar/lounge. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and a coffee shop/café. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 3-star Midtown hotel, attractions include Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.

Standard Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
€130 per night

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room Selected Upon Check In

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Pod 51 ratings based on 110 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 3.5 out of 5.0
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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5 out of 5

short new york trip

Hotel perfect for what I needed, had ensuite room which was perfect for amount of time spent in it. Room cleaned every day, fairly quiet for New York so slept well. Only criticism check in staff didn't seem particularly friendly just told me room number and where it was.Would have been nice to have been friendly, and would have helped to have been told restaurant was closed, so I wouldn't have gone into it wanting food to be told it wasn't open for 2 weeks ! Would recommend pod 51 as place to stay and if ever return to New York would stay again

Posted by on 2 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

NYC trip

The room and hotel were great and we only used it for sleeping and showering etc. The rest of the time we were out sightseeing etc. The hotel is in a great location only 15min walk from rockefeller center and 20 from times square. Really happy with the hotel and I would definitely stay there again. Only downside was the rooms were a bit small, hence the name pod hotel, but it was still very comfortable despite the lack of space and I only really slept in the room. Great experience and I would happily recommend this hotel to others.

Posted by on 20 Nov 2015

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4 out of 5

Couple in New York

Hotel was what i have expected. As we only need a place to sleep when you're tired exploring the city. I have no complaints about the staff and cleanliness. Only issue is i think bed is short -dont really matter that much and aircon can only be set to 71degrees F which still very warm. Overall - we're happy.

Posted by on 7 Nov 2015

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3 out of 5

Good Hotel

Small room little storage but nice and clean, I booked a twin room with bunk beds no bathroom just sink, bathrooms are shared but this was not a problem as there were 4 on our floor and they were nearly always available, 4 lights above the bedroom door indicate which were in use. Worth the saving compared to on-suite alternative. Safe in room, excellent wifi and place to leave cases at the end of your stay. Good location, east midtown close to subway (end of next block) which also had a walkway to next station on the express line to JFK airport. Only a 15 minute walk to times square. Staff excellent. Would use again.

Posted by on 5 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Great little space

This is exactly what I was looking for. Nothing too fancy, a bed in a room, with it's own sink. The shared toilets and showers were a couple of doors down the hall, and they were clean and problem-free. The location was perfect too, smack in the middle of Manhatten.

Posted by on 4 Sep 2015

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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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi


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) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.7 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 air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include free toiletries and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

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

Food & Drink

Pod 51 has a restaurant on-site.

Nearby Activities

Central Park, 12 blocks (about a mile) from the hotel, encompasses 843 acres of meadows, woods, cliffs, ravines, gardens, paths, and lakes in an emerald setting. Popular walking and running routes include Central Park Drive (closed to traffic during scheduled hours) and the path around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The park abounds with playgrounds and wide, open spaces for romping. The Loeb Boathouse, on a picturesque lake, has rowboat and bicycle rentals. The Wollman Rink offers ice-skating in the winter, the Victorian Gardens amusement park during warmer months, and splendid views of the park and city year-round.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • 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.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available


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

  • Resort fee: USD 10.89 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 USD6 and USD15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD22 per person
  • Self-parking fee: USD35 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 35 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Pod 51 Hotel New York
  • Pod 51 Hotel
  • Pod 51 New York
  • Pod 51
  • The Pod Hotel
  • Pod Hotel New York City
  • Pod Hotel Nyc
  • Pod New York City