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|Distance to city centre||2.0 km|
|Nearest airport||New York LaGuardia|
|Distance to airport||8.4 km|
|"Bathrooms always clean Really cozy."||(in 108 reviews)|
|"I LOVED the rooftop deck."||(in 77 reviews)|
|"Great value, great location."||(in 458 reviews)|
|"Representation in pictures were off."||(in 9 reviews)|
|"Smallest rooms ever, shared bathroom"||(in 61 reviews)|
|"Very noisy door slams grubby carpeting in corridiors"||(in 8 reviews)|
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Clean and comfy friendly staff
Size of the room
For New York this is a reasonably priced budget hotel. We needed a twin room but these are few and far between in the city so we opted for a room with bunk beds. Beds are comfortable, each with its own light, 2 USB ports, 2 sockets and TV. The room also has a table, phone and washbasin. Shared bathroom but these are kept clean; 4 bathrooms for around 14 rooms, and we found there was always at least one free when needed. Towels, tissues and soap provided in room. Dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and body lotion in bathrooms. Indicator lights within the room show which ones are in use. Ventilation system as well as air conditioning. Check-in and check-out straightforward, and facility to leave luggage securely free of charge. Efficient lifts. Excellent location in the central area of Manhattan. Easy to walk to major sights such as the Rockefeller Center, Museum of Modern Art, NY Public Library, Times Square, Empire State Building, and southern part of Central Park. Easy access to the subway for travelling to other areas of the city, and for the E line to JFK airport. Plenty of restaurants and supermarkets nearby. Main shopping avenues only a few blocks away. Roof terrace with seating an added bonus. Food and drinks can be purchased on site but we didn't do this so can't comment on quality.
Not a dislike as such but the ventilation system is very noisy at night - take ear plugs if you are light sleeper.
Bed very comfortable.
The bathroom sink was the size of an airplane bathroom—minuscule.
Room and bathroom is too small. It was not comfortable to be in and the air conditioning is too loud. Also very noisy with traffic from the main road
The size for the room. So much so that bed was turned sideways so the so called head board was never used.
Discover a new way to enjoy the Big Apple at Pod 51. The recently renovated hotel offers an exciting concept that merges affordability with exquisite design, comfort, fine dining, and a laid-back modern style. By eliminating costly amenities that guests rarely use, like pay-per-view movies, overpriced minibars and expensive room service, Pod 51 keeps its prices incredibly affordable without sacrificing the comfort of its guests.
It was the first hotel of its kind in New York City, offering multiple rooms to suit the needs of individuals and families alike, including single-room/shared bathroom pods, full and queen pods with private bathrooms and a studio pod ideal for up to four guests. The rooms are comfortable, colorful and outfitted with stylish furnishings and the amenities guests crave, including central air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, a workspace and more.
Pod 51 is ideal for work or play, with a relaxing rooftop deck and outdoor garden, as well as a café. Guests can dine at Clinton Hall, a full-service restaurant featuring gourmet, sustainably-sourced food and seasonal menus, Supercraft a microbrewery that features 20 craft beers that are made to exacting specifications with an onsite Flux Capacitor. The menus are packed with inventive interpretations of classic comfort foods, paired to perfection with Supercraft beers.
The hotel is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan's East District, adjacent to some of the city's best shopping, museums, and business facilities. It's within walking distance of Grand Central Station, as well as steps from three major subway lines.
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- Nice building
- Awesome terrace
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Most popular landmarks
- Grand Central Terminal 0.8 km
- Rockefeller Center 0.9 km
- Museum of Modern Art 1 km
- New York Public Library 1.2 km
- Bryant Park 1.2 km
- Times Square 1.4 km
|New York LaGuardia||8.4 km|
|New York - Penn Station||2.1 km|
|Secaucus Junction, New Jeresy||8.9 km|