I would say that this hotel pleased me, especially if I based it on what I was looking for. I wouldn't say the same for my children though. It was a very cramped hotel and even though the lobby was nice, as well as the location, the rooms just were not up to par. They were not good at all for young kids, so therefore I wouldn't recommend it to people with young children.
The Pod has roof-top patio with fabulous views of the city. It is located in a charming part of New York City where you feel like a local because it is set in a neighborhood. Close to Subway access. Hip lobby. The coolest, trendiest rooms in NYC - they are small but functional and many have bunk-beds with personal flat-screen TVs. Convenient and reasonably priced - this hotel has thought of everything and is a great option for families with tweens and teens.
Pod 51 is located in New York's Midtown East Grand Central neighborhood, close to United Nations Headquarters, Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal. Nearby points of interest also include Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.
Dining options at Pod 51 include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Tour/ticket assistance and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke free property.
348 air conditioned guestrooms at Pod 51 feature safes and windows that open. Beds come with premium bedding. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. LCD televisions are available in guestrooms. Also included are blackout drapes/curtains and clock radios. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available daily.
Notifications and Fees:
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.