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4.5 out of 5

"So, the name pod hotel should give it away, but nothing quite prepared me for this experience. This is what living in a spaceship must feel like, minu ... " More

By a verified traveler on Fri 09 Sep 2022

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Rockefeller Center

Heart of New York

Within a 10-minute walk of this Manhattan hotel, you'll find Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue. Grand Central Terminal and Central Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. A coffee shop, a terrace, and a garden are also on offer.

Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$85* Per night/room Feb 26 - Feb 27

1 Queen Bed ADA, Private Bath

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Twin 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 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (2)
4 out of 5
So, the name pod hotel should give it away, but nothing quite prepared me for this experience. This is what living in a spaceship must feel like, minus the zero gravity. We had a lot of fun shoehorning ourselves into our very tiny room. It was comfortable and met our needs for the night, but this would not be a good choice for anybody with mobility issues, claustrophobia, or anyone who likes their personal space. I travel with a wheelchair and we could barely maneuver it around the corners even though it was folded up. Squeezing my chair into the room was like playing Tetris. We literally had to climb over each other to do anything, and there’s nothing quite like using the bathroom inches away from your partner to strengthen that bond. The whole bathroom/shower area was highly entertaining. To slide closed the bathroom door means that the clear glass window into the standing shower area is revealed so if you ever wanted to reenact the whole naked dancer in the window thing, this place has you covered. Or uncovered, really. The restaurant options on this block are incredible, and this whole pod hotel really was a fun experience. I would definitely come back. It’s not like you go to New York to spend your day in the hotel room anyway.

Posted by on Sep 9, 2022

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Sep 9, 2022 by tt

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5 out of 5
I like the rain shower that was a plus! the rooms though are very petite... but it was me myself and I so it was fine. the area is very fancy lots of posh townhouses with lots of well-to-do folks. 51 and Lexington Ave very nice area and nice-looking people business folks. there wasn't anything I did not like. I would stay there again and again!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

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Feb 28, 2022 by tt

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 9, 2021

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Dec 10, 2021 by tt

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5 out of 5

Posted by , from BRIDGEWATER on Nov 17, 2021

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5 out of 5
LOVE the Pod I've stayed there for years. Especially good for those traveling alone.

Posted by on Oct 2, 2021

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Oct 3, 2021 by tt

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 14, 2021

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5 out of 5
Just a decent stay!

Posted by on Jun 9, 2021

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Jun 9, 2021 by FD

Good afternoon, Thank you for us. We appropriate your feedback.. Enjoy your evening.

5 out of 5
liked the location a lot - express bus on 2nd and 3rd and crosstown 49th

Posted by on May 17, 2021

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May 17, 2021 by tt

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3 out of 5
Dated and rundown. I felt like I was staying at a motel where people cheat on their spouses and the blanket in my first room supported that conclusion. However, the staff was nice and accommodated me when I asked for another room.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021

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Mar 31, 2021 by TT

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4 out of 5
Love the minimalist concept. Colors were bright. Fairly quiet.

Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/cafe 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. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 348 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • 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
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Wireless internet access

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired internet , Internet access - wireless

Transport

  • Train station: Grand Central - 42 St. Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)

Room Amenities

Pod 51 offers 348 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads, and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Clinton Hall - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (in select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • 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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 25 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 may be 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.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. No onsite parking is available. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.