Cool vibe. Ridiculously small "dorm" room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
While acurate description on room size was provided, I stupidly went by the twin-bed room photo, which showed a small but reasonably-sized room. While clean, my room was literally the size of a small jail cell. The A/C did not work properly, several TV channels were blurry, and you receive one extremely thin blanket. As the bathrooms are hall-shared, […] you would hope they would provide towels that would ensure modesty - no to that, and shower matts not provided. While front desk staff were efficient, the staff in the lobby coffee shop were both unfriendly and with attitudes. Will never return to Pod 51. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great clean inexpensive"
Rooms are TINY but that is as advertised so was not surprised. Very efficient use of space. Good for manhattan priceGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I think design of room is brilliant (I had double bed with my own bath.) Very clean but needs a little maintenance update—one of the outlets is about to pop out of the wall. The volume wasnt working correctly for one of the TV channels (the PBS channel). Nice staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small, clean, comfortable."
Let's be clear - you get exactly what you pay for. I booked the single bed room with a shared bathroom. It was the smallest room I'd ever seen in my life, but it was all I needed. If you're traveling alone and want to save a little cash, this room will do. It has a sink and vanity area where you can get ready and the shared bathrooms (they all lock […] - only one toilet/shower in each, so you're in there by yourself) were clean and readily available (about four per floor). Location was great and the rest of the hotel was perfectly fine. I'd have no problem crashing here again if I'm traveling on my own. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I probably wouldn't stay here again. The rooms are too small and barebones. The walls are super-thin, so I could hear everything in the hallway. The bed wasn't that comfortable. It was a cool-looking place and everyone there was nice and helpful, but it wasn't enough to overcome the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"room was just awful"
bathroom was literally too small for me to fit. bed was hard as a rock...no iron in room...staff refused to rurn heat on even though temps dropped below 50. were very surly towards me. consequently I caught a cold.seems fine if you are on vacation and don't need sleep because of great location. but DO NOT stay here on business.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"More hostel than hotel"
Despite all it's funkiness, there's no getting away from the hostel feel of this hotel. I have stayed in smaller rooms and this one was quite comfortable. However, if you are a person who needs quiet to rest and sleep then you should not stay here. Door slammings, people talking loudly in corridors and neighbours doing "the wild thing" are all too easily […] heard! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Funky, compact, clean & functional"
Friendly, helpful staff. Compact but clean and very functional room. I would book again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great patio makes the small size fade away"
I was prepared for a cruise ship cabin -- and that's exactly what my bunk bed twin felt like. Fine for a single. Even cozier with two. But well laid out and clean. Shared bath was a new experience. A tad better than dorm...still a bit of a drag to walk down the hall. Tho I never had to wait and bath was always clean -- tho i never saw an attendant hovering […] by. Take an extra towel as bath mat with you -- they give you ample towels. Which is one suggestion i would suggest they post in bath so that you sop up your water before leaving. The cafe is lobby is great -- delicious food and reasonable price and the garden is a great place for breakfast. The service by all personnel was spot on and the hotel draws a hip crowd -- but never felt like a party scene tho definitely social vibe. For bargain traveler a great spot. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient location and friendly cleaning staff."
Excellent location and very friendly cleaning personnel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"what else do you need?"
was good friendly staff had a bed and a shower. what else do you need?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Great location ,clean ,great servicesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Great place to stay for short visitGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean rooms but small"
This hotel was pretty nice very clean but small. I didn't mind because I'm a 20 year old guy just looking for a place to sleep the hotel room was one of the cheapest I could find and was impressed with the overall look of the hotel I would definitely stay here againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Tiny rooms, as expected. All else was great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Affordable, comfortable and great location"
I went for a one-night stay. Up-scale hostel feeling. I liked it though. Very hip and urban feeling. Nice lounge attached and a ten minute walk from all major parts of the city. The room was small, but had everything I needed. The bathroom was just down the hall. Very clean and an awesome fountain shower head! I would go back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fine if you are in a pinch"
As a business traveler this would not be my first choice by far, but it works IF in a pinch and ONLY if you have a private bathroom. Overpriced for the shoebox that it is, but I credit them with making a small space "work".Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was just what I needed"
The hotel is a little bit of a walk from Time SQ but it was just what I needed. Clean affordable and I only needed one nightGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Budget hotel at a crazy rate"
Staff was very friendly. No complaints there at all. I've stayed at Pod 39, too, which seems to have a better vibe. Not sure why. The building here is older. Hallways are not as modern and the room I was in wasn't laid out as efficiently as downtown. No hub to plug in computers and ipods like downtown. No way to control heat. And I paid way too much […] for the budget hotel. A bit noisier than I expected, too. They offer discount on parking, but it's $10 more than downtown. I'll come back and stay here in a pinch, but not my first choice. However the roof deck was lovely, but locked up at 10 pm. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I was concerned about "sharing" restrooms, but it worked out very well. Everything was very clean. Location was perfect.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room (queen with private bath) was bigger than expected. Based on pictures/reviews, we were expecting something along the lines of a cruise ship cabin. Bathroom was huge, plenty of room to move about in the room. Bed was reasonably comfortable. Only complaints - the microscopic sink, the shower temperature control was broken, the radiator made horrible […] clunking noises, and the standard set of bath towels did not include washcloths (we just used a hand towel as a washcloth.) Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
tiny roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Efficient and stylish"
Only complaint is paper-thin walls. To the extent that I could hear the skin slapping skin of gymnastics going on in other rooms. But clean, comfortable, attractive designs, and convenient. Sharing bathrooms is a pain but made easier by indicators inside the room stating which bathrooms are vacant or occupied.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was like staying in a RV. Much too small overall. The bathroom was child size.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
It was not a bad distance to walk on Easy 51st St. Very close to St Paul's Cathedral and close to the subway. Rooms are small but comfortable. Everything was clean and the staff very courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"very good stay. hotel is nice"
we enjoyed our stay at the hotel conveniently located and the room is nice and cleanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Only advantage of this hotel is the location. Rest all are below satisfactory.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The rooms are hot. Too small.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Did Not Expect To Have To Share A Bathroom"
Why didn't hotels.com make it clear that with the room I booked, there would not be an in-room bathroom? Instead, there were four shared bathrooms in the middle of the large floor for the entire floor to share. If not for the bathroom situation, this hotel would have been wonderful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for a quick stay but had a cockroach in room"
Pod 51 is exactly what they advertise - a cool, small hotel good for a quick stay. The room was really tiny but you shouldn't be in the room that much in NYC anyway! After a long day though i came back to relax to find a huge brown cockroach crawling under my bed :( I really hate bugs and couldn't relax after that - i finally called down (had to contact […] them twice) and they sent someone up to come kill it. he only came with a broom though, no bug spray. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
would do it again., wasn't impresssed by the staff. but all in all it was affordable. and pretty close to public trans. think they should offer head phones for the tvsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
This was my first experience with Pod 51! I was very impressed. The hotel staff was very helpful and the hotel was so clean. We did the shared bathroom and it was always extremely clean. The view from the rooftop was priceless.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I stayed in a room with bunk beds, no private bathroom. It was clean.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great price for hip hotel near it all!"
Pod 51 may not be spacious and "traditional" hotel, but do you really need that when visiting NYC? It's a cool Euro-inn that provides everything you'll need to sleep well in the City, and not spend a fortune for it. And the rooftop terrace alone is worth the price!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bed & CIA"
The only thing that I liked to stay in this hotel was the neighborhood. Otherwise if you go to stay in this hotel for do not take a good night sleep, forget about. There were a lot of noises. People would arrive in the middle of the night and talking loudly.Door slamming all night a long. The mattress and pillow were not comfortable. The room was hot...boy […] if you want to get a good night rest do not stay in this hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The only improvement could be some sort of treatment that increases sound proofing for noise from the hall. The room itself seemed well insulated from the neighbors, but noise from the hall penetrated through the door. This was especially noticeable because some baritone gentleman seemed to reserve his late night sneezing fits to the hallway instead […] of the privacy of his own room. That said, I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a great room at a great price in a perfect mid-town location. dc Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Just what I wanted"
I got a double, which also very ideal for one person. Private bath. Plenty of room for clothes, etc, I wish the tv swiveled, so it would be easier to watch. Great location. Lots to do in the neighborhood. Seemed safe. I'll book again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good, inexpensive place to stay while in NYGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Clean convenient good price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not my ideal, but it was good. Good quality service, nice amenities ( a free drink at the restaurant/bar next door!), very good breakfast coffee kiosk in the lobby. The places I usually prefer weren't available to me, and if that happened again, I'd certainly stay there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Stay at this hotel ONLY to be Cost Conscious"
I stayed here for a total of four days. The single pod is VERY small....but if you are only using the room to lay your head at night, then is PERFECT. My only two gripes is that the cleaning lady opened my room door even after I said someone was inside AND i was naked lol ! She was under the impression I was checking out that day (but either way the […] lady shouldnt have continued to open the door). Also, when I had a few questions about extending my stay, one of the for desk men didn't make eye contact with me and acted like I was bothering him ! I understand that it's NYC but really? Overall this is a geat budget travel option. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Perfect location for where I had to be that day for business and for my evening activities.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Clean, safe, affordable"
Nice hotel, centrally located. Walking distance to Times Square, subways and all other activities. Everything I needed it to be: clean, safe and affordable. Staff is very friendly! This isn't my first stay there and I will book again here. :-)Genuine Expedia guest review
Much smaller than expected. Convenient location for the short overnight stay. Staff was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Be careful , read first"
The room with the queen size bed , was too too size,no were to move ,and that no joke, the bathroom was very clean as the bedroom , but like the bedroom too small , even smaller . This hotel is nice ,staff was great ,clean,but only for one person. If you have a loud talking person next to you ,you are in for some time ,believe me !Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I would definitely stay here again !!! Just make sure you have a private bathroom I'm not into the whole hostile feel. Rooms are small but for their prices totally acceptable ! Walking distance to everything overall awesomeGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for the price"
Well located, rooms are small, not fancy but clean. Bathroom is really small and wireless was in and out. Overall 4/5Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pea in a Pad"
The hotel rooms are tiny, community restrooms- unless you pay $70 extra; then you get your own restroom. The walls are really thin and in the morning you can clearly hear all of the commottion from the hallways. I would not recommend this hotel, there are many other hotels in the area that give you a much bigger room with more privacy for a competitive […] rate. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Convenient for a Short Stay"
A great set-up for a one-night stay. After that, I would think the utilitarian (and bit hard) bunk beds may make one weary. Sharing a bathroom not a problem, but also inconvenient if your room key is demagnetized. Staff friendly and breakfast very good for prices. Also an inexpensive and very good Thai restaurant two doors away!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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