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australia
Reviewed 23 October 2007

I stayed at the Pod hotel for 12 nights over oct 2007. Location is fantastic so close to restaurants, cheap eats, the subway, dry cleaning and cool wine bars. The Pod was very clean and secure. The staff such at reception were ok but on the whole quite indifferent to me. The concierge staff were very helpful. I had a...

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Westboro, MA
Reviewed 23 October 2007

My husband and I stayed at the Pod Hotel in for one night while we were in town to see a concert. We were very pleasantly surprised at check in as we were upgraded to a full size room with bath. We had booked a twin bunk room and had been expecting to share a bath. Everything about the room...

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cityB
Reviewed 20 October 2007

We stayed here for 4 nights in October 2007 and it was absolutely brilliant. we had a queen pod on the 11th floor, which was en-suite (so no need to share the facilities as on the lower floors!). Absolutely spotless, great housekeeping and a really funky and fresh design. The rooftop area was fab for unwinding after a long day...

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Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 19 October 2007

I have stayed at the Pod Hotel 4 times in the past year. It was totally redone about a year ago. Conceptually, it's great. But it has many annoying flaws that need to be addressed if I am going to return: 1) The room doors make a great deal of noise when opened and closed. This could be fixed easily....

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nottingham
Reviewed 19 October 2007

In a good location 15-20 minute walk to bloomingdales and some great bars and convenience stores just around the block. All the staff are pleasant and very helpful, i would stay there again without a doubt even on my own, A great place to stay , good job the pod hotel paul smith nottingham england

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Sweden
Reviewed 17 October 2007

I booked the hotel based on location, price, and design. The location, close to subways, was prime. Since we traveled all over the city. Good breakfast options, though not great evening dining around the hotel. But thats not a negative for me. The queen room we had was large, the accessible room, we later learned. No view, but we pretty...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 16 October 2007

My husband and I stayed at this hotel over Columbus Day weekend. We had a bunk-bed room with shared bathrooms down the hall. We found the hotel to be in a nice, safe neighborhood with several good breakfast options around the corner. Plus there is a beautiful little park with a waterfall across the street. Our room was very small,...

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Grand Cayman
Reviewed 16 October 2007

The hotel is excellent and has a great location, everything seems to have been refurbished recently, the rooms were small but this is NY and the cost was low compared to most other hotels. I loved the individual tvs and the fact you have a basin in your room. The shared bathrooms were in good condition and there are plenty...

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Chicago
Reviewed 13 October 2007

I just got back from one night's stay at The Pod. I had a single room, shared bathroom: cost $139/night. You cannot beat that price in New York for a hotel in Midtown with a concierge desk and quiet street. Unlike the previous poster, I did not smell cigarettes at all, and I am very smoke sensitive/smoke averse. My room...

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Reviewed 12 October 2007

I will pay more money to stay in something that isn't the size of a closet, literally. It's a shock when you open the door and see just how tiny it is. Not that I didn't expect it beforehand but in actuality... I booked the queen bed, btw. Sure, you're not in your room that much but when I am...

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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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  • 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: $122 - $404 (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 higher up the quieter it is! Be sure to leave the AC on though, rooms are very warm!”
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“Be advised when booking: some rooms do not have a private bathroom/shower.”
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“In London some hotel room have no windows. Yet they are better.”
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