Pod 51

New York, NY
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Sun 12/3

About Pod 51

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    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
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  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Discover a new way to enjoy the Big Apple at Pod 51. The recently renovated hotel offers an exciting concept that merges affordability with exquisite design, comfort, fine dining, and a laid-back modern style. By eliminating costly amenities that guests rarely use, like pay-per-view movies, overpriced minibars and expensive room service, Pod 51 keeps its prices incredibly affordable without sacrificing the comfort of its guests.

It was the first hotel of its kind in New York City, offering multiple rooms to suit the needs of individuals and families alike, including single-room/shared bathroom pods, full and queen pods with private bathrooms and a studio pod ideal for up to four guests. The rooms are comfortable, colorful and outfitted with stylish furnishings and the amenities guests crave, including central air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a workspace and more.

Pod 51 is ideal for work or play, with a relaxing rooftop deck and outdoor garden, as well as a café. Guests can dine at Clinton Hall, a full-service restaurant featuring gourmet, sustainably-sourced food and seasonal menus, Supercraft a microbrewery that features 20 craft beers that are made to exacting specifications with an onsite Flux Capacitor. The menus are packed with inventive interpretations of classic comfort foods, paired to perfection with Supercraft beers.

The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan's East District, adjacent to some of the city's best shopping, museums, and business facilities. It's within walking distance of Grand Central Station, as well as steps from three major subway lines.

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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night, not including taxes and fees

Amenities at Pod 51

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee shop
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Laundry service
  • Hairdryer

Health and safety

  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests

Services and conveniences

  • Conference rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Tour desk
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Multi-lingual staff

Basics

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Air-conditioned
  • Heating

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Laundry

  • Laundry service

Workspace

  • Desk

General

  • Storage available

Reviews of Pod 51

7.8
GoodBased on 9,566 verified guest reviews
7.9Families
7.7Couples
7.7Solo
7.9Friends

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8.0 Very good
Pros:Excellent location
Cons:Small room
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4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Being an affordable place to sleep. But disappointed to not have a bathroom ensuite. I didn't realize when i booked this time. I normally get a room at Pod WITH a bathroom and it's fine. This one did not have one and was a real pain.
Cons:CHECK to see if you have an en suite bathroom!
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7.1 Good
Pros:Compact room but has everything needed, even natural light. I had room with en suite toilet and shower.
Cons:Free coffee either in room or downstairs. I don’t mind the tiny room but not at the high price (over $200). Need USB outlets.
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8.8 Very good
Pros:Great location. Within walking distance of iconic sights like Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Times Square. Near great shopping districts and good restaurants. Cute rooftop deck. Clean, trendy bathrooms and rooms.
Cons:Noisy and bright location. Difficult to sleep. Not the most relaxing.
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7.1 Good
Pros:Very tiny for the price but great location, clean.
Cons:No fridge in room.
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2.0 Poor
Pros:Nothing
Cons:Horrible
R
6.0 Okay
Pros:Clean and convenient location.
Cons:Tight for two adults... cruise ship bathroom.
A
8.0 Very good
Pros:I really liked the lights in your room telling you if someone is using the bathroom.
T
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:I love this hotel. I’m use to suites and thought the size of the room would be a problem. It wasn’t! It’s location is so great we were barely there. While we were there it was comfortable.
Cons:The shower head is in the center of the shower. Thank goodness I brought my shower cap.
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9.1 Wonderful
Pros:location
Cons:butler

Location

230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022

What's nearby

  • Grand Central Terminal0.5 mi
  • Rockefeller Center0.6 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art0.6 mi
  • New York Public Library0.7 mi
  • Bryant Park0.7 mi
  • Times Square0.9 mi
  • Broadway0.9 mi
  • Fifth Avenue0.9 mi
  • Empire State Building1 mi
  • Frick Collection1.1 mi
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art1.7 mi
  • Central Park1.9 mi

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 12:00 PM

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Pod 51

Low season

January

High season

December

Average price (weeknight)

$252

Average price (weekend night)

$306
Cheapest month to stay with an average 57% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 58% rise in price.
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When to book a room at Pod 51

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Top tips for your stay at Pod 51

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Pod 51, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in January and February.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Pod 51, plan to stay on a Sunday or Saturday. The most expensive day is usually Thursday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Pod 51 was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $104, while the most expensive was $171.
  • How long should you stay at Pod 51? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Pod 51

  • How do I get to Pod 51 from New York John F Kennedy Intl Airport?

    The easiest and most convenient way to get to Pod 51 from the New York John F Kennedy Intl airport is to catch a yellow cab from outside the terminal. All taxis into the city center have a fixed rate of 52 USD per trip, but a surcharge applies if you are traveling during peak hours. Alternatively, you can get to your accommodation using public transport. You will first need to catch the AirTrain JFK Red line and get off at Jamaica Station. From there, walk to the Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK subway station and get on board subway line E heading towards the World Trade Center. Get off 7 stops later at the Lexington Avenue / 53rd Street station, and the hotel will be a 4min walk away.

  • Why should I stay at Pod 51?

    If you are looking to stay somewhere central in New York City yet affordable, Pod 51 is one of the best options, as it is located within walking distance to major attractions such as theaters where travelers can catch a Broadway show. And if that is not enough, in between sightseeing you will be able to relax at the hotel with an exclusive view that is only accessible to guests.

  • How do the shared bathrooms work at Pod 51?

    If you are booking a room with a shared bathroom at Pod 51, you will find 2 to 4 bathrooms that you can use on each floor of the hotel. Every room is equipped with a set of lights that indicates the status of each bathroom on the floor, so you will know whether there is a free one before even getting out of bed.

  • Does Pod 51 organize any activities for its guests?

    Pod 51 organizes free walking tours of New York City for all its guests. You will be exploring the city with a team member of Streetwise New York Tours, and there are 4 different tours to choose from, so you can discover a different area of the city every day of your stay. All tours start at 9:30 am and you must register beforehand with the Pod Hotel Concierge.

  • Can I do an early check-in at Pod 51?

    If you will be arriving early to New York City and would like to check in early to your Pod 51 hotel room, you can do so at no extra charge if the room is available. In the case it is not, you can store your luggage at reception until your room is ready. On the day of your departure, the hotel can also store your luggage for as long as you need after you check out.

  • Is parking available for guests at Pod 51?

    Pod 51 does not have any car park on site, however, all guests can get a discount off the normal rate at Icon Garage which is located nearby. You will need to ensure you get the parking slip validated by staff at the front desk to get the discount.(Prices checked 01/05/19).

  • Where is Pod 51 located?

    Pod 51 is located at 230 East 51st Street in Midtown, 1 miles from the center of New York. Grand Central Terminal is the closest landmark to Pod 51.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Pod 51?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Pod 51.

  • Does Pod 51 offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Pod 51 offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Pod 51 from the airport?

    Pod 51 is 1.5 miles from New York Skyports SPB.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Pod 51 hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Pod 51 in New York and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Pod 51 and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Pod 51.

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Good to know

Value for money

7.6

Distance to city center

1.0 mi

Nearest Airport

New York Skyports SPB

Distance to airport

1.4 mi