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Pod 51, New York

3-star3 stars
230 E 51st StNew YorkNY10022United States of America
Hip and affordable hotel in Midtown East
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
Great location
Good internet service
Value for money
Best value for money
More comfort would be nice
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From 5,070 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Pod 51, New York

from $64
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, 1 Twin Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
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About Pod 51, New York

Budget hotel in Midtown East, near Grand Central Terminal

4 minutes to subway

Pod 51 is in Midtown East, a 15-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, and 4 minutes on foot from the 51st Street Subway Station. The hotel is a 20-minute walk from Central Park, and a 10-minute walk from the United Nations building, which offers tours.

Top of the Rock views

Rockefeller Center is a 13-minute walk, and you can get great views of the city from the observation deck at Top of the Rock. Radio City Music Hall features entertaining musical performances, along with stage door tours of the historic venue, and is a 15-minute walk away.

Roof deck and cocktails

Pod 51 Café serves breakfast and lunch inside and in an outdoor garden, where you might also enjoy a light dinner and drinks at Pop Burger after a day of sightseeing. The rooftop deck has a view of the city and is perfect for picnics, sunbathing with a cocktail, and reading a free newspaper from the lobby.

Free WiFi and iPod® docks

Every guestroom at the hotel lets you connect with free WiFi and has an iPod® docking station for playing your own tunes. There's a desk if you need to get work done, and 27-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels for your entertainment.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self parking *

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (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/lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 27-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Pod 51, New York’s small print

Also known as

  • 51 Pod
  • 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 35 per night

Parking is available nearby and costs USD 35 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

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

What’s around Pod 51, New York


  • In Central New York City
  • Chrysler Building (12-minute walk)
  • Bloomingdale's (12-minute walk)
  • Rockefeller Center (13-minute walk)
  • Grand Central Terminal (15-minute walk)
  • Barney's (18-minute walk)
  • New York Public Library (22-minute walk)
  • Broadway (23-minute walk)

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 17-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 26-min drive
  • Teterboro, NJ (TEB) 27-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 33-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 39-min drive
  • White Plains, NY (HPN-Westchester County) 47-min drive
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station 14-min walk
  • Long Island City Hunterspoint Avenue Station 8-min drive
  • New York Penn Station 8-min drive
  • Roosevelt Island Tramway Manhattan Station 11-min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station 14-min walk
  • Times Sq. - 42 St. Station 27-min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 3,423 reviews

Pod 51, New York
POD hotel rocks
Really liked staying at the POD51. Friendly staff, clean, rooms very efficient and priced right. Location is convenient to walking to restaurants, theatres, and very safe. Lots of transportation nearby. Staff keep the rooms clean, as well as the public areas. Very easy to like the helpful staff. Will definitely stay here the next time I'm in NYC.
Diane, us4 night trip
Pod 51, New York
Disappointed at Pod 51.
This is a dorm-style hotel where I have stayed in the past. The pricing is competitive with non-luxury hotels but you may do better with a large brand hotel like a Hilton. The rooms are tiny. I was disturbed by rowdy neighbors who partied until 2 am. The sheets were threadbare and had small holes in them. You can't beat the location for access to midtown or theater across town, but the place is shabby and feels more like a college dorm than a hotel. If you tend to like ambiance and a bit of luxury or style, do not stay here.
Gregory, us1 night trip
Pod 51, New York
I'd stay again.
I did find the doors to the various rooms constantly opening and shutting to be very noisy. Other than that the hotel was fine. Beds were comfortable, room was clean and the showers were AWESOME! Very good location to subway and food.
Jody, us4 night trip
Pod 51, New York
highly recommend
staff is professional and courteous. i travel often and it was a pleasure to stay here. would stay here again.
david, us1 night trip
Pod 51, New York
Perfect fit
Very clean, small but all I needed!
jennie, us3 night trip

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Pod 51, New York

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