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Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Private Bathroom | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Standard Bunk Bed Room, Shared Bathroom | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Pod 51

Pod 51

3.0 star property

8.0/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
230 E 51st St, New York, NY, 10022

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationRockefeller Center9 min walk
  • Popular LocationCentral Park17 min walk
  • Popular LocationTimes Square18 min walk
  • AirportNew York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia)31 min drive

Room options

About this area

New York

In the entertainment district, Pod 51 is in Manhattan, a neighborhood in New York with good airport proximity. Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Central Park and Bryant Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Madison Square Garden or Barclays Center Brooklyn. Guests love the hotel's location for the sightseeing. It's also convenient to public transportation: Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is 4 minutes by foot and 51 St. Station is 8 minutes.

What's nearby

  • 5th Avenue - 8 min walk
  • Rockefeller Center - 9 min walk
  • Grand Central Terminal - 13 min walk
  • Central Park - 17 min walk
  • Times Square - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Lexington Av.-53 St. Station - 4 min walk
  • Grand Central - 42 St. Station - 14 min walk
  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA) - 31 min drive


  • La Cava Wine Bar - 2 min walk
  • Mimi's Piano Bar - 2 min walk
  • Hide-Chan Ramen - 3 min walk
  • The Press Box - 3 min walk
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ - 3 min walk

About this property

Pod 51

3-star hotel near Rockefeller Center
Close to Grand Central Terminal and Broadway, Pod 51 provides a rooftop terrace, a coffee shop/cafe, and a garden. The onsite restaurant, Clinton Hall, features American cuisine. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
Additional perks include:
  • An elevator, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff
  • A porter/bellhop, tour/ticket assistance, and free newspapers
  • Concierge services, smoke-free premises, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 348 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Rainfall showers, eco-friendly toiletries, and hair dryers
  • 27-inch LCD TVs with premium channels
  • Daily housekeeping, desks, and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Clinton Hall


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Braille signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • 27-inch LCD TV
  • Cable/satellite channels
  • Premium channels


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night
Welcoming dogs only

Children and extra beds

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

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 22.95 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 22 per person
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

51 Pod
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
Pod 51 Hotel
Pod 51 New York
Pod 51 Hotel New York

Frequently asked questions

Is Pod 51 pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 25 per pet, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at Pod 51?

As of Jan 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pod 51 on Jan 29, 2023 start from $85.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Pod 51?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Pod 51?

Check-in is from 3 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Pod 51?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Pod 51 located?

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Rockefeller Center. Grand Central Terminal and Central Park are also within 1 mi (2 km). Lexington Av.-53 St. Station is only a 4-minute walk and 51 St. Station is 8 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Pod 51 and receive a full refund?

Yes, Pod 51 offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Pod 51 cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 445 out of 1066 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 128 out of 1066 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 57 out of 1066 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 84 out of 1066 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
It was very good area
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Small room, but bed was comfy and place was generally clean, including the shared bathrooms (would be nice if slippers/robes were included to go to & from, as other shared bathroom hotels often provide). Will definitely consider staying again in future.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I stayed there 4 years ago. Had pretty much the same experience as the last time. Perfect place for staying in your vacation. Service, attention, location. It has all of it.

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed at the pod 51 Jan 12-16. We stayed in a bunk bed room with the shared bathroom/shower. At first we weren’t sure we would love this but it was honestly great. We never ran into any issues with bathrooms or showers being full. There is 4 per floor. The showers were warm and had shampoo, conditioner, and soap available. Two of the bathrooms were quite small, two were larger which were preferred for showering. We were going to consider switching to a private bathroom mid trip but for the time spent in the room and having run into no issues with the shared facilities there was no need. They were always super clean. The room itself was small, which we expected when we booked. It has a sink and mirror which is nice for getting reading as well. Bunk beds had a tv for each. Enough room to have two small carry ons open, as well as an open closet and wall hooks for hanging jackets and clothes. Beds were comfy, I’m a small person tho so not sure what itd be like for a larger or taller person. Rooms were cleaned daily with fresh towels each time. Only complaint was the room was very dry so woke up feeling suuuper dry/dry cough in the morning. The upper level roof was nice, abs the mainfloor cafe and lounge area was also nice. There is also a games bar attached on the main floor where we went for a beer one night - has decent beers and classic bar food. Would definitely stay here again! For the time we actually spent in the hotel and for price and the amenities this was worth it!

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have been staying at Pod 51 every year since 2016. What attracted me to this hotel was the cost of accommodation and the area. Not only do i feel safe but the place is a perfect jumping-off point to all the places you want to see in NYC. There are subway stations at walking distances around. You don’t get to see a lot of NYC hotels with this value-for-your-money deal without sacrificing your personal comfort. I will always come back to Pod 51, in fact a couple of weeks from now I’m about to book my next accommodation at Pod 51 this coming December 2023.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was small but clean

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Pot smoked throughout ENTIRE hotel. Caughed all night due to rampant INDOOR SMOKING. Complained, NOTHING DONE. DISAPPOINTED, Left a day early. Want refund!

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
the room didn’t have a latch lock and we were on the second floor and there were construction workers right outside the window every morning quite early otherwise it was fine

10/10 Excellent

Bonnie, Reno

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
See you Next time!! I really like this place ❤️❤️❤️
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023