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Pod 51

  • 230 E. 51st St. Map It
  • Midtown East
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  • Great prices
  • Fun design


  • Not for claustrophobes
  • Some shared baths

Fodor's Review

If cramped quarters don't bother you, this is one of the best deals in town. The rooms, starting at a meager 100 square feet, borrow space-saving ideas from mass transit, with sink consoles like those in an airplane restroom and built-in shelves under the beds, making the close quarters livable. Some rooms have standard queen beds and private baths; others have twins or spotless stainless steel bunks with pullout flat-screen TVs. All come with amenities like iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. The location is convenient, and common areas are cheerful and modern, with an outdoor bar/café and a stylish roof deck, but don't expect luxe linens or toiletries. Book well in advance, as stylish thrifty folk of all ages keep this hotel hopping.

Hotel Information


230 E. 51st St., between 2nd and 3rd aves., New York, New York, 10022, USA

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212-355–0300; 800-742–5945

Hotel Details:

  • 345 rooms (189 with private bath)
  • Rate includes: No meals

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