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Pod 51

3-star hotel with restaurant, near 5th Avenue

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8.0.Very Good.
  • Affordable price, friendly staff, and comfortable beds made our recent trip to NYC that…

    May 5, 2021

  • The room was small and bathrooms were out in the hall strange setup

    Apr 29, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Transportation options
Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 348 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking

For families

  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 8 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 10 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 12 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 12 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 8 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 9 min walk

What’s around


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 8 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 9 min walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 10 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 12 min walk
  • Chrysler Building - 12 min walk
  • Top of the Rock - 12 min walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 13 min walk
  • Radio City Music Hall - 13 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 14 min walk
  • Central Park - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 22 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) - 20 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 37 min drive
  • New York, NY (NYS-Skyports Seaplane Base) - 4 min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) - 16 min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) - 27 min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 14 min walk
  • New York W 32nd St. Station - 4 min drive
  • Long Island City Station - 4 min drive
  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 4 min walk
  • 51 St. Station - 8 min walk
  • Roosevelt Island Tramway Manhattan Station - 10 min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 348 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 14 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (USD 41 per night)
  • Offsite parking nearby (USD 41 per night)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • To-go breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café

Working away

  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Elevator
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 27-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • 51 Pod
  • Pod 51 Hotel
  • Pod 51 New York
  • Pod 51 Hotel New York
  • Pod 51
  • Pod 51 Hotel
  • Pod 51 Hotel New York
  • Pod 51 New York
  • Pod Hotel New York City
  • Pod Hotel Nyc
  • Pod New York City
  • The Pod Hotel

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 41 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 41 per night

Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 22 per person


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

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.

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Pod 51 does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 41 per night.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include DeGrezia Ristorante (3-min walk), Fabio Cucina Italiana (3-min walk), and Luna Piena (4-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.
  • Pod 51 has a garden.
8.0.Very Good.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hotel in a good part of the city

    Being that minimum age is 18 a massive bonus right away as of the time I’m writing this I’m 20 and finding hotels where the minimum age isn’t 21 can be hard. I traveled alone so I didn’t have a big room. Basically a little studio. The walls weren’t the thickest I could hear people in the halls but I didn’t hear any neighbors. Plenty of good restaurants near by and close to the 6 and E trains. Noise at night wasn’t too bad besides the first night I was there because there are a few bars in the area and it was a Saturday night so it was a little noisy but every other night it got quiet at a reasonable time. Next time I come back to New York I’d love to stay here again

    McClain, 6 night trip with friends, Apr 17, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Tiny Living in the Big Apple

    The hotel was great overall. I knew the room would be small based on the room but it was even smaller than i expected. It reminded me of an even smaller version of a dorm room. The shower was cold but the staff addressed that concern right away. The hotel and parking were less than a block from the police department, so I felt safe.

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 16, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    No hot water

    The room wears comfortable, but there was no hot water in the shower.

    Carolyn, 1 night trip, Apr 3, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    As expected, no deal breaking surprises

    I knew the rooms would be small and that was fine. I'm not sure why my room was on the top (14th) floor, as the hotel was not crowded. I had a heck of time adjusting the temperature of the shower. It was either too hot or too cold. I could not find a happy medium that Goldilocks would have been satisfied with. The staff at check in was OK. Not rude, but not particularly welcoming either. No freebies, like coffee in the a.m., but the room rates are cheap and Starbucks and DD close by. Overall, for the time I spent in the room, it was fine.

    Frank, 1 night trip, Apr 3, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Can the hotel staff get a life?

    Maids harassed me throughout my stay from the hallway. Front desk made asinine comments during check in and harassed me while I was walking through the lobby. Staff also facilitated other guests in stalking me by placing them in adjacent room’s where they taunted me through the walls. Awful, disturbing experience.

    Kelly, 7 night trip, Apr 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    check-in and -out was a bit tedious

    1 night trip, Mar 29, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    My go-to Hotel when I’m in the city.

    Friendly and fast check in. Hotel room had dirty towels on the bathroom floor, called the front desk to tell him. He immediately changed our room and apologized profusely.... I Always stay at this hotel when I’m in the city. Usually 2-4 times a year. I love its location to many eateries, in case you get hungry late at night. Also doesn’t take long for food to be delivered. It’s about a five minute walk to the subway. My only complaint this time was the bed, it was rock hard. We woke up with our backs hurting terribly. But we will be staying here again. It’s my favorite hotel around. Especially for the uniqueness of art in the hallways, and the tiny rooms. I recommend the rooms with private baths. I’ve used the ones where you share a bathroom in the hallway, and it gets annoying after a while. The bunk bed rooms are good if you’re with a friend. You each get your own tv at the foot of your bed. Go for a queen size bed if you’re a couple. The full size is a little tight.

    1 night trip, Mar 6, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Can find much better for slightly more

    For what it is, I suppose it serves its purpose. But I will never stay at a Pod hotel again. The rooms are beyond claustrophobic and just incredibly uncomfortable. I don't understand how shared bathrooms are allowed during Covid, but they shouldn't be. The entire floor smelled like a bathroom and the cleaning products they use are equally nauseating. In addition, one of the cleaning staff got on the elevator with me and wasn't wearing a mask. There also isn't even ice available after 11pm, which is ridiculous. I honestly couldn't wait to leave.

    Matthew, 1 night trip, Feb 13, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good, I enjoyed the food in the area. I hope to enjoy it more!

    1 night business trip, Feb 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay, quiet & clean. Everything you need in one space plus affordable

    Saleem, 1 night trip, Jan 30, 2021

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