"Small and efficient"
I found the room efficiently organized with every thing that I needed, including a small wall safe, comfortable mattresses, and sleek shower. I came there knowing that there was limited space, and thus I came with small amount of luggage. If someone is luggage 'dense' then this is not the place for you. Residents of the hotel varied, but tended to be […] younger couples, many were European. Relatively easy distance to Rockerfeller Center and Time Square, and easy access to a subway and lots of taxis. Would definitely recommend. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"conveniently located near sights & subway lines!"
Perfect for me.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Room was like a small hole in a wall. Extremely small, no private shower and bathroom. I could not wait to get out of the hotel , tried to spend time as little as possible in the room. There was nothing that we like, absolutely hated it. We never spend a night there, the photos were deceiving . I rate zero, never recommend to anyone. I like to get my […] money back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Could have been designed by Apple"
I had booked a Full pod with a full size bed and a shower/toilet in the room for me and my 11-year old for seven nights. I had read the reviews and knew my room would be small, but was still shocked when I saw how small. I almost backed out of there to go find another hotel.But my son found the instructions on the door where it explained where to put […] our things. Turns out that everything fit perfect. We emptied our two big suitcases and found space to put them away. The small zink had a little stopper that was nicely designed and worked better than those things ever work. I needed to soak some clothes, and I could without any water leaking out. The architect had really thought of everything. I've stayed in much bigger hotel rooms where I couldn't soak clothes or couldn't find enough hangers, or a hook for my toiletries. The room was cleaned very well every day. The only thing I have to complain about is that the wi-fi came and went. My son spent more time in the lobby of th the hotel, where the wi-fi worked better, than he did in our room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The place was very chik and everyone was extremely curiousGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I wouldn't stay here again. I was thinking it was one thing and it was another. The rooms are very small, the music in the hall is creepy, and signs are the door are weird. I stayed on the second floor of the hotel, the signs on the doors to walk down the stairs said that you couldn't walk down them unless of an emergency. My boyfriend and I waited […] 10 minutes to get an elevator that had room to bring us down 1 floor. It was extremely inconvenient. When I talked to the gentleman at the desk about it, he seemed to not know what I was talking about with the signs and did not apologize. We just barely got our train ride home. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean & comfortable - OK for one night."
The room was tiny, but clean and comfortable and for one night worked. The staff on the phone to get directions was totally hard to understand, but the people on duty were very helpful.Also was treated differently because I used hotel.com and didn't go direct - could not get a receipt. I did not like having to get dressed to go to the bathroom in the […] middle of the night. I would have paid more to get the bathroom, but was quoted $125 more ($300) which was too much. Another person at the meeting was quoted $75.00 extra ($250 ) which I would have done. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good things come in small packages!"
I was initially shocked to see how tiny the rooms were, but once I got over that, the modernity and feel of the hotel is really cool. Love the outdoor roof deck as well! Wonderful neighborhood, wonderful hotel. Two thumbs up!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was awesome for someone traveling alone to sightsee and enjoy all the sights. I didn't use the subway once i walked everywhere. Free WI-FI major positiveGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good location - Eastside"
Overall a good value. Very European flavor, size of rooms, etc. if you are looking for a good place to sleep with plenty of nearby neighbor restaurants at a fair price for the market, this is a good choice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Value in NYC"
Not quite as clean and nice as Pod 39. But still great. Best value for a room in the city you will find. And the service is always good. I stay at the Pod whenever I have to overnight in NYC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Airport Shuttle? Yeah right!"
I travel, plenty. As far as legroom and comfort are concerned, I've taken planes that leave no room for it, but never my hotel! I'm an average 5'6, so if that bed was small for me, I can't imagine my brother or anyone over my height sleeping well at a POD child-sized bed. I had to pay extra to get my own bathroom and lost my documents when they fell […] through their unthoughtful gap in the headboard. Nobody was able to get them out, although the staff attempting to do so was quite friendly. As for more pressing matters, THERE IS NO AIRPORT SHUTTLE. Don't let their description fool you, they make you take the NY Airport express or one of the regular services at the airport (aprox. $13). It's inconvenient, misleading and misrepresenting. This was one of the main reasons I booked at POD, otherwise I would have been much much happier paying elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Much better if I had a bathroom"
Overall not a bad place to stay, especially if you're looking to save a buck and not planning on spending much time in the hotel room. With that said, not having your own bathroom and sharing claustrophobic bathroom/closets (a couple of which smelled badly) was far from ideal. And for the extra few bucks to get a room with its own facilities you can […] find a deal on a more spacious and comfortable hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
everthing was good bout wifi.. thats was orrible signalGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"pod 51 tiny rooms but convenient"
it was only one night but we found the location was great...the rooms are small but for one night it was ok. There is construction going on so the reception is in the bar.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to everything, elevators hard to get"
The location was great, the room was teeny but we knew that. My only complaint is about the elevators. There were 2 and a service elevator that we couldn't use. We were on the 3rd floor and the elevators seems to always be at the top floors. If we wanted to get down to street level from the 3rd floor between the hours of 9am-12pm (check out times) you […] have to get in an already over-crowded elevator full of people and their luggage - if you could even fit! We figured it's only 3 flights, let's just walk down the stairs! But there is construction in the lobby so stairwells are closed except for emergency use. Not the end of the world but it was pretty annoying that was our only way to the outside world. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms are very small and considering that the hotel is in New York, it's a great value. Very pleasant modern style interior design. Stunning view from the rooftop patio. Relatively quiet (again this is New York). Lots of good restaurants nearby and safe, pleasant neighborhood.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good spot, good service, small rooms (that's NY), but nice.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay. Make sure to book the room with private bathroom. Room was small but very clean and the location of the hotel could not be better. We walked everywhere! Staff is very friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"I LOVE the Pod hotels!!!"
So convenient. A great place to sleep at night. It is a stripped down version of the best that a basic hotel should offer. Clean, quirky, pleasant. Nice staff, great pricing for New York. If you are looking for a traditional pampering experience, this is not for you. If you need a well priced, good clean, fun place to sleep at night whilst traveling, […] COME HERE!!! I always come to Pod Hotels!!! Especially for business travel in NY. I LOVE this place! The restaurant has the best music, wonderful food and great cocktails. The showers in the rooms are groovy!!! Nice staff! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great service and excellent attention to detail"
I really enjoyed my stay. The staff were friendly and the room was in immaculate condition.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"NYC on a Budget"
This hotel is for travelers who want to see the sights of New York and don't want to pay a budget-blowing amount for a place to sleep. We knew exactly what this hotel offered before we stayed there and that we would be sharing a bathroom with other guests (they do have rooms with private bathrooms, but we were really trying to save some money to spend […] on theatre tickets!!) The staff were incredibly nice and the rooms were very clean. The surrounding neighborhood had some of the best local restaurants!!! This hotel was a great find!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very clean, very basic accommodations"
It was good. Due to difficulties of cross-town travel I might choose a different location next time, even if it is more expensive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I recommend this hotel"
The location is top notch. Awesome bagel shop right around the corner for breakfast. Grand Central, Rockefeller and Central Park all in walking distance. A subway hub one block away. The location was my biggest reason for choosing this hotel and I'm glad I did. The rooms are small, but that is clearly stated, after all it is called Pod. That didn't […] bother me at all though because we only used the hotel to sleep so the size didn't really matter. The hotel is nice, good price for the area and in a great location. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The price was comparable for the room, I'd stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Never againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cute and convenient"
I really liked staying here. My room was compact but comfortable and clean. It has a very modern feel and a very hip, international clientele. The location is extremely convenient too -- the Upper East Side and Midtown are accessible on foot and everywhere else in Manhattan is just a short bus or train ride away. Great for hanging out in the city late […] night and not having far to go when you're ready for bed! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"If this is hip I'm glad I'm not"
Dreary little hole in the wall. Room was ridiculously small. The only good thing was the restaurant. I've stayed at Yotel which was posh - this place wants to be Totel when it grows up.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great budget place!"
We enjoyed it very much. The staff was friendly and helpful. We had a few minor problems with the room, which maintenance fixed quickly and cheerfully. I loved the reasonable rates and location.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient and Clean"
Great midtown location. A very clean small space but well organized. Brunch was excellent. Downstairs bar had a fun vibe. The rooftop was delightful in the evening. Overall modest place kept neat and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent Location and Excellent Room"
I truly enjoyed my stay with my boyfriend! It was amazing and very different. Felt at home will do it again! We are going tonight but at pod 39 they are filled :-(Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I have nothing but good things to say about my stay here. The location was easily accessible from LaGuardia via the Q70 & E train, and only took about 30 minutes from the airport to get here. There are about 10 rooms on each floor with four shared bathrooms, but the bathrooms are unlocked with your room key, and there is a light above your hotel room […] door which tells you which bathrooms are available. I never had to wait for one to be open during my three night stay. The room and baths were very clean, and I would stay here again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Neat place to stay"
Enjoyed my short stay. Staff was helpful and friendly. Service was good. All around great place to stayGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good deal if traveling solo"
Pod room & shared bath work fine for solo traveler, short stay with no need for extended time in room. A/C in room not properly working but lucked out with cool night weatherGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean & Convenient Location"
Shared bathrooms were clean, maintenance assisted immediately when I needed help opening the safe in the room, fast breakfast service in the morning, staff very friendly & helpful. Nice having a sink in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best Bang for your Buck"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The location was very convenient. The price was very reasonable. We loved the burger bar next door. Would definitely come back during our next visit to NYC.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The place smelled great from the time I stepped in the lobby and even when I walked it my room. Very Clean. They always kept the bathrooms clean. Absolutely no complaints. Great location. Great neighborhood. Rooftop view is Beautiful!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
No internet so I couldn't work. A lot of wasted time. Staff didn't care. Way too loud music everywhere.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"So easy and close to the Subway"
I loved the ease of the whole experience--checking in and out, as well as hopping on the Subway in Midtown. Make sure to request a high-up floor to avoid street noise and bring a noisemaker for your room to avoid hall noise.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was actually better than I expected. Nice restaurant next door. even got a free drink. Price range was amazing especially as I was there for July 4th weekend. All around great experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Franco's up on the roof!"
We stayed with our staff for the fancy food show! Nice spot! Rooms are tight but well done! The Pod 51 staff were great! Cool patios and a wonderful roof patio! We partied up on the roof both afternoon sunsets! Amazing experience! The neighborhood was stocked with top restaurants(The Smith; Cavas) and classic bar/taverns!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Inexpensive, comfortable but..."
The price was right and the location was perfect. I knew the rooms would be small and that was fine. Wifi was free but you could not get it to stay on and it would take forever for the location to come up on my computer. Luckily we had our own hotspot. The tv monitor is mounted flat on the wall which is fine but the only way to view it was if you were […] standing in the door or didn't mind a peripheral view from the bed. The bathroom was fine...no complaints. There was AC in the room which provided enough white noise to block out the hall way. There is a huge space under the door (no threshold or sweep) so any noise in the hallway seemed like it was right in bed with you since the rooms are so small. For the price and location it was great. If I had a big meeting to get to the next morning and needed to make sure I got a good night sleep I might think twice... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Not bad not great, decent for the price"
Main gripe is that I was supposed to have a private bath and didn't. Only one night so no big deal. Overall, pretty fair value. Would stay again unless There was a regular hotel room available for a few dollars more.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Value, Great Location"
This is a very clean, contemporaary, European style hotel. The rooms are small but very well done. The rate was awesome givrn thr location. Thry provided a voucher for,thr attached restaurant. The neighborhood has plenty of nice restaurants, several being French. It is also close to the 6 and E trains and within walking distance of 5th Avenue. I recommmend […] that you stay! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dorm Style Rooms"
This hotel was in a GREAT location right in Manhattan and the hotel was both clean and friendly. However, the rooms were almost to the point of being cramped. My dorm room in college was bigger. The room was so small it barely fit the 2 bunk beds in and a single desk. The area was probably about 6ftWx12ftL. Very small room but nice hotel and great […] location Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed for five days and this place was great for what I wanted! Prime location for the price. Rooms are small but the only time you spend in them is sleeping right? Everyone working was friendly and sweet and the bathroom seemed like it was cleaned after almost every use! Can't wait to come back to this same hotel when I make back up to the cityGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Repeat visitor is disappointed"
It was fine. Just fine. I used to stay there when it was much newer, so I guess expecting it to be the same is silly. All the surfaces in this hotel are white, so they're bound to show some wear and tear after five or six years. They took out the original aircon units and replaced them with horrible window units, which made a lot of noise and didn't […] really do much for cooling. One continued amazing point, though--the shared bathrooms are almost always spotless. Weirdly, both my room and the lobby smelled like...well, methane, if you get my drift, when I arrived. I bought an air freshener. It was...okay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to City! Very comfy but small"
My favorite part about my stay at POD 51 was the glass shower door that allowed for a very special shower experience ;) ONLY downfall is that it is very small, but great accommodations out weigh the size.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice for a short stay"
We had a room with a privat bath, it was clean and very small. No valet parking although the next parking garage was only a block away. The location of the hotel is excellent. However the A/C blasted all night and made it hard to sleep.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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