We started The Pod Hotels in 2005 as an experiment to reach out to guests who had a sense of adventure. New York City is a special place that everyone wants to visit. Many think it’s not affordable to do so. We didn’t agree with that idea! We knew that our guests were savvy enough to know what they needed and what they didn’t so we built the original Pod Hotel, Pod 51. In 2016, we completed a full renovation. However, it’s not all about small spaces or great design. Oh no. We know what Pod Guests are looking for so we developed custom programs and amenities just for you. We’ve got something that should please everyone.
We call our rooms Pods. Why Pods? Because they are compact spaces that are functional, efficient and fun at a price that has you in mind. Not all of the Pods at Pod 51 have private bathrooms, but the majority do. There are multiple shared bathrooms on every floor and so you don’t have to worry about running from one to another to figure out which one is vacant, we have an ingenious solution to that in our rooms.
When you’re looking to unwind after a long day of sightseeing, there’s really no better place than our roof deck where you can sunbathe and picnic while enjoying picturesque views of the city. Come to our Pod 51 rooftop deck and check out the bird’s eye view in the middle of it all.