Pod 51

230 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, United States
+1 212 355 0300

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Pod 51 - New York, NY, United States
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Distance to city centre 1.6 km
Location rating 9.6
Nearest airport New York LaGuardia
Distance to airport 8.4 km



Standard rooms


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Bunk bed
€75 per night
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Double rooms


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€80 per night
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bed was to small in 227 reviews
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good price in 124 reviews
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  • Good
    Jan 2020

    The location and the value for money are amazing. The Hotel is close to Central Park, not far from Time Square. There are different Metro stations close to the Hotel.

    The room was good overall, but it had a door to another room. Obviously that door was locked, but you could hear everything the neighbors were saying and even see the light, when they were in the room. That made us feel as if we didn't have any privacy.

  • Okay
    Jan 2020

    Great proximity to metro and you can walk to times square in about 20/25mins.

    Staff were not friendly or welcoming

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Everything was great — staff was very nice, and the room was cozy but had everything you needed. For the price, you can’t get much better! I would absolutely stay here again.

  • Excellent
    Jan 2020

    Location, location, location!

    Itsy bitsy room.

  • Poor
    Jan 2020

    Nothing place is small staff was terrible


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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.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning

8.0 Excellent

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Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Awesome terrace

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Disabled access
Concierge service
No smoking
24-hour front desk
Storage available
Laundry service
Coffee shop
Free Internet
Pets not allowed
Laundry facilities
Room service
Cable or satellite TV

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 centre 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.

Does Pod 51 offer free parking?

No, Pod 51 does not offer free parking.

Does Pod 51 offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Pod 51 does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Pod 51 from the airport?

Pod 51 is 8.4 km from New York LaGuardia.

Can you bring pets to Pod 51?

No, pets are not allowed at Pod 51.

Does Pod 51 have a pool?

No, Pod 51 does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Grand Central Terminal 0.8 km
  • Rockefeller Center 0.9 km
  • Museum of Modern Art 1 km
  • New York Public Library 1.2 km
  • Bryant Park 1.2 km
  • Times Square 1.4 km

About the neighbourhood

Midtown is known for: Broadway, touristy, shopping


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