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
My brother and I just took a quick trip to the city so the bunkbed room was perfect for us! We had a sink in our room with plenty of towels and also extra pillows. Each bed had its own TV and reading light. I literally never went to the bathroom and it was occupied. It says on the door whether or not its occupied and you have to scan into it, like your hotel room. All bathrooms are single occupancy with a toilet, sink, and shower. The bathrooms were always clean and provided shampoo, conditioner, and body soap. There are many bathrooms on each floor so even if one was occupied, there is probably one right around the corner that is available. It was a great stay overall. All staff was very friendly and helpful. Hotel is about a block away from 2 subway station so very convenient! Will definitely stay again!
A very choose to the UN located hotel. Takes around 10 minutes to walk to the UN. Located around eateries. The rooms and shared bathrooms are cleaned regularly. Cleaniness and hygiene standards are held high here. The staff are nice and courteous. The roof top view is a great one. No need to pay some expensive place to enjoy an high altitude meal. At Pod 51 get your meal amf enjoy. The internet is reliable and fast. Just expires every 24 hours. All in all. If you are traveling to New York on a budget and need to stay at a nice, clean and comforatble place. Pod 51 it is.