"POD 51 is just that, Sleeping POD's! Room was very clean and efficient with the space given to seep and shower. No luxury here but it was clean and gr ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 06 Aug 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near 5th Avenue

City center stay

Within a 10-minute walk of this Midtown hotel, you'll find 5th Avenue and St. Patrick's Cathedral. United Nations Headquarters and Rockefeller Center are also within half a mile (1 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas and free Internet in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a garden are also offered.

Free Internet, LCD TVs

The 348 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, LCD TVs with digital channels, and premium bedding. Hair dryers, safes, and phones are also available.

Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$152 per night

Double Room, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Pod 51 ratings based on 45 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Pod 51

Everyone (34) Business (3) Students (2) Family (3) Other (1)
3 out of 5
I would have given this a lower rating, but the roof deck is so awesome that it went up. However, understanding that this hotel is in mid-Manhattan, the room was so tiny we could barely walk in it - and the bathroom was so small that my very tall husband couldn't fit in it! There were NO amenities. I've stayed in other hotels in midtown Manhattan at equivalent prices that were much better.

Posted by , from Seattle on 11 May 2019

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4 out of 5
I liked the location. I felt safe in the city. The cafe next door was popular and the food was great. Odd sharing a bathroom but they were kept clean and available most of the time. Bunk beds were amazingly comfortable.

Posted by on 10 May 2019

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3 out of 5
Liked: We appreciated the upgrade we received after noticing rusty water coming through our faucet. Fast elevators. Friendly housekeeping. Minimal impact with construction. Didn't like: Our first room was on 2nd floor, right above restaurant/bar. Music was on and too loud all evening. We were shocked to see rusty water to continue to pour through our room faucet. (So glad to change rooms). Lower bunk light bulb was out. Upper bunk guard rail not well connected to frame. We looked for room temperature control and never found a way to increase or lower heat. We would have liked a few more hooks on wall (for purses, coats, towels). Hooks near sink would be great for hand towels.

Posted by on 7 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
:) Love this place! Great location, clean, friendly staff

Posted by on 2 Mar. 2019

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5 out of 5
It was cozy and had a nice rooftop! Shared bathroom was a little tricky but not a problem

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
The hotel rooms are tiny and it didn’t specify in the description how small it was and that the restrooms and showers are shared down the hall with the rest of the floor. No thanks try a different hotel unless necessary. Not worth the money

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice hotel, very clean, very compact rooms. It is good for a night or two.

Posted by on 8 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 30 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5

POD it is!

Pros: convenient location!
POD 51 is just that, Sleeping POD's! Room was very clean and efficient with the space given to seep and shower. No luxury here but it was clean and great location. AC was kind of noisy as was the heavy room doors that seem to shut thru the night as guests came in and out.

Posted by on 6 Aug. 2018

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4 out of 5

great value for all you need

Pros: Price, location, convenience to the subway, neighborhood.
Cons: pillows were a bit flat
Location: Adjacent restaurant/bar was a fun place where people could hang out in groups or sit as a single at the bar and watch TVs, many tap beers on hand.
About my 6th time staying at this Pod hotel as well as the other one in Manhattan. Coffee in the morning sitting out on the patio was a great treat. Staff is attentive. Location great without being in the crowded areas.

Posted by , from Pittsburgh on 29 Jun. 2018

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Property Features

Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Pod 51. For a fee, parking is available. This 3-star New York hotel is smoke free.

  • 348 guestrooms or units
  • 14 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
  • Train station: New York Grand Central Terminal Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station (0.3 km / 0.2 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Pod 51 offers 348 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Beds feature premium bedding. 27-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary toiletries and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)

Food & Drink

Pod 51 has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Internet access
  • Phone calls

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 6 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Self parking fee: USD 35 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: USD 35 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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