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4.0 out of 5

"Not a problem anytime :- the 6 line, and E line is one block away. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Pod 51 puts you in the heart of New York, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Highlights at this hotel include in-room free WiFi, free Internet, and LCD TVs.

Digital TV, safes, and hair dryers 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 United Nations Headquarters and Rockefeller Center.

Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$97* Per night/room 11 Feb. - 12 Feb.

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin 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 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 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 (12)
4 out of 5
Love the location and feel of the hotel. Found the outside air conditioning vent rather noisy in my room this stay - made it a little hard to sleep

Posted by on 1 Jul. 2019

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4 out of 5

Excellent location. Walking to anywhere is easy

Pros: Convenenience
Cons: Just a little less on price. At A$ 288 a night. for a room with no fridg. No microwave and no hot water jug, it seemed a bit steep.
Not a problem anytime :- the 6 line, and E line is one block away.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice Budget Hotel

Don’t want to so you make it hard to give a review nice and quickly.............

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2018

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3 out of 5

Cheap and cheerful

Represents great value but you get what you pay for.

Posted by on 26 Nov. 2017

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2 out of 5

Not a business traveller hotel

Pros: Its location
Cons: Clean the hallways carpet, it smell sweaty
The rooms are too small to be comfortable and there is not enough room to put your suitcase down.

Posted by , from New York on 22 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5
The room was small, but had everything I needed. It was clean and comfortable. I'd happily stay here again

Posted by , from New Zealand on 18 Sep. 2017

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4 out of 5

Never disappoints

Have stayed at Pod 51 several times over the years will do again. Bunk room, shared bathroom is fantastic value for a hotel in NYC. You get used to the size and it's perfect for all you need.

Posted by , from Sydney, Austtalia on 7 Sep. 2017

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5 out of 5

Midtown hotel - walking distance to Times Square

Pros: It was clean, had helpful staff and was central.
Cons: Quieter doors upon closing - I could hear other bedroom doors being shut
Location: Rockerfella Plaza Times Sq
Excellent and affordable option for midtown. Clean and friendly hotel. Good option for those on a budget.

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2016

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4 out of 5

Great New York pod

These rooms are small but perfect for a stay in New York where all you need is a place to sleep. Much cheaper than hotels and everything you need.

Posted by on 15 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5
It was like living in your own bedroom except it miraculously gets cleaned every day! I felt very at home and the staff were incredibly helpful!

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2016

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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/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 is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • 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) (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 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • 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.

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


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 are 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.

  • 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 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 35 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.

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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.