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The Pod Hotel

  • 230 E. 51st St. Map It
  • Midtown East
  • Design


  • Great prices
  • Fun design


  • If you're prone to claustrophobia, you may want to reconsider
  • Some shared baths

Updated 02/20/2014

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 fab toiletries. Book well in advance, as stylish thrifty folk of all ages keep this hotel hopping.

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Hotel Information


230 E. 51st St., between 2nd and 3rd Aves., New York, New York, 10022, United States

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212-355–0300; 800-742–5945

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 345 rooms, 189 with private bath
  • No meals

Updated 02/20/2014

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