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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
  • Great location everything more or less on your door step. The room is quiet small but it’…Mar 21, 2020
  • Room was so small (could barely open a suitcase) and warm. It is fine if you are looking…Jan 8, 2020

Pod 51

from €69
  • Single Room, 1 Twin 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 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

Getting around

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 25 min drive
  • John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (JFK) - 20 min drive
  • Liberty Intl. Airport (EWR) - 39 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

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 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 * 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/bellhop
  • Elevator
  • 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

  • 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


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.

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 March 16 2020 to September 30 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 sanitizer, 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 - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Pod 51?
    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).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Pod 51?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Resorts World Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 3,064 reviews

Good 6.0
Clean but too small
I booked this hotel based on the reviews. We stayed for 4 nights, the room was so small there was barely room for our suitcase. The hotel is clean and the staff were very nice and helpful but with the room being so small it was not very comfortable. The heater was extremely noisy also, there was an air conditioning unit right outside our window which meant there was a constant loud noise from it also. The bed was too small for 2 adults and the bedclothes also too small which left you cold in the middle of the night. I had to get up and put my jumper on. It is not as close to times square as i had thought either.
ie4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We thoroughly enjoyed this property. It’s in a convenient location in east midtown, it’s inexpensive and very clean, plus the staff are helpful. The rooms are small so we didn’t hang about for long, instead used it as a pitstop during the day and this was good as it kept us productive! The bed was very comfortable and the shower was good. The aircon is a little loud but we didn’t mind because the temperature was just right. The hotel had a facility to keep luggage after checkout which meant we were free to sightsee before going to the airport. They also offer free walking tours of areas in Manhattan from Mon-Fri. This isn’t a hotel for a pampered break. This is the hotel to put you in the heart of midtown at an affordable price. It’s great value for money.
ie4 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Staff is very helpful and nice. The atmosphere is hip and relaxed.
Borislava, ie2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Excelente location within walking distance to attractions and public transportation. Excellent value and close to restaurantes and cafes. Great rooftop.
ie4 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Second time coming here, it's location, friendly staff and cleaningness make it a great place to stay
ie5 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Disappointed client
My stay at pod 51 was fair but very disappointed at hotel management because I was charged facility / resort fee twice .... 114.25 dollars on arrival and 114.25 dollars on checking out for the 5 days while at the hotel..... . I feel this is broad day robbery and i don't see the reason of doing anymore business with pod 51.
Molly Nina, ie5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Central location , cleaniness, helpful staff, great amenities nearby
ie5 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Don't Fret the Shared Bathroom!
I was a little skittish about the shared bathroom because the last hotel I did this in was in a hostel in the 70's-but this was perfect. The shared bath room was keyed and lights in my room showed which one was available-always clean. Friendly staff- exceptional value. Very similar to POD 39 which was also a good deal. It certainly wasn't the Waldorf but extremely good value!
Norman, ie2 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
Walking tours, which leave from the reception, were very good We stayed in a bunk room, which had the shared bathrooms. The rooms are small but clean and comfortable. I had expected there to be lights in our room to indicate which bathrooms were vacant on our floor, but there were none in our room.
James, ie7 night romance trip
Good 6.0
It was my first time sharing a bathroom at a Pod. That worked out fine as I was right next door to it. Sink in room also handy. Still confused why I had tonpay a facilities fee plus tax?? When I checked in the female desk clerk said I was paid in full, while the male desk clerk upon checking out billed me for the fee and tax. That hasn’t happened before with, so I wrote to them expecting an explanation soon...
Juli, ie1 night trip

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