The Pod 51st Street Hotel

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

The hotel

Are you simply looking for a place to rest your head for the night between the hustle and bustle of few days of New York? Not needing to spend money on unnecessary add-ons that you won’t be using? Pod 51 could be the answer with functional, efficient rooms, a place to grab a bite to eat and a Pod concierge team to help you plan your stay to get the most out of the Big Apple. The ideal hotel for somebody who will be out exploring at all hours, and the location fits this perfectly, just mere steps from lively bars, cafes and 5th avenue shopping – this caters perfectly for those looking for a deal in the core of Manhattan.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Situated in Midtown East on 51st St, close to many cafes and restaurants. Greenacre Park is across the road, and Grand Central Terminal is about half a mile away.

Hotel information

348 functional and efficient rooms, all with complimentary WiFi access, hairdryer, air-conditioning, flat screen TV, in-room safe, and bathroom amenities. 

Single Pod with Shared Bathroom, sleeping maximum 1 person.


Bunk Pod with Shared Bathroom, featuring twin-style bunk beds, each with a private TV, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Studio Pod with 1 queen-size bed, 1 twin bed and 1 trundle bed, as well as a private bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Double Full Pod with 2 double beds, and a private bathroom, sleeping maximum 4 people.

Queen Pod with 1 queen-size bed, and a private bathroom, sleeping maximum 2 people.

Full Pod with 1 full-size bed, and a private bathroom, sleeping maximum 1 person.

Clinton Hall (serving craft beers and burgers, open from 11am daily). Pod Café & Garden.

Foosball table. Rooftop deck. Complimentary guided walks. 

Discounted nearby parking at $41 per 24 hours (payable locally, fee subject to change). Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge and 24-hour front desk.

Facility fee of $11.48 per night (payable locally, fee subject to change). 

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Minimum age required to check-in is 18. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1874)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect for Solo Traveler

May 19, 2022 lynne2nd Cranston, Rhode Island

Th single pod with private bathroom is ideal for the budget-minded solo traveler. Small, comfortable, clean & bright, with windows that open! Room is very tiny but has everything you need for a good night's rest. Well located. If you want comfort but don't need lots of space, Pod 51 is a good value.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel and location!

May 19, 2022 109HannahP Brynmawr, United Kingdom

We stayed here for 4 nights in February, we arrived at approximately 2pm and our room was ready. We’d had our resort fee included in our booking so we had to show proof of this on arrival. They ask for a credit card on arrival for deposit. We stayed on the 10th floor and didn’t have a great view and the room was small with a see through shower,… Read more
We stayed here for 4 nights in February, we arrived at approximately 2pm and our room was ready. We’d had our resort fee included in our booking so we had to show proof of this on arrival. They ask for a credit card on arrival for deposit. We stayed on the 10th floor and didn’t have a great view and the room was small with a see through shower, and the sink was in the actual room, a clothes rail and double bed. The safe was also included which was great! Obviously we didn’t mind the small room as we had one with the bathroom included as I know some of them have card entry for shared bathroom. I’m just stating about the small room just in case people were expecting more, but it didn’t bother us at all as we were not there for the room. It was around a 25 minute walk to Times Square so we went here twice a day as it was so close, St Patricks Cathedral around a 15 minute walk. Very nice bagel shop close by. We caught the subway to and from the airport and found this very easy to use. Great stay and would happily stay here again if we came back to New York. Thankyou! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible experience

May 16, 2022 jcarin660418

I guess booking.com should be realistic in giving details especially room details because the photo being published on their site is totally different in real life. I booked pod51 because when I saw the photo there was a whole body mirror in the room and there was also a little sofa. We were so shocked when we arrived in our room because the room… Read more
I guess booking.com should be realistic in giving details especially room details because the photo being published on their site is totally different in real life. I booked pod51 because when I saw the photo there was a whole body mirror in the room and there was also a little sofa. We were so shocked when we arrived in our room because the room was so tiny. It seems like the bed is good only for one person and my husband is tall and big. We have 4 luggages and it’s even more difficult to display our stuff. At least you should provide a whole body mirror for your guests because I presumed all guests are tourists people. It is so difficult when we can’t even check ourselves in the mirror. And also, booking.com should be real in publishing photos. It was so misleading. Over all we’re not happy! And I cannot recommend this to all of my friends! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good service but poor rooms

May 16, 2022 jboisf634242

Despite the kindness and helpfulness of the the service, the room was very little, noisy (from others and from air conditionning, and above all not clean. The location of this hotel is excellent though but price still high for the poor quality of rooms.
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May 10, 2022 cwrigh626706 New York City, New York

This place was a nice find, in between a hostel and hotel. I wanted clean, good location, and affordable. I got exactly that. No frills but it did have a nice rooftop deck and a casual bar/restaurant next door. Shared restrooms/showers were easily accessible, clean, and available but a little cramped. Overall, it was exactly as promised.