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Montreal
Reviewed 14 May 2008

It was my first time in New York City and I stayed at The Pod for 3 nights with 3 of my girlfriends. It's safe to say that it was one of the most pleasant experiences of my life! I've had so much fun! Being a full-time student and not having a real job, I found the hotel to be...

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Reviewed 10 May 2008

My sister and I stayed at the Pod from April 28 to May 5th. It was perfect. Check in went very smoothly, we got there before check in and they let us check in early. The staff was always friendly. We shared a bunk room. Even though it was small, it was so well arranged that it didn't feel crowded,...

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Bend, OR
Reviewed 9 May 2008

Let me start this review off by saying what this hotel is NOT. It is not for the person looking for a luxery. It is not for the person that is looking for the cheap motel, either. I had read many reviews of the place and chose it because of price, location and cleanliness. I was aware ahead of time...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 9 May 2008

Spent two nights on a business related trip. I found the hotel staff efficient and knowledgeable. Room was small but clean and had the basic needs met, it had a sink in the room. There were several bathrooms located in the hallway. Never had a problem accessing them. Don't believe you can find a better deal in NY. Great little...

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Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 9 May 2008

My goal was to find the cleanest hotel at the lowest rate. This hotel really fit the bill. If you are looking for the high end 4 and 5 star NYC hotels, this is not your choice. But if you need a nice solid place to stay in a great neighborhood than this is for you. I landed the single...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 8 May 2008

I've stayed at The Pod twice. The first time went well, hence my choice to stay a second time. Both stays we chose the bunk bed and shared bathroom option. The first stay was on a lower floor (2nd or 3rd) which had 4 bathrooms on the floor. It was very convenient and clean. The second time around we were...

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London
Reviewed 7 May 2008

My boyfriend and I have just returned from a 6 night stay at The Pod. The hotel surpassed all expectations and was excellent. The room was small but perfectly formed. Plenty of storage space and most importantly clean and with a comfy bed. Requests for extra pillows and blankets were dealt with swiftly and the room was always immaculately clean...

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Moray
Reviewed 5 May 2008

I recently stayed in this hotel during a 6 day holiday to New York. The location was brilliant, just a block or two away from the subway, and only 20 minutes walk from Grand Central station, Central park and other mid-town attractions. We got the Queen room - which was spacious, with a fantastic shower and all the other facilities...

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South West
Reviewed 2 May 2008

The Pod Hotel is a fantastic budget hotel, my husband and I really couldn't have asked for better value. OK granted, the rooms are on the small side, but who goes to New York to stay in their room?? We opted for a bunk room as this was the cheapest option and we wanted to stay for as long as...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 26 April 2008

I loved the POD!!!! I have stayed in some B & B's all over the UK and I can tell you the single room at the POD is bigger then a lot of the rooms I have stayed in over there. The room is designed well and I could easily fit my opened large suitcase on the floor. Everything worked...

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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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  • 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: $142 - $305 (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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“The queen rooms are spacious for NYC, and are the best value.”
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“Corner private room. High floor.”
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“7th flr was quiet...you can get rooms with full shower vs sharing bathroom”
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