The Pod Hotel 51

★★★★☆
  • 230 E 51st St Frnt 2 2

    New York, NY 10022

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  • 212-355-0300

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I think my secretary may have been playing a joke on me when she booked me into this hotel. The rooms are very stylish, but they are designed for families and younger crowds not businessmen. I got bunk beds in my room and didnt have the

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★★★☆☆

I think my secretary may have been playing a joke on me when she booked me into this hotel. The rooms are very stylish, but they are designed for families and younger crowds not businessmen. I got bunk beds in my room and didnt have the

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My experience was ok. I mean it's hard to tell because I have heard horrible reviews and some great ones. To me it seemed ok I guess.

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My experience was ok. I mean it's hard to tell because I have heard horrible reviews and some great ones. To me it seemed ok I guess.

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Hotel completely dropped the ball on mailing an important and valuable item I'd inadvertently left in the room, despite the fact I stayed there six nights and had at least a dozen telephone conversations with people in housekeeping and on

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★☆☆☆☆

Hotel completely dropped the ball on mailing an important and valuable item I'd inadvertently left in the room, despite the fact I stayed there six nights and had at least a dozen telephone conversations with people in housekeeping and on

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I stayed here for a week by myself. I got a different room than I expected, but I had a bunk bed, with a tv attached to both and I had lots of room. I had a sink in my room, bathroom was in the hall but it was so clean. nothing wrong with it. there are lights on the wall above your door so you can see which bathrooms are available. I had to stay a few night longer than expected and this wasnt a problem at all. I could pay in cash or credit which was great cause at one time I only had cash left. great service, restaurant attached to it, awesome rooftop view! the only problem I had in this hotel was that my internet got blocked everytime for some stupid reason. all in all I would definitely go back here, good price for an awesome location, cause you're near to everything! I walked everywhere. If you dont wanna walk the subway is right around the corner.

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★★★★☆

I stayed here for a week by myself. I got a different room than I expected, but I had a bunk bed, with a tv attached to both and I had lots of room. I had a sink in my room, bathroom was in the hall but it was so clean. nothing wrong with it. there are lights on the wall above your door so you can see which bathrooms are available. I had to stay a few night longer than expected and this wasnt a problem at all. I could pay in cash or credit which was great cause at one time I only had cash left. great service, restaurant attached to it, awesome rooftop view! the only problem I had in this hotel was that my internet got blocked everytime for some stupid reason. all in all I would definitely go back here, good price for an awesome location, cause you're near to everything! I walked everywhere. If you dont wanna walk the subway is right around the corner.

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There were people smoking in a room on our floor and we woke up in the morning with acrid smoke in our room and in our clothes. This is not a nice thing to wake up to if you are a non smoker.

We told the staff 6 separate times and each time they reluctantly said they would take care of it. On our 3rd morning we were woken up early by the smoke and had hoarse voices from it. We called downstairs to request another room on another floor and they treated us as though we were asking for something that was not reasonable. They finally agreed to move us, but told us WE had to go downstairs to get the key to the new room!

When we got downstairs to the front desk they treated us terribly.
We told them we hadn't gotten enough sleep and wanted to go to the new room to continue sleeping but they intentionally held us up at the desk in our sleeping clothes for half an hour, then insisted that we move our stuff to the new room immediately. When we told them this was not acceptable they treated us worse, bringing out a "manager" who gave us an unbelievable attitude, practically yelling at us, asking us what our "problem" was and what was "wrong" with us that we were demanding things. They finally gave us 2 hours to move our things. He said "maybe you need some sleep" in a sarcastic voice, then followed us to our room, not saying anything. This was a very confrontational experience. We were shocked by this, not really believing that it had happened as it had. They never once apologized for not taking care of the smoker, which by that point was definitely the hotel's fault. They tried to make us feel it was our fault.

Apparently the customer is always wrong at this hotel. Expect to be treated as if you don't matter.

The idea of the hotel is fine, however the pictures they take of the rooms are using a wide angle lens to make them seem bigger. The rooms are much tinier than expected, the beds are hard and small and include one thin blanket. Not worth the price, even in NYC. Nicer rooms can be found with advance planning.

I've never been treated so badly as a customer. Also if you need a pillow or anything else, expect to have to go down to the front desk to get it. They clearly don't think they need customer satisfaction, if you stay here, be sure not to "bother" the staff.

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There were people smoking in a room on our floor and we woke up in the morning with acrid smoke in our room and in our clothes. This is not a nice thing to wake up to if you are a non smoker.

We told the staff 6 separate times and each time they reluctantly said they would take care of it. On our 3rd morning we were woken up early by the smoke and had hoarse voices from it. We called downstairs to request another room on another floor and they treated us as though we were asking for something that was not reasonable. They finally agreed to move us, but told us WE had to go downstairs to get the key to the new room!

When we got downstairs to the front desk they treated us terribly.
We told them we hadn't gotten enough sleep and wanted to go to the new room to continue sleeping but they intentionally held us up at the desk in our sleeping clothes for half an hour, then insisted that we move our stuff to the new room immediately. When we told them this was not acceptable they treated us worse, bringing out a "manager" who gave us an unbelievable attitude, practically yelling at us, asking us what our "problem" was and what was "wrong" with us that we were demanding things. They finally gave us 2 hours to move our things. He said "maybe you need some sleep" in a sarcastic voice, then followed us to our room, not saying anything. This was a very confrontational experience. We were shocked by this, not really believing that it had happened as it had. They never once apologized for not taking care of the smoker, which by that point was definitely the hotel's fault. They tried to make us feel it was our fault.

Apparently the customer is always wrong at this hotel. Expect to be treated as if you don't matter.

The idea of the hotel is fine, however the pictures they take of the rooms are using a wide angle lens to make them seem bigger. The rooms are much tinier than expected, the beds are hard and small and include one thin blanket. Not worth the price, even in NYC. Nicer rooms can be found with advance planning.

I've never been treated so badly as a customer. Also if you need a pillow or anything else, expect to have to go down to the front desk to get it. They clearly don't think they need customer satisfaction, if you stay here, be sure not to "bother" the staff.

Pros: cheap

Cons: bad treatment

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My 11 y.o. son and I just returned from NYC and spent 3 nights at The Pod. What a cool place, especially if you're bringing a tween or teen on the trip. He loved everything about it and so did I . The staff is very friendly, the hotel is clean and modern throughout. I get "creeped out" very easily at hotels. Creep factor here was 0! We did a bunk room with shared bath. We were on the end of the hall and we heard NOTHING from any other rooms or the hallway. I slept very well, and I never sleep well at hotels. I'm not sure how they kept the shared baths so clean but each time we used them, the trash cans were empty, and things were cleaner than my bathroom at home. The location was terrific...a beautiful street in Midtown with an inexpensive food shop, fast food, cool restaurants, an enclosed waterfall park, subway and all that midtown has to offer within blocks of you. My total cost for 3 nights was $349, really an unbelievable value for a very nice experience. I will absolutely be a repeat visitor to The Pod.

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★★★★☆

My 11 y.o. son and I just returned from NYC and spent 3 nights at The Pod. What a cool place, especially if you're bringing a tween or teen on the trip. He loved everything about it and so did I . The staff is very friendly, the hotel is clean and modern throughout. I get "creeped out" very easily at hotels. Creep factor here was 0! We did a bunk room with shared bath. We were on the end of the hall and we heard NOTHING from any other rooms or the hallway. I slept very well, and I never sleep well at hotels. I'm not sure how they kept the shared baths so clean but each time we used them, the trash cans were empty, and things were cleaner than my bathroom at home. The location was terrific...a beautiful street in Midtown with an inexpensive food shop, fast food, cool restaurants, an enclosed waterfall park, subway and all that midtown has to offer within blocks of you. My total cost for 3 nights was $349, really an unbelievable value for a very nice experience. I will absolutely be a repeat visitor to The Pod.

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If you don't stay at this hotel. It was near all the attractions. The restaurants that were recommended were great. Nice and friendly staff and definitely quick to help with whatever was needed. It was a great stay!

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If you don't stay at this hotel. It was near all the attractions. The restaurants that were recommended were great. Nice and friendly staff and definitely quick to help with whatever was needed. It was a great stay!

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great place, nice clean rooms, found them on Citysearch, and had a great experience. i would recommend it.

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great place, nice clean rooms, found them on Citysearch, and had a great experience. i would recommend it.

Pros: clean, easy

Cons: none

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When a friend suggested we stay at the Pickwick Arms - in bunk beds - I envisioned a prison cell, one step from hell. What I found was a bit of heaven on New York's elegant East Side!
Yes, there were bunk beds, but the matresses were so luxurious, I practically fell asleep immediately. Each bed has its own flat screen television, and each room has a high-tech stainless basin.
We were on the 5th floor, and there were four bathrooms, and in four days, I never even had to knock once.
The showers have the rain head, and it was hard pulling away from the heaven of those showers.
The room rates are so reasonable, its practically free!!
In four days, I never ran into one English-speaking guest...they were Japanese, Chinese, German, Swedish...a real United Nations!
There is one drawback to the Arms - no real lobby, but I was assured that it was under renovation, and I know next time I visit NYC, I will stay here and will enjoy the new lobby.
Do not shy away from this great find because of the bathrooms, because they are immaculate, and you will feel right at home!

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★★★★★

When a friend suggested we stay at the Pickwick Arms - in bunk beds - I envisioned a prison cell, one step from hell. What I found was a bit of heaven on New York's elegant East Side!
Yes, there were bunk beds, but the matresses were so luxurious, I practically fell asleep immediately. Each bed has its own flat screen television, and each room has a high-tech stainless basin.
We were on the 5th floor, and there were four bathrooms, and in four days, I never even had to knock once.
The showers have the rain head, and it was hard pulling away from the heaven of those showers.
The room rates are so reasonable, its practically free!!
In four days, I never ran into one English-speaking guest...they were Japanese, Chinese, German, Swedish...a real United Nations!
There is one drawback to the Arms - no real lobby, but I was assured that it was under renovation, and I know next time I visit NYC, I will stay here and will enjoy the new lobby.
Do not shy away from this great find because of the bathrooms, because they are immaculate, and you will feel right at home!

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Pickwick arms hotel has some of the old charm of this great city that you cant find like you use to. This hotel is a good reminder of the old class of the city. They have an excellent gourmet restaurant in the hotel as well as amazing shopping and museum activity just around the corner.

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Pickwick arms hotel has some of the old charm of this great city that you cant find like you use to. This hotel is a good reminder of the old class of the city. They have an excellent gourmet restaurant in the hotel as well as amazing shopping and museum activity just around the corner.

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I stayed for 4 nights in a closet-sized room for one with private bath during the Christmas season. Unless you specifically want a big, grandiose room, I highly recommend Pickwick. It's a perfect place for those looking for a comfortable, safe, clean place to spend the night after a fun-filled day. The entire hotel is kept impeccably clean and has a causal (but not trashy or cheap), cheery atmosphere.

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I stayed for 4 nights in a closet-sized room for one with private bath during the Christmas season. Unless you specifically want a big, grandiose room, I highly recommend Pickwick. It's a perfect place for those looking for a comfortable, safe, clean place to spend the night after a fun-filled day. The entire hotel is kept impeccably clean and has a causal (but not trashy or cheap), cheery atmosphere.

Pros: clean, convenient, comfortable

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This hotel is great. I agree with the other reviewer, shared toilet/shower, no problem. This hotel is clean, bright, and cheerful, standard rooms may be a little small, but you're in NYC, what are you doing staying in your room?
The only problem i have is I'm back in NYC in two weeks, and this hotel was fully booked, I have to go elsewhere instead. A great hotel in a nice street, a peek at their suites are well worth it, they are great.

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This hotel is great. I agree with the other reviewer, shared toilet/shower, no problem. This hotel is clean, bright, and cheerful, standard rooms may be a little small, but you're in NYC, what are you doing staying in your room?
The only problem i have is I'm back in NYC in two weeks, and this hotel was fully booked, I have to go elsewhere instead. A great hotel in a nice street, a peek at their suites are well worth it, they are great.

Pros: Inexpensive, Bright, Clean

Cons: no soda machine, no iron/board availab

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More about The Pod Hotel 51

There??s a Pod for every person, and an endless range of possibilities. You can set your music and your mood with our mp3 player docking stations and our dimmer control lighting system, plug into the Internet with free WiFi access, and catch your favorite shows on LCD TVs. Each Pod is climate controlled and equipped with efficient, stylish furniture that??s designed to maximize your comfort and your living space. Queen, Double, Single, Bunk--THE PODS TO SELECT FROM. Step out of your Pod and discover what??s beyond: Hotel amenities include a stylish lobby lounge and a beautiful rooftop garden bar. We??re steps away from such classic sights as Radio City Music Hall, Times Square, Rockefeller Center. Our neighborhood is packed with chic eateries and trendy boutiques. Guests can plug into the Pod community before arriving on our Pod Culture Forum. Swap stories, trade itineraries and ideas, and get to know your fellow Pod mates. Our multilingual concierge service is available 7 days a week to help you find the adventure that you??re looking for. Our outdoor cafe is open from May through October for breakfast. Among the many fresh items offered daily are organic yogurt and baked goods. Located in the back of the hotel, our cafe offers a peaceful retreat in the middle of the bustling city. East Side Social Club, located in the Pod Hotel, is open daily from 6:45am to 4:00am, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktailsSoak up the city from above on our beautiful rooftop garden. You can hang out on the rooftop during sunset on our comfy cushions. Take in the gorgeous view and have a cocktail while you??re at it! .

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If those silhouettes from the iPod commercials were to design a hotel, this would be it. Each funky room here has an iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi and an LCD TV. Formerly the not-so-trendy Pickwick Arms, this midtown east hotel…

 

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