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77 out of 100

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Pod 51

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7.9

Fair (13,200 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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630 m 5th Avenue

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910 m Grand Central Terminal

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980 m Rockefeller Center

Hotel Overview

Pod 51 is a budget-friendly hotel located in the heart of New York City. It's known for offering compact, efficient rooms and a modern, vibrant decor. Guests often appreciate its central location, providing easy access to major attractions, dining, and shopping. Reviews frequently highlight the value it offers for travelers looking for a more affordable stay in the city.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Location

Cleanliness

  1. Central Location: Situated in a prime area, making major attractions easily accessible.
  2. Affordable Pricing: Offers good value compared to other accommodations in New York City.
  3. Unique Atmosphere: Modern and vibrant decoration attracts guests looking for a different kind of hotel experience.
  4. Efficient Space Use: Rooms are compact and designed to maximize space efficiently.
  5. Outdoor Spaces: Features a rooftop bar and garden, providing a relaxing area for guests.
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Area for improvement

Air Conditioning

Kitchen

  1. Small Room Size: Some guests find the rooms too compact, especially for longer stays.
  2. Noise Issues: Due to its central location, noise from the street can be a problem for some guests.
  3. Limited In-Room Amenities: The minimalist approach means some standard amenities may be missing.
  4. Long Waits for Elevators: During peak times, guests have reported long waits for the elevator.
  5. Extra Fees for Some Services: Additional charges for facilities and services that are often included at other hotels.

Amenities

Pet friendly

Pet friendly

Free WiFi

Free WiFi

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Restaurant

Bar

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Business services

Business services

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Score icon7.9

RateScore

Total 13,200 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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7.9

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8.4

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4.0/5

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agoda

388 Reviews

7.9 / 10

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booking

8,474 Reviews

7.8 / 10

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expedia

1,160 Reviews

8.4 / 10

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google

3,178 Reviews

4.0 / 5

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Property was mentioned 1197 times

20% Negative71% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Phonetic Abyss7 months ago
4/5Google icon

I was staying there during the Trump election so it was really busy in NYC. I have cousins/old neighbors there but barely know them so a hotel was the prime choice. If you want to stay in Manhattan and like me want to walk around and love just about. everything you wander around and look at it’s the cheapest option. Elmo tried to hug me in Times Square but I ran for it so that might have been on Earthcam. The red light/green light for the bathroom is perfect for le pod. Maybe a little better ventilation if I had to judge something negatively. Great use of limited space and well lit and the decor is fun. No more blackouts or else! It’s a loud city but it’s still as beautiful as I remembered. I was so happy to have a little time to myself to simply enjoy it and the history that I felt so connected to at one time. Walkable if you are like me and want to go to the Empire State Building and enjoy what you see from a higher altitude. I just wish I had done a little subway surfing before I left! So much better when there a bed waiting for you that you can afford and don’t have to couch surf.

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Olivier G.1 year ago
2/5Google icon

The hotel is an old building and super noisy. You feel you are in the corridor with your neighbors, as the doors of the rooms are super old. Very tiny rooms (but very optimized). One person fits ok, 2 might be uncomfortable. My bed was along the wall and therefore nothing was preventing my pillow to fall.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 348

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Number of floors 14

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

10

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245

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75

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

5th Avenue

630 m

Grand Central Terminal

910 m

Rockefeller Center

980 m

Central Park

1.26 km

Times Square

1.33 km

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Getting around

Lexington Av.-53 St. Station

280 m

Grand Central

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Airports Nearby

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

15 km

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Restaurants

Ess-A-Bagel

140 m

Panda Express

140 m

The Smith

140 m

Eddie's on 2nd

Nearby

Clinton Hall

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

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Safety

Crime

77

Overall Safety Index

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An average rating of the six safety categories

77 out of 100

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Women safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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81

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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90

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Property safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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87

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Political safety

Safe

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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64

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LGBTQ safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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83

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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57

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

Pets welcome

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