by Whitney Rife
The Pod prides itself on being one of the hippest, most affordable hotels of its area. The boutique hotel is a great option for families. The hotel is located in Midtown East, just a short stroll away from Radio City Music Hall and the Theater District. Rooms are artsy and colorful with bright decors and chic furnishings, even the walls and headboards tend to display wild abstract designs. Flat-screen televisions, MP3 docking stations and free wireless Internet access are available. Rooms are referred to as “pods” and they come in a variety of styles to suit guests’ needs. Some pods have bunk beds and others feature shared bathrooms with upgraded bath appliances, like rain showers, designer sinks and streaming music. An outdoor cafe is open seasonally, serving natural baked goods and organic yogurt. A beautiful rooftop garden with expansive city views is another quiet retreat. At Pod Hotel, a concierge is ready to recommend events, place and hotspots around the city.
Our Editor Loves
- Artsy rooms with many layouts
- Rooftop garden
- Budget-friendly for the area
by José A
The room was very good, the toilets huge. All the staff were friendly.
The walls are not thick, so you can sometimes hear the noise outside.
Quiet and pleasant place near Park Avenue and other great places.
Although the prices are below other hotels I have found the POD51 lodging proposal better than others I have tried chain establishments of well known names, AirBnB, higher cost hotels etc.
The POD51 rooms are small but modern and practical the breakfast shop is great , the rooftop very colorful and in general I feel safe, and happy the restaurantes below and st the sides are GREAT and the east part of Mannhattan somehow seems to me less crowded and quiet.
A parking garage is a few meters away.
In my stays here I have had the experience that the visitors of this hotel are all beautiful, educated, nice and charming people; young, mature or even old all of them nice.
This is my second visit and so will make it my preferred place when I return