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1 room, 2 adults

Pod 51

3-star3 stars
230 E 51st St, New York, NY, 10022, United States of America

3-star hotel with restaurant, near 5th Avenue
  • Free WiFi
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  • I didn't/couldn't go due to Coronavirus restrictions refund?Mar 23, 2020
  • Good location and value for money - however extremely small rooms Mar 10, 2020

Pod 51

from £79
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom

What’s around Pod 51


  • In Midtown
  • 5th Avenue - 8-minute walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 9-minute walk
  • United Nations Headquarters - 10-minute walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 12-minute walk
  • Chrysler Building - 12-minute walk
  • Top of the Rock - 12-minute walk
  • Museum of Modern Art - 13-minute walk

Getting around

  • New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) 25-min drive
  • New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) 20-min drive
  • Newark, NJ (EWR-Liberty Intl.) 36-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 13-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

Key facts

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
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

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Self-parking* on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

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
  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • 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

Pod 51’s small print

Also known as

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


Guests can rest easy knowing that 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 sanitiser.

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.

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

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.

FAQs for Pod 51

  • Does Pod 51 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • Is Pod 51 currently open?
    This property is closed from 16 March 2020 to 30 September 2020 (dates subject to change).
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pod 51?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Pod 51?
    Yes. Self-parking costs USD 41 per night.
  • Are pets allowed at Pod 51?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Pod 51?
    You can check in from 3 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pod 51?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Smith & Wollensky (3-min walk), The Four Seasons Restaurant (5-min walk) and P. J. Clarke's (6-min walk).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 3,204 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
A week in NYC
We spent a week at the Pod 51 for a family wedding and then some sightseeing. Perfectly located to explore the city. The rooms are clean and compact but well thought out. Downstairs bar/communal area you can hang out in/have some food/glass of wine and a rooftop - a little cold at this time of year. We did one of the (free) walking tours around Lower East Side and Chinatown- highly recommend. Bring earplugs - not much the hotel can do but the streets are loud added to by construction.
H, gb7 night family trip
Good 6.0
The hotel was in a good location, nicely decorated and very clean. The staff were very helpful especially when checking out (stored our luggage and arranged transport to the airport). The room was smaller than we anticipated. The limited space was used well to give all the usual conveniences. But with our suitcases there wasn’t much room to move in the room. We were only in NYC for a short time and weren’t in t he room much
James, gb3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice hotel. Good location and style. Though it wasnt very clear that there would be an additional charge of $20 per night for concierge and toiletries.
gb3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Ok, good location.
The hotel is fine, except the shower tap did not turn on hot water properly, and the lifts were quite poor. You could wait 10 minutes for a lift to stop at your floor that you could get in. During the day only 1 lift was available.
Martin, gb6 night trip
Good 6.0
Ideal for some, not for me
Hotel was clean and tidy but far too small for two people trying to sleep and get ready.
E, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Hidden extra charges
I had pre paid the room but upon arrival was told that although I had pre paid I had to pay £30+ for extras such as the concierge and WiFi etc. After a long flight I was too tired to argue the point. Very small room but OK for 2 nights.
Philip, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place to stay
Really lovely hotel, with a cool interior, and awesome view from the roof terrace. Friendly helpful staff, and Clinton Hall bar and burger joint (with entertainment from Izzy Uncut’s Drag Bingo and amazing music from Guitaro5000 just added to the stay) Great location meaning lots of things are in easy walking distance, and 51st subway station is only a block away)
Blake, gb5 night trip
Very good 8.0
Excellent location, would stay again!
New York’s expensive to stay in, this was one of the more ‘affordable’ hotels. Excellent location, a short walk to Times Square and a local subway stop which is a single line to the JFK airport train. The room was very small, more suited for a single person with not much privacy in the en-suite bathroom, but it was clean and tidy and served its purpose. Would definitely stay here again though and can’t wait to get back to New York! Please note some rooms may have the air condition unit outside the window, we searched for the off switch as it was fairly loud to find it was already off! So may need earplugs!!
Kim, gb6 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good little hotel.
Fab hotel, rooms are small but clean. This is the second time I've stayed here and I would return.
gb5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Absolutely amazing hotel. Room is super clean and modern. Cleaned every day , the bathroom is great ! The shower is powerful . Shower gel , soaps and shampoo and conditioner even provided! Location is good , 15 mins walk to Central Park. Breakfast is good, reception is modern and rooftop is fabulous. All staff very helpful . Thank you ! I Will stay again when I come back to New York soon!
Aimee, gb4 night trip

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