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Pod 51

3-star3 stars
230 E 51st StNew YorkNY10022United States of America, 0203 027 9779

3-star hotel with restaurant, near Rockefeller Center
  • Free WiFi
Very Good8.0
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Good internet service
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Pod 51

from £84
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Shared Bathroom
  • Single Room, 1 Single Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Room
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Room
  • Double Room, Private Bathroom
  • Room
  • House, Private Bathroom
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom
  • Room
  • Double Room

About Pod 51

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’s small print

Also known as

  • 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
  • The Pod Hotel

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 10.89 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

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


  • In Midtown
  • 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
  • Caldwell, NJ (CDW-Essex County) 38-min drive
  • Linden, NJ (LDJ) 39-min drive
  • New York Grand Central Terminal Station 14-min walk
  • New York Penn Station 8-min drive
  • New York World Trade Center Station 17-min drive
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station 14-min walk
  • Times Sq. - 42 St. Station 27-min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Pod 51

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