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Pod 51 - New York, NY

Modern Budget Hotel in NYC

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  • Stay for two in a bunk bed pod, full pod, or queen pod

$20.00 (+ tax) Daily Facility Fee Includes

  • Early Check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Same day luggage storage
  • Package services (restrictions apply - contact property for details)
  • High speed WiFi
  • Local & Long Distance Phone call (within continental US)
  • Printing services
  • Walking tours

Hotel at a Glance: Pod 51

Amidst the excitement and entertainment of New York City sits Pod 51 - the very first establishment in the Pod Hotels collection - where character, charm, and comfort combine for a truly unique stay in the heart of the Big Apple. Less than a mile away from Central Park, Grand Central Station and Rockefeller Place, this chic hotel offers an alternative to the traditional, standard hotel stay and features a craft beer and burger restaurant, rooftop deck, and a beer garden in NYC's Midtown Manhattan.

  • Embark on a craft ale adventure at Clinton Hall, the hotel's on-site restaurant, where a ever-changing selection of 20 unique draft beers pair perfectly with bold, rich flavor combinations from any of the restaurant's 20 burger options.
  • Beer garden & cafe: Start the day off right with breakfast at the hotel cafe, or stop in during the day for a light snack to recharge. The day winds down with a glass of wine or beer in the hotel garden or in the comfort of the indoor cafe.
  • Rooftop deck: Grass-lined walls surround colorful wooden beach chairs, picnic benches, and plush couch seating, as guests sit back and relax amidst picturesque views of NYC.
  • Unique Pods: Whether it's a private pod for one or a bunk bed-filled shared room, each pod is equipped with chic, modern amenities, including chic work desks and flat-screen TVs. Shared or private, each guest bathroom features a rainfall shower head and upscale bath amenities.
  • 5th Avenue Station is right outside the hotel, offering easy access to the city's top attractions, including Broadway, Times Square, Central Park, and more.

Midtown East Manhattan: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue

Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and Grand Central Terminal (one of the world’s most-visited tourist attractions). Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.

A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.

Other Details

Room Details

Bunk Bed Pod

  • Shared bath
  • One twin bunk bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Full Pod

  • Private bath
  • One full bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Queen Pod

  • Private bath
  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • $20.00 (+ tax) facility fee includes:
    • Early Check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
    • Same day luggage storage
    • Package services (restrictions apply - contact property for details)
    • High speed WiFi
    • Local & Long Distance Phone call (within continental US)
    • Printing services
    • Walking tours
  • Parking: self parking available at a nearby garage for an additional $41 per day.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: dogs up to 25 lbs are allowed for an additional $25 per dog per night.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available by calling the property or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Restaurant
  • Beer garden and cafe
  • Rooftop deck
  • Patio
  • Shared bathrooms

Fine Print

  • 24-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • $20.00 (+ tax) daily facility fee paid at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About Pod 51

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: Laguardia International Airport (LGA; 10 mi), John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK; 15 mi)
  • Nearest train stop: Grand Central Station (1 mi)
  • Cab fare: about $35 from LGA

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