Pod 51

3 stars
New York, NY
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Wed 06.03

About Pod 51

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
This Manhattan Hotel is less than 0.6 mi from Rockefeller Center. It features modern décor and flat-screen TVs in rooms as well as an on-site lounge and rooftop garden. Pod 51 has a multilingual concierge staff ready to help guests plan their visit to New York. Pod 51 provides a list of complimentary, daily activities going on in the town and organizes 3 daily tours for guests during weekdays. Breakfast is available at the on-site cafe. The on-site lounge, Clinton Hall, serves American cuisine for lunch and dinner and provides a full bar as well. Rooms at the Pod 51 have MP3 docking stations and free WiFi. Each room is also equipped with a safety deposit box and a hairdryer. Radio City Music Hall is 0.7 mi from Pod 51. Times Square is 1.1 mi away, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral is 2113 feet from the Pod.

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

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local 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
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • 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
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests

Services and conveniences

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

Basics

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

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop

Outdoor

  • Terrace/Patio
  • Garden

Parking and transportation

  • Parking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Workspace

  • Desk

General

  • Storage available

Reviews of Pod 51

All reviews are collected from real users with a verified booking made with KAYAK or one of our trusted external partners.

7.8
GoodBased on 10,354 verified guest reviews
7.9Friends
7.7Solo
7.9Families
7.8Couples

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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.
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8.0 Very good
Pros:I really liked the lights in your room telling you if someone is using the bathroom.
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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 Terminal0.8 km
  • Rockefeller Center0.9 km
  • Museum of Modern Art1 km
  • New York Public Library1.2 km
  • Bryant Park1.2 km
  • Times Square1.4 km
  • Broadway1.4 km
  • Fifth Avenue1.4 km
  • Empire State Building1.6 km
  • Frick Collection1.7 km
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art2.7 km
  • Central Park3.1 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 12:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Pod 51

Low season

February

High season

December

Average price (weeknight)

₪1,133

Average price (weekend night)

₪941
Cheapest month to stay with an average 43% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 71% 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 February and January.
  • 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 Monday or Wednesday. The most expensive day is usually Sunday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Pod 51 was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was ₪402, while the most expensive was ₪466.
  • How long should you stay at Pod 51? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 6 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, 1.6 km 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 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 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 2.2 km 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

1.6 km

Nearest Airport

New York Skyports SPB

Distance to airport

2.3 km