The Pod Hotel (Pod 51)

230 East 51st Street

  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

This hip hotel might have the coolest, trendiest rooms in New York – they are small but functional, and many include bunkbeds with personal flat-screen TVs. The Pod hotel is located in a charming part of the city, where guests feel like neighborhood locals. A rooftop patio offers fabulous views of the skyline. Convenient, close to subway access and reasonably priced, it’s a great option for families with tweens and teens.

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: City
  • Standard: Simple
  • Style: Contemporary
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Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

  • School Age Action: Bunkbed rooms; located near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Cool For Teens: Trendy vibe; located near age-appropriate sights and activities
  • Central home base
  • Variety of room options for families
  • Fantastic atmosphere and views
  • Functional and well-appointed rooms
  • Value-oriented pricing

Families Should Know

  • Other POD Locations: Pod 39 (145 E 39 St.) & Pod Times Square (400 W 42nd St.)
  • Cribs and highchairs not available
  • Some room categories are small
  • Some rooms have shared bathrooms
  • Babysitting referrals not available
  • Fee-based private parking
  • Kids’ pool not available
  • Free WIFI in public areas and rooms

Sports + Activities

  • New York sightseeing
  • Yankees games


Local Excursions

  • Statue of Liberty
  • Ellis Island
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Park Avenue
  • Bloomingdales
  • Broadway/Times Square
  • Central Park/Zoo
  • Empire State Building
  • Chelsea Piers


  • rooms and studios
  • air-conditioning
  • TV/iPod docking station
  • mini fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • free WIFI in public areas and rooms
  • daily housekeeping
  • onsite restaurant/lounge
  • rooftop garden
  • concierge
  • disabled access
  • fee-based private parking
# of peopleStarting at
  • D - daily pricing
  • W - weekly pricing
  • T - tax included
  • B - breakfast included
  • I - all-inclusive

Preferred Room

Bunkbed Room

Guest Room Highlights

  • Well-appointed
  • Good configuration for sleeping
  • Comfortable beds
  • Nice bathroom
  • Great shower
  • Convenient location on property
  • Individual flat-screen TVs for each bunk
  • iPod docking station

Booking Conditions

  • No deposit required; credit card for guarantee
  • Cancellation: <24 hours, 1 night forfeit
  • Check-in is 2p and check-out is Noon