Ratings based on 5,494 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Emily from R

Great value for money

Posted Apr 15, 2014
A clean hotel in a great location. Stayed one night and it had everything we needed. A little bit of a tight squeeze but we didn't spend much time in the room. Definitely recommend for a short stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice and simple

Posted Apr 14, 2014
Pros: Location, decor
Cons: Both mornings we were woken up (around 9am) by housemaids trying to get into our room. Not ideal. Also, as mentioned, we could hear the bar music.
Pod 51 is in a great location, walking distance to most of what you want to see in Manhattan (a long walk to some of it, but do-able). The room we stayed in was small, as expected, but nice and clean and totally appropriate for the two nights we were there. Our room was on the second floor right above the next-door bar, so unfortunately we could hear muffled music below us until late into the night, but it wasn't too loud. The hotel has a hip and fun feeling, but everyone at the desk also seemed very professional. It was a good mix, and overall a good experience.
4 out of 5
by Sandra from Toms river nj

Hotel isn't what they make it seem

Posted Apr 11, 2014
The room looked online big but when we go into are room it looked like a jail cell or a closet with beds extremely uncomfortable.. and when we went to ask about the bathrooms and attitude from the staff was given. Unfortunately I would not stay here again it was a horrible experience
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Dot from Canterbury, Kent, UK

Perfectly situated to access all NY's attractions

Posted Apr 11, 2014
Pros: Value for money.
Cons: 24 hour tea and coffee
Location: Centrally placed - easy access to all parts of NY, including airports, by subway.
Great little hotel, rooms and facilities are basic but very clean and comfortable. This is our second stay and I wouldn't look anywhere else. Helpful staff and use of internet via i pads.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by A verified traveler

POD 51

Posted Apr 9, 2014
Ideal for sleeping and showering as you spend so little time in the hotel. Plenty of really good Diners and restaurants locally. Good transport links. An ideal situation. Stayed in April but in warmer months there is a roof garden and lovely secluded garden across the road with massive water feature. Nothing fancy but clean.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ohio Nik from Ohio

Clean, safe, affordable

Posted Apr 9, 2014
Nice hotel, centrally located. Walking distance to Times Square, subways and all other activities. Everything I needed it to be: clean, safe and affordable. Staff is very friendly! This isn't my first stay there and I will book again here. :-)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by ozzie

Good for the price, can be noisy

Posted Apr 6, 2014
Had some noisy people in the hall and the doors don't seal all that well. Otherwise a good location and good deal.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Kath from UK

Central location everything you need

Posted Apr 4, 2014
We stayed here for our honeymoon. The hotel had everything you need but was rather basic. Room was tiny, we did expect this but did not realise quite how small! However it was very close to the main attractions whilst still being a very quiet location.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good place to stay

Posted Apr 4, 2014
Great location good service and good clean environment would stay again
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Art from Chicago

Good value

Posted Apr 3, 2014
Pros: Location, cleanliness, modern vibe, value.
Cons: Shower takes a long time to warm up, not a problem except for volume of wasted water to get it warm.
Location: Walking distance to Central Park, MOMA and many local restaurants (within 5 short blocks).
Small, nicely appointed, convenient location and contemporary interior very nicely cared for. At 6'3" and 240 pounds, I need the larger room, standard is very small. Simple desk, panel tv, iPod docking clock radio and very compact bath all worked nicely. Not a romantic room (special occassions), but for me, business trip or trip with my wife just to see NYC, it worked very nicely.