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Coventry
Reviewed 13 June 2008

My wife and I stayed at the Pod for 3 nights in Dec 07. After being recommended by a number of friends, we certainly weren't dissapointed. Ok, as you will know by now after reading the reviews, the rooms are small, but they are designed in a way that prevents this being an issue. If you have more than 3...

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Georgia
Reviewed 8 June 2008

I stayed at The Pod Hotel for one night in May. I was hoping to get the 100$ price that so many say you can get, but ended up with taxes paying closer to 200. I booked a room with bunkbeds, as I was traveling alone. I was extremely happy with the location of The Pod. It is one train...

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Rochester, NY
Reviewed 8 June 2008

I stayed at The Pod for the first time on a Wednesday in early June. As a senior citizen I wasn't sure about the tiny rooms that I saw in the photographs on this website so I reserved a double room with private bath. Even then it was far less expensive than other hotels for the same night. When I...

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New York
Reviewed 8 June 2008

checked our friends into this hotel and they loved it. small but everying you need whilst in NYC. PAX deli on the corner and within walking distance of the majority of the attractions. will definately return to in the future.

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Newton, MA
Reviewed 7 June 2008

I've never stayed in a hotel in NYC until the pod. I was expecting something really, really cramped, so I was not too disappointed to see a decent-sized room (I stayed in one of the 'Queen' rooms). The entire room including bathroom was very clean and everything has been designed for maximum usability. The only negative that I can mention...

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Brussels
Reviewed 5 June 2008

I expect a hotel to provide a clean room, a comfortable bed and some peace and quiet between 10PM and 8AM. You have to be able to breathe in the room because it is essentially a place you retreat to after a busy day whether travelling on business or for pleasure. I also expect a hotel to deliver what it...

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Singapore
Reviewed 5 June 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed for a week at the hotel, we booked a Double room. Upon arrival, we were very impressed with the trendy and chic interior. Checking in was so quick and i quote what the dude at the counter said, "I don't need no papers". Within minutes we were in the lift, going up to dump our...

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Eagan, Minnesota
Reviewed 4 June 2008

We booked 2 bunk rooms the end of June. The Pod was very clean, quiet and is in a great location! We were in a side room on the 4th floor and never heard a thing at night - slept great. We didn't mind sharing a bathroom - they were always clean and always available. The whole time we were...

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Leeds
Reviewed 31 May 2008

I've just returned from a 6 night stay at The Pod and it was fantastic. Last time I went to NYC I stayed in a 5* hotel which was a great experience but I was only ever in the room to sleep and wash so this time I decided to stay somewhere more practical. My sister and I stayed in...

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Shanghai Region, China
Reviewed 28 May 2008

It was a great experience of 3 nights (22-25 May), starting from reading those good reviews on it. We booked our bunkbed rooms directly from them, but later realize we can also book them via other websites (eg. otel.com) that offer rebates for future use. Try them! The Pod was easy to find, within walking distance from the blue &...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $190 - $349 (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:
#6 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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